Switching off word


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smicker

Hi folks, I need some advice if anyone would be so kind as to offer me
the answer. I have win 98SE and Office 2000. I need to write a word
document as if it was just a plain and ordinary typewriter were I make
the mistakes. My word program will keep altering the spaces or moving
the words around on its own. I know that it is supposed to and the
trouble is that I have not yet learned to use it as a word processor.
However I have to write some letters urgently and do not have the time
to learn word processing so could anyone here please tell me how to
switch off the word processing ability of "Word" and use it as a blank
sheet of paper where I make my own borders and mistakes and
corrections.
smicker
 
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Shauna Kelly

Hi smicker

First step: Tools > AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoFormat As You Type tab,
un-tick everything in the "Apply as you type" section and the "Automatically
as you type" section.

For a fuller explanation, see the following

Word is always making changes I don't expect. How can I get more control
over my formatting?
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/TameAutoFormat.htm

For a quick rundown on how to use Word, and how it compares with using a
typewriter, see

Basic Concepts of Microsoft Word
http://www.ShaunaKelly.com/word/concepts/introduction/

Hope this helps.

Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word
 
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smicker

Hi smicker

First step: Tools > AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoFormat As You Type tab,
un-tick everything in the "Apply as you type" section and the "Automatically
as you type" section.
Wonderful. Why didn't I ask that question here before much gnashing of
teeth and so forth. Thanks very much for your help, and yes I will get
round to learning how to use it correctly one day. One final question.
How do I get it to show me a screen which is A4 size please?
smicker
 
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TF

Under the View Menu there is a ZOOM command. Zoom allows you to select some
preset sizes or PageWidth or a custom size that you type in. You can save
this so that new documents always open at the view. Older documents will
always open at the size they were last saved in.

See http://www.word.mvps.org/faqs/general/SaveViewAndZoom.htm for a fuller
explanation and details of how to.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/


: On Sun, 1 Aug 2004 00:06:16 +1000, "Shauna Kelly"
:
: >Hi smicker
: >
: >First step: Tools > AutoCorrect Options. On the AutoFormat As You Type
tab,
: >un-tick everything in the "Apply as you type" section and the
"Automatically
: >as you type" section.
:
: Wonderful. Why didn't I ask that question here before much gnashing of
: teeth and so forth. Thanks very much for your help, and yes I will get
: round to learning how to use it correctly one day. One final question.
: How do I get it to show me a screen which is A4 size please?
: smicker
: >
: >For a fuller explanation, see the following
: >
: >Word is always making changes I don't expect. How can I get more control
: >over my formatting?
: >http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/TameAutoFormat.htm
: >
: >For a quick rundown on how to use Word, and how it compares with using a
: >typewriter, see
: >
: >Basic Concepts of Microsoft Word
: >http://www.ShaunaKelly.com/word/concepts/introduction/
: >
: >Hope this helps.
: >
: >Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.
: >http://www.shaunakelly.com/word
: >
: >
: >: >> Hi folks, I need some advice if anyone would be so kind as to offer me
: >> the answer. I have win 98SE and Office 2000. I need to write a word
: >> document as if it was just a plain and ordinary typewriter were I make
: >> the mistakes. My word program will keep altering the spaces or moving
: >> the words around on its own. I know that it is supposed to and the
: >> trouble is that I have not yet learned to use it as a word processor.
: >> However I have to write some letters urgently and do not have the time
: >> to learn word processing so could anyone here please tell me how to
: >> switch off the word processing ability of "Word" and use it as a blank
: >> sheet of paper where I make my own borders and mistakes and
: >> corrections.
: >> smicker
: >
:
 
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smicker

Under the View Menu there is a ZOOM command. Zoom allows you to select some
preset sizes or PageWidth or a custom size that you type in. You can save
this so that new documents always open at the view. Older documents will
always open at the size they were last saved in.

See http://www.word.mvps.org/faqs/general/SaveViewAndZoom.htm for a fuller
explanation and details of how to.
Thank you very much TF. I will check it out now as I have a weekend of
letter writing to do. Many thanks.
smicker
 
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Thomas Ferguson

If these are letters and you don't need or want Word's abilities, why not
use WordPad?

Tom
MSMVP-DTS
 
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