Certain types of documents, such as Agreements, Orders, Invoices, etc., often use the same titles, names, addresses, etc. through the document. For simplicity and convenience of working in Word, you can rely on AutoText entries and AutoCorrect feature, but you can't update auto-corrected text later. Fortunately, you can create custom variables (custom document properties) to insert them into your document.
While typing word documents, you usually separate words and sentences by pressing the Space key (also known as Spacebar), which inserts a regular general-purpose space character. However, some Microsoft Word documents may contain other kinds of spaces. You can discover those white-space symbols during editing the document but not on printing.
The printing of the selected text or specific pages in Microsoft Word on one side of the paper is easy. You need to open the Print view and select the right option and click the Print button. Printing on both sides for the printers with duplex mode requires you to know how the printer flips pages. Manual printing on both sides is a craft that you will need to master through careful experiments with your printer.
Aligning words and sentences in contracts, agreements, and other formal documents using multiple spaces and default tabulations is an ill practice. In proportional fonts, like Times New Roman symbols have different widths, and it is hard to align numerous lines with spaces or tabs precisely. Defining a custom tab stop in Microsoft Word is a precise and straightforward alternative to counting spaces and tabs.
Sometimes you need to record new changes in the document that already has tracked changes made under your name. For example, people who have no possibility to make changes by themselves ask you to record their changes. Amendments made by different reviewers have different colors and are easy to find.
Bookmarks and references are typical examples of fields in Word documents. All fields are updated automatically on opening the document or manually by selecting them and pressing F9. However, you can lock specific fields in the document to prevent automatic updates. To update those fields, update them one by one, or select the entire text by pressing Ctrl+A and press F9.
Source Manager in Microsoft Word helps if you have a lot of sources, or for some other reason you need to manage the sources of the document. This tool simplifies you work with citations.
Whatever you write, whatever you add or insert into your document, there is always a need to edit some information. Word introduces a very convenient tool for editing citations or supplementing them with the necessary information. See also how to create a citation or placeholder in a document and how to create multi-source citations.