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How to Insert Today’s Date in Microsoft Word

How to Insert Today’s Date in Microsoft Word

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.

How to Hide Comments in Word (or Display Them)

How to Hide Comments in Word (or Display Them)

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.

How to Remove Section Breaks in Word

How to Remove Section Breaks 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.

How to Compress Images in Word to Reduce File Size

How to Compress Images in Word to Reduce File Size

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.

How to Stop Words from Splitting at the End of a Line in Microsoft Word

How to Stop Words from Splitting at the End of a Line in Microsoft Word

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.

How to Insert, Format and Update Cross-References in Word

How to Insert, Format and Update Cross-References in Word

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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