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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

The reading view

Ordinarily, when you open Microsoft Word, the view you see your document displayed in is called Print Layout. This is simply what the document will look like when printed, where you can easily see the margins and the edges of the paper. However, that leaves a lot of wasted space within the screen and makes your eyes work much harder. You can change how your screen appears without changing how your document is formatted or how it will print.

Switching to the reading view

Switching to a view that is optimized for the task of reading allows you to customize the view that is suited for both the task and your specific needs. To switch views, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the View tab on the ribbon.
  2. In the Views group, click on the Read Mode button:

Figure 4.14 – Clicking on the Read Mode button

This will immediately reflow your document, including any pictures, tables, and other elements the document might contain...