Tips & Tricks - March 9, 2010
Want to insert a document’s entire contents into your Word 2007 document? There’s no need to copy and paste! Just follow these steps:
- Position your cursor where you would like to insert the document.
- Click "Insert" on the ribbon.
- In the "Text" grouping, click the drop-down arrow next to "Object" and select "Text from File."
- In the “Insert File” dialog box, browse to the file you would like to insert.
- Click the “Insert” button.
Since this method is a one-time insertion (not a link to the original document), any changes you make to the original document will not appear in the new one.
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine if text, pictures, and other elements are lining up correctly in a Word document. Rulers and gridlines can help!
Rulers, which appear at the top and left side of the document area, are disabled by default. To enable the rulers in Word 2007, click “View” on the ribbon and check the box next to “Ruler” in the “Show/Hide” grouping.
Gridlines can be even more helpful than rulers when you want to align document elements. To enable gridlines in your document, click “View” on the ribbon and check the box next to “Gridlines” in the “Show/Hide” grouping.