Lori Kaufman

Lori Kaufman is a freelance technical writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

By default, when you insert a table, there is a simple, black border around all the cells in the table. However, you may want to change or remove the borders, and there are a few easy ways you can do this.

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Normally, Excel uses the A1 cell reference style which uses letters for column headings and numbers for row headings. However, if you notice there are numbers on both the row headings and column headings, that’s the R1C1 cell reference style. No worries. It’s easy to change it back.

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Word tracks certain summary information about documents, such as the number of words in a document. If you want to display the number of words contained in your document in the document itself that you can quickly update, this is easily accomplished.

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Underlining is a common task in Word, and easily done, but what if you need to overline (also called overscore or overbar), some text? Overlining is common in scientific fields, but there are various reasons for overlining text. However, Word doesn’t make it easy.

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Word makes it easy to format text as hidden so it can’t be viewed or printed. What if you want some text hidden on the screen, but you want to be able to print the hidden text? No worries, easily done.

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Windows 10 includes enhanced app notifications that can display on the start menu, in the Action Center, and even on a flyout above the Notification bar. The Mail app uses the Windows notification system to notify you of new emails.

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By default, when you search the web in Windows 10 using the new Search box on the Taskbar or using Cortana, you get results from Bing. However, if you prefer getting your search results from Google, there’s a way to change this behavior.

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There are various reasons why you may want to protect a document. Whatever the case, you may want to make a document read-only without requiring a password to open it. We’ll show you a few different methods of doing this.

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If you’re creating a Word document containing sensitive information only to be viewed by certain people, you can add a password to the document so it can’t be opened by anyone who doesn’t know the password. We’ll show you two ways do this.

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If you use Google Calendar but also use Outlook for calendar items as well as email and contacts, you might be looking for a way to keep the two calendars in sync. Look no further. We will show you how to do this using a free tool.

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When you create a table in Word, you can have the table automatically resized to fit the contents. However, sometimes you may want to freeze the size of the cells in the rows and columns so they will not change. This is easy to accomplish.

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Excel includes a feature that allows you to quickly apply some basic formatting to inserted rows, columns, or cells in your worksheet. When you insert any of these items, a small, floating button, called “Insert Options”, displays next to the inserted row, column, or cell.

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When writing a document, most of us write the first draft, making changes as you go. Then, you edit it, rewrite it, and rearrange it. When rearranging a document, you may want to reorder some paragraphs. We’ll show you an easy way to do this.

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Word can automatically create a backup of your document every time you save it. However, you can also have Word automatically save your document for you at regular intervals using the AutoRecover feature and use this feature to recover any changes lost in your documents.

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By default, Word 2013 does not automatically save backup copies of your documents, but you can easily enable this feature. However, these backup files use the “.wbk” extension. So, how do you open these backup files if you need to access them?

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Backing up your documents is always a good thing to do, but not always something we remember to do. Word can automatically create a backup copy of your Word document every time you save it and we’ll show you how to do this.

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If you’re writing a document that includes images, you may want to add annotations to those images to clarify what they represent. You can add callouts to your images to point out particular parts of the image and add text to describe those parts.

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If you’ve inserted a table in Word and you now want to delete it, you may have found it’s not all that straightforward to delete the entire table without deleting other content around the table. We’ll show you a couple of ways around this limitation.

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Just like selecting text and images in Word is a very common task in Word, so is selecting content in a table. There may be times you want to select a single cell, an entire row or column, multiple rows or columns, or an entire table.

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You can use section breaks in Word to apply different layout or formatting for part of your document, page numbers or page number style, headers or footers, etc. If you need to select all the content in a section, there is no shortcut to do this.

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By default, when you create a new table, all the cells have black borders that print with the document. However, there are also table gridlines that make it easier to see where each cell is located in a table if you turned off the cell borders.

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If you’ve applied various formatting changes to the content in your document, and they either don’t work or you want to start over, you can easily clear formatting from selected text. We’ll show you a couple of ways to do this.

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By default, the slash (/) key displays the shortcuts to the commands on the ribbon in Excel. So, what do you do if you want to enter a slash in a cell? There’s a way to disable this setting so you can type a slash in cells.

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Most of us receive a lot of email and important messages may get overlooked in our long list of messages. If you’re sending a message that requires attention in a timely manner, you can set the priority for the message, allowing the recipient to find it quickly.

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The headers (numbered rows and lettered columns) in Excel worksheets make it easy to view and reference your data. However, there may be times when the headers are distracting and you don’t want them to display. They are easy to hide and we’ll show you how.

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