Using AutoCorrect To Fix Mistakes In MS Word

Do you keep making the same mistakes when typing? Microsoft Word has a couple of built-in features that fixes your mistakes as you type. It takes a bit of tweaking to get it right, but worth the effort in the long run. Here are three ways to use AutoCorrect to fix errors in your technical documents: […]

Sample Guidelines for Writing Online Help

If you’re looking for guidelines to write your online help documentation, then use this checklist to get started.

37 Ways To Be a More Productive Writer

Working in China means more business writing and less technical writing, especially proposal development, web marketing case studies and white papers. As a few of the folks I hang out with on LinkedIn are also moving into business writing, I thought I’d add a few tips for business writing. While there is some overlap with technical writing, it does require a different mindset, for example, to understand the emotional drivers that persuade customers to accept or reject business proposals.

How To Make Friday Your Busiest Day

lance-armstong-getting-things-done Friday is my busiest day. Most folks power down and go into weekend mode. Not here! Ask yourself, ‘why do I go down a gear on Friday?’, ‘How does this benefit my career?’ Ok, let’s be honest. We do this because others do it. Right? This is a high-risk way to manage your career. You’re letting others determine how you behave. And it damages your career in many, many ways. Here’s an alternative approach.

How to Create ‘Vertical’ Text in MS Word

In MS Word, you can change the orientation of text from horizontal to vertical in a few quick clicks. This trick is useful if you want to have text run up the side of a page or along a column. To do this, the text must be inside a text box, shape, callout, or table. […]

How to Create a Drop Cap in MS Word

Want to  insert drop capitals for chapters or paragraphs using Microsoft Office Word 2003 or 2007? To create a drop cap in Word: Select the first letter in the paragraph. Select Drop Cap from the Format menu bar. Choose None, Dropped, or In Margin. Select the type of font, the number of line to drop, and the […]