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How to Stop Word from Changing Formatting Automatically

How to Stop Word from Changing Formatting Automatically

You can stop Word from changing formatting automatically in your documents by turning off AutoFormat As You Type settings in the AutoCorrect dialog box. If text or formatting is changing, there are several options you can turn off.

How to Generate Random Text in Word

How to Generate Random Text in Word

If you are creating a Microsoft Word document, template or mockup and you want to create placeholder text, you can generate random text using the built-in RAND function or LOREM function (which generates Latin or Lorem ipsum text).

How to Insert a Nonbreaking Space in Word

How to Insert a Nonbreaking Space in Word

You can keep text together in several ways in Word. If you want to keep words or characters together, you can use nonbreaking spaces or nonbreaking hyphens or dashes and insert them using a dialog box or a keyboard shortcut. If you want to keep lines or paragraphs together on the same page, you can apply settings in the Paragraph dialog box (which can be built into styles if you use styles).

How to Insert Formulas and Functions in Word Tables

How to Insert Formulas and Functions in Word Tables

You can insert formulas in Word tables to perform basic calculations. These formulas can include functions such as SUM or AVERAGE or basic operators. When you insert formulas in Word tables, you are really inserting fields so the fields will need to be updated if the data in the table changes. For more complex calculations, it’s usually best to create formulas in Excel where they will update automatically.

How to Insert a Watermark in Word (like DRAFT)

How to Insert a Watermark in Word (like DRAFT)

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.

How to Superscript or Subscript in Word (with Shortcuts)

How to Superscript or Subscript in Word (with Shortcuts)

You can apply superscript or subscript in Microsoft Word using keyboard shortcuts, buttons on the Ribbon or the Font dialog box. If you apply superscript, the selected letter, number or symbol will be raised slightly above the line of text and sized to a smaller size. If you apply subscript, the selection will be lowered slightly below the line of text and sized to a smaller size.

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.

How to Double Space in Word (4 Ways)

How to Double Space in Word (4 Ways)

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.

How to Add Page Numbers in Word Documents (Step-by-Step)

How to Add Page Numbers in Word Documents (Step-by-Step)

You can add page numbers in Word documents at the top or bottom of pages in headers or footers. Numbers in headers and footers should be inserted as fields so that they will automatically update as the document is edited. In this article, we’ll review numbering in simple and more complex Word documents.

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