Settings in Word 365 2016 2013 2010 2007

Working with the property variables in the document

To make documents easier to identify via searches, and to help the Windows Indexing Service to store the appropriate key information about documents, you can enter property information.

Hiding pictures

Including a large number of in-line pictures in your documents slows down Word's performance. You can improve performance by replacing actual pictures with picture placeholders.

Viewing document and readability statistics

Writing simple and easy to understand documents is a unique ability that lays somewhere between art and science. Microsoft Word can help you to improve you writing skills by providing readability statistic metrics.

Change the default font in documents

When you create a new blank document, any text you type appears in the default font at a font size of 12 points, which is a standard size for text in everyday documents (such as letters or reports).

Change the number of the most recently used documents

Having your 4 most recently used documents on the File menu (or Getting Started pane) is handy, but you may find it's not enough. You can increase the number shown up to 9.

How to use abbreviations for fast and error-free typing of organization and person names

Typing a long organization or person name takes a lot of time and often causes typing errors and inconsistencies. To resolve this issue you can introduce abbreviations and expand them through AutoCorrect feature.

How to create shortcuts

If you are the one of those who care about productivity of the work and tend to use keyboard instead of using a mouse to open menus and run commands, you might be interested how to reveal keyboard shortcuts and add more shortcuts to Word.

Create lists with AutoFormat or turn it off

You can create standard numbered and bulleted lists by typing in a way that triggers the AutoFormat feature to apply list formatting.

Creating Your Own Menu

Creating custom menus in Word is a fun feature you can use to create a list of the options you use most often, and then plug them into a menu you name and use yourself.

How to add and remove horizontal lines between sections of the document

Word proposes very simple way to add horizontal lines to a document, but if you would like to remove these lines this wouldn't be so obvious.

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