How to Modify or Create a New Style in Microsoft Word 2013?

Styles and Themes are among Microsoft Word’s most amazing features. They make your documents look neat and professional, and you don’t need to invest much time in editing them. There is a huge set of already predefined themes in Word 2013, which you can access from the Designs tab. If you don’t want your document to be too colorful, you can always change the colors using the nearby button Colors.

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Adjusting themes and styles can come handy in a situation when you want to convert a document, maybe a scanned one, and you want to make some fast post-conversion adjustments.

Modifying a style

 Open the Home button.

Select the style you want to modify and click the right mouse button. Select the command Modify by clicking on it. In this example we will change the style of the Title.

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Now go to Format in the lower left-hand corner and select which parameter you want to change: font, paragraph, tabs, border, language, etc. In our example we will change the color of the tile. Feel free to explore your options.

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Creating a new style

If you don’t like the current set of styles, you can always add a new one. You don’t have to modify existing ones. Simply click on the small arrow in the Home tab, below Styles.

Now scroll to the bottom and click on New Style.

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Enter all the details you want and the new style will be ready. Don’t forget to add it to the Quick Style list if you plan to use it frequently.

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Automatically Updating Styles

To have Word automatically reset the selected style whenever you apply some manual formatting to any paragraph that uses this style, just make sure to select Automatic Update whenever you make changes. Also, you can choose whether you want this to be valid only for the current or for any future document. We advise you to be careful with this feature.

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Note that this is not valid for the Normal style.

Perform OCR on Scanned Documents on iPad or iPhone

We have already written about what OCR is and why it is needed. Basically, in order to edit scanned documents, they have to be converted by implementing OCR technology. There are plenty of tools that can do that, but not all of them are precise, because developing the highest quality optical recognition technology is not easy.

That is why the conversion of scanned documents with Cometdocs is reserved for premium users, but if you want to convert documents for free, we suggest using our mobile apps:

1) OCR Scanned PDF to Word

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If you want to convert your PDF to Word format, you can use a specialized iOS app which does exactly that. It supports all types of scanned PDFs, and the recognition of regular images and text is very accurate.

2) OCR PDF to Excel

Scanned tables are always problematic. Even if the table is small, it can take ages to retype it manually. This app can do it in a second, and it supports all types of PDFs, scanned and native ones. Recognition of rows and columns is accurate, so you can start editing your spreadsheet right after the conversion.

3) OCR PDF to PowerPoint

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This app is pretty unique. It converts scanned and regular PDF presentations to PowerPoint format. The recognition of images which shouldn’t be converted into text is better than average. Slides are extracted exactly like they look in the original document.

4) OCR PDF to plain text (txt)

Sometimes all we need is a plain text, no images or formatting. The reason for that is that there are some specific software which work only with text. Install this app, open your PDF in it, and the conversion will start automatically.

Create a List of All PDF, Word, Excel or Other Files in a Directory

Sometimes it happens that we have many PDF, Word or Excel files in one folder, and for organizational purposes we want to create a list of those files. Having such a list is a good thing if we want to send it to someone or just to have all our documents categorized. We could easily do it manually and retype file titles name by name in our favorite text editor, but that is not the best choice as it would probably be too time-consuming.

We have a much faster and convenient solution for you:

Download and install the software called FileListCreator.

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Open it and specify the folder for which you want to list its contents. You can tick the subfolder option, if you need those files listed as well.

Choose all details that you want to be included in the list, such as file name, file format and so on.

Choose if you want that list to be in csv, text or image format. You can import csv into Excel easily.

Alternatively, you don’t even have to have all documents in one folder. You can just drag files into the software, and have it automatically create a list.

Both txt and csv files can be imported into Excel by using the DataImport functionality.

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Extremely simple.

How to Start with Statistical Analysis in Excel 2013?

Today we are going to show you how to turn on the statistical analysis add-in in MS Excel.

Excel is excellent when it comes to financial analysis, creating reports, and performing calculations. However, Excel can perform some simple statistical analysis as well. Maybe not in full detail like SPSS or R, but for the most basic statistical analysis it will be adequate.

The best thing about using Excel for this purpose is that you don’t have to use complicated formulas (though you certainly can, if you want to). Everything is done automatically: you enter data, choose a required statistical tool and results are presented to you. Now, all you need to do is analyze them using your knowledge of statistics.

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You can work with ANOVA, histograms, t-tests, correlations, descriptive statistics, regression and much more.

Here is how you can start working on it.

Go to Options in your Excel document.

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Navigate to the tab Add-ins and click on Go, as you see in the image.

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 Activate the Analysis ToolPak, then click OK.

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Now a new button will appear under you Data menu.

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The tab will be called Data Analysis, and you can click on it to start performing statistical analysis in Excel.

Keep a Journal on Your Computer and Convert It to PDF

Sometimes we want to keep track of all our activities day by day. These can be ideas, plans, notes, thoughts or any similar writing. For that we can use a note-taking app. There are plenty of good ones you can use on your computer.

Some of the most well-known are Evernote, Microsoft’s OneNote, CintaNotes and many others. However, most of the note-taking apps don’t have a calendar integrated into them, so it is not possible to track things by day.

We’ve found one that can do exactly that. It’s called RedNotebook and it is a completely free, OpenSource software for keeping a modern journal.

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Once you start it, you are presented with a calendar, and for each day you can enter notes. Notes can consist of formatted text, images, links, files, and much more.

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Everything is saved automatically while you type.

Each note can be marked with a tag, and all tags are generated and visible automatically from the menu. You have to mark each tag with this sign #.

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Finally, all notes can be exported into PDF. Go to JournalExport, and choose which format you want the diary exported to. Available formats are PDF, LaTex, HTML and plain text.

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Don’t worry about converting your PDF back to Word or any other format. Cometdocs file converter will take care of that easily.