Need advice on how to do something in Word (2010)

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  • HoboMario 2 Feb 2013 18:24:26 28 posts
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    Sorry if this isn't the right forum, but i couldn't find another forum that fit.

    I downloaded a CV template in Word format, but i need to make another grey text box (?), like the one here, where it says references:


    But i don't know how to make one. It has to be exactly the same as the references one. Can anyone help? It'd help to even be told what that 'box' is officially called, so i could google it.

    Edited by HoboMario at 18:25:30 02-02-2013
  • Deleted user 2 February 2013 18:46:45
    Can't you just select it, copy/paste it then modify the text? Seems the easiest way.

    Edited by meme at 18:47:01 02-02-2013
  • Deleted user 2 February 2013 18:47:55
    Though all the box is is a one-cell table with a background colour.
  • Bremenacht 2 Feb 2013 23:58:37 15,756 posts
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    You could try turning on the non-printing characters..



    ..and post the same screenie so that we can see what what's going on there. Assuming you cannot do what meme suggested.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • dominalien 3 Feb 2013 00:04:34 6,742 posts
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    I could tell you how to do that in LibreOffice, but it's probably not what you want.

    Actually, I have nothing useful to say. I'll just fuck off now.

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  • Bremenacht 3 Feb 2013 00:07:27 15,756 posts
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    Or..

    Open up the 'extras' menu and select the 'grey box utilities' option. From there, select 'examine box' and press F13 to copy, F14 to paste.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • dominalien 3 Feb 2013 00:09:04 6,742 posts
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    You're evil.

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  • Deleted user 3 February 2013 00:09:22
    It is the one cell table though. I just did it and it looks absolutely identical.
  • mrpon 3 Feb 2013 00:12:15 27,646 posts
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    Heh, it looks exactly like my headings on my CV. From 1996.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • dominalien 3 Feb 2013 00:14:00 6,742 posts
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    It's the shit right now, though. Haven't you noticed all the women in the street dressed like it was 1985? Very soon you'll be hearing the only kind of tie that's right for you is 3 cm wide.

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  • neilka 3 Feb 2013 00:14:30 14,942 posts
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    Have you asked Clippy?
  • HoboMario 4 Feb 2013 19:22:57 28 posts
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    Ok i tried to just insert a table, but even the one cell table is thicker than the ones on the temple, wtf!
    I don't know how to slim it down.
  • heyyo 4 Feb 2013 19:53:23 14,374 posts
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    Oh lord..

    Tables & Borders (4 mini squares with a pencil icon) > Outside Border > Fill colour Grey -25%
  • mrpon 4 Feb 2013 19:56:06 27,646 posts
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    I can picture the interview.

    "Word skills?"
    "Oh yeah loads.."

    /slides mobile phone out of pocket

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • HoboMario 5 Feb 2013 17:34:21 28 posts
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    Yes how terrible that everyone doesn't know MS Word 2010 inside out.
  • Deleted user 5 February 2013 17:49:37
    Drawing a box in word isn't really 'inside out', love.
  • Shikasama 5 Feb 2013 17:54:31 6,277 posts
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    This is a weird place to ask for Microsoft Word support
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