Tame your computer - just click and type


In her weekly series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she offers a way to click and type so you can produce creative posters or title pages (Microsoft Word*) ...

Do you ever have to produce signs for the office where you want the text to be in the center in the middle of a blank page? Or perhaps you need to create a title page in Word? Well, no need to change the vertical alignment (if you already knew how to do it). There is a much easier way!

Here's how:

1. If necessary, switch to print layout view (in Word 2000 you seem to be able to do this in
Normal view as well)
2. Double-click where you want to insert the text
3. Enter your text or insert a picture or table as normal.

If this doesn't work (and you've made sure you are using print layout view if you are using version  2003), check whether you have the Click and Type feature enabled. To turn it on, select the Tools,  Options command, click the Edit tab, select the Enable click and type check box, and then click OK.

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2003.
Most of what is covered however will also apply to earlier versions

3 May 2007

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.
Contact her by email Karen@roem.co.uk or visit her website at http://www.roem.co.uk


Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support