Category Archives: Word for Writers

BE The Formatting Genie…Make a Manuscript Template!

Welcome to Techie Tuesday here at More Cowbell! This is the day each week when I unleash my inner geek and we talk about some groovy piece of technology or a technical point of writing. Last week we discussed Microsoft Word’s … Continue reading

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I’m Starting a New Manuscript! Where’s my “Formatting Genie?”

Welcome to Techie Tuesday here at More Cowbell! Last Tuesday, I promised to let out my inner geek more often and share some software trainer magic. Naturally, the question I get asked the most came to mind. How do I … Continue reading

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Do You Use “Track Changes” in Word? (Betcha it’s your BFF after reading this…)

In yesterday’s post on Writers In The Storm, I talked about LinkedIn and how writers could use it easily and wisely. :-) Click here if you missed it. Karen McFarland left a comment on the LinkedIn post that cued me in … Continue reading

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A Microsoft Word Party + July Webinar Winners

Last Friday several of us got together and had the June webinar with the focus on how to use Microsoft Word more efficiently. We always have a great time in these trainings – not just because we get to learn … Continue reading

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Keyboard Shortcuts and Other Amazing Productivity Tips

As you might have surmised from some earlier blogs, I work with accountants. Seeing the mountains of paperwork that go in and out is nothing short of astonishing during tax season. Accountants’ fingers tap a keyboard, particularly on the 10-key side, … Continue reading

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Track Changes…Friend To Writers and Trees

I was doing L.A Traffic Hell yesterday, on my way to work, thinking about the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. (Really, I was. I’m a software geek…we think about this stuff.) Track Changes is a MUST for writers. It really … Continue reading

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Starting a New Manuscript

 Originally posted on September 9, 2010 by writersinthestorm How can you make it easier, every time, to open a new document in Word and start a new manuscript? I have friends who angst every time they do this over … Continue reading

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Formatting Your Manuscript – 25 Lines Per Page

Originally posted on July 8, 2010 by writersinthestorm When someone in my writing chapter asked me if I could “please, please, please write a blog about how to get 25 lines per page,” I responded “of course I will” even though I’d never done this … Continue reading

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