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Old 03-29-11, 03:27 PM   #1
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Microsoft office is evil

My mom uses microsoft word and needs help. I try to avoid microsoft products as much as possible and use iWork instead. anyone know how to do the stuff below? I think it's fairly basic, but I was unable to get any answers on this microsoft help site/forum.

1) How do you take items off the toolbar that you don't want? There are a ton of options on the toolbar that my mom never uses. She'd like to get it down to a small subset of things she actually uses.

2) Is there a way to select your top X favorite fonts so that when you select the font drop down menu, you always see the same X number of fonts regardless of whether you have actually used them in that document yet?

3) In the font menu mentioned above, when opened it lists a certain number of fonts under "heading" and "body" font. My mother doesn't recall actually selecting these fonts. Is there a way to set up a template so that the heading and body fonts are always a particular one? I tried looking up styles and themes and couldn't find a way to force the heading to be a particular font type.


please help save my mom some gray hairs!!!
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Old 03-29-11, 05:08 PM   #2
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right click on the toolbar to customize the toolbar.

Fonts: stay in the "home" tab, and the "font" box will display your 10 last used fonts - it they're the ones she always uses, they'll alwayd be there.

I never use the "font" menu - but I think the "style" section of the "home" tab should help - they're pre-set headings & fonts, which you can use as is or create your own...

This is for Word 2007...... I have forgotten all the 2003 stuff..... I hate Office, too.
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I have found Office 2010 to be a step up from 2007. But I don't use Word often enough to know all of this, and she got the one thing I did know above.
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openoffice.org 'nuff said.
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you only just realized that?
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Looks like the others have been addressed, so I'll tackle this one:

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2) Is there a way to select your top X favorite fonts so that when you select the font drop down menu, you always see the same X number of fonts regardless of whether you have actually used them in that document yet?
Not sure which version Word, so here's how-to with Word 2003:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=820917

Install the support-template and turn ON the NoFontMRUList feature. There's a registry-edit that will do that as well, but I don't think you or your mum wants to go there.
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