English is a crazy language
I am going to have a great time analysing these. There are either cognitive or historical bases for all of these I am sure.
Occupy – the trek from a verb to a compound proper noun
One of the key words of 2011 was ‘occupy’, or to be exact Occupy X. It is said to have begun in New York in September but was inspired by the Arab Spring and camp protests in Spain in May. Words have the ability to fill a space in a language’s lexicon if one is…
How to save a Word 2007 document as a PDF
Microsoft Office Word 2007 now allows you to save a document as PDF. All you have to do is choose to save it as a PDF in File Type in the Save or Save as dialogue box. If you don’t see it in the File Type dropdown list you may have to get the update…
How to convert Word Document files into plain-text files
In order to use the contents of a Word Document (“.doc” or “.docx” extension) in a concordancer it must be converted or saved as a plain text file (“.txt” extension). I will outline two different ways you can do this below. Method 1 (recommended) open the document in Word, do a “select all” (ctrl+A), “copy”…