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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)
1
Section 1: Working More Efficiently, Together or Alone with Word
6
Section 2: Making Sense of Formatting Short and Long Documents
14
Section 3: Help! Word Is Being Strange! Troubleshooting Common Problems

How to check your version

To check which version of Word you are using, open Microsoft Word.

On a PC

Follow these steps to check your Word version on a PC:

  1. From the Word Home screen, click Account in the bottom-left corner of the window.
  2. Under the Product Information area, in the About Word section, you'll find the version and build number.

On a Mac

Follow these steps to check your Word version on a Mac:

  1. From the Word Home screen, open the Word menu.
  2. Click on About Microsoft Word.

There, you will find the version number and other license information.

Why is this useful? You might be looking for a specific feature or tool that you have heard about from a friend or colleague and discover it doesn't seem to be part of your version of Word. Different versions of Word may have different features. It is important to understand that the subscription and online versions of Word receive product updates sooner than the Classic Word 2019 version. If you are missing something, you might need to update your version, or it simply may not have the latest updates available yet. The following screenshot is an example of the Product Information area within Microsoft 365 Word:

Figure 1.1 – Microsoft Word 365 version information

The following screenshot is an example of the Product Information area within Word 2019 perpetual version (that is, "Classic Word"):

Figure 1.2 – Classic Word 2019 version information

Figure 1.2 – Classic Word 2019 version information

To look up the update history for your supported version, the best place to go is Microsoft's documentation on the web:

  • Update history (by date):

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-microsoft365-apps-by-date

  • Office for Mac:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office-for-mac?redirectSourcePath=%252fen-us%252farticle%252fUpdate-history-for-Office-2016-for-Mac-700cab62-0d67-4f23-947b-3686cb1a8eb7

On these Microsoft web pages, you will find the most up-to-date information for changes and releases as they are rolled out. But to help you understand what is on these pages, you need to know a little about the various versions of Word out there.