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Microsoft 365 Word Tips and Tricks

By : Heather Ackmann, Bill Kulterman
Book Image

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

The magical Clear All Formatting button

Perhaps the simplest way of all to fix nearly any formatting issue in Word is to use the magical Clear All Formatting button. It's not really magical; it just seems that way because of how fast it works and how many problems it can solve.

You can find the Clear All Formatting button within the Home tab on the Ribbon:

Figure 12.41 – The Clear All Formatting button

The Clear All Formatting button is the A letter with a little purple eraser next to it. Just select the text that is giving you trouble and click on the button. It really is that easy.

In Figure 12.42, you will see an example of some very unusual-looking text. Rather than try to figure out what is going on, let's just reset this text back to the Normal style and clear any additional formatting that has been applied on top—all with the click of a button

Figure 12.42 – Problem text beforehand