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Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks

By : Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman
Book Image

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

Understanding how themes affect styles

Every time you open a brand new Word document, you are using a Word theme. It's called the Office theme and that theme affects the default font, colors, and effects that you see in Word. For example, from the Home tab, in the Font group, if you were to click on the Font Color menu button, you would see a variety of familiar Theme Colors:

Figure 8.29 – Office Theme Colors | Font

You can also find these Theme Colors in other color galleries, such as when you insert a shape or insert a chart:

Figure 8.30 – Office Theme Colors | shapes and charts

Even Styles will be affected by the document's theme. From the Home tab, if you open the Styles gallery, you may notice that some styles will have colors applied to them:

Figure 8.31 – Styles and theme colors

For example, in Figure 8.31, several styles use a theme color; Heading 1, Title, and Intense...