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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

Troubleshooting paragraph spacing, line spacing, indents, and tab stops

Now that we've looked at how to troubleshoot space between characters and letters and how to view hidden formatting symbols, we can move on to troubleshoot slightly harder spacing issues. These spacing issues won't necessarily be caused by anything that has been typed or inserted into the document itself. Instead, it is likely to be created by a setting within Microsoft Word that is difficult to see at a glance unless you know where to go look. In the following screenshot, you will find an example document with a variety of sample line and paragraph spacing problems where it is difficult to determine what might be the exact cause:

Figure 12.18 – Example line and paragraph spacing problems

When we turn on our hidden formatting marks and our ruler, we can observe a few clues as to what might be the problem. To tackle these various spacing issues, we are going to divide and...