Tag Archives: Word 2013

QUICKLY Rearrange Paragraphs in Word

SWord 2013witching the order of paragraphs in a Microsoft Office Word document can be a frustrating task.  If you cut and paste the paragraph, you often have to add or remove space before or after the paragraph to make certain that the spacing is correct.

Instead of cutting and pasting, try using the SHIFT + ALT keyboard shortcut method.  The task is easy using this method.  Follow these steps:

  1. Click anywhere in the paragraph you wish to move
  2. Hold down SHIFT + ALT
  3. Move the paragraph up or down using the up/down arrow keys
  4. Each press of an arrow key causes the paragraph to “jump above or below” one adjacent paragraph

If you are unfamiliar with the SHIFT + ALT method, try it!  You will find this method both quick and easy to use, and your document will be complete with all paragraphs in the correct order in no time.  It is another little known perk of Microsoft Office Word.

What will you like about Word 2013?

Ever wondered why you might want to upgrade to Office 2013 or Office 365? Those of you with Office 365 will be using Microsoft’s new subscription service which also provides automatic downloads of updates and revisions.

Regardless of how you currently use Microsoft Word, the information provided in this Microsoft blog, should be of interest. It discusses the top 10 reasons why students (or anyone) will love Word 2013. Click below to read the blog and preview the features discussed.

Top 10 Reasons Students Will Love Word 2013

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For more information on the Business Office Systems and Support department, contact Becky Jones, Associate Dean, bjones@dcccd.edu 972-238-6215.

A Change You May Want to Make if Using Office 2013

The new version of Microsoft Office is here!  Office 2013 or Office 365 (a subscription version) is currently the only version of Office sold by retailers.  Therefore, if you purchase a new computer and have Microsoft Office installed on the computer; you will be using Office 2013.

One of the new features in Office 2013 is one that you may wish to turn off.  When launched, several of the Office 2013 applications show a “dynamic Start screen” by default.  This screen, in Excel, is shown below.

Excel Start Screen

If you prefer to simply see a new blank workbook, Select File, Options, the General tab, and uncheck, Show Start screen when the application starts, under Startup Options.

You will need to make this change in Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 if you wish to avoid seeing the Start screen in those applications also.

Making this change will save you several clicks!


For more information on the Business Office Systems and Support department, contact Becky Jones, Associate Dean, bjones@dcccd.edu (972-238-6215).