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Excel for Mac and PC: Links to video tutorials and handouts from our workshops.
Mail Merge for Mac and PC: Video Tutorials on creating form letters, labels, and more with this easy automated process.Mail Merge Tips for Word 2007
Office 2010: See the features of this version of Office for Windows.
If you've ever wondered why Word changes your asterisks into bullets, your e-mail addresses into hyperlinks, or UMass to Umass, AutoCorrect is the place to look. You can also use a very handy feature of AutoCorrect to automatically change some unique abbreviation into a longer word or phrase that you have to type frequently. Here's how.
Now, explore a bit further on your own and exercise a little more control over Word. If you have more questions about how to do something in Microsoft Word, contact the IT Help Desk.
Office 2007 introduced the "Trust Center," an area within Word Options to configure various security settings. Some of these settings are critical if you use files on a server (for instance, newmisserver), or if you want to be able to use macros in your documents.
To allow access to files on a server do the following:
To enable the ues of macros in your documents:
If you're using Microsoft Office 2003 or 2004 and have received Office 2007 or 2008 documents you can't read, there is help out there. Hampshire IT has converted all users on campus to newer versions, but there are ways to read those new file formats if you happen to be on older versions.
Microsoft Office 2007 (PC) and 2008 (Mac) introduced the new file formats docx, xlsx, and pptx.
If you have the older version of Office, 2003 or 2004, you can install a file format converter that will let Office read the new file formats. The instructions below will guide you through the steps.
Word and Excel Documents CAN be recovered after a freeze if you do the right thing. If you've haven't saved a document for half an hour, an hour, or even more, when the application crashes take advantage of AutoRecover.
Microsoft Word, Excel and even PowerPoint have an AutoSave feature that is turned on by default. Even when you forget, the application remembers to save your documents for you every 10 minutes. However, the data is not saved directly into your document. It is saved to a temporary AutoRecover document. If the application freezes, and you are forced to end the task without being able to save your document, you can recover the document up to the last save, and you will lose no more than 10 minutes of work. Here's how:
If you forget, and open the original document before the application, you may still find a copy of the AutoRecover file on your hard drive. Look in the folder Documents>Microsoft User Data. The file will be named "Autorecovery Save of ..."