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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

Saving time with Quick Parts

If there is a portion of a document that you find you are reusing or copying and pasting frequently, such as your address, a disclosure, copyright information, a form, or even a decorative element, you can save that chunk of your document as a Quick Part and reuse that content over and over again with just a few clicks of your mouse. A Quick Part is simply a chunk of reusable content. In fact, Microsoft Word already comes preloaded with some Quick Parts that you can explore and use. Just open the Quick Parts gallery to view what Word already has available.

Exploring the Quick Parts gallery

To view what Quick Parts you already have available to you to add to your documents and templates, perform the following steps:

  1. From the ribbon, click on the Insert tab.
  2. In the Text group, click on the Quick Parts button.

This will open a small menu with four main options: AutoText, Document Property, Field…, and Building Blocks Organizer...