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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

Using charts and tables as illustrations

You may not think of charts and tables as illustrations, but Word certainly thinks of them in those terms. More specifically, Word treats charts and tables as objects just as it does any picture, shape, icon, or 3D model. In this section, you will see that tables do not have as many options for text wrapping, but you can still make text flow around a table, just as you would in any other illustration.

To insert a chart into a Word document, you simply need to go to the Insert tab and look in the Illustrations section, just as you would any other illustration. When you click the Chart button, the Insert Chart window will open:

Figure 10.49 – The Insert Chart window

Now, you can select the type of chart you wish to use and add your data.

When you insert a chart into a document, Word will place it at your insertion point, in line with the text, the same as it does with most other illustrations: