Tag Archives: Microsoft Word

Lyonizing Word: Secrets of the Ribbon

There are secrets to using Word’s Ribbon interface. In this essay, we explore a few of them.

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Lyonizing Word: Formatting with Macros

Most users of Microsoft Word format text by selecting a paragraph and then applying a font. More advanced users apply a style. Why? Because then if they need to change the formatting of, say, level-2 headings, they can simply modify the style rather than tediously selecting each heading and applying a different font. But there is a way to handle formatting that is even more powerful.

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Lyonizing Word: Removing Spaces at the End of Table Cells

Authors do funny things. Sometimes these things are inadvertent; sometimes they’re the result of trying to “prettify” documents for publication. In either case, editors have to clean up what the authors have done.

One such problem is spaces at the ends of table cells. A table cell should end with the text it contains. If there are spaces after that text, they can cause alignment (and other) problems if they’re allowed to persist into typesetting.
This macro solves that problem.

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