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Watermarks are light images or blocks of text positioned behind the text in your document. The watermark functionality allows you to include anything from company logos to ‘Draft’ or ‘Confidential’ notices to your document.  Word 2010 has built in watermarks that can be selected, or alternatively, you can create your own customized text or picture …

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In Word 2010, you can easily change the appearance of the page colour. You can also choose to apply various fill effects, including Gradient, Texture, Pattern and Picture. The default colour options depend on the themes and colours selected for the document. Open the document to which you would like to add the page colour. …

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A template is a document with a predefined layout that allows you to simply fill in your specific information.  Although there are built-in templates available in Word 2010, you may find that it’s easier to create your own customised template.  This can then be used for any new documents requiring the same layout and formatting. …

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When you prepare a document in Microsoft Word, you generally want the margins to remain the same throughout all of the pages. In some cases, however, it makes more sense to use different margins on one page than all the others. For instance, you might want to use wider margins on the first page to …

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If you create a lot of documents with the same basic formatting style, you can save yourself a lot of time by setting up custom templates. You can, for instance, set up one template for business letters, another for resumes and a third for formal presentations. Setting up your own custom templates in Word is …

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The ability to create a detailed table of contents is a powerful feature of Microsoft Word, but the typical method for creating that table can be problematic. Creating a table of contents often involves a main master document and various subdocuments, but those master documents have a habit of becoming corrupt, especially after multiple changes. …

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When it comes to creating visually appealing and streamlined documents on Microsoft Word, many people don’t realize the impact that a well made and strategically placed table can have. Tables are a great way to organize information and simplify the entire look and feel of your document. Additionally, they can make the overall look of …

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Business card is one of the most powerful weapons in your marketing weapon store. Creating business cards in Microsoft Word is both cost-effective and easy. It saves money and requires only a small amount of time. You do not need to purchase cards. This article describes simple tips to create business cards in Microsoft Word. …

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Whether you’re writing a manuscript or preparing a report, you will want to ensure that the pages of your Microsoft Word documents are organized so those who’ll read your work—particularly the hard copy—will not have a hard time following the flow of your ideas. The best way to keep the pages of your documents in …

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When you first start a document in Microsoft Word, you begin with the content – what is the point of the document, who is the intended audience, why should people read it, and so forth. But the success of your document lies not solely with its message but with its presentation as well. After all, …

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When letters or other documents are printed on letterhead that includes your business, school or organization’s contact information, logo and other custom details, they appear much more professional than they would on plain paper. Custom letterhead can be expensive to purchase and challenging to create, unless you know how to design it yourself. Fortunately, creating …

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