Re-setting Word Options

A few weeks ago I started writing about re-setting Word options if an update from Microsoft has set them back to defaults Then I allowed my attention to be hijacked away from Word options when Bard (Google’s AI) admitted lying to me. Let’s try again By default, Word automatically capitalises the first letter of every …
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Predictive typing in Word and Windows (10 & 11)

The spirit of Clippy is back Do you remember the good old days of the Microsoft “Clippy” character in Microsoft Word? If you started to create a document that looked anything like a letter then it popped up a totally useless box with a totally fatuous and infantile piece of clipart, and a caption saying …
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Use “Quick Parts” in Word to re-use pieces of text

You can save pre-defined pieces of text for re-use in different Word documents I have described in other blog posts how you can use “autocorrect” in Word to correct your oft-repeated spelling mistakes automatically, and also to replace several words with just a few keystrokes. You can find these posts here: Re-setting Word Options Autocorrect …
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Create your own simple Password Manager

All you need is Word or Excel or similar A lot of my IT support clients complain that they just can’t keep track of multiple passwords – so they re-use the same ones. The best solution is to use a password manager such as Dashlane or BitWarden. This seems like overkill for a lot of …
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