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

Dictate

For Microsoft 365 subscribers who speak faster than they type, you might find Word's Dictate feature helpful when drafting documents in the early stages of writing. It is a useful way to get your thoughts and ideas onto paper quickly, without having to scrutinize or worry about sentence-level correctness, structure, or formatting.

What you will need before getting started

To compose documents using the Dictate feature, for best results, you will need a quiet environment. Other voices in the room have the potential to get picked up on the microphone. That said, for even better results, you will need a good microphone. While we have had success using the built-in microphones on our laptops, we have found that a headset microphone works best.

Starting dictation

To set up the dictation feature, perform these steps:

  1. From the Home tab, in the Voice group, click on the Dictate button, which appears on the right-hand side of the ribbon:

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