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Old 12-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Athalwolf Athalwolf is offline how to add text to a document without existing text moving around? Windows 7 32bit how to add text to a document without existing text moving around? Office 2013
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Hello,



I am using Office 2013 for my small business and I am new to Office.

I created a couple of documents, one is for quoting jobs and the other is for billing.

Near the top on the left I have a date line and below an address line. To the right is my company contact info.

The date line simply says: Date: and the address line says Address:.

My problem is when I type in a job address my company contact info starts moving. Every keystroke I make next to Address moves my company contact info one keystroke to the right.

Please advise me how to lock or freeze (not sure of the correct terminology) the document so I can type on it without affecting the existing text.

Any help would be welcome.

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Old 12-16-2014, 08:29 AM
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You may be familiar with applications that use text frames. This is possible in Word, but I would suggest setting up your information, as I infer you have it arranged in a table.
If you insert a 2-column table above your contact info, then cut your contact info and paste it into the right-hand table cell, you can then place your other info in the left column, in one or two rows as you like.

Table borders may be hidden. Right click in the table and select Table properties to open the table properties dialogue, where you'll see a Borders and Shading button. Click it and then select None for borders.

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Old 12-16-2014, 08:42 AM
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Thank you Ulodesk for your quick reply.

All that went right over my head but at least I can Google the key words like text frames and tables and try to figure this out. I suspect I created the documents incorrectly. They took about a day each and what an arduous task it was!

I watched several videos but at this point my knowledge is weak and I obviously need to take a course on Office basics.

Again thank you for your kind reply.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:02 AM
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I remember well struggling with Word myself, years ago. It will certainly help to get the basics down.
One thing I might suggest, is displaying hidden characters, which you do by pressing the paragraph mark () button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. This will show you paragraph marks (and can display other marks, such as spaces), which can help you see what is happening on the page. Yu can always turn it off if its in the way.

I'd take more time for instructions but have other obligations at the moment.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:35 AM
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Thank you. I will hire a tutor to come over and teach me the basics. I am out of my depth but anxious to learn.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:22 AM
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As in learning anything new, if you can find someone who knows the difference between a principle and a particular, you'll be way ahead. someone who explains the principles of how Word works, what makes it do what it does, will make the learning curve less steep.

That is not to ignore teaching you specifically what you need to know for the kind of work you will be doing. However, knowing the why, rather than just the what, will help you solve problems as they inevitably arise.

In any case, this forum has a number a wonderful experts, and can be a tremendous aide.

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Old 12-16-2014, 02:07 PM
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Try putting your company contact information in the header and/or footer (even if not in that area of the page). Here are articles on doing this.
Setting Up Letter Templates
Tutorials (look for letterhead)

When you do this, it does not get bumped around by text in the body of your document. You can even have the body wrap around parts.
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Thank you so much! I do appreciate the links. I will spend this Saturday learning everything I can from them.
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