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Display a Word Document in Split-Screen View

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Display a Word Document in Split-Screen View

When working on a Word document, there may be times when it is helpful to view two different parts of the document simultaneously. For example, you might want to write a detailed description of an image that you have inserted in a different area of the document.   Though you can certainly open the document in a different window by clicking the New Window icon on the View Ribbon, many people find it more convenient to split the current window into two panes. When split, the panes scroll independently so you can work in either one of the windows. What's...

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Applying a Picture Style to an Image in MS Word

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Applying a Picture Style to an Image in MS Word

Picture Styles are a set of various formatting combinations that you can add to your images. These include 3-D effects, shadows, reflections, glows, bevel effects and more, all combined into one setting. To see the various Picture Styles in action, select the graphic and then move your mouse pointer over the thumbnails in the styles gallery (you will need to have “Enable Live Preview” checked under the General category of Word Options). To add a Picture Style to an image Click on the graphic to which you want to apply a Picture Style. Click the contextual Format tab under Picture...

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How to Insert Cross-References in a Microsoft Word document

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How to Insert Cross-References in a Microsoft Word document

 A Cross-reference refers the reader to an object such as a table or a figure that appears in another location in the document. An example of a cross-reference would be: “For more information, see Table 3.4 on page 48.” Rather than typing in the page number yourself, Word automatically updates the number when using cross-references. Should you add, rearrange or delete pages from your document, the page number is automatically changed to reflect the new position of the pages. You can create cross-references to headings, figures, bookmarks, captions, numbered paragraphs, tables, footnotes or endnotes. To Add a Cross-Reference to a...

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How to create a document outline in Microsoft Word

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How to create a document outline in Microsoft Word

When working with longer documents, especially those with several chapters or sections, it is often helpful to first create your chapter or section headings and then add in the detail information later on. This enables you to lay out the structure of your document so you can see the overall organization of the manuscript, allowing you to make structure changes before it gets too large. To create a document outline, you will need to first format it using one of the Heading Styles such as Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. so that when you switch to Outline View, only the...

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Adding Borders to a Paragraph in Microsoft Word

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Adding Borders to a Paragraph in Microsoft Word

Adding borders to your paragraphs is a great way to draw your readers' attention to them as well as set them apart from the other areas of your document. There are a few different types of borders that you can add: Box Shadow 3-D Custom From the Borders and Shading dialog box, you can also set the border color, set the border width, specify the border style as well as add borders only to specific sides of a paragraph. Many people like the Drop Shadow border style as it adds a nice effect and really causes a paragraph to stand...

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