Posted by: abbascom | October 6, 2012

Adding Sound File in MS Word Document

Almost all of us use MS Word in our daily work on computer to perform different tasks. Some of us are very expert for it and other may not be very skilled to use MS Word for all of its features. Like MS Word 2007, all versions of MS Word also offer to add audio sounds in the text documents. These sounds and audio files are very helpful to explain the points where written text is unable to explain.

You can add sound files to make your text document speak by following these simple steps:

  1. When you are in the document, put the cursor where you want to place the audio file.
  2. Choose Insert tab from menu.
  3. In Text section, click Object button.
  4. It opens the Object window. Select Create from File tab.
  5. Brows your desired sound file by clicking the Brows button.
  6. Click Ok button.

Sound file appears in your Word document with an icon of Speaker. You can edit or change this file anytime.

Posted by: gracelydia51 | September 9, 2012

How to Delete Rows and Columns from Table?

It is very easy to remove rows and columns from a table. You can use a number of ways to do this. Two most common ways are given below.

Deleting a Row or Column by Table Menu

Follow the given steps to delete a row or column by table menu:

  • Place insertion point in row or column which you want to delete.
  • After clicking on Table menu, select “Delete”. You will see a submenu of Delete being displayed in front of you.
  • To delete selected row or column from the table, select Columns or Rows or Cells command.

 Deleting a Row or Column by Popup Menu

Follow these steps for deleting rows and columns by popup menu:

  • Firstly, select columns which you want to delete.
  • Right click the mouse. A popup menu will be displayed.
  • Now select Delete Columns command. Selected columns will be removed.

You can also follow given steps to delete rows and columns by popup menu:

  • Place insertion point on a row or column which you want to delete.
  • Right click the mouse. A popup menu will be displayed.
  • Now select “Delete Cells” command.
  • “Delete Cells” dialog box will be appeared.
  • To delete a row, select “Delete entire row” from dialog box. To delete a column, select “Delete entire column”.
  • Click “Ok” button.
Posted by: gracelydia51 | August 28, 2012

Changing the Blinking Cursor in Vista

You can customize the appearance and behavior of your cursor in Windows Vista easily. It is quite easy adjust the speed of cursor blink. To change blinking cursor in Windows Vista, follow the given steps:

  • After clicking Windows “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option.
  • In the left hand panel, enable “Classic View” in case it is not already enabled.
  • Now choose “Mouse” icon. In order to configure blinking speed and behavior, select “Pointer Options”.
  • To correct the balance between “Slow” and “Fast” options, move the slider bar.
  • Check the box in “Snap To” section in order to configure the cursor to snap to the first button in dialog box.
  • Now check the box labeled “Display Pointer Trails” to show a trailing image while cursor is moving.
  • If you desire, select “Hide Point When Typing”.
  • If you further wish, check the “Show Location of the Pointer When I Press the CTRL Key” option.
  • To save cursor settings, click “Ok” button. Configuration dialog box will disappear by doing so. Now close “Control Panel” window.
Posted by: gracelydia51 | August 13, 2012

Method to Disable Blinking Cursor in Computer Applications

While using a computer application such as MS Word, it happens that blinking cursor disturbs you. Don’t worry as you can stop this cursor from blinking. All you need to do is to edit your computer register keys. Follow the given method:

  • Click on “Start” button.
  • In “Run” option, type Regedit. Press “Enter” to bring up registry editor.
  • Locate the location to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

  • In the right hand panel, right-click in empty white space and first select “New” and then “String”.
  • For the string name, enter “CursorBlink” and -1 for value.
  • Now click “OK” and close registry editor.
  • Now this process is finished. You can now restart your computer to apply changes.
Posted by: gracelydia51 | July 29, 2012

Tips to Accept Track Changes in MS Word 2010

A wonderful and outstanding tool of MS Word 2010 is “Track changes” which allows editing your documents without making the amendments permanent. For example, if you delete a word, Track back will highlight it in spite of the fact the word has been deleted but until final amendments are accepted, it will remain there.  This tool proves to be very helpful when you are working on a draft, such as your project, which needs extra care to be taken. These days different virtual teams are working on a same project sitting in different parts of world. They need communication to make changes and finalize these changes. For this purpose, Track changes help them a lot. Using it, people can add comments, delete and make changes in formatting. Here are some instructions regarding using this tool:

Firstly you will open the desired Word document in which you want to make changes.

Then you will go to Review Tab, under “Tracking” Group. Now you will click on track changes. It will change its color to orange that will mean that this tool has turned on.

Now you will take cursor to where you want to save changes and type. You will see that color of text will change which means that changes which you are making are not permanent.

You will go to “Tracking Group” and click on “Show Markup”. Choose “Balloons” and then you will click on your desired settings how you want to show your changes.  Either you want to show your alterations in Balloons, with in your document or show only comments and Formatting in Balloons.

You will go to “Comments Group”; under Review Tab. you will click “New Comment” where you want to place in a comment. Leave a note or ask a question.

Go to Review Group and click on the Reviewing pane and select either vertical or horizontal settings to go through your Word document or you can go through them one by one choosing “Previous” or “Next” from “Changes” Group.

After that, you will click on “Accept or Reject” from “Changes Group” in order to tell the programme whether you want to keep changes permanently or delete them.

Now you will go to “File Menu” and “Save” all changes that you made in your document.

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