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Two Word Tricks

And this time I mean "Word" as in the software. I am so happy.

Clipboard Scrubber
No more "past special"ing or copying to notepad first. This program strips out all formatting for you! AMAZING> I love it. Seriously. It's going on all my computers when I get home.
http://www.brothersoft.com/clipboard-text-scrubber-64117.html

Learning how to use the Format Painter
I had no idea you could do this. This is going to save me a lot of time in the future.
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/09/format-painter-in-microsoft-office.html

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sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
So you don't like to paste everything and then go to styles and choose Clear Formatting? I admit that the program appears to be handy for emailing.

Format Painter is fun! :)

Edited at 2008-09-15 08:58 pm (UTC)
tenthz
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know you could do that.. where is styles? Arg, Word is way too complicated. Seriously. I just want the styles I set up to stay put and not go from my document to my e-mail and from my e-mail to my document. This will make me a very happy Catherine.
sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
If you are using Word-with-Ribbon, "styles" is right on the "home" part of the ribbon -- it's toward the right. See?
tenthz
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I have no ribbon. But I found it! It was buried.
sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Lucky lady. You don't have the most recent version of Word. You are VERY LUCKY!

Edited at 2008-09-15 09:09 pm (UTC)
tenthz
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yup. My company is too cheap.

You are the queen of edited comments today!
sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that.
tenthz
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
You have a plethora of fun icons!
sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
I usually stick to a small few of them, though. Don't you have a whole lot of icons, too?
tenthz
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
I guess I do! I never use them which is sad because I have more space than I do icons.
sillyliss
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
You should make some new fun icons!
mountainheather
Sep. 16th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Word, what's that? ;)

I only use it to open files and take a look to make sure they are what they're named to be. :-p
thwack
Sep. 16th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Ooh, I need that Clipboard Scrubber! Thanks for sharing. :)

And don't go too overboard with that format painter. It does come in handy, but I wouldn't suggest using it for making all your headings the same, as in the article's example. That's what styles are for, duh. Even if I just have two paragraphs in a whole document that need identical formatting, I'll usually define a new style from the first one and apply it to the other one.
tenthz
Sep. 16th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I've got some hand-me-down documentation that has so many styles in it that it is completely out of control (like, a 300 page Word doc with enough styles to have 10 on one page). I'd rather just use the painter and get it over with. It's such a mess, I'd like to start over, but it would be near impossible and no one wants to pay me to do it anyway.
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