How to Create a Macro in Word 2010 or Word 2013

in Create Documents, Format Documents

Word macros are a lifesaver when you’re short on time. They allow you to perform a series of recorded commands without having to complete each step individually.

For example, you can create a macro that sets your margins, numbers your pages, and prints the document with a single command. Or you can create one that completes more complex tasks.

You simply have to create the macro and record your steps once. Then you can fire up the macro as frequently as you like in other documents. How cool is that!

How to Use Word 2010 AutoCorrect to Save Time

in Create Documents, Format Documents

Word 2010’s AutoCorrect helps you save time. Not only can you pull from the library of existing words, but you can also add additional words, edit them, or remove them altogether.

So, how does AutoCorrect work exactly? It basically checks the word you’ve typed against the AutoCorrect word list and corrects it automatically. The correction happens as soon as Word recognizes you’ve completed the word. This is signified by pressing the space bar, Tab key, or by adding a punctuation after the typed word.

How to Format Word 2010 Documents to Restart Numbering

in Format Documents

When you use page numbers or numbered lists, Word automatically continues the numbering on subsequent pages and/or lists. This option isn’t always feasible, however, if you’re working on a document that requires different page numbers, or if you’re working with separate groups of numbered lists.

How to Embed Your Favorite Fonts into Web Pages

in Online Fonts, Web Page Design

Using web safe fonts, such as “font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;” allows readers who don’t have Arial to view your text in Helvetica, and readers who have neither Arial nor Helvetica to view it in sans-serif.

How to Combine Letters and Pictures in Photoshop

in Web Images, Web Page Design

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. I suppose a picture combined with words is worth even more, and we can use it to tell a story… In this tutorial, we’ll combine letters with pictures, and the finished product may be used however we want — in a background, web page banner, or scrapbook just for fun.

How to Save Gradients in Photoshop

in Web Page Design

Gradients. Not only are they appealing, but they’re also fun and easy to make. And you just might be surprised what a difference they’ll make on your web page.

In a previous tutorial, we went over gradients in depth, but didn’t delve into saving the gradients. Saving a fully customized gradient will keep you from having to return to the drawing board. Instead, you can call the saved gradient to use whenever you need, and apply it to your page or an object.

How to Add a Web Page Background with CSS

in Web Page Design

A customized background can really spice up your web page. You can add a background color and/or image to a line of text, paragraph or an entire page. The background image automatically repeats for you, meaning it fills up the page or container it’s in by default. You can specify how or whether the background repeats with CSS.