Category Archive: microsoft office tips

Hey! What Happened to My Ribbon?

The steps you used to un-hide the ribbon in Office 2010 will not work in version 2013. For step-by-step instructions, read this article.

Solving Office 2003 / 2007 Compatibility Issues

Solving Office 2003/2007 Compatibility Issues (Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007) Office 2007 saves documents with “x” extensions. So Word 2007 documents, for example, are saved as .docx instead of .doc. If you have Office 2003 and share files with Office 2007 users, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the frustration of not being able …

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Office 2007/2010 – Adding Items to the Quick Access Toolbar

In this post, I revealed one of my favorite Office 2003 time savers, adding buttons to the toolbar. Unfortunately, this feature was removed in Office 2007. Instead, it has been replaced by the Quick Access Toolbar. • Position your mouse in the blue area next to the Ribbon tab. • Right click, then choose Customize …

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Add Words to your Custom Dictionary

Works with Windows XP and Office 2003When you run spell check, does your dictionary keep checking for words that you know are spelled correctly? Here are some examples:Your last nameBlogLinkedInFacebook When you run spellcheck within any Microsoft Office 2003 program (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) you have the option of adding mis-spelled words to your custom …

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MS Office 2003 Tip – Save Time by Adding Buttons to your Toolbar

This tip shows you how to add buttons to any toolbar in the Microsoft Office 2003 suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) Why would you use this, may ask? I have found that adding a couple of buttons to the toolbar for frequently used commands speeds up my productivity. A perfect example, from Microsoft …

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