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Working with headers and footers

This tip describes how to place various information into Headers and Footers.

How to do anything with paragraph format with keyboard

The following tips contain Shortcut Keys or Hotkeys for changing style parameters of paragraph without mouse movements.

Change the type of brackets in citations

Usually Word surrounds citations by the round brackets (see How to create a citation for more details). But you can insert a citation in the square brackets or use other symbols.

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.

Insert current date and time quickly

If you need to use current date or time stamp, Word provides two shortcut keys that do this for you.

Using keyboard to move the cursor and scroll document

You can use the keyboard to move the insertion point and scroll document.

Navigating in a Table

There are several keyboard combinations that are useful when you work with a table:

Using nonbreaking and optional hyphens

Use nonbreaking hyphens to hyphenate phrases or terms that you don't want to wrap to another line. With nonbreaking hyphens, the entire phrase or term wraps to the next line instead of breaking.

Setting tabs using the Tabs dialog box

You can add dotted, dashed, or underlined tab leaders. A tab leader links related but separate items across a page, such as entries and prices in a menu or chapters and page numbers in a table of contents.

How to create a list with restarting and continuing numbering

You can tell Word whether to restart or continue numbering.