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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


Styles are an essential part of creating a consistently formatted and accessible document. In this chapter, we explained what styles are, the main types of styles, how themes affect styles, and how to create custom styles.

We examined different types of styles and learned how styles can help us apply consistent formatting throughout a document. Styles are especially useful when we're creating longer documents or sets of similar documents. That way, documents across an organization will have the same look and feel.

We learned that Word comes with many built-in styles that you can begin using right away. We also discussed the different types of styles (paragraph, character, and linked), how they can be applied, and in what circumstances they are useful.

Styles control more than just character formatting. Styles can be used to apply color and change fonts, text size, and spacing. Styles are also affected by Word themes. Theme changes can alter the appearance of styles...