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Tips to make Word more efficient

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Work more efficiently in 2007 Word, says PC World columnist Rick Broida, with a few useful tips:

Print multiple copies of select pages. Say you want to print one copy of pages one through five, and three copies of page 10. Type in the Page range box, “1-5, 10, 10, 10.” Each time you repeat a page number, Word will print an extra copy of that page. (Note: This also works in Word 2003.)

Remove hyperlinks from text. You want to copy text from a Web page, and it is filled with hyperlinked text. You could right-click a linked item and choose Remove Hyperlink, but that’s time-consuming if you have multiple links.

Easier: Select the entire text block, then press Ctrl-Shift-F9. No more hyperlinks. (Note: This also works in Word 2003.)

Add filler text to your document. You know the “lorem ipsum” gobbledygook you sometimes see as dummy text in mock-ups? Here’s how to create it: Place your cursor where you want the random text to start and type “=lorem(x,y)”—where x is the number of paragraphs you want to insert, and y is the number of sentences within each paragraph. Hit Enter.

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