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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

Chapter 10: Working with Illustrations, Charts, and Tables

In Microsoft Word, graphic items such as pictures, icons, shapes, charts, and several other objects are referred to as illustrations. We can also think of them simply as objects that we can place and manipulate to add visual interest to a document. The tools to add these objects to a document can be found in the Illustrations section of the Insert tab. In this chapter, we will learn how to insert illustrations into a document and explore the different types of illustrations.

We will also learn how to manipulate the way text wraps around an illustration by selecting different text wrapping styles. We will also learn how to manipulate the boundary around an object to customize how text flows around it.

Sometimes, one of the most frustrating things about working with illustrations is keeping them in the same place as you continue to edit the document. In this chapter, we will look at ways to either allow images to move...