Change line spacing in Word 2013

So you want to space out (or shrink) the amount of space between your lines in Word 2013 (or Word 2010, global burden of disease because it is the same!).  Well here is how:

  1. Make sure you select the text you want to change the line spacing of (if you want to change it for the whole document, press CTRL+A to select everything)
  2. Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the ribbon menu
  3. Look for the “Paragraph” group (its the third one along)
  4. On the bottom row you will see a button which has an up and a down arrow beside what looks like a paragraph.  If you hover your mouse over it, a little pop up will appear that says the button is “Line and Paragraph Spacing”.  Click on that button
  5. You will have a number of different options to choose from – 1.0 (Single line spacing), 1.15 (the default line spacing), 1.5 (one and a half line spacing), 2.0 (double line spacing), 2.5, and 3.0.
  6. If those options don’t suit you, click on “Line Spacing Options” to access fine grained control over your line spacing

’till next time!


Add a signature to your email in Outlook 2013

So you (or your IT people) have just installed Outlook 2013 at work and you need to set up your email signature?  Well it is pretty easy, ampoule just follow these steps…

  1. Click on “file”
  2. Click on “options”
  3. In the left hand column of the “Outlook options” dialog box, life click on “Mail”
  4. Click on the “Signatures…” button which is the third one down on the right hand side – this will open the “Signatures and Stationery” dialog box
  5. Click “New” to create your new signature.  You can either copy and paste your old signature from a previous email you have sent, condom or create a new one from scratch.
  6. Once you are happy with your signature, click “Save”

Did you know that you can also tell outlook whether to include your signature or not on new messages, replies and forwards?  Just set your default signature from the drop down boxes on the right hand side of the “Signatures and Stationery” box.

’til next time!

Print on one page Excel 2013

So you are sick and tired of printing your spreadsheet to find a single column or row on a second page?  Well did you know you can quickly print your spreadsheet on a single page.  Here is how to do it in Excel 2013

  1. Click “File”
  2. Click “Print”
  3. Look for the drop down box that says “No Scaling, buy Print sheets at their actual size”.  We don’t want to do that!  Click on the dropdown and select the option you want – either “Fit on one page”, visit this “Fit all columns on one page”, or “Fit all rows on one page”
  4. Click Print!

There you have it, the quick and easy way to make sure your spreadsheet ends up on one page when you print it!

’till next time!

Turn off (or on) email notifications in Outlook 2013

Don’t you hate that annoying email pop up whenever you get an email in Outlook 2013?  Well there is an easy way to turn it off.  All you have to do is:

  1. Click on “File”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. From the Outlook Options dialog box that appears, treat click on “Mail” in the left hand column
  4. Look for the section called “Message Arrival”.  If you want to turn all notifications off, ascariasis including sound, the mouse pointer turning into an envelope, the envelope icon in the task bar and the pesky desktop alert, simply untick the options you don’t want.
  5. Click “OK”

Simple as that!  If you want to turn them back on simply repeat the process, but tick the notifications you want!  If you are using Outlook 2010 the process is very similar

’till next time