22 Sept 2014

Paragraph and text borders in MS Word 2013

Today it hit me that people (in general, or a significant proportions of them), don’t read documents very well. Everybody is so busy or dyslexic or whateverrrr.

Even if I put in headings and emphasise them in different font styles, I’ve noticed that a fair few will miss what is written. So for certain documents I’ve now decided to add borders to headings and certain key text. See demo below.

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I get to be able to do that by the following sequence (which needs some figuring out – yes, I know I’m not a good teacher, or spoon-feeder.)

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Then playing with options here.

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Why have I posted this here, if I’m not teaching anybody anything? Because, it forms part of my notes on how I did it. Sometimes I do forget how I did something on a computer..it happens to a lot of people – it’s jus that they never admit it. Yes I know Microsoft has a help page on this. If you find that better, more kind and loving - then you go there and you use it.