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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 spent a great deal of time learning about lists in Word. We saw how to create bulleted, numbered, and multilevel lists. Then, we looked at how to apply different bullets or numbers to a list, and how to define new bullets and numbers. We also explored how to define a new multilevel list and how to change its number style and format. Next, we explored how to change the indents in a list, as well as how to continue list numbering or change the numbering value in a list.

In the next section, we learned how to display the word count in a document and how we could view other statistics kept by Word. This included statistics such as the number of characters, with or without spaces, how many paragraphs, and how many lines are in the document.

Every Word document contains hidden formatting characters and in the next section, we showed you how to reveal those hidden characters by using the Show/Hide button. We also saw examples of some of the most common...