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I must report that I donít use Word 2003, 2007 or 2010 and have yet to be convinced that I need them. Microsoft Word 97 Microsoft Word 2000 Microsoft Word 2002 Please note: I will not answer questions about Fields, Statements, Formulas, Macros, creating and writing specific macros, VBA (Visual Basic Editor) and the Microsoft Script Editor I am willing to answer questions about: Envelopes, Mailing Labels, Database, Graphics, WordArt, Interactive Forms, Formatting, Faxes, Letters, Lists, Newsletters, Tables, Web Pages, Email, Hyperlinks, Bookmarks, HTML, Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, AutoText, AutoCorrect, Headers and Footers, Converting Documents, Customizing Toolbars and Toolbar Icons, Margins, Page Settings, Layout, Dictionaries, Languages, Find and Replace, Mail Merge, Printing, Saving Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste Special, Office Clipboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Font Lists, Customizing, Options, Templates, Bullets, Numbering, Borders, Using Themes, Fields, Symbols, Document Map, Find and Replace, etc.

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Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word in particular is one of the most popular programs that our firm, Computer Help provides instruction, one on one tutoring and consultation. I personally use MS Word for almost every task: Envelopes, Mailing Labels, Database, WordArt, Interactive Forms, Faxes, Letters, Lists, Newsletters, Tables, Email Editor and much more. The exception, Graphics and Web Pages. For graphics I use Ulead's PhotoImpact and Microsoft's FrontPage for web site design.


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Formerly the #1 rated Microsoft Word Expert at since volunteering there in December 2000. In that time, responding to thousands of questions most of which were specific to Microsoft Word.

What do you like about this subject?

What I like about this subject is the day by day excitement of learning something new or utilizing a program feature that I didn't realize was available. I learn from your questions too. We all gain by sharing our MS Word knowledge.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To enjoy the continuing learning experience of Microsoft Word and its many features and should I live long enough, to master Formulas in Word Tables and maybe if I get some courage; Macro's.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

For many years, WordPefect was the word processor of choice for millions of users but now that has changed. Microsoft Office and Word pretty much dominates the entire market. It is my opinion that Microsoft Word is the only business choice when it comes to word processing. If you have the patience, MS Word can be used to accomplish almost every task you can dream up.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Microsoft controversial or provocative? No, they just make the best software in the world! Drives the users nuts but it is still the best!

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Recent Answers from Dale F. Wiley

2016-12-03 Page:

Hi Brenda,    I don't use WPS Writer but it looks a lot like MS Word so I will try and help.    Try the View Menu then Zooming    To zoom the document, the options are as follows:    (1) Click the 100%

2016-11-19 Envelope Mail Merge:

Hi Dave,    this sounds like a question for one of those Printer Experts but let me share an idea or two with you.    Try going into the Devices and Printers Folder and changing the global settings on

2016-09-28 Word to PDF:

Hi Demetrius,    This question could well baffle me too but lets try this first:    Show/Hide Formatting Marks     On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Show/Hide    The little Icon looks like

2016-09-16 removing headers on certain pages only:

Hello Again Demetrius,    Sounds like so far so good up to the Header & Footer Tools; You don't click remove the header but      Click Link to Previous to turn off the link between the sections    Here

2016-09-16 removing headers on certain pages only:

Hi Demetrius,    Now if these headers are not in the header or footer area I believe you will just have to delete them from the pages where you do not want them.    However, should they all be in the Header


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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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