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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

AutoCorrect and AutoFormat

You may already be familiar with some of Word's helpful (or in some cases, more annoying) AutoCorrect features. If you have ever misspelled a word and Word has automatically corrected it for you, that is AutoCorrect helping you. Or, conversely, if you type your last name and Word "corrects" it to a more common word that is not your name, that is Word being not so helpful.

Regardless of what is happening, helpful or harmful, this feature can be used for automating commonly used names and phrases.

AutoFormat as You Type

For this purpose, we will be using a specific feature called AutoFormat as You Type, which corrects something that you type into something else that is programmed in. To create a new AutoFormat as You Type entry, from any open document, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the File menu and click on Options. This will open the Word Options window to the General tab.
  2. From there, click on the Proofing tab in the left-hand...