How to Create A Cover Page in Microsoft Word 2013

Cover pages make great additions to written documents such as work reports, essays, evaluations or resumes. Including a cover page with your document can give it a more official and professional appearance, letting people know before delving into the document, what exactly they will be reading.

Inserting a cover page into an already written Word document is incredibly easy when using MS Word 2013. Let’s take a look at how you can do it yourself.

To insert your new cover page, click on the INSERT tab and then select Cover Page.

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You will now see a dropdown menu that gives you a huge variety of templates to choose from when deciding what you want your cover page to look like. There truly are many templates to choose from, whether you are looking for something simple or something flashy with a lot of graphics.

You can also click on the “More Cover Pages from Office.com” link to check out the online gallery for more template options.

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If you right-click on the template before selecting it, you will see that it gives you options for placing your cover page. Of course, most people will want the cover page at the beginning of the document, which is where it will be placed automatically once you choose your template. However, if you need to put it somewhere else within the document, you can do that as well with the right-click option.

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Once you’ve chosen your cover page, you can click on the text blocks and images to start editing the page.

If you want to remove the cover page and start fresh, click on INSERT > Cover Page and then at the bottom of the list, click on “Remove Current Cover Page.”

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If you want to create a cover page template of your own, you can do that as well. You can pick an already existing template and then edit it. Once you are happy with it, you can then make it into a template that you can reuse in the future.

Once you are happy with how your cover page looks, click on INSERT > Cover Page. You will see an option at the bottom of the list that says “Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery. Click on that link.

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Now fill in the information that will enable you to recognize and choose this template the next time you want to use it. Give it a name, description and fill in some other details before clicking OK.

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How to Find Average, Maximum, Minimum Values in Excel Tables

It’s a well known fact that teachers tend to use Microsoft Excel a lot, especially when it comes to keeping grades and test scores. Keeping track of student grades is incredibly easy with Excel, and it’s also great for archiving old grades and scores for future reference.

If you are a teacher that uses Excel as a grading sheet, you might want to find out what your students averages grades and test scores are, as well as what the class maximum and minimum grades are. Here is how you can do it easily using basic Excel formulas.

If you want to find the average grade in your class, use the following formula. In the empty cell below the test scores enter =AVERAGE(B2:B17). The cells within the parenthesis are the start and end cells of your score sheet.

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Hit enter and you will see the average score for your class below.

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Obviously, with a list this short, you will be able to pick out the highest score by eye, but in the case of a larger list of test scores, you can use the Maximum formula to find the highest score very easily.

In the empty cell below the test scores enter =MAX(B2:B17). The cells within the parenthesis are the start and end cells of your score sheet.

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Hit enter and you will see the highest score for your class below.

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To find the lowest score use MIN instead of MAX in the formula.

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Hit enter and you will see the lowest score for your class below.

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How To Sort Data By Date in Excel

Microsoft Excel is probably the world’s most popular spreadsheet program because it always you to organize your tabular data in the way that best fits your needs, making it easier for you to work on your data, search and present it.

This flexibility and customizability is what makes it a great application to use for collecting and presenting data. If you are looking to organize your tabular data by the dates on which the stats were entered into your Excel file, here is how you can go about doing that in three easy steps.

Select the data that you want to sort.

sort data by date How To Sort Data By Date in Excel Click the Sort & Filter tab. It is located in the “Editing” tab on the right side.

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Click “oldest to newest” or “newest to oldest” depending on how you want the dates sorted.

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If you previously only selected the dates, Excel will ask you whether you want the corresponding data to be filtered along with the dates. Select “Expand the selection” and then click on “Sort.”

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And that’s all there is to it. Your dates will now be sorted according to the order you have chosen.

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How to create PDF with bookmarks in Microsoft Word?

With our service, Cometdocs, you can, for example, convert PDF to Word online or on iPad, but sometimes we wish to do the opposite – to create a PDF. Microsoft Word allows you to easily create PDFs directly from their software. In the process of creating, sometimes we need to create bookmarks as well.  Bookmarks are extremely handy in browsing through a larger document, and that is why we want to make the reading process more intuitive for our readers.

This is especially the case if we are creating a longer paper, or an e-book. In such situations, bookmarks are a must and readers will probably search for them.

There are actually two ways to create bookmarks in PDF using Word. We can turn all headings into bookmarks when printing to PDF, or create all of our bookmarks manually.

To insert a bookmark in Word, simply select a desired word, go to Insert – Bookmarks, add a new bookmark and give it a name.

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If you see some bookmarks that you didn’t create, you can easily delete them by clicking on an appropriate button. Sometimes Word generates bookmarks by itself or it can happen during the process of PDF to Word conversion.

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In any case, if you only need headings turned into bookmarks, you just need to properly assign them.

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After this, go to Save As menu and choose PDF format in the drop down menu.

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Now click on Options, as you see in the image.

Select the option Create bookmarks using.

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Finally, choose the option you want, either Word bookmarks, or Header.

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And that will be all. Now open your PDF file, go to Bookmarks menu and check if everything got saved properly.

How to convert Scanned PDF Documents to Word (iOS)

Very often we have to deal with scanned documents on our mobile devices. We might have scanned them ourselves with one of the many PDF scanners available on iTunes, or we received them via email or similar. Such documents need a special ORC technology to be converted.

We have released a special mobile app which enables users to convert scanned documents to Word on the go. This app also works with regular PDF documents, but is mostly designed for scanned ones. The output converted format is .docx.

Have in mind that for a successful conversion of a scanned document you need a document that has been scanned properly. For proper scanning the document should lie on a flat surface. It will be difficult to properly scan folded or crumpled papers. Additionaly, for a proper conversion of a scanned document it must not be too blurry and letters have to be clearly visible.

Here is how the app works for both iPhone or iPad. Go to your desired document. Tap on it to get a Share or Open In menu.

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Choose the Scanned PDF to Word app on the list.

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After this the conversion will start immediately. You might have to wait a while depending on the server load, if you don’t upgrade to premium when prompted.

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And that is it. Now tap on the document name to open the newly converted document in .docx format.

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Feel free to try it out right away and see how amazing this app is. Our OCR technology is one of the best performing on the market, so we are sure that you will like it.