Category Archives: Word Tips

Adjust the Indentation and Spacing between Numbers and Text in a TOC (Word 2013)

In my previous tutorial, you have learnt how to create your own TOC. Now, let’s learn how to adjust the indentation and spacing between the numbers and text in the TOC you have built. There’s no easy or straightforward way to do this, I’ve tried various methods to get it right but to no avail. Then, I discovered that by formatting the headings as a numbered list, it sorts of do the trick!

Build Your Own Table of Contents (Word 2013)

Got tired of using Word’s default built-in Table of Contents (TOC)? Looking all too plain and boring? Why not control your own destiny TOC and make it a little more interesting? You can add colours, make the headings bigger or smaller, and even control the spacing for the headings.

Use Both Portrait and Landscape Pages in the Same Document (Word 2013)

As much as we want to use only portrait pages in all our documents, but let’s face it, life is not all rosy and pinky as we want it to be! I’ve often been tortured asked by colleagues on how to use two different page orientations in the same document. It seems pretty easy to do this with a document that does not have a proper header and footer. The challenge that is so often encountered is a document with a header that contains text and logo, and a footer that contains the page numbers, text, etc. And the worst part is… you only want SELECTED pages in the document to have different page orientations.

Using Table to Control Header and Footer in Word – Part II (Word 2013)

In my previous tutorial, you have learnt how to control the header section of a document that involves text and image. Now let’s learn how you can easily do the same for the footer section. In this example, the footer does not contain any image. It is more of controlling the alignment of three separate blocks of elements, i.e. the filename, copyright notice and page numbering.

Using Table to Control Header and Footer in Word – Part I (Word 2013)

I have seen many occurrences of header and footer going out of places in Word documents for various reasons (some are even unexplainable!). While there are many ways to solve problematic header and footer, I prefer to use table to control them, especially if it involves a combination of text and image.

3 Ways to Troubleshoot Document’s Headings That You Probably Didn’t Know (Word 2013)

In my two previous posts, you have learnt how you can effectively control your document’s headings and why you should do that.  But what if the headings do not behave the way you want it to be?  Listed below are more ways to troubleshoot common problematic scenarios on document’s headings that could have saved you from immense frustration.

Why You Should Control Your Document’s Headings (Word 2013)

In my previous tutorial, you have learnt the basics of how to control the headings in your document.  Now let’s understand the reason why you should use the paragraph attributes of the headings to control where the headings begin and how it can help you to better manage your document.

How to Control Where Your Headings Start (Word 2013)

Have you encountered this bizarre scenario where the heading in the document just refuses to budge and stays put at the beginning of a page?  Sometimes, the gap or blank space between one page of a document and the other is a little too wide and you want the next heading (or chapter) to start just after the previous one ends.

Three New Fabulous Features in Microsoft Word 2013 (Word 2013)

I have just recently switched to using Microsoft Office 2013 and yes, this means that most of my tutorials in Word, Excel, PowerPoint (and anything under the MS Office 2013 umbrella) will be based on version 2013.  In this post I will share with you, the top three new fabulous features in Microsoft Word 2013 that are indeed very useful.

Insert Superscript for Selected Number Over Multiple Occurrences (Word 2010)

Here’s another way to demonstrate how powerful the Find and Replace function is in Word. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can insert superscript for a selected number that occurs (repeatedly) throughout the document.