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Word Hacks Tips and Tools for Taming Your Text

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ISBN-10: 0596004931

ISBN-13: 9780596004934

Edition: 2004

Authors: Andrew Savikas

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As one of the applications in Microsoft Office, Word is the dominant word-processing program for both Windows and Mac users. Millions of people around the globe use it. But many, if not most, of them barely skim the surface of what is possible with Microsoft Word. Seduced by the application's supposed simplicity, they settle for just what's obvious--even if it doesn't satisfy their wants and needs. They may curse the wretched Bullets and Numbering buttons multiple times a day or take hours to change the font size of every heading in a lengthy report, yet they're reluctant to dig deeper to take advantage of Word's immense capabilities and limitless customization tools. Let "Word Hacks be…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Word Under the Hood
Tweak the Interface
Macros 101: A Crash Course
The Word Workspace
Hack Your Shortcut Menus
Create Custom Views
Revert to Saved
Quickly Change Your File to Open Path
Report and Review Your Options
Force Internet Explorer to Hand Off Word Documents
Tweak the New Document Task Pane
Browse All Button Images
Create a Custom Button Image
Hack the Office Assistant
Build a Better MRU
Formatting, Printing, and Table Hacks
Insert Placeholder Text
Sample Your System Fonts
Tab Me to Your Leader
Make Styles More Manageable with Aliases
Make a Simple Bar Graph
Put Footnotes in Tables
Repeat a Section Heading Across Pages
Simplify Borders Around Imported Images
Make More Flexible Captions
Make PDFs Without Acrobat
Create a Custom Text Watermark
Include Only Part of a Heading in a TOC
Put Crop Marks on a Page
Editing Power Tools
Crunch Numbers Quickly in Word
Unlink Every Hyperlink
Exclude Text from Find and Replace
Use Character Codes to Find or Insert Special Characters
Find/Replace in Multiple Files
Find and Replace Without Find and Replace
Quickly Create a Custom Dictionary
Create a Dictionary Exclusion List
Disable Overtype Permanently
Delete All Comments in a Document
Delete All Bookmarks in a Document
Turn Comments into Regular Text
Apply Context-Sensitive Formatting
Send a Document as a Plain-Text Outlook Email
Swap Revision Authors
Corral Basic Bullets and Numbering
Cross-Reference Automatically
Hack More Flexible Cross-Referencing
Templates and Outlines
Create an Outline-Only Copy of a Document
Build a Better Outline
Use an Outline to Build an Org Chart
Attach the Same Template to Multiple Files
Quickly Attach a Workgroup Template
Manage Macros with Templates
Troubleshoot Common Word Problems
Control Word Startup
Sidestep Formatting Restrictions
Rename Built-in Styles
Clean Out Linked "Char" Styles
Reduce Document Bloat by Deleting Old List Templates
Macro Hacks
Get Simple User Input for a Macro
Keep the Macros Dialog Box Tidy
Do Something to Every File in a Directory
Run Macros Automatically
Intercept Word Commands
Keep Custom Menus Under Control
Use Word Dialogs in a Macro
Optimize Your VBA Code
Show Progress from VBA
Hack Documents with For Each Loops
Store Settings and Data in .ini Files
Generate Random Numbers
Hack with Application Events
Forms and Fields
Fake (and Easy) Fill-in Forms
Hack DATE Fields
Perform Calculations with Formula Fields
Format Numeric Field Results
Use Fields for Heavy-Duty Calculations
Include an Interactive Calendar in Your Forms
Use Custom Shortcut Menus to Make Frequent Selections
Number Documents Sequentially
Cross-Reference Among Documents
Convert Field Codes to Text and Back Again
Advanced Word Hacks
Emulate Emacs with VBacs
Use Word as a Windows Backup Utility
Perform Power Text Searches with Regular Expressions
Show a Directory Structure as a Word Outline
Automate Word from Other Applications
Hack Word from Python
Hack Word from Perl
Hack Word from Ruby
Use Python from Word
Use Perl from Word
Word 2003 XML Hacks
Get a Command-Line XML Processor
Create a Word Document in Notepad
Get the XML Toolbox
Use IE to Inspect WordprocessingML Documents
Transforming XML into a Word Document
Batch-Process Word Documents with XSLT
Standardize Documents with XSLT
Remove Direct Formatting with XSLT
Remove Linked "Char" Styles with XSLT
Use Google from Your Macros
Google Without Leaving Word