Settings in Word 2013 2010 2007 2003

How to reduce ribbon size in Word

After recent updates, the ribbon in Microsoft Word can take up to 1/3 of the available screen space. Microsoft Office help tells that you can hide or unhide your ribbon, but you cannot reduce the size of your ribbon, or size of the text or the icons. False! You can change the mode and remove unnecessary white space around buttons, and, thus, reduce the ribbon size.

How to show/hide bookmarks in a Word document

When you work with bookmarks in a Word document, it can be convenient to show or hide them.
Fortunately, you can show only bookmarks in a Word document, without other nonprintable symbols.

How to turn on or turn off highlighting of fields in a Word document

Fields in a document Word are popular. Using fields, you can add page numbers, current dates, any types of references, formulas, etc. Word proposes different settings how to display fields in a document:

How to keep the text with hyphens together in Word document

When you create a document in Microsoft Word, you need to keep some text together such as two or several words together or text with hyphens. For example, you would like to keep on one line phone numbers (867-243-1849) or words with hyphens like co-founder, grand-grandmother, twenty-one, part-time, green-eyed, well-behaved, etc.

How to keep a table in one page of a Word document

A lot of documents Word contain tables. If you have a small table, you may want to keep it on one page even if Word tries to split it between pages.

How to print a hidden text in a Word document

Sometimes you need to print a hidden text of the document. For example, if you want to read or correct it on paper. If you see a strange text in the printed copy that you haven’t seen while edited the document, it is quite probable that you have a hidden text.

How to see/show a hidden text in a Word document

When you work with someone’s else document it is possible to have a hidden text in it. On the other hand, your own document can contain a hidden text for some reasons.

How to turn off automatic creation of bulleted and numbered lists

When you type numbers or some special symbols (see examples below) in your document, Word automatically creates numbered or bulleted lists. Sometimes you spend a lot of time to remove automatic changes in your document. However, you can easily stop creation of bulleted or numbered lists in your document.

How to customize your Word settings

Word is heavily used by all Microsoft Office users and customization of menu, recent documents and start screen allow you to save a lot of time.

How to turn off Start screen

When you first start most of the Office 2016 applications, you'll see a new feature called the Start screen.