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Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks

By : Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman
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Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks

By: Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman

Overview of this book

If you’re proud of yourself for finally learning how to use keyboard shortcuts and the search function, but still skip a beat when asked to generate a table of contents, then this book is for you. Written by two experts who’ve been teaching the world about Word for decades, Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks is a powerhouse of demystifying advice that will take you from Word user to Word master. This book takes you on a step-by-step journey through Word essentials with plenty of practical examples. With it, you'll explore different versions of Microsoft Word, its full functionality, and understand how these versions impact collaboration with others. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of working with the legendary text editor, including a whole chapter dedicated to concentrating better with the help of Word. Expert advice will fill your knowledge gaps and teach you how to work more productively and efficiently with text, images, styles, and even macros. By the end of this book, you will be able to make better documents faster and troubleshoot any Word-related problem that comes your way. And because of its clear and cohesive structure, you can easily come back to refresh your knowledge whenever you need it.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Working More Efficiently, Together or Alone with Word
Section 2: Making Sense of Formatting Short and Long Documents
Section 3: Help! Word Is Being Strange! Troubleshooting Common Problems

What is a style?

A style in Word is a set of preset formatting options such as font, size, spacing, color, and other effects. You can apply these styles to any text in your document, which can make it easier to give your document a consistent look. Word comes with several already created styles, but you can also create custom styles that you can use again and again to give all your documents a consistent look.

There are many styles in Word but the ones we are probably most familiar with are found on the Home tab in the Styles section. This is referred to as the Quick Styles gallery:

Figure 8.1 – The Quick Styles gallery

There are three basic types of styles (paragraph, character, and linked styles). Later, in the Telling the difference between style types section, we will learn how to find a list of all the styles and how to discern what type of style each one is. There are many other styles in Word that are specific to different objects, such as...