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Creating First Line and Hanging Indents

You can use the ruler to create a hanging indent or a first-line indent.

Compress the pictures in a document

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.

Snap an object to the Grid or to a Shape

By default, Word makes objects snap (jump) to an underlying grid laid across the document. If you drag an object, such as a shape, you'll notice that it moves in little jerks rather than smoothly. This is because of the grid - but because the grid is normally invisible, it's not obvious.

Creating, updating, locking and unlocking links

Automatic update of the embedded and linked objects is extremely powerful feature of Microsoft Word, but it could be boring for a large document. Locking a link prevents the object from being updated by the original application file, such as an Excel spreadsheet file.

Revealing document fields

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.

Changing the Look of Toolbar Buttons

Word 2010 doesn't have a menu (unless you call Home, Insert, Page Layout, etc., a menu), and you can't customize what's not there. Word does still have context-sensitive right-click menus. However, unlike in previous versions of Word, the user interface no longer provides a way to customize them.

Adding Callouts to Objects

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.

Protecting Word documents

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.

Reviewing comments from the specific reviewer

Sometimes you need to search for a comment or for comments from specific reviewers.

How to include the total number of pages along with the current page number

You can easily include the total number of pages along with the current page number (E.g., Page 10 of 20).