Sunday, January 24, 2010

Automatic saving and backup of Word file

By default, Microsoft word automatically saves your current document after every ten minutes. This can be changed. It is also possible to create backup of files automatically.

Steps:
  • Select Options command from Tools menu.
  • A small dialog box will open.
  • Select the Save tab in the dialog box.
  • Check the option "Always create backup copy". This sets your word to create backup copy of file each time, you save document.
  • Click the "Save Auto Recover info every" check box and enter the time in minutes.
  • Click the Ok button of dialog box.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to insert sample text

Sample text: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

How to insert sample text in Word 2003 and earlier versions :

  • To insert sample text in Word 2003, Word 2002, Word 2000, or in Word 97 for Windows, type =rand() in the document where you want the text to appear, and then press ENTER.

How to insert sample text in Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • To insert sample text in Word 2007, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use rand()

  • To insert localized sample text in Word 2007, type =rand() in the document where you want the text to appear, and then press ENTER.

  • You can control how many paragraphs and lines appear by adding numbers inside the parentheses of the rand() function. The =rand() function has the following syntax:
    =rand(p,l) Note In this function, p is the number of paragraphs, and l is the number of lines that you want to appear in each paragraph.

Method 2: Use rand.old()

  • To insert localized sample text that is compatible with Microsoft Office Word 2003 and earlier versions, type =rand.old() in the document where you want the text to appear, and then press ENTER.