Category Archives: Microsoft Word

Do you put version numbers in MS Word Documents? You should. And here’s how to do it properly

“Do you have the latest version?” “Well, mine’s version 2.0. What’s yours?” “Mine’s version 2.0 too” “Well, why are they different?” We’ve all had that conversation or similar right? So why not implement a way of improving version numbering in … Continue reading

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Finding text within a paragraph or word in MS Word

When using wildcards to search for text between two specific markers, MS Word will find those markers and that text no matter how far apart they are. If you want to restrict the search to finding that text/markers within a … Continue reading

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Rednectar’s Rules for writing Lab Guides

I wrote these as a guide for lab writers whose work I get to review and are in the context of writing lab guides using the frustrating wordprocessor known as Microsoft Word. It is meant to be a set of … Continue reading

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Automated Document Revision Information Reference

I went looking for a solution that would automatically update the front cover every time I added a new version number in the Document Revision Information table. Continue reading

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Conditional Page Break in MS Word

Background For many years I have put up with using MS Word’s Insert | Break | Section Break (Odd Page) (now Layout | Breaks | Section Breaks | Odd Page in Word 2016) to force a page break when you want … Continue reading

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Application Gems

Everyone has their favourite applications, and every now and then you find a gem that you wonder how you ever lived without. Here are my “gems”, I hope you find some of them as useful as I have. Some of … Continue reading

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Rant on Microsoft Word – Need “Keep with Previous”

I’m sick of having paragraphs of text in Microsoft Word that won’t stick together as I would like. MS Word’s answer is to have a paragraph property that says “Keep with next“. Now this is pretty stupid, because when you … Continue reading

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