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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

Numbering sections and pages

One question I am frequently asked regarding sections and page breaks is "What is the difference between a page break and a next page section break?":

Figure 7.11 – Page break versus next page section break

The simple answer I gave you earlier is that the first one is merely a page break and the latter allows for more complex formatting. This will become even clearer now when we begin working with numbering sections and pages.

In Figure 7.12, I have pictured a table of contents for a 121-page document. I have the formatting marks shown so you can see where all breaks and paragraph marks appear as well:

Figure 7.12 – Table of contents

As you can see on the right of the table of contents, the page numbers for the preface and the appendix are styled the same as the rest of the chapters. Let's say we want them to appear differently. Perhaps as Roman numerals, for example...