Book Image

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)
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

Creating breaks

Beginners to Microsoft Word and other word processing programs frequently make the mistake of creating new sections or pages by simply hitting the Return or Enter key repeatedly on their keyboard to create the appearance of a new page or a new section within their document. The problem with this method is that if you ever go back and edit a previous paragraph in your document or insert a picture or resize anything that appears before all those carriage returns, all that space may shift to an unintended place within your document.

A break is different from hitting the Enter key on your keyboard. In fact, if you open any Word document and click on the Show/Hide Paragraph Marks toggle button, you can view all of the hidden formatting marks in any Word document to view all the spaces, paragraph marks, or even section breaks that appear within that document. You can find this option in the Home tab, as you can see in the following screenshot: