Monday, November 01, 2004
- Text boxes. Unless you're doing some sort of diagram, or a document which will be printed once and never amended electronically, you probably shouldn't be using a text box. I would suggest using a table
- There are these things call indents. These allow you to indent a paragraph, believe it or not. Amazing isn't it? This would provide a useful alternative to your having to put a carriage return at the end of each line, then pressing the spacebar a few times to line it up (inaccurately) beneath the last line. I know that's what you'd do if you had a typewriter, but this is not a typewriter - it's so much more...
- Word can do a table of contents for you. This means that as the document is amended, the page numbers referred to on the contents page will be updated appropriately. If you decide to go your own way and manually type in the contents, you risk annoying the poor bastard who has to amend the document in future. That poor bastard is me.
- Similarly, Word can do automatic numbering for you. See above re: poor bastard.
- When you sign a letter on behalf of someone, put the "pp" in the right place, otherwise you reveal your ignorance.
- Don't call your tin-pot document a "form" unless it behaves like a form - i.e. allows the user to tab between fields to fill in the details.