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Michelle Howell

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I can answer questions relating to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 or 2013. I am the owner of a Document Solutions Company specializing in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel - The Proof Positive Group, LLC.

BASIC Creating a Basic Document | Editing a Document | Formatting Text | Formatting Paragraphs | Adding Tables | Inserting Graphic Objects | Controlling Page Appearance | Proofing a Document
INTERMEDIATE Managing Lists | Customizing Tables & Charts | Customizing Formatting | Styles | Themes | Modifying Pictures | Creating Customized Graphic Elements | Inserting Content | Quick Parts | Controlling Text Flow | Using Templates to Automate Document Creation | Automating Mail Merges
ADVANCED Using Word 2007-2013 with Other Programs | Collaborating on Documents | Managing Document Versions | Adding Reference Marks and Notes | Long Documents | Document Security
CANNOT ANSWER MAC questions do not own one | 97 - 2003 no longer have software for reference | OpenOffice related questions do not have experience with this interface.

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Experience in the area

Proposal, presentation and coordination professional possessing over fifteen years experience with diverse industries including investment banking, marketing, consulting, defense, aerospace and other contracting agencies. In depth software knowledge and certifications including Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2000 and 2003 certifications as well as extensive training and experience in Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and Adobe products (CS6 & Acrobat X Pro). Projects have included production coordination, financial reporting, database maintenance, template design of various manuals, design of numerous high-end electronic presentations and form design. Years of experience as an operator and supervisor in multiple Microsoft Office based proposal centers in NYC, Connecticut and Colorado.

Microsoft 2007 | 2010 | 2013 | Excel | PowerPoint | Word | RFP | Request for Proposal | Adobe PDF X Pro| Templates | Boilerplates | Coordination | Forms


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Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Microsoft contracted me to build and update Word templates in Microsoft Office 2013. It had always been my goal to work with them. I currently have 200+ Word and PowerPoint templates published at Word Template Downloads. Templates are provided at no cost from Microsoft in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Many people view Microsoft Word as an electronic typewriter and do not understand the versatility of this robust program.

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Eddie06/19/15101010Thanks Michelle Simple fast straight forward.

Recent Answers from Michelle Howell

2017-01-11 Best instructional aid for Word, Excel, Access, etc.:

Hi John,    The options I would recommend are:  Microsoft site: (free) (free). Type Microsoft in search area or be more specific with Microsoft Word 2016 for example

2016-08-09 Formatting Fonts:

Hi Lyn,    I found this would be easier to demonstrate vs. writing out so I have included a Word video as well as Excel/Outlook combo. For improved video quality, click open (top right) or download. Preview

2016-02-19 turning pictures to the right side up position:

Hi Chris,    My response is based on Office 2013 (may be different for other versions).  1. Insert picture   2. select picture (one at a time)  3. Choose rotate from the Format tab  4. Choose best option

2015-09-03 i don't have a clever name for this one:

Hi Chris,    Extract your files to the desktop or other location (do not open from a zipped file). It does not matter where the zip file is located, by default files will open to the first version of Word

2015-08-16 ME Office Word compatabily issues:

Hi Cory,    If you get anything that has Office 365 you should be fine. Microsoft can save down to a lower version if needed. I would seek out advice from other individuals as well since I do not use tablets


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This topic answers questions related to Microsoft Word stand-alone or Microsoft Office Word including Word 2003, Word 2007, Office 2000, and Office XP. You can get Word help on formatting text, tables, tabs, fonts, styles, general Word layouts, bullets, headings, and outlines, using templates, toolbar modifications, and using Track Changes. You may also find tips on linking Word and Excel embedded objects including charts. This site does not provide a general Word tutorial nor the basics of using a word processor. It provides specific answers to using Microsoft Word only. If you do not see your Word question answered in this area then please ask a Word question here

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