Two different page orientations in one document.

Within word, you can set your page in landscape or portrait orientation. However, it is not known that if you combine two features that word offers, you can have multiple orientations for your document.


Using a section break, you detach the pages from each other so they aren’t following formatting properties. After using a specified section break, press on the page you want to change and simply navigate to Layout and change the page options to suit your preference. 



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How do I add a watermark to my document on word?

When you open word, using the top ribbon you will see different sections. For example, Home or Design. To add a watermark to your document, visit the design section and under page background you will be delighted to see the drop-down menu listed as Watermark. Word has different option that are standard that can be chosen, such as draft diagonally or confidentially horizontally. 



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How do I insert hyperlinks to my text?

When hyperlinking your text, you need to decide you want to link to a file on your computer, to an email, a different location on the document or to a location on the web. All 4 different choices start from the same place. The hyperlink dialog box. 


Right click the text you want to hyperlink and you will see an option called, link. This will bring up the dialog box from which you will decide where you want to link to. Typing in a website URL will link the text to that specific webpage specified. Browsing your folder locations will allow you to link to a file within your computer. If you want to place within this document, it will look at the styles used and categorise the data based on this information. Meanwhile, if you type the email address that you want this text to link to, you will successfully hyperlink your word document to email.


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How do I create and use a header and footer?

On the insert tab, select either Header or Footer. Select any built-in format for your header or footer. After you have chosen a format, the header and footer area is shown in your document. Double clicking within their specified fields will allow you to type the text you want to put within the header or footer. Once you have finished typing, you can either double click outside of the fields of choose the option to close Header and Footer.



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How do I view the clipboard in word?

When you have word open, navigate to the home tab. In the top left area of the ribbon, you will notice a section marked as clipboard.


Expand this box as shown in the image to which you will be presented with the clipboard with all the information you have recently set to copy.

From here, you can decide if you want to clear the clipboard, paste everything or highlight a specific item in the clipboard. Clicking on the arrow next to an item will give you the option to individually close or paste it to word.


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How do I start using a template in word?


When you open Microsoft Word directly instead of opening a document, you are presented with a landing page that asks you which template you want to use. The default is blank page, however there is many different templates you can choose from. Also, when you are creating a new document, if you use Ctrl + N you will create a blank page as this uses your default template.


How to create a new document using a template

1. Press File then select new

2. Choose the template you desire from this list

3. Double click onto a template, if it’s the first time you use this template, word will download the selected template for you to use again.

4. A new blank document will open with the template active



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How do I crop an image?

When you insert a photo to word you receive a new tab on the word ribbon called Picture tools. From this menu you can, change the layout options, add different effects, changed the border and you can crop the image.

1. Insert the image to word

2. If the menu hasn’t appeared, double click the image. (If you see the picture tools menu ignore step 2)

3. From the tools, press on Crop and use the black arrows surrounding your image to edit your image.



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How do I password protect my document?

If you need to send a word document across over email or you want to save it in a public save, if you want to keep the document locked from others encrypt it with a password.


How do I protect my document?

1. Press on file in the corner

2. Navigate to the info section

3. Click on protect this worksheet, this is where you will choose the protection option.

4. Press on encrypt with a password and enter the password you wish to set.



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How do I show hidden characters in Word?

Everything that you use for formatting within Word is classed as a hidden character. When you start a new paragraph, a single character will be used to create the space you want, a hidden character will be in place of the paragraph location. If you select to view hidden characters you will see, the paragraph marks and special formatting options such as page break.

Press on the Show/Hide icon to view the hidden characters.



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How do I make my document auto update the date that is inserted on my document?

How do I make my document auto update the date that is inserted on my document?

1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Date & Time.

2. In the Date and time dialog box, select the format you want.

3. Select the Update automatically check box.

4. The date is inserted as a field and will update automatically.



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How do I change the line spacing in word?

In word, you can change the little gap between the lines of text you have created.


On the home page, press on the two-way arrow next to the lines this will give you a defined list that you can pick from. Or, on the layout page specify the spacing before and after the line.



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How do I change the case of my text without deleting fully?

If you wish to change you text from full caps to all lowercase, you do so by pressing on the Aa button on word. Sentence case will look at the correctly punctuated text and see that the start of the sentence needs a capital if it doesn’t have one already.



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How do I highlight a certain area in my text?

There are many secret functions within word that you can’t easily find such as short cut keys or different methods you can use to perform standard tasks a little bit faster.


Within word, you can highlight a specific area of text by holding ALT + Clicking and dragging the selection box. This could be useful is you want to colour a perfect square block of text in red for example.


Remember to hold ALT while selecting your text!


Right click on the selected field and you can change the colour of the text.



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An alternate method to the traditional Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V

Most people use the Cut-Paste (Ctrl-x Ctrl-v) route to move text from one location to another within a Word document but there’s an alternate way as well. Highlight any block of text, press F2 and then place the cursor at the spot where you wish to move that text. Press Enter and the selection will be moved. Remember to press F2 when selecting your text!



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How do I change the colour of my font in word?

When you want to change the colour of your text, if you are trying to edit information you have already typed into word, highlight the text you wish to change and chose the desired colour from the drop-down menu and press on the icon with your selected colour. After you've selected your colour, any new text you type will default to that colour until word restarts.



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How do I align my text in word?

Alignment for your text is a simple task in word, you perform this by looking at the paragraph section on the Home Tab. You have a choice of 4 different options: Text to the left, Text to the right, Text to the centre and Justify. Justify gives your document clean and crisp edges that looks professional.



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How do I clear all the formatting of my text?

Within word, you can quickly remove all formatting from text, where it be information that you have copied from another location or from within the document. To quickly perform this task, on the Home Tab you will notice within the section listed as ‘Font’ you and see an eraser with the letter A directly next to it. Pressing on this icon while you are next to the text you want to be affected will completely remove all formatting such as colour size and font.



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How do I apply a border to my text?

If you want to create a border around your text, you have a decision to make. Do you want a border that will go all the way around your text or a border that will cover one specific area of your text? For example, bottom border. You add a border to your text under the paragraph section on the home tab, pressing on the drop-down menu will give you the options you can select from.




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Strikethrough, Subscript & Superscript

Firstly, strikethrough is commonly used to remove data that you want to be seen. If you wish to perform this task, press the abc icon with a line directly through the middle of the 3 letters. For example, Game of Thrones is the best show on tv a great show.

Subscript will slightly lower the text from the standard line and commonly used in formulas and mathematical expressions. To add a subscript to your work, press the icon with an x2 this will make all the new text in subscript form and will not change the existing text. For example, Water is H2O, with a subscript H2O.

Superscript works in the opposite way to subscript and the text will be slightly above the standard line, this is also commonly used in mathematical expressions and specifications of chemical compounds. Look for the icon that appears as x2, pressing on this icon will raise all new text to the superscript line. The existing text will remain the same. For example, 1st 2nd 3rd.



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Different Paste Options in word

When trying to paste data into any Office product you can use Ctrl + V as a quick shortcut, but this will only perform a normal paste. If you wish to specifically paste this data without formatting you perform this by specifically pressing the right-clicking on Word and using the paste option with (A) marked on the image.



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How do I create a list in word?

Do you want to create a multi-level list? In Microsoft Word, you have a drop-down menu that will allow you to easily create a list. Select your desired list data, and use this drop-down menu.


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How do I change my text to bold in Word?

If you want to change specific text to bold, you simply select the text you wish to change and either press the B button as shown in the picture or use the shortcut Ctrl + B.


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How do I change my font size in word?

Changing your font size is as easy as clicking a button, however choosing the right button is the tricky part. The large A shown in the picture will increase the size and the smaller A shown will decrease the size.

You can select the font size through a drop-down menu or you can type in a number that might not be on the list.


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How do I highlight my text in word?

If you wish to highlight text, press the arrow to start the drop-down menu.

Once the colour is selected, press abc and then select your text. To end the highlighting press abc again.


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How do I change the bullet point type in word?

There are many different types of bullet points you can use, ranging from different dots to tick marks.

Use the drop-down menu to select between the existing bullet points, doing so will add the bullet to your paragraph.


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How do I increase/decrease the indents?

If you want to increase the indent of your paragraph to move closer to the margin, you will select the left icon which clearly shows that you are indenting the paragraph to the left by showing a small arrow within the icon.


Alternatively, if you want to decrease the indent of your paragraph to be as far away from the margin as possible, you will click on the icon to the right which is represented with an arrow to the right. 


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How do I shade my text?

Word allows you to shade specific areas of text or all your text, all you need to do is select the area you want to shade and press the arrow next to the bucket icon. Thus, bringing all the colours you can select from.


From this point, you will need to select a colour and then press on the bucket again.


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How do I change the font of my text in Word?

When you are wanting to change fonts in Word, you can type in the font you want to use or select from a drop-down menu.


If you want to change the specific text that you have already written, select the text and type/use the drop-down menu for the desired font. Alternatively, if you start a new line/paragraph and change the font before you start typing, the text will be using the new font until you repeat the process of starting a new line and changing the text.


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