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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 number or bullet looks different than the line text

Have you ever noticed that if you begin a line of text with the number 1 followed by a period, then it will create a numbered list? Or if you begin a line with an asterisk, it will create a bullet list? This happens because of a feature called Auto Format As You Type as you type. This same feature accounts for other things that may cause your lists to apply some formatting you're not expecting.

The following screenshot is an example of the number list appearing differently from the line text:

Figure 14.4 – A numbered list

This could have been caused by the list being copied from another source incorrectly, or several other reasons. If we show the hidden formatting, we can tell exactly what is happening:

Figure 14.5 – The list with the hidden formatting marks revealed

Our insertion point is in the first line of text, so when we look at Quick Styles Gallery...