Possibly the first Microsoft programme we are ever introduced to, Word has been developed to be the most effective text tool out there. It’s often under-utilised, so as IT experts we are doing ‘our bit’ for SMEs – sharing our insider knowledge.
Improve your focus and typing.
Sometimes it’s too simple to get sidetracked by the choices and buttons while creating a crucial Word document. Did you know that Word can be put into Focus mode and the clutter removed with just one click? How? Read on.
One click action.
Your life is about to get a lot easier if you spend a lot of time scouring Word’s menus and functions. Here’s how to make your own Quick Access Toolbar so you can quickly access the settings and tools you use the most.
Remove the intrusive welcome screen
The first time, the Word welcome screen is fantastic. Did you know that you may skip it each time Word opens so you can start to work right away? This is how to go about it.
Add text blocks with a single click.
If you use Word frequently, you may find yourself repeatedly entering the same data. Utilise the Auto Text feature to save time. Allow us to demonstrate.
Insert chunks of text with short codes
Always typing the same information into Word documents? Save time and get it right by using short codes. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Here’s how to set them up.
Save time by mass personal emailing
Did you know you can send mass personal emails from within Word? Here’s how to make multiple emails look personal to every recipient, without having to leave your document.
Print mass personal letters
If you have a lot of letters to send and want to personalise them, this video is for you. Learn how to insert personal information, merge and print multiple letters from just one document.
Start a new document in a snap
If you find yourself copying or overwriting old documents, you need to start using templates. Here’s how to create, save and open them.
Swap text to capitals and back on the keyboard
You may already know about the toolbar shortcut to change your text from capitals and back again, but did you know that there’s an even quicker way? We’ll show you this nifty keyboard shortcut.
Start a bullet-pointed list in just one click
Bullet points are great for communicating information and breaking up large chunks of text. We’ll show you how to create a bulleted list in Word without even touching the mouse.
Save documents quickly
Saving your Word documents can slow you down, especially if you’re having to change the default options. This video will show you how to set your own defaults, so that saving is a breeze.
Never lose vital work when you click Save
Once you’ve pressed that Save button, you may have lost work you can’t get back. Learn how to create automatic backups in Word so you can always find the work you need.
Send the fonts used in your document
Your beautiful Word documents deserve to be seen as you intended. In this video, we’ll show you how to embed fonts in the document, so they can be opened by anyone.
Create your own text format and use it quickly
Don’t spend ages recreating text styles throughout your documents. In this video we’ll teach you how to create your own style formats that you can use quickly and easily.
Compare 2 documents really easily
When you need to compare documents, you don’t need to keep flicking back and forth between windows. We’ll show you how you open these documents side by side for easy comparison.
Change lots of text all in one go
Need to make a lot of changes throughout your Word document? Don’t waste time scrolling through pages and pages. We’ll show you how to do it quickly with this handy feature.
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