Microsoft Word Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
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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.
You can insert an em or en dash in a Microsoft Word document using the Insert Symbol command or by using keyboard shortcuts.
You can enter Greek letters or symbols (such as Gamma, Omega, Pi, Sigma or Theta) in Microsoft Word documents in several ways. In this article, we’ll look at different ways to insert Greek symbols.
In Microsoft Word, you can save lots of time if you can quickly select characters, words, lines, paragraphs and blocks of text in your documents. You can use keyboard shortcuts or mouse shortcuts to select text.
You can create, save, use and edit templates in Microsoft Word for frequently-used documents such as letters, reports, proposals and manuals. Templates include basic character, paragraph and page formatting and may include text, custom styles, tables, images, macros, sections, headers and footers.
You can insert the copyright, trademark or registered trademark symbol in a Microsoft Word document using the Insert Symbol command or by using keyboard shortcuts.
If you want to break, update or change links to Excel charts or worksheets in Microsoft Word, you’ll need to use the Edit Links to Files command. Unfortunately, this command is difficult to find. To make it easier to access, you can add Edit Links to Files to the Quick Access Toolbar.
You can apply table styles to your Word tables to format them quickly and consistently. Use Word’s built-in table styles or create your own. You can modify table styles by changing borders, shading and other formats and change all the tables in your docment.
In Microsoft Word, images can be extracted one by one or you can extract all images by converting a Word document to a zip file or saving it as a web page. Extracting all images is helpful if you’d like to find pictures that are inflated in size.
In Microsoft Word, you can save lots of time if you can move around quickly in your documents. You can use keyboard shortcuts to jump to the beginning or end of your document and move up or down by page or paragraph.
You can update Microsoft Word fields manually or automatically. For fields you update manually, you can update just one field or update all the fields in your document at once.
You can create a table of contents in Microsoft Word easily using heading styles. After you apply styles, you can then generate a table of contents, change the formatting and update it at any time.
You can insert built-in or custom fields in Word documents to display variable content that will change when you update the fields. If you want to insert custom fields, you will need to create custom document properties …
You can quickly remove all page breaks in a Microsoft Word file using Find and Replace. The following method will delete all manual page breaks created using the Breaks command or by pressing Ctrl + Enter …
You can create a mail merge in Microsoft Word to generate form letters. You’ll need to create a main document or letter in Microsoft Word and then connect to a data set of names and addresses. You can then merge to a new document or printer.
If you are using styles to automatically format your Microsoft Word documents, it’s common to want to import styles from one Word document into another. The best way to import styles is to use the Organizer …
You can apply double spacing to paragraphs in Microsoft Word in a few ways. Single and double spacing is applied to line spacing within a paragraph which is different from space above and below a paragraph.
It’s easy to add page numbers at the top or bottom of your pages using headers or footers in simple, one section documents. However, if you want to restart numbering in different parts of your document, separate your document into sections …
You can apply strikethrough to text in Word to create a line through text. Although you can cross out text using Strikethrough on the Home tab in the Ribbon or the Font dialog box, you can also write your own Strikethrough keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word.
You can insert lines in Microsoft Word by drawing lines or by using borders (normally paragraph borders). However, if you draw lines using Insert Shapes, you’ll have to worry about the line being inline or floating. In this article, we’ll insert and remove lines using borders which are attached to paragraphs so they move as you edit the document.
There are a few ways to keep a Microsoft Word row or table together on one page. The method you use depends on several factors including the size of the table …
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