Convert a Table to Text in Word

by C.K. MacLeod @CKmacleodwriter When you’re writing nonfiction, you often need to think about how best to present information—as a bulleted or numbered list, in a table, as a diagram, in a paragraph, and so forth. Your options are many. Recently, I wanted to convert a two-column table to a single-column bulleted list in Word… Continue reading Convert a Table to Text in Word

Hunt Down Adverbs with a Macro

by C.K. MacLeod …the road to hell is paved with adverbs and I will shout it from the rooftops. ~Steven King Do you use -ly words in your writing? Do you use them with the dialogue tags he said and she said? Example: “Who do you think you are?” she said arrogantly. According to author Steven… Continue reading Hunt Down Adverbs with a Macro

How to Design A Book Cover in Word

By C.K. MacLeod @CKmacleodwriter Did you know you can design an ebook cover in Word? I’d have hardly believed it unless I’d tried it myself. Until now, I’ve been limping rather awkwardly in GIMP. But creating a cover in Word has blown things wide open for me. Graphic designer Derek Murphy wrote a tutorial that helped me to create the cover… Continue reading How to Design A Book Cover in Word

Find Passive Words in Your Writing

Passive words can make your writing dull. Use this macro to find passive words so you can replace them with strong, active words. Word will highlight passive words in bright green. Copy the macro from Sub to End Sub and paste it into Microsoft Word’s Visual Basic Application (VBA). This free 20-minute macro course will show… Continue reading Find Passive Words in Your Writing