If you moved from Office 2003 to Office 2007, you might find the new features to be quite handy. However, if you find them annoying you can easily turn them off (and re-enable them too if you want them back).
The Mini Toolbar pops up when you select text in a document. It allows you to change fonts, underline, bold, italicize the selection and more.
As a follow-up to a recent Ides post on Sharing Word 2007 Documents, I got a call from a library director — who just migrated from Office 2003 to Office 2007 — asking how she could set it so every Word and Excel document gets saved in 97-2003 format, instead of the Office 2007 format.
To find out how you can do it too, view these brief instructions at the How-To Geek:
If someone sends you an email with a Word or Excel file attachment you're supposed to revise, first save the attachment to your computer before you begin editing it. Then — when you're finished editing it — attach the revised document to your email reply.
If you instead work directly on an attached e-mail file, chances are good the edits you made will be ignored, and when you reply all the person will see is the file as he or she first sent it to you.
If you have Word 2007 on your computer, when you want to share a document with others (like sending it as an email attachment), you may want to save your file in an earlier format that's usable by those using Office 2003 or Office 2000.
That means, instead of saving it as a Word 2007 .docx document, choose Save As and select Word 97-2003:
The quick access toolbar in Word contains the commands you're likely to use often. But what if the ones you use most often aren't there? Watch this short video below to see how easy it is to customize Word's quick access toolbar so it works best for you:
Download these convenient one-page cheat sheets for Office 2007, Word, Excel, Office, PowerPoint, and Outlook to reference the next time you need concise reminders of how to do stuff in each of these tools.