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Save all open files in Word 2007 at the same time [Tip] December 8, 2009

Filed under: Office 2007,tips and tricks,Windows,Word — Geeky Chick @ 17:51
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I have been trying out the Office 2010 beta. I like it but it’s not so different from Office 2007 that I’d consider forking out for an upgrade.

So, instead I’m honing my 2007 skills as it looks like I’m going to need them for a while longer…

Although it is not possible to save all open documents in Word 2007 the ‘old way’ (ie by pressing Shift and selecting ‘Save all’ from the menu bar), you can add that command to the Quick Access Toolbar.

  1. Click the Office button (top left)
  2. Click ‘Word Options’ bottom right
  3. Click Customize (about 6th option down in the left hand panel)
  4. Click the small arrow next to the’ Choose Commands From’ box (it will probably be on its default of ‘Popular Commands’) and choose ‘Commands Not In Ribbon’
  5. Scroll down and click on ‘Save All’
  6. Click the Add button (in between the two main boxes, in the middle of the window)
  7. Click the up arrow (far right)  if you want to change the position of the command on the Quick Access Toolbar
  8. Click OK.

And you’re done. Now just click the icon to Save All open documents.

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How to convert a table to text in Word 2007 June 18, 2008

Filed under: Office 2007 — Geeky Chick @ 12:45
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I couldn’t for the life of me work out how to do this. I’d found out how to convert text to table pretty easily: select text, click on the ‘Insert’ tab, click the down arrow under ‘Table‘ and select the option to ‘Convert text to table‘. But how to do it the other way round?

Here’s what you do (taken from Word 2007 help):

  1. Select the rows or table that you want to convert to paragraphs.
  2. Under Table Tools, on the Layout tab, in the Data group, click Convert to Text.
  3. Under Separate text at, click the option for the separator character that you want to use in place of the column boundaries (eg tab).