Microsoft Word is the most versatile word processor in the world. But to get the most out of the program a lot of knowledge is needed. Typing a letter or writing an article is easy, but if you want to do more complex things like an automatic index, forms with input fields or the layout of flyers, some knowledge is needed.
The alternative to Microsoft Word is Google Docs. Some people refuse to work with Google Docs because this word processor has less functionality and is in the Cloud. Anxious people suspect that everything in the Cloud, for Google and perhaps even others can be read and therefore opt for the safety of working in Word. Word works without an Internet connection and you can store your files locally on your computer.
Tips for easy word processing in Microsoft Word
Word is ideal for articles, letters or the creation of small documents. As in so many other software programs, Word also has a number of so-called short-cuts that allows you to work faster and more efficiently. Below are the most commonly used shortcuts.
- CMD C - Copy a letter or selected text
- CMD X - Delete and copy a letter or selected text
- CMD V - Paste a letter or selected text
- CMD B - Making a letter or selected text bold
- CMD Z - Undo the previous action
- Ctrl C - Copy a letter or selected text
- Ctrl X - Delete and copy a letter or selected text
- Ctrl V - Paste a letter or selected text
- Ctrl B - Make a letter or selected text bold
- Ctrl Z - Undo the previous action
Automatic index in Microsoft Word
When writing an essay or book, it can be easy to create an automatic index. By indicating for example whether a title is a chapter, sub-chapter or an attachment, Word can automatically generate an index. This is convenient because the index contains the page numbers. If you start writing extra text, Word automatically adjusts your page numbers.
Footnotes and references
You can add a footnote or reference to a word that you present at the bottom of the page or as an attachment. Word automatically keeps track of the numbering so you don't have to take it into account.
Creating forms in Microsoft Word
You can easily create forms in Word where the user can only fill in the fields you specify. You can use drop-down menus or indicate that certain fields have to be filled in to save the file. Ask a Word expert or TheONE to explain the possibilities to you. If in this case, Word doesn't work for you, you can try using Microsoft Excel.
Using images in Microsoft Word
You can import as many images into Word as you like. Here you can indicate whether you want the photo to be over a text, whether the text should run around the photo or whether the text can run over the photo.
Direct help for Microsoft Word
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