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How to add a word to the custom dictionary to avoid spelling errors

A lot of documents contain words (character sequences) that are specific for the company, professional area, even for the project, such as a company name, the project name, specific abbreviations, terms, etc., also first, second and other names of the author or contact persons.

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 show blue links instead of { HYPERLINK link } in a document Word

Today a lot of Word documents contain hyperlinks or URLs to some websites, Internet resources or e-mail addresses. When you type a link in your document, it can appear as a field. You can easily change the view of hyperlinks.

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 show/hide nonprintable symbols in a Word document

Microsoft Word has many types of nonprintable symbols such as different types of spaces, tabulations, line or page breaks, etc. The non-printable symbols are also known as Whitespace characters in typography, nonprinting characters in the previous versions of Microsoft products, or formatting marks.

Tabulation or next level in the numbered list

By default, when you create a numbered or bulleted list in Word, you can press Tab and Shift+Tab to increase or decrease the numbering level:

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.