Tools in Word 365 2016 2013 2010 2007

Sorting a table

If you use tables in Word, sometimes you need sort it by one, two, or three columns.

Getting to the Point with AutoSummarize

Word can automatically summarize key points in documents, enabling you to create brief versions of documents that readers can quickly scan. You'll find that AutoSummarize works best on structured documents such as reports, white papers, technical documents, articles, and so forth. AutoSummarize does not work especially well for fiction, correspondence, and other more loosely structured documents.

Skip spelling and grammar check for the selected text

Sometimes you need to skip parts of the document during a spell check. E.g., memos and letters can have headings and address blocks with names and other text that slow down the spell checker. Blocks of programming code or foreign words should not be checked for spelling too.
Also you may need to quote words and phrases with mistakes.

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.

Quick typing of mathematical and other symbols

Mathematical and other texts require a large number of special symbols that are not present on the keyboard. To simplify this task, you can assign a shortcut for frequently used symbol.

How to use AutoCorrect substitutions for fast typing of Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols

Typing mathematical symbols like Greek alphabet or symbols "≤", "≥", "≠", "∞" etc. takes a lot of time. To resolve this issue you can assign and expand them through AutoCorrect feature.

Time saving tips with AutoText

AutoText provides a quick and easy way to store and insert frequently used text and graphics-not automatically, but when you choose to do so.
When you create an AutoText entry, you can insert it with the Standard toolbar, the AutoText dialog box, or a keyboard shortcut. Word 2003 also allows you to delete, rename and edit AutoText entries.

Using document merge to simplify routine work

If you want to send several letters with the same text, but with different attributes (e.g., names of recipients and their addresses), you can merge a document with a database (e.g., a table of Excel).