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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

Viewing, comparing, and combining changes

We have seen how to use Track Changes, and how it can be very helpful when collaborating on a shared document with multiple authors. But think about this scenario – you have sent a document out for revision to multiple authors, and they have sent you revised versions of the document. Word gives us the tools we need to work with multiple versions of the same document, and we can also use Compare and Combine to compare two versions of a single document saved in OneDrive.

Documents saved to OneDrive versus documents saved locally

If the document you are working with has not been saved to OneDrive, only the Compare and Combine options will be present. Saving previous versions of documents is done automatically in OneDrive. Documents saved to your local computer will not save previous versions of the document.

To compare or combine two versions of a document, you must select the Review tab on the ribbon and go to the Compare section...