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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


In this chapter, we have given you a few different ideas to improve your productivity and your focus using some of the new and improved tools in Microsoft Word.

The Navigation pane is a great way to quickly scan your document's headings, jump to a section or a page, or even search for a keyword or phrase. I've even used it to highlight words in a document for faster visual scanning rather than using the Find box. There are so many uses for this pane beyond what it has been designed for—it's just waiting for your creativity and imagination to put it to good use.

Don't let the name fool you. Microsoft's learning tools, including Immersive Reader and features such as Dictate, Read Mode, and Focus, aren't just for students. Business professionals can also use these tools in busy or distracting environments. These tools are for everyone, to improve the reading, writing, and editing experience no matter the environment, device, or individual...