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Help With Word

Hi Everyone! In my previous life, I worked with jewelry. I wondered if there would be any interest in a few tips on that subject, such as how to buy a diamond or how to care for your jewelry.

Meanwhile, here’s today’s tip. I get Allen Wyatt’s WordTips Ribbon newsletter, and I save almost all of them. He is a fantastic resource for Word questions. When you google for an answer to a Word question, chances are Allen’s site will come up with an answer. His site is searchable and he also publishes an annual archive in either print of digital form. He has archives for all versions of Word. You can post a question if you don’t find what you need, but there is no guarantee he will select it as one of the questions he will answer in the newsletter.

The most valuable tool I’ve found on his site is a macro that will review your Word document for missing quotation marks. It will give you a false positive once in a while, but I’ve never had it miss anything. It runs super-fast and highlights any paragraph or sentence where a quotation mark is missing.

If there is any interest, I can post the macro and my homemade instructions for installing it. I’d post it now, but it would make this post too long. Thanks for reading, and remember, I will edit your first two chapters for free.

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Willie Forde Photography

I promised to post beautiful photos and interesting websites. Willie Forde’s Facebook page fulfills both pledges. If you write or read medieval novels (or even if you don’t), you will be inspired be the beauty of Willie Forde’s Photography. Browse through them, and you will be taken back to a land where knights and lairds roamed the land. They create such a magical mood that it is easy to believe in leprechauns, fairies, and other magical beings. You may need to skim through to spot the jewels of yesteryear as they are interspersed with modern photos, but it is well worth it.