My preferred method when it comes to writing books won't appeal to everyone, but I thought it might be of interest to some writers. It's based on the principal of specialisation of labour -- the 'labour' in this case being computer applications rather than people.Read More
For those who edit and proofread texts in Word, here are details of a free book of macros -- built-in programs -- that can make many of the tasks much quicker and easier.Read More
Sometimes it's necessary to replace hidden characters such as paragraph marks. This short article explains how to do so in Word.Read More
Back in April 2014 I penned a few lines on using Word as a desktop publishing tool. On the whole it works, but, as I noted then, it does have serious limitations.
I mentioned in that article that it was impossible to use automated cross-referencing between text boxes. Since then I have discovered something even worse.
If you and your colleague have been using Microsoft Word, then you don’t have a problem. All you need to do is use the Combine Documents feature.