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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

Using Track Changes

Track Changes does exactly what its name suggests: it allows you to track the changes that have been made to a document, either by you or by others that the document has been shared with. It can show you the changes that have been made to the document in different colors, some of which are based on each specific author. Reviewing Pane shows a list of all the changes and the name of the person who made the change. You can also accept or reject specific changes. However, to make all this happen, you must turn Track Changes on.

Turning on Track Changes

To turn on Track Changes, you must go to the Review tab on the ribbon. Near the center, you will see the Tracking section; to the left is the large Track Changes button.

The following screenshot shows the Track Changes button unselected:

Figure 3.1 – The unselected Track Changes button

The button is divided into two parts, an upper and a lower part. If you click the upper...