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Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks

By : Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman
Book Image

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

Wrapping text around illustrations

When you add an illustration to a Word document that contains text, you will have to decide how you want your text to flow around that illustration. Depending on the type of illustration, Word will either place it on top of the text or in line with the text by default. In this section, we will learn how to use different layout options to change the way an illustration interacts with the text on the page. This feature is called Wrap Text.

Exploring the default layout for illustrations

When a picture is inserted into a document with text, Word will place it in line with the text. The following screenshot shows a picture that has been inserted at the beginning of a paragraph:

Figure 10.14 – An in-line picture

As you can see, the picture has been placed in line with the rest of the text, as if it were just more text. Word does this by default with pictures, icons, SmartArt, charts, and screenshots. In contrast, Word...