John Baker

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  • Closing Office applications

    Hi again, One of the differences I noticed with Office 2013 and 2016 compared with previous versions is that most applications (Outlook being the only exception, I think) have dropped the Exit option within File. All we have is Close which is...

  • Margins for double-sided printing

    Hello again, We've recently been asked if it's possible in Microsoft Word to have a wider margin on the left on odd pages and the same sized margin on the right on even pages (e.g. for when they're printed double-sided and...

  • Editing pdf files

    A few people have asked me about editing a pdf file.  You can do this in Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016 as well as in Adobe Acrobat. Editing a PDF using Microsoft Word There are a couple of ways that...

  • Sorting in Excel

    The other day, when I was showing the basics of creating a worksheet in Excel, I was asked  a really good question - one that made me think “I’m sure you must be able to!” and “Why have I not heard (or...

  • Improve your Word documents with headers

    Yesterday, on a Word course, I was asked a brilliant question - one that led to an increase in my knowledge of the application and will lead to an improvement in the look of my larger documents. The question was about what can...

  • IT Training tips: Putting charts in Word documents

    A few people have asked me about the best way to put a chart into a Word document. There are several ways to do this - here are 3 different ways that I use: 1. Copy an existing chart from...

  • Merging dates from Excel into Word

    If you mail merge Excel files into Word documents, you may find this blog very useful.  Someone recently raised the issue of the format of a date merged from an Excel file into a Word document. The problem is that...