Word borrows Excel's charting capabilities, which gives you plenty of power to create attractive and
If you work with several objects and have to move them or apply shared formatting to them, you must select
these objects every time. Apply formal grouping and you will be able to operate those objects quickly as a
When you've created a document and sent it out to your colleagues for editing, you'll probably need to
review the tracked changes and decide which to keep and which to jettison.
When working with Word documents you often need to limit the changes to the document. E.g., contract form
should prohibit changes to the text, while making possible to enter necessary data of the opposite side.
Sometimes you need to search for a comment or for comments from specific reviewers.
Word lets you refine your searches using wildcard characters and operators. The question mark and asterisk
are wildcard characters that represent characters in the search text.
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.
You can use the ruler to create a hanging indent or a first-line indent.
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 normally 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
normal text, so Word has added a feature called shading that helps you to locate such results.