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Breaks in MS Word

When you are working on multi-page document they may be times when you need to have more control over how the text flows. Breaks can prove it handy in these cases. There are various different types of breaks to select from depending on what you require which include section breaks, page breaks and column breaks.

Inserting Page Break:

For inserting the page break you need to follow these simple steps.

  • First of all you need to place the insertion point where you need to create the page break.
  • Now click on the Page Break on the Insertion tab. You can also press Ctrl+Enter on your keyboard.
  • You can insert the page break into the document and the text will move to the next page.

Section Breaks:

Section breaks can create barrier between variosu different parts of the document, letting you to format each section independently. MS Word provides different types of section breaks.

Next Page: This option lets you insert section break and moves the text after the break to the next page of the document.

Continuous: The Continuous option allows you to insert section break and lets you continue working on the same page.

Even/Odd Page: Both these options lets you add a section break and move the text after the break to the next even or odd page. These options may be handy when you are required to begin new section on an even or odd page.

Inserting a Section Break:

For adding a section break to separate a paragraph from two-column list.

  • First of all place a insertion point where you need to create the break.
  • On the Page Layout tab, click the breaks commen and then select the desired section break from drop-down menu.
  • A section breal will appear in your document.
  • The text before as well as after the section break can now be formatted separately.
  • The formatting will be applied to current section of the document.

Deleting a Break:

The breaks are hidden by default and if you need to delete a break, you will have yo show the breaks in your document.

  • First of all click on Show/Hide command on the Home tab.
  • Now clocate the break you need to delete and then place the insertion point att he beginning of the break.
  • Now you need to press the Delete the key. The break will deleted from the document.
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Modifying Page Layout in MS Word 2007

The default page layout settings in MS Word are not sufficient for the document you need to create in which case you will have to change these settings. You can also change the page formatting depending on the document you are creating. In this tutorial you will learn how to modify the page orientation, paper size and page margins.

Page layout and formatting:

To Change Page Orientation:

for changing the page orientation you need to follow these simple steps.

First of all you need to select the Page Layout tab.

Then you can click the Orientation command in the Page Setup group.

Now left click on either Portrait or Landscape to change the page orientation.

To Change the Paper Size:

For changing the paper size you need to follow these steps.

  • 1st of all you need to select the Page Layout tab.
  • Now you are required to left click the Sie command, and a drop down menu will appear. The current paper size is highlighted.
  • Now you need to left click on a size option to select it, the page size of the document changes.

To Format Page Margins:

For formatting page margins you need to follow these steps.

  • First of all you need to select the Page Layout tab.
  • Now you need to click the Margins command. A menu of options will appear. Normal is selected by default.
  • Now you need to left click the predefined margin size you need.

OR

  • Select the Custom Margins from the menu. The Page Setup dialog box will appear.
  • Now enter the desired margin size in the appropriate fields.

You can always access the page Setup dialog box by simply clicking the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the Page Setup group. The dialog box should look similar ro the people who have used previous versions of MS Word.

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Windows Hello in Windows 10

Windows Hello is the biometric security system of Microsoft. Using the Windows Hello will allow you to ease any concerns you may have while typing the passwords or using the the sign -in genstures. This is all because you can safely sign in to Windows by using the facial recognition or fingerprint. Before using Windows Hello you need to configure your PC to allow it.

Using Windows Hello:

In order to use Windows Hello you are required to follow these steps.

  • First of all you need to click Start button.
  • Now you need to click on Settings button and Settings categories will appear.
  • After the appearance of categories click on Accounts.
  • Now you need to select Sign-in options.
  • After this you are required to select an option under Windows Hello and then click Set up. The options includes Face, Fingerprint and Iris. These options depends on your PC’s available devices.
  • Now you need to click on Get Started.
  • After this you are required to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the set up.

Once you are done you will sign in with a glance or swipe.

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Introduction to OneDrive

OneDrive is the online storage space from Microsoft which can be used for saving, editing and sharing your documents and various other files. OneDrive can be accessed from you PC, smartphone or any other device that you use.

In order to get things started with OneDrive you need to set up a free Microsoft account, if you don’t have one already. Once you have created a OneDrive account you will be able to sign in to Office. All you need to do is to click Sign in on the upper right corner of the Word window.

Advantages of Using OneDrive:

Once you have signed in to Microsoft account, there will be several things that you can do with OneDrive.

Access files from anywhere:

when you will saev your files to OneDrive, you will be able to access them from any computer, smartphone or tablet that has an active Internet connection. You can als create new documents from OneDrive.

Back up your files:

Saving file to OneDrive will provide you an extra alyer of protection as your documents will be saved online and if anything happen to your PC you can still access your files from any other device.

Share Files:

Sharing the files to your friends and colleagues becomes very simple with OneDrive. Youc an select whether you can edit or simply read the files. This option will be handy for collaboration as multiple people can edit a document simultaneously. This is known as co-authoring.

Saving and Opening a file:

When you are signed in to your Microsoft account, OneDrive will appear as an option whenever you save or open a file. You will still have the option of saving your files to your PC. However saving files to OneDrive will let you access them from any PC or device.

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Tablet Mode in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 on a PC consisting of a touchscreen woth detachable keyboard, you can use the tablet mode in order to make it simple to use. Tablet Mode is Windows 10 lets you automatiacally activate when you detach the keyboard from it’s base. The Tablet Mode is different from the desktop mode like the Start menu is replaced with the Start screen and the Live tiles will fill the whole screen. One thing should be kept in mind that the Tablet Mode can not be used when your device is connected to multiple displays.

Enable Tablet Mode:

When the Tablet Mode is enabled it will make working on mobile device very easy as you can use touch and gestures to complete the tasks. You need to follow these steps.

  • 1st of all swipte in from the right side of the screen or click on the Action Center icon.
  • Now click on the Tablet Mode button.
  • Once the Tablet Mode is enabled, apps run in full screen. The Taskbar will change and most parts of the interface are optimized for the touch screen in place of mouse and keyboard.

Use the Start Menu:

In the Tablet Mode few things are peformed differently. Like the Start Menu is replaced with the Start screen.

  • First of all tap on the Start button.
  • Now you need to tap on the Menu button in order to view an expanded Start menu. With this all of your installed apps will appear.
  • Now you need to tap the app you want to open.

Switch Between Apps:

For switching between the apps you need to follow the following steps to switch between open apps while in Tablet Mode.

  • First of all swipe your finger in from left or tap the Task View icon.
  • Now tap on the app you need to open.

Close an App

There are many different methods for closing an open app. You can do it by following these steps.

  • If there is a Close button then just click it.

OR

  • Swipe your finger from the top to bottom of the screen.

OR

  • Tap on the Task View icon.
  • Then tap on the app’s Close button.

Hide the Taskbar:

In the Tablet Mode, you can hide the taskbar automatically even if it was not hidden in the desktop mode.

  • First of all tap the Start button.
  • Now tap on the Settings button.
  • Now tap of the System.
  • Tap on the Tablet Mode button.
  • Now toggle Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode on.

Turn Tablet Mode OFF:

  • First of all swipe your finger in from the right or tap the Action Center icon.
  • Now tap on the Tablet Mode button.
  • Now you need to reattach your keyboard when you are done.
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How to Enable and Set Up Cortana in Windows 10

In this tutorial you will learn how to set up Cortana in Windows 10 and enable Hey Cortana. You will also learn how to set up your mic or microphone is that Cortana can easily understand you properly. Cortana is actually a digital assistant that has been built into Windows 10. by using the Cortana you can search the web, keep track of your calendar and find the things on your PC.

Setting up Cortana in Windows 10:

  • First of all you need to click inside the taskbar search box. The Cortana search box will appear.
  • You need to move the slider to the ON position in order to enable Cortana.
  • By scrolling down you will find settings that allow you to turn ON or PFF, taskbar tidbits and information about flights.
  • If you are required to access the settings again, you need to click on hamburger menu>Notebook>Settings.
  • Once Cortana is enabled you will see privacy statement. You can click on I agree in order to proceed.
  • In the next step you will be asked for your name. You are required to enter a name that you had like Cortana to call you as and click Next.
  • After this you will be asked for a location access to serve you with enhanced results. It is recommended to click on Yes and Allow.
  • Once it is done the Privacy settings app will open. Select the apps you need to allow access to your location.
  • After this you may exit the Privacy settings app.
  • Now you are all set to go. Just click on the Mic in the bottom right corner and then start speaking.
  • If the mic is not configured properly and Cortana is not able to hear properly then a box will pop up asking you to set up your Mic. Click on Next to proceed.
  • Now Cortana will provide you a phrase to repeat.
  • Now you will be asked to read a sentence. You are required to read it clearly and ensure that there is no background noise.
  • Once it is done you are required to click on Next and you will see that your microphone has been set up correctly.
  • Now try to ask something from Cortana and you will see Cortana respond.