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Create a bibliography

If you use citations in your Word documents, you might need the bibliographic specs for each source that you have referenced.

How to use paragraph borders and shading

You can use paragraph borders, but removing these borders isn't easy for somebody. This tip is how to insert and remove paragraph borders and shading.

Use the Style Inspector

With all the different kinds of formatting that Word offers, you may sometimes find it hard to see exactly what formatting is applied to particular characters or a paragraph.
Word provides two tools to help you find out: the Style Inspector and the Reveal Formatting pane.

How to add a drop cap

Drop Cap is short for dropped initial capital letter. Typically a drop cap is an oversized, single capital letter designed to stick up above a line of text or to stand out in a block of text.

A perfect text alignment using tabs

One of the most common word-processing mistakes is using spaces to align text. Using tabs ensures that your text is aligned perfectly and makes it much easier to modify settings.

Review the text formatting quickly using the Reveal Formatting task pane

This feature allows you to review quickly the font and paragraph formatting (and section formatting) used in your text.

Using Research pane: thesaurus, dictionary and translation tools

With Research pane you can: find synonyms (a word that means essentially the same thing as the word it replaces) and antonyms (a word that means the opposite of the selected word), while Word's thesaurus primarily finds synonyms; search words in public dictionaries (e.g., Encarta World Dictionary); translate words and texts.

Use hyperlink without holding Ctrl

By default, hyperlinks are used with pressing or holding Ctrl. But you can turn off this function.

How to switch to Symbol font for fast typing of Greek alphabet

Typing mathematical symbols like Greek alphabet takes a lot of time. To resolve this issue you can switch to Symbol font and use the corresponding Latin letters to enter Greek letters.

Collapse the Ribbon to get more space on screen

When you need as much space as possible on screen to view a document, you can collapse (or minimize) the Ribbon to only its labels by double-clicking the label of the tab you're currently using.