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Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

Portrait-Landscape Page

In order to change the page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only you have to use Section Breaks. First you should enable Paragraph marks and other hidden formatting symbols to be easier to work in your document

Enable paragraph marks

No go to the last page you want to keep current page orientation (usually the default orientation for all documents is Portrait) and select PAGE LAYOUT tab and click on Breaks > Next Page Continue reading Change page orientation in Word 2013 for one page only

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How to fix corrupted styles in Microsoft Word

Styles get corrupted when a document that was created in a newer version of Microsoft Word is edited in a older version. Basically the newer version brings in the style definitions (embedded in the file) that the old version doesn’t “understand” and cannot interpret.
To fix this problem go to Styles and Formatting pane and select Show: Custom; find all instances of the char style and delete them (one at a time)
Sometimes the files cannot be deleted and you can run a macro to remove them:

Sub DeleteChar()
    Dim style As, doc As Word.Document
    Set doc = ActiveDocument
    Set style = doc.Styles.Add(Name:=”replaced”)
    On Error Resume Next
    doc.Styles(“Name_of_the_Style”).LinkStyle = style
End Sub

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How To View Two Parts of the Same Word Document in the Same Time

To view two parts of the same document, click on the View tab on the Word Ribbon and locate the section named Window and the click on the Split button.


Word will immediately place a grey line on the screen that you can move up and down with your mouse. This line is simply where you want the split to be on the screen. Just click the left mouse button where you want the initial split. You can move it anywhere to make one or the other split screens the size you want.

Windows Split

Notice that you now have two views of the same document. You can scroll each one independently of the other and see two places in your word document at the same time.


Each view of the document is treated like two separate documents even though you are viewing the same one. You can zoom, scroll, and even change the type of view (print, draft, outline, etc.) for each view individually. Any changes you make into one view will be made to the other view as well. You can edit the text in either view by simply clicking on it and typing.

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How to remove hidden metadata & elements from Word

Almost every Word document includes information such as hidden text, Object info, Personal Information, and other invisible info stored as metadata.

To remove this information, Word 2007 has a feature called  Inspect Document which lets user inspect for these hidden elements and to remove them. To do so, open the document which you want to thoroughly inspect for hidden elements. Click the Office Button and go to Prepare and select Inspect Document.



This will bring up Document Inspector dialog, listing all options for inspecting: Comments, Revisions, Version, Document Properties, Personal Info, XML Data, Headers, Footers, Watermarks, Invisible Content, and Hidden Text, etc.

Enable desired options available in the list and click Inspect.


It will start inspecting for specified elements. Once inspection is completed , you can remove the inspected elements from the document by clicking Remove All with each option you’ve selected.


If you click on Remove All, it will instantly remove all the specified elements from the document.

Now your document is safe, and you can start preparing it for generic distribution.


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How to change the default paragraph indentation in Word 2007

Someone asked on how to change the default paragraph indent:
The default amount of “increase indentation” whenever I highlight a few lines to indent is too big for me. I would like to halve that amount.
How do you set this? I don’t want to set this every time I indent.
Here is how you can do it, by changing the default template – Normal.dotm
1. Create a new document and open the Paragraph
2. In the Indentation section change the Left value to whatever value you like
3. Now save the document as Word Template
Save as Word Template
4. In the opened Save As window browse to %APPDATA%MicrosoftTemplates (or C:UsersNicuAppDataRoamingMicrosoftTemplates) and name your document Normal_New.dotm and click on the Save button.
5. Close Word and go to C:UsersNicuAppDataRoamingMicrosoftTemplates and rename existing Normal.dotm to Normal_Old.dotm (this is to keep a copy of your original template file). Select your newly created file (Normal_New.dotm) and rename it into Normal.dotm
Now the default paragraph indent will be used.