Monthly Archives: March 2013

Word Templates – make your own

If you have a particular type of document that you use a lot, you can save time by saving it as a template.  For example, you might set up your own template for letters, with your address etc; or you might set up your own template for invoices.

To save something as a template, do Save As and then one of the following:

For Windows 7 : On the left hand pane of the Save As box, scroll to the top of the folders level, click on Microsoft Word, then click on Templates.

For Windows Vista: Click on Favourite Links, then Templates

  For Windows XPSave In Trusted Templates

Then give it a name, and change the file type to Word Template, and save it.

Next time you want to create a new document using your template, do File, New, My Templates and select your template.


Power Point presentations – how to number the slides starting from 1 on the second slide

When you do a Power Point presentation, sometimes you want to number your slides, but you don’t want a number on the first page – your Title page.  So if you want numbers on the rest of the slides, but starting with the second slide as slide 1, this is what you do:

In Power Point, open your presentation.  Go to Page Setup (which if you can’t find it, is under the Design tab), and where it says “number slides from” choose zero.  Then on the Insert tab, choose Slide Number, and in the dialog box, tick Slide Number, and tick Don’t Show on title slide, and tick Apply to All.