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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

Keeping illustrations in place

When working with illustrations, it may be important for you to be able to keep your illustrations from moving if more text is added, or if other changes would cause them to change their position. Fortunately, Word has tools to help us keep our illustrations in place. In this section, we will learn how to keep illustrations in place.

When you choose a Wrap Text option other than In Line with Text for an illustration, by default, Word will apply the Move with text attribute to the image. So, what does this mean? Imagine that you have placed an image in a paragraph and applied the Tight style, and you then add another paragraph of text before the one with the image. Here, the image will keep its position in the current paragraph and move down the page with the rest of that text.

In the following screenshot, we can see an image of a ball with the Square style applied. It is in the paragraph that begins with When you apply…: