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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 and running a macro

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, a macro groups commands, instructions, and keystrokes together and runs them as a single command. For example, you can use macros and record and repeat all the steps required for the following:

  • Composing a form letter
  • Company letterhead
  • Custom page layouts and formats
  • Object formatting (such as special designed tables or pictures)
  • So much more

You can assign a macro to a button on your Quick Access Toolbar or even assign a macro to a keyboard shortcut. You can do whatever you think is easiest to save you time. Remember, macros are about making time-consuming, complicated, and often repeated processes faster.

To begin creating your first macro in Microsoft Word, you will need to turn on or display your Developer tab. If you have not done so already, the next section will walk you through how to do just that.

Turning on the Developer tab

To get the most out of creating, recording...