Wordman

Specialist Microsoft Word Training for Proposal Professionals

Blog

Wordman's Word Tips: On the Virtual Desktop

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

SM&A sponsors Wordman's Word Tips, presenting short articles explaining some of Microsoft Word's features, and how you can use them with your proposal or technical document development.

In this article, "On the Virtual Desktop," I show how you can organize your activities using virtual desktops in Windows 10. I know it's not a Microsoft Word tip, but I know you'll find it useful

Wordman's Word Tips are featured as items in SM&A's new feed at www.smawins.com/Home/News

Wordman's Word Tips: It's Back!

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM

SM&A sponsors Wordman's Word Tips, presenting short articles explaining some of Microsoft Word's features, and how you can use them with your proposal or technical document development.

 

In this article, "It's Back!," I provide a refresher on Word's style checker, recently restored in Word 2016 thanks to a Office update from Microsoft.

 

Wordman's Word Tips are featured as items in SM&A's new feed at www.smawins.com/Home/News

Wordman's Word Tips: A Space Odyssey

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 11:40 PM

SM&A is now sponsoring Wordman's Word Tips, presenting short articles explaining some of Microsoft Word's features, and how you can use them with your proposal or technical document development.


In my first article, "A Space Odyssey," I look into Microsoft Word’s odd spaces, and how we can use them in our proposals and other technical documents. 


Wordman's Word Tips are featured as items in SM&A's new feed at www.smawins.com/Home/News

Office 2010 SP2

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM

If you're using Microsoft Office 2010, make sure you download Service Pack 2!

For more details, see support.microsoft.com/kb/2687455.

Included in the changes are the following bug fixes for Microsoft Word:

"Fixes issues regarding bookmarks, fields, track changes, templates, tables, object wrapping, autocorrect options, and email addresses. Additionally, it fixes general reliability issues that occur when you post a blog entry on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 blogs."

Wordman on Facebook

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Do you follow Wordman on Facebook?

I post useful tips and links to useful websites regularly, especially websites that offer free stuff! Go to Wordman's Facebook page, and click LIKE!

Word 2013 Table Features...

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

"Redactio!" published in APMP Journal

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

My latest article, "Redactio!", has been published in the Journal of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). Covering the steps required to easily and successfully redact text in proposals, my article is available to APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=Journal2013.

Need a good text editor?

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:55 AM

Wordman recommends Notepad++ for editing text files that contain software code or XML. It's free at notepad-plus-plus.org/.


Keep Calm and Wordman!

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Just for fun!

“Make the famous WW2 poster yourself, and countless variations, in Microsoft Office”

See: shop.office-watch.com/keepcalm/


Having stability issues with Office 2013?

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I just installed Office 2013 Professional (alongside 2010 and 2007) on my laptop at the weekend. However, it kept crashing and giving me 'black' windows. It turns out that, by default, Word uses hardware graphics acceleration, and I guess it wasn't playing nice with the Radeon chip on my PC. The solution is easy, and so far seems to work. In any Office 2013 application, go to File > Options > Advanced, and check 'Disable hardware graphics acceleration.' I'll update this post from time to time, just to confirm that this solution was the correct solution!


Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov 3 at 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Testimonials

  • "Dick Eassom was literally my first encounter the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). I called the phone number on their website and Dick (CEO at the time) i..."
    Ruth Turman, CF APMP Fellow, PAHM
    Senior Proposal Developer at Companion Data Services, LLC