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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

Typing with your voice

So far in this chapter, we have focused on features to help people read a document—that is, to help people with visual impairments: people who are blind, low-vision, or color blind. But other people may require tools to help with other needs.

For those who have trouble typing, there is a newer feature called Dictate. When the feature first came out a few years ago, it wasn't very responsive or impressive. However, the tool does seem to have improved quite a bit. So, if you haven't used it lately, be sure to give it another try.

Tips for Typing with Dictate

If you plan on typing successfully with Dictate, make sure you use a headset microphone. Even though the feature will work with the built-in microphone on your laptop or webcam, those microphones will pick up a lot of room and ambient noise. To ensure that the mic only types what you are saying (and not anybody else in the room), a headset microphone is preferred. A quiet environment...