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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

Stopping Word from automatically adding or changing text

A very common scenario (or issue) in Word happens when Word automatically inserts your name (or a company name) unexpectedly. How you prevent or update this automatic behavior depends on what information is being automatically populated or corrected in Word.

Sometimes, in Microsoft Word, when using features such as Track Changes or Comments, Word will automatically insert your name for you. However, you might find that Word thinks your correctly spelled name is misspelled and automatically correct it for you. And at other times, Word will just automatically insert your name or initials into your documents, or even some generic placeholder name instead, such as "author." The following screenshot presents some examples:

Figure 13.1 – Incorrect name examples

Many Word templates use field codes that insert the author of the document automatically. However, when you are not the one who...