Microsoft Word Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
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You can show or hide paragraph marks and other formatting symbols (such as tabs, spaces and soft returns) in your Microsoft Word documents using the Ribbon or a keyboard shortcut.
If you want to stop paragraphs from breaking across pages in a Microsoft Word document, it’s best to use the Keep with next or Keep lines together paragraph formats rather than inserting manual page breaks …
You can insert today’s date into a Word document as a static date or as a dynamic date field that updates when a document is opened or printed. Word picks up the current date from the system date and the default formatting from your computer’s regional settings.
You can add bullets in Microsoft Word documents using several keyboard shortcuts. Since bullets are best applied as a paragraph format, the following shortcuts apply to paragraphs. A paragraph is anything with a hard return after it.
You can show and hide comments using the Review tab in the Ribbon in Microsoft Word. If you add comments in a Word document, they will appear in a markup area on the right side of pages by default. If you want to show or hide comments, you’ll need to control the display of markup.
You can easily remove extra hard returns in Microsoft Word using Find and Replace. In order to view and delete hard returns, you should display paragraph marks or symbols. In Word …
You can remove section breaks in Microsoft Word in a few different ways. In order to delete section breaks, you’ll need to display paragraph marks or symbols.
You can insert a watermark in the background of one or more pages in a Microsoft Word document. Common watermarks are text such as DRAFT or CONFIDENTIAL but you can also add a picture watermark.
You can create hanging or first line indents in Microsoft Word using the Ruler, the Paragraph dialog box or a keyboard shortcut.
You can apply superscript or subscript formatting in Microsoft Word using buttons on the Ribbon, keyboard shortcuts or the Font dialog box.
You can convert a PDF (Portable Document Format) file to an editable Word document without using other programs. If you have Microsoft Word 2013 or a later version, you can open and convert PDF files with a couple of clicks.
You can enter the degree symbol in Microsoft Word documents using the Ribbon or by using keyboard shortcuts.
You can compress images in several ways in Microsoft Word documents to reduce the size of the file. There are built-in Word compression features you can use to make large files smaller but you can also reduce image size before you insert pictures into your documents.
There are many ways to stop words from splitting across lines in Word. You can keep words or characters (numbers or letters) together in Microsoft Word using nonbreaking spaces or hyphens. If Word is inserting hyphens in a word you don’t want to break across lines, you can also turn off automatic hyphenation.
In Microsoft Word, you can insert a cross-reference to content in another part of your Word document and then update it if the target of the cross-reference changes. A cross-reference can refer to a heading, bookmark, the caption of a table or figure as well as other target items.
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