Bend Word to Your Will
Migrating from Word 2004 to Word 2011: retrieving the smart bits
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This article was last updated in September 2011.
This page has two downloadable resources for people who want to use Word more efficiently:
"Bend Word to Your Will" contains hundreds of tips that its author, Clive Huggan, uses in his professional work as a management consultant. If you want to use Word as "more than a typewriter", you'll find many of them will save you time and anguish! You can download "Bend Word to Your Will" in Word document (.doc) format, as a compressed Zip file, from the link above.
"Migrating from Word 2004 to Word 2011: retrieving the smart bits" is Clive's notes on how he recovered his favourite time-savers that weren't in Word 2011 when he "opened the box".
Clive is part-way through the long task of updating "Bend Word" to Word 2011 (it covers only Word 2004 and earlier). However, the underlying capabilities of Word 2008 and 2011 remain almost the same as in Word 2004, despite the many interface differences. It isn't difficult to infer the equivalent processes in the newer versions -- if, depending on the subject, there is any difference at all.
Clive's emphasis is on configuring Word to make it suit your unique needs, but without making the documents themselves very complex. By clicking here onTable of Contents, you can see what's in the document before you decide whether to download it. For the most part it's structured like a dictionary with self-contained articles, so even though it's about 200 pages long, it isn't difficult to find information just as with a dictionary!
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