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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

Creating custom keyboard shortcuts

If you don't have time to mess around creating a bunch of exceptions for AutoCorrect and AutoFormat (or you simply don't currently have the patience to deal with the logic required to create and master the puzzle that is Word's AutoCorrect rules and exceptions), you can simply turn off all your AutoFormat options and use simple keyboard shortcuts for your most-used punctuation and symbols that you need in Word. You can even create your own custom keyboard shortcuts if they do not exist already or if the ones that do exist are difficult to use or remember.

I'm not sure whether this is quicker, as it does require more memorization, but if you have a good memory and like keyboard shortcuts, this might be a good option. It does keep your fingers on the keyboard. However, in this method, we will be inserting symbols using keyboard shortcuts and learning how to customize those keyboard shortcuts from within Word.

Creating a custom...