Microsoft Word has so many features and useful components that it’s almost impossible to utilize all the application has to offer. Here are a few of the helpful features that I enjoy using.
Displaying a ruler
I love using the ruler on Word. It helps me align images and paragraphs evenly throughout my created documents.
- Click “View” tab in the upper menu bar.
- Check the box in the lower menu titled “Ruler.”
I used to lose so much time scrolling up and down when sifting through reports and large documents. Discovering the Navigation bar has helped me work more efficiently by allowing me to jump to different sections of the document without have to scroll.
- Click the “View” tab in the upper menu then check the “Navigation Pane” box in the lower menu.
- You can also hit “ctrl + F” on your keyboard and achieve the same result.
Display Paragraph Formatting
Have you ever had trouble with inconsistent spacing within your documents? Displaying the formatting allows you to see and edit those annoying inconsistencies.
- From the “Home” tab in the upper menu, click the paragraph symbol(¶).
Deleting entire words at a time
I use this (more often than I should) while editing my documents. Instead of mashing on the backspace key to fix an error, hold ctrl + Backspace to delete the entire word at once.
Going back to old saves
Sometimes change is good. Other times, not so much. If you ever decide that a previous version of your document or report was better than the current one, use this nifty Word feature.
- Click on the “File”
- Click on the “Info” tab.
- Look at the bottom left corner of the screen to find a string of auto-saves of your document.
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Love the “going back to old saves” function. I didn’t know that was there, and imagine I might use that feature a lot!