## Settings in Word 2016

### Enable/disable check spelling as you type

Spell checking is a convenient feature of Microsoft Word for short utility texts becomes an annoying nuisance that interferes with the creative writing process for long sophisticated texts. Professional writers disable spelling and grammar checks in moments of creativity and re-enable checks later at the editing and polishing stage.

### Dashes in a Word document

There are two types of dashes in Word documents: the

**en dash**(**–**) and the**em dash**(**—**). The**em dash**(**—**) is typically about as wide as a capital**M**. The**en dash**(**–**) is about as wide as a capital**N**. There are different rules and standards for how and when dashes may or may not have spaces around them.### How to paste text without formatting

When you work with a large amount of information, translations, or research sources, you often use copy-paste to paste some text blocks in different places with different formatting.

### How to create vectors in Word

A

**vector**is a mathematical object characterized by magnitude and direction. To define a vector, use a bar above (), an arrow above (), bold or gothic font ().### How to insert angle symbol in Word

An

**angle ∠**is a geometric figure formed by two rays - sides of the angle, emanating from the point called the**or***vertex of the angle***.***angular point*### How to insert Angle brackets or chevrons in Word

**Angle brackets ⟨ ⟩**, also known as

**,**

*pointy brackets***,**

*triangular brackets***,**

*diamond brackets***,**

*tuples***,**

*chevrons***,**

*guillemets***,**

*broken brackets***, (often substituted informally by**

*brokets**less-than*< and

*greater-than*signs >) are used in different areas, for example:

### How to insert plus-minus and minus-plus symbols in Word

The

**plus-minus**symbol**±**(also known as**) is placed in front of an expression and means that the following value can be either positive or negative, more or less. This symbol often indicates:***plus or minus sign*### How to insert multiplication symbol and division sign in Word

The

**multiplication sign****×**(also known as the**or the***times sign***) is the mathematical sign for the multiplication operation. There are several popular representations for the multiplication operation: a***dimension sign**cross*(**×**), a*dot*(**⋅**), or an*asterisk*(**∗**).### How to insert check mark and x mark in Word

The

**check mark**symbol**✓**(also known as a**or***checkmark***) has different meanings in different cultures: as a sign of agreement, confirmation, to indicate the concepts "yes" or "correct"; and as a sign of refusal, reject, to represent the notions of "no" or "wrong".***tick mark*### How to insert degree symbols in Word

The

**degree**symbol or**degree sign °**represents**in geographic coordinate systems,***degrees of arc***in the medical field,***hours***,***degrees of temperature***,***alcohol proof***in photography, or***logarithmic film speed grades***in musical harmony. The symbol consists of a small, raised circle, historically a zero glyph.***diminished quality*