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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

Transcribing audio

If this feature is something that sounds exciting, but you don't have a Microsoft 365 subscription, I am sorry to tell you that Transcribe is a premium subscription feature.

Figure 11.32 – The Transcribe pane in Word for the Web

Even though there is a button for Transcribe in Word for the Web, that does not necessarily mean you have access to the feature. You do need to have a Microsoft 365 subscription, whether it's a personal, school, or work subscription.

But if you do, you can sign in with that premium subscription account, open a Word document, and click on the Transcribe button to upload and transcribe audio files.

Transcribing audio

Follow these steps to transcribe audio:

  1. Open a Word for the Web Word file with a subscription Microsoft 365 account.
  2. Click the arrow next to the microphone icon to open a menu.
  3. Click on the Transcribe button.

    Figure 11.33 – The Transcribe button in Word for...