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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

Creating custom Quick Parts

We've discussed how to use Quick Parts in Chapter 5, Working with Short Documents, as a great way to save time when working with short documents, where pieces of documents (think letters, memos, resumes, and so on) tend to be reused. In that chapter, we talked about using some of Word's built-in features, such as fields, Building Blocks Organizer, and the AutoText feature to build customizable text blocks that you can add to your document with just a click of a button.

In this chapter, we will continue where we left off there and discuss how to create custom Quick Parts that will appear in various galleries, such as a custom header.

Creating a custom header

To create a custom header that will appear in the header gallery alongside the other sample headers, the easiest way is to first design your header as you would normally. Open the header, add any text or decorative elements you like, such as spacing, page numbers, and document info...