In some document layouts (e.g., magazines), you may need to run a series of text boxes that contain a sequence of text. Word lets you flow text from one text box to another: When the first text box is full, Word automatically moves to the next text box and fills it. If you add or delete text in a text box, Word adjusts the text in the subsequent text boxes accordingly.
If you use large pictures in a document, its file size increases rapidly. You can reduce this problem by telling Word to compress the pictures.
As you work on a document, you usually see the results of the field codes that you've inserted instead of the actual codes themselves. Because of this, these field results may be difficult to distinguish from standard text, so Word has added a feature called shading that helps you to locate such results.
Creating custom menus in Word is a funny feature you can use to create groups of the options that you use most often, and then plug them into the menu you name and use yourself.
In Word for Microsoft 365, this feature is not used.
A callout is a type of text box that also includes a line for pointing to any location on the document. A callout is helpful when you need to identify and to explain parts of a picture.
Including a large number of in-line pictures in your documents slows down Word's performance. You can improve performance by replacing actual images with picture placeholders.
There is no need to use additional image editing software to create high-quality pictures for your document. Instead, you can use Microsoft Word picture editing tools to correct and improve your photos.
Just as you did in the Find tab, you can use wildcards in the Replace tab. Here's a wildcard trick that uses parentheses and backslash wildcards to transpose words.
If you are one of those who care about the productivity of the work and tend to use a keyboard instead of using a mouse to open menus and run commands, you might be interested in how to reveal keyboard shortcuts and add more shortcuts to Word.