Microsoft Word

Microsoft's Word is their premium word processing product and the most current version is Microsoft Word 2016. 

How do I make Microsoft Word stop double-spacing? (New 5/7/16)

Word's line spacing can sometimes be frustrating but it's easy to control if you know how. Read more...

Using Cross-References in Microsoft Word

An article on how to use Cross-References in Microsoft Word so that if you refer to something that appears "on page 7" it will automatically update if your document repaginates as you edit it. Also talks about cross-referencing to numbered paragraphs. Read more...

Using Styles in Microsoft Word

A long overdue page of tips and resources for using styles in Microsoft Word. Read more...

How to Generate Random Text in Microsoft Word

Need a few random sentences to play with? Let Word's random text generator do the typing for you. Read more...

The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2013" is NOW available! Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2013

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...and it's available for your iPad, iPhone or iBooks client as an eBook too!

Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

On June 28th Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which includes a number of fixes and improvements for Word (54 updates in total).  Read More...

Tip of the Moment

Want a floating Styles "Toolbar" in Word 2010?  In Word, on the Home tab, click the dialog launcher for the Styles group (that's the little box-arrow icon at the bottom right corner of the group below the "Change Styles" button).  When the Styles task pane appears at the right side of the screen point your mouse cursor at the top of it (where it says "Styles") press and hold your left mouse button and drag the task pane wherever you want it.

To quickly put it back just double-click the part of the task pane you dragged.

Word Tip of the Moment Archive

What's New in Word 2010?

Thinking about upgrading from a previous version of Word? Here's what's new and delightful for you in Microsoft Word 2010. Read more...



Here are some useful resources for lawyers to use for more information on Microsoft Word




Microsoft offers a nice collection of free support forums for Microsoft Office.  You can post questions, read answers or even answer some questions yourself if you like.  They're free and easy and just a click away.

How to Ask a Question:  When posting a question to a newsgroup please be sure to indicate what software you're using, what version of the software you're using, what SPECIFICALLY you are trying to do and what happens when you try to do that (especially any error messages you may be receiving).  It is also helpful if you tell us what you have already tried in an effort to fix it so that we don't waste time telling you to try things you've already attempted.

What's an MVP? An MVP or "Most Valuable Professional" is a volunteer who has been recognized by Microsoft as an expert on a particular technology.  You'll commonly find them in the Microsoft Support Newsgroups, but they can sometimes be found in other forums or lists.  They can be very helpful but keep in mind that they are only volunteers providing assistance in their spare time.

Last Updated: 05/07/2016