Microsoft Word tips and demos
Below you will find tips related to Microsoft Word. Some of the information will be in written form whereas other information will be in the form of demos, i.e "show-me-movies".
More tips will be added as time permits.
The tips are meant as a supplement to all the other information you will find about Microsoft Word on the Internet.
You may also take advantage of the macros available from the Macros menu above.
On my blog,
Lene Fredborg's Word Blog, you will find Word Tips in Danish. The tips on the blog are not the same as the tips found on this page.
Please note that all Microsoft Word tips and demos are provided "as is" and without obligation.
Read further introduction to the Word Tips and demos.
Formatting marks – nonprinting characters – codes
In a printed document, characters such as spaces, tabs and paragraph marks are invisible. However, Microsoft Word lets you display such formatting marks on the screen. Formatting marks are also known as nonprinting characters or codes.
Overview of formatting marks in Danish
Title in Danish: Oversigt over formateringsmærker på dansk
This tip provides an overview of formatting marks in Danish. Note that the overview includes the terms in Danish as well as the corresponding terms in English.
Default window behaviour in Microsoft Word
A number of different factors determine how
windows open in Microsoft Word. The window size, window position, zoom, toolbar setup, etc.,
are inherited from different sources.
Word style names in English, Danish, German, French
There may be situations where you need to know the name of a built-in style in another language. This article lets you download
a PDF document that contains the built-in style names in English, Danish, German and French.
How to find out which command Word executes
You may sometimes need to find the name of the built-in command Microsoft Word executes when you click an icon or select a menu item.
For example, you need to know the command name in order to assign a keyboard shortcut to the command. You also need to know the command name if you want a
macro to run instead of a built-in command. In order to achieve this, the macro must be named as the command executed by the built-in command.
This article explains how to quickly determine the correct command name.
Cross-references – troubleshooting
You may sometimes experience that one or more cross-reference fields in a document do not show the correct content. You may experience cross-reference fields that are not updated even if you changed the referenced item, e.g. a heading. The problem may also be that one or more fields refer to section no. 0 or a wrong number. Finally, the problem could be that one or more fields contain a lot of text where you expected a reference to a heading only. This article explains how these errors occur and how to repair and prevent them.
Table cell shading – white space – troubleshooting
When attempting to apply shading to tables, you may meet with the problem that one or more cells are not totally filled with the shading color – white space occurs, e.g. at the bottom of the cell. This article explains what can cause this problem and how to repair it.