Word bullets can trouble you a lot. If there is wrong bullet formatting – that too for just ONE bullet, it can be very frustrating to handle. This happens with numbering as well as shown here.
But it is not a bug. There is a method behind the madness. And of course, there is a simple solution to it.
The problem with wrong bullet formatting
The formatting for the bullet itself is stored in the last character of the paragraph – the paragraph mark itself. It is usually invisible but it is still selectable. So all that you have to do is to select it and then press CTRL Spacebar – which resets the formatting. Problem solved.
To select the invisible character, go to the last character (the period in this case), press right arrow and then press Shift Right Arrow. Now the invisible paragraph mark is selected.
When this is done press Ctrl Spacebar which resets the formatting to default. Here the formatting of the paragraph mark was also red that is why number 3 was shown in red colour. When formatting is reset, the problem is solved.
This is a common and frustrating problem. For some reason, only one bullet or numbering item becomes bold.
Wherever you click intuitively and press Ctrl B to solve it just does not work. Beginning, ending of the line or trying to select the number itself – the stubborn bold formatting remains there
Here is the secret. Formatting about these things is stored in the paragraph marker. The marker is not usually seen. But you can see it if you enable hidden characters as shown below.
You do not have to make it visible, just select it by double clicking at the end of the line. You can also navigate to the end of the line and choose Shift + Right Arrow. Now, you should see the mini-toolbar automatically. Bold should be selected at this stage.
Click on the Bold button to remove the setting or press Ctrl B. That’s it.
Apps are great. But we are not great at using them. Useful ones do not get enough attention and useless ones we get addicted to.
We waste our precious life in using apps which are reducing the value of your life. APPendectomy reduces APPetite is a nice way of saying that if you reduce excessive dependence on apps, your life will improve.
If you have noticed the problem and feel that you need a solution, try this approach. These are random ideas. But I have used these at various points of time.
One or more of these ideas may be useful to you. No harm in trying these out.
Let me know your feedback.
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Yes I know. Nobody wants to see ads. But unfortunately that is not possible. If FB does not get some revenue, they will close down – like any other business. So what choices do we have? Well, it turns out that we have three different approaches available. It turns out that there is a way of Using Ads to your advantage!
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I want to select a sentence. Sometimes, instead of the sentence, the entire paragraph is selected. Inside a table, contents of the entire cell are selected. I quickly undo and then try to select the text again, this time with a bit more caution, but alas, the problem still remains. It is inexplicable and frustrating. Here is what you do in such cases.
The Text Selection action replay
I want to select the second paragraph.
I am using Shift Right Arrow to select the text, one character at a time.
Usually we get frustrated at this point. We give up the effort and start all over again … HOPING that it will work this time. It never does!
Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this selection nightmare.
The solution is … Press SHIFT and LEFT ARROW once. That’s all.
Even if you use Shift CTRL RightArrow to select word by word, this problem can occur. The solution is exactly the same: Press Shift LeftArrow.
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We often need to forget a Wi-Fi hotspot or change its properties. This was easily possible by using the right click menu (also called the context menu). With Windows 10, there is no context menu. Frustrating! Here is the solution.
Click on the network icon in taskbar to open the list of connections. At the bottom click Network Settings. Now you see another list of Wi-Fi networks. DO NOT go there. Click on Manage Wi-Fi settings.
Ignore the Wi-Fi Sense settings on top. Scroll down to Manage Known Networks. CLICK (not right click) on the network you want and then finally you see the Forget button.
Enjoy the experience!
Some documents seem to be so cluttered with these blue wavy lines that we cannot read the content at all. Here is a solution to this problem and explanation of the root cause and the REAL solution.
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Sometimes we get Word document containing a numbered list – but it is actually not proper numbering. It is manually typed 1 <space><space> Text kind of numbering.
How to repair this issue and put proper numbering? Simple. Just select the data and apply Numbering from the Home tab. That’s all – Word is smart enough to understand the problem and solve it. Just ONE CLICK. Did you know that? (BTW, one more click and you can remove all the numbering.)
Some of you must have wasted lot of time REMOVING the existing bad numbering
You want to see all items.
Control Panel shows grouped items.
Here is the solution.
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||This applies to you as well.
Here is an example of an irritating feature which is there for more than 10 years…
Read on to find out why Microsoft is doing it.
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