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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

Retrieving unsaved documents

If you haven't saved a document to OneDrive or one of the other cloud options, you might experience a situation where you lose your unsaved documents. Word has an AutoRecover feature that can help you avoid such a disaster.

When disaster strikes

There are many reasons why a document's changes could be lost. Word could have experienced a crash, closing suddenly before you saved the document, or your computer could have crashed or lost power, causing you to lose your work. Whatever the reason, Word can help by recovering the changes you made the last time AutoRecover saved the document.

Once you've experienced a crash or lost a document due to Word closing abruptly, you will need to open that document again. At this point, the Document Recovery panel should be open on the left, and you should see a list of recovered versions of the document, along with the original, which is the last saved version.

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