(VIDEO) Paste Text from a PDF to Word and Fix the Short Paragraphs with this Shortcut

Did you end up with a bunch of short lines of text when you copied text in a PDF and pasted it to Word? You had a paragraph mark (or manual line break) at the end of each line instead of only when there is a new paragraph (or new line).

I’m talking about these things. They’re the culprits. I’ll show you how to find out if they’re there and how to get rid of them.

Have you gone through an entire document line by line deleting these? You’ll be happy to know you won’t have to again. You can use Word’s Find and Replace command to clean your entire document with just a few keystrokes.

Would you agree that when you know which buttons to click, you can finish work quicker and go home?

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VIDEO: Insert Text and Graphics Using this Shortcut in Word – AutoText

I shake my head every time I see formal documents such as a letter or certificate “signed” with a typed signature. This is never appropriate and can be easily avoided.

A fancy font does not make it OK.

I’m not a paper person and will take the electronic route every chance I get. If I have to sign a Word document, my actual signature is saved as a graphic on my computer. If I have to sign a PDF, it’s a Custom Stamp in Adobe Acrobat and Foxit PhantomPDF.

In this video, I’ll show you how to save the graphic of your signature, etc., in a timesaving feature in Word called AutoText. Once stored as an AutoText entry, you’ll sign your document with your actual signature using a couple of clicks. Your company logo will be at your fingertips instead of two hours away as you try to find it on your computer network.

I’ve used AutoText in every version of Word that I can remember, and am still surprised users don’t take advantage of it. Anything you can display on a page and select can be turned into an AutoText entry.

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VIDEO: Embed Downloaded Fonts Into a Document You Share or Show on Different Computers

In a previous video, I showed you how to find and install fonts on your computer. If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., you’ll want to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer, and those fonts may or may not be installed.

If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

embed fontsThis video shows you how to embed fonts into your documents: True Type Fonts (TTF), created by Apple decades ago; and Open Type Fonts (OTF), more robust fonts created by Adobe and Microsoft.

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NOTE: After I installed all the fonts, I moved the files into a separate INSTALLED folder. This way, as I download more, I’ll only deal with the new ones.

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VIDEO: How to Find and Install Fonts to Your PC – Windows 10/8/7

I wanted to add a lot more creative fonts to my computer. DaFont.com has it all. In this video, I’ll show you how to search, download, relocate to a folder outside of your default Downloads folders, extract all files, and finally, install.

If Used, Embed

If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., be sure to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer and those fonts aren’t installed. When you save your file, be sure to tick the box to Embed fonts (this video shows you how).

NOTE: If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

WordMark.it

Here is a cool Website I found that allows you to type a word or phrase in a text box to see what it’ll look like in all the fonts on your computer. WordMark.it

Wikipedia Font List

In addition to seeing how fonts on your computer look inside your Office document, you can see them on this Wikipedia list.

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VIDEO: How to Email a Single Excel Worksheet in a Workbook (with video demo)

If you’ve needed to email a single worksheet out of a workbook, here’s a quicker way to do it instead of saving a copy and deleting what you don’t want to send. This tip works the same in every version of Excel I’ve used. (I’ve recorded a video demo below.)

  1. RIGHT-click on the tab of the worksheet you want to email (if you want to send more than one worksheet, hold down the Ctrl key and click each one).
  2. Click Move or Copy
  3. Change the To book drop-down to (new book), then tick the Create a copy box, OK.
 The desired worksheet(s) will now be in a separate workbook. Save (or not) and send via email.
To finish work quicker, you have to learn which button to click! I schedule regular training and will also come to you in person and on the Web.

Video Demo

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VIDEO: How to Type International Characters in Office Software Using AutoCorrect to Do It Automatically

You can create text with accented characters once and after that, your Microsoft Office software will change it automatically using AutoCorrect (I tried this in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote).

In this video, I changed the English “e” to an accented one. (Microsoft has a list of what to type to get other characters at the link below the video.)

 

Check out this link to more shortcuts for typing various international characters on the Microsoft Support site. And here’s a similar article on inserting symbols.

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Video: Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcut: Print Current Page in Word With a Macro

When I work in a multiple page document, I often want to print only the current page I’m working on. One way to finish work quicker is to create your own keyboard shortcut when one doesn’t already exist.

To create a keyboard shortcut, you can either find the computer code someone has posted and figure out what to do with it, or you can create your own shortcut by recording your own macro. But don’t worry about the code. All that’s in the background, and you won’t even have to see it.

In the video below, I’m using Word 2013. However, recording a macro has worked the same in all versions of Word I’ve ever used.

 

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Video: How to Collect and Use Multiple Items from Office Clipboard

You can save up to 24 items in your Microsoft Office Clipboard. Cut and copy items from various sources, including the Internet, and they’ll all be there until you turn off your computer. You’ll find them using the Dialog Box Launcher.

No more freaking out when you copy something on top of something else, thinking you’ve lost it. This quick video will save the day. Help others in your network by sharing this video.

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Video: Put Commands at Your Fingertips with the Quick Access Toolbar QAT

There’s a little bar at the top of your screen in the Office software. Chances are that you’ve never paid it any attention. I use it all day.

The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) allows you to add shortcuts to commands you use often. This real quick video shows you how to customize it with commands that are there by default as well as any you choose from the ribbon.

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One Space Goes After Period, Not Two. Here’s How to Fix Your Document and Break the Habit (video)

Since the advent of computers and word processing software, one space goes after a period, not two.

Why? The simplest explanation is that in typesetting, software makes room for a wide letter such as W. (The Courier font is an exception. This is a monospace font (or non-proportional), which is a typewriter-like, fixed-width font, and each letter occupies the same amount of space. Other computer fonts are variable-width (or proportional), and the software adjusts the spacing automatically.

One space has been the norm since mid 20th Century. “The Complete Manual on Typography (2003) states that “The typewriter tradition of separating sentences with two word spaces after a period has no place in typesetting” and the single space is “standard typographic practice.” This is especially important in publishing and press releases you send to the media.

 

Here’s a quick video to show you how your Office software will find all instances of two spaces after a period and replace them with one space. Fixed before you can blink.

 

Note. When I was in publishing and had to fix documents from other people, I recorded a macro and created a toolbar button (and a keyboard shortcut) that fixed everything with one click. I’ll record a future video to show you how to do this.

Break the Habit

To break the habit of adding two spaces after the period, every time you do two spaces, stop right then. Delete the last few words, and try again, focusing on doing one space. It’ll soon become the norm for you.

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