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    1 comment  ·  Word for Windows (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  Word for Windows (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous commented  · 

    Edit: I know that I can tweak the ribbon layout, but the interface to do so is not as intuitive as using the mouse, and when I tried making a custom tab, some controls were giant and others were tiny.
    Without the drag-and-drop feature, I also can't "stack" controls into 2 or 3 rows like I used to. I also don't get floating toolbars with the ribbon.

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    1 comment  ·  Word for Windows (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous commented  · 

    It is difficult to click those tiny arrows no matter what screen size you have. I've given up clicking them, and resort to right-click text> Expand/Collapse

    It is much easier to get a bird's eye view of the document by using the Navigation Pane, in my opinion.
    On the ribbon: View > Navigation Pane [located in the "Show" group]
    Click the "Headings" tab selected in the Navigation Pane.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Good idea! You can already change the background to white, sepia, or black in "Read Mode," but it only works while displaying 2 columns, and you cannot edit anything until you exit "Read Mode."

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    A band-aid until they fix it:
    Change the size of the window so that it is only 50% or 75% as tall, and position it near the top of your screen. You will still by typing at the "bottom," but it won't be buried behind your keyboard or books or whatever is blocking the screen. That's all I can suggest, so I hope it helps a little.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    If you store the addresses in Microsoft Outlook, Word can find them and print them easily.
    On the ribbon: Mailings > Envelopes [located in the "Create" group]

    If you don't want to use Microsoft Outlook, then Microsoft Access is the perfect application for that. There are free templates available.

    If you really don't want to do either of those, you could also do it the hard way:
    -Create a blank Word file
    -Change the paper size to Envelope #10 or any custom size you need
    -Set orientation to landscape
    -Create a new page for each recipient and manually type their information on each page
    -SAVE YOUR WORK!!
    -You can manually edit recipients each time you need it*

    *Shortcut:
    If you keep an accurate directory of who is on each page, you can print just the ones you want by specifying which pages to print (Print >> Pages).

    Example:

    Pg. Name
    ....................
    1 Jenny Craig
    2 Bob Dole
    3 Amy Schumer
    4 Bill Gates
    5 Harrison Ford

    If you want to send an envelope to everyone except Bill Gates, you would print:
    1,2,3,5 or 1-3,5 <<both will provide identical results: page 4 will not print

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    They DO adapt to the screen size. Unfortunately, they seem to have a limited width, and "adapt" only by shrinking :(
    Hopefully, they'll get it all figured out soon. And keep it fixed!

    I actually just posted something very similar before stumbling across your post:
    https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/35191273-customize-ribbon-via-drag-drop

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    1 comment  ·  Word for Windows (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous commented  · 

    You can use bookmarks to jump to a specific location in your document.
    On the ribbon: Insert > Bookmark [located in the 'Links' group, to the right of the Wikipedia add-in, if you haven't hidden/removed it]

    You can also use headings & styles to build a tree-view directory* of everything in your document.
    On the ribbon: Home > Styles
    Use Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, etc to build the "tree." You'll probably have to change the font after you do it (which is really annoying), but it won't work if it isn't assigned to a heading.

    Once the headings are assigned (or even during), you can see your progress in the Navigation Pane.
    On the ribbon: View > Navigation Pane [located in the 'Show' group]

    You can also use the 'Outline View' for easier reading.
    On the ribbon: View > Outline [located in the 'Views' group]

    *Footnote:
    If you create a tree-view using headings & styles, BE CAREFUL when you print or export to PDF/XML. It will print/export EXACTLY as it appears on your screen, and it’s really easy to omit vital information on the printed/exported version.

    Before printing or exporting, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to right-click one of the headings and select:
    Expand/Collapse > Expand All Headings

    It’s a “feature” I’m told, but also a pretty solid source of frustration when you forget about it.

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