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Share a chart with other documents
Comments and Review
Add items to AutoCorrect

Options if you don't have Word

Share a chart with other documents
Excel has better charting tools than Word or PowerPoint, so often it makes more sense to create a chart in Excel, then copy/paste the chart into another document. But it can be an even better arrangement if you link the chart, rather than paste it.
If you change the chart in Excel, the linked chart in Word can automatically update, for example.

1) Create a chart
2) Copy the chart
3) The secret ingredient: Paste Special/Paste Link

    Steps to link a chart from Excel to Word
    1) Create a chart

    In Excel, enter the following information   then select the entered numbers (click on the upper left number, keep the mouse button held down, the drag to the lower right number
    Excel enter data for chart next step Excel data selected

Choose the Insert tab, then click Pie (Chart). Choose an option, the first one listed is fine.
Excel Insert Pie chart

You may click on the edge of the resulting chart to move to a different location. SAVE THE EXCEL FILE.
Excel Chart

2) Copy the chart
Right click near the edge of the chart, and choose Copy.
Copy chart

3) The secret ingredient: Paste Special/Paste Link
Open Word. Place your cursor where you would like to have the chart.

Click the V arrow below Paste, on the Home Tab .Choose Paste Special.
Word Paste Special

Click Paste link, and then select the Chart Object. Click [ OK ] Make sure to Save the Word document in the same folder as the Excel file.
Paste Link

The chart is now visible in Word.
Later, if changes are made in Excel, those changes will also appear in the Word document.
(This process is part of OLE, Object Linking and Embedding)

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Comments and Review
In Word, the ability to insert notes that someone else can see while reading the electronic document is a pretty clever way for multiple individuals to share thoughts or proposed corrections, etc. This can be great for Student/Teacher or Student/Student groups to share ideas without exchanging physical copies (and wasting paper).

This is obviously a benefit when the collaboration is taking place via email, or within an eLearning environment. Even single users will find the feature handy, letting you add notes and/or reminders to yourself.

While I suppose you could just add text boxes or just type in your thoughts within the document, Word Comments provide a better way because those added comments can easily be hidden, so they don't print out, or the comments can be deleted when they have served their purpose.

In Word 2007 or 2010, follow these steps:

1. Highlight the text you would like to comment upon to select it
2. Choose the Review tab, and select New Comment in the Comments section

Word Review tab

3. In the balloon that appears in the right margin, type your comment. Feel free to use an AutoCorrect item, if you have them.
4. Click anywhere in the document to continue editing the document.
Note the ability to use the Comments feature to scroll through comments, or to delete comments when no longer needed.
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Add items to AutoCorrect
Let's say you type a phrase a lot... such as
I love you Mom, but I am a poor college student so I was wondering if you could send me some money.

The next time you type this, or any phrase you use a lot, add it to AutoCorrect.

To add a phrase to AutoCorrect, finish typing your phrase, then highlight the phrase.
Click the Office Button or the File tab, and locate Options, or Word Options. (It will be near the bottom of the window.)


2010 File tab

After selecting Options, locate and choose Proofing, then click AutoCorrect Options.
Locating AutoCorrect

Type in a couple of unique letters in the blank next to your phrase, such as xox. Click [ OK ]
AutoCorrect dialog
The next time you type xox and press the spacebar, it will be replaced by the phrase:
I love you Mom, but I am a poor college student so I was wondering if you could send me some money.

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Options if you don't have Word, or other Microsoft Office products.
Students can go to Microsoft and search for Ultimate Steal, and purchase Office for $79.95, compared to $489 or more other places.

Folks buying a new PC may not get the full versions of Office, but it may come with Office Starter.
Office Starter consists of Microsoft Word Starter 2010 and Microsoft Excel Starter 2010 only; this package includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, with advertising.

There are several products that are similar to Office, some of which you can download for free... including OpenOffice.
These products prefer to save as a proprietary format, but files can be saved as the Office equivalents.

Google Docs allows you to create and edit files using any computer that can access the Internet.

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