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Freezing Tables
Word (2007-2013)

There may be times when you don't want Word to automatically adjust the column width. You can "freeze" the table so that the columns in your table remain the size you want them. Follow the steps below to freeze a table:

  1. Set the column width you want to use
  2. Right-click on the table and choose Table Properties
  3. Click on the Column tab
  4. Click on the Preferred width check box and enter a column width
  5. Click on the Table tab
  6. Click on Options
  7. Uncheck the Automatically Resize to Fit Contents check box
  8. Click on OK twice
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Quickly Filling a Column
Excel (2007-2013)
When creating a many-row worksheet, it is often necessary to type a formula in one of the top rows and fill the column with that same formula. A convenient way to find the bottom of the column is to go there once (when you are first working with the worksheet) and place a character in each cell of the last row. Now, when you place your formula at the top of the column, you can simply do this:
  1. Select the cell that has your formula in it (The one you just entered)
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow. This selects all the cells from the formula through the "bottom marker" in the column
  3. Press Ctrl+D. The selected cells are filled with the formula
Creating Categories for Table of Authorities
Word (2007 - 2013)

There may be times when you need to add a new category for marking an inclusion in a table of authorities. 

  1. Press Shift+Alt+I to display the Mark Citation dialog box
  2. Click on Category
  3. Elect one of the numbers (8-16), in the Category list
  4. Type the new category name in the Replace with box
  5. Click on Replace. The edited category name now appears in the Category list
  6. Click on OK
How to Fill, Sign, and Send a PDF Form
Adobe Acrobat DC

  1. Within Acrobat, open a PDF file or click on the Create PDF tool in the right pane to convert your document to PDF
  2. Click on the Fill & Sign tool in the right pane
  3. Click Sign in the toolbar at the top of the page
  4. Draw or type your signature, use an image, or use initials
  5. Move the signature to the appropriate place on your form and click again
  6. Click the Save icon
  7. Click Send & Track on the right pane to send your form to others and get notified when recipients view it
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