If you've ever struggled to get Microsoft Word to position important text exactly where you want it, try creating a Text Box.
A text box is a special type of shape designed to place text in your Word 2007 document without regard to the normal page margins. A text box gives you the flexibility to add text wherever you want it.
Add a text box...
To position and align text exactly where you want it to be
In margins to highlight key points
Above or below images to create a caption
To create a "pull quote" (a floating text box that highlights a quote from the document) or a sidebar (a block of supplementary material)
A text box is easy to insert, and with Microsoft Word's built-in text box styles and templates they're a breeze to create & customize. Or if you want more control, you can creating your own text box from scratch.
To learn how to insert a text box and how to format it in various ways — including resizing & moving it, and changing the text box shape, color, and outline — use these instructions:
If you've started a spreadsheet and then realized it would make more sense to have the data organized in columns rather than rows (or rows rather than columns), you can use Excel's Transpose function to make it so.
When someone shares a document with you that's in PDF format but you need to edit it, try the free online PDFConverter. It'll convert a PDF to PowerPoint (PPT), Word (DOC) or Excel (XLS), and you don't need to download any software to use it.
Just select the type of conversion, upload your file, enter your email address, and receive an email with a link to your converted file.
In Excel, when you want to copy information into a new column, the column’s width doesn’t automatically adjust to accommodate the new data. But if you use Excel's "Paste Special" option, you can copy the source column’s width to the target column.
In Excel 2007 and 2010, Paste Special is in the Clipboard group on the Home tab. In Excel 2003, Paste Special is on the Edit menu.
You can add a comment to any cell to make your Excel spreadsheet easier to understand. This is handy any time you're sharing a spreadsheet with someone, to indicate how a complex formula works, or just to jot a note to yourself.
It's an unobtrusive way to add comments, that doesn't clutter up your spreadsheet.