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How to copy paragraph or numbering format without changing the text format

The simplest way to copy format from one character, word, paragraph, or another element in Microsoft Word, is to use the Format Painter button (on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group) or to use shortcuts (see How to copy format easy and quickly). But there is some trick how to copy font, indentation, etc. for elements such as paragraph or numbering and keep existing formatting inside the text.

How to do anything with paragraph format with keyboard

No matter what you are writing, a fictional book, a story for kids, a user manual, or a technical report, jumping between the text and ribbon buttons for formatting distracts from the work. Shortcut Keys or Hotkeys for changing the paragraph alignment, style, etc. without mouse movements come to rescue.

How to start a new part of a document on an odd page

When you create a book or other specific type of a Microsoft Word document, you may need to start each new part of your paper on an odd page. This rule is a mandatory requirement of some publishers, even if it creates an empty page between two sections of the document:

How to put each Heading 1 on the new page

If you need to put each Heading 1 at the beginning of a new page, you can customize the existing Heading 1 style or create a new Heading style to put page breaks before the heading. Microsoft Word automatically inserts page breaks for such style.

How to add keyboard shortcuts for styles

There are several useful shortcuts that can help to change the style settings of a paragraph without the mouse. But you can add other shortcuts for your own style or any existing style in Word 2016.

Change the default font and style for shapes in Word

When you create a shape in your document, it is created with the default style and any text that you type has the default font.

How to create an equilateral triangle, a regular square, and other regular polygons in Word

For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular (all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length). E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.

Change the default font for text boxes in Word

When you create a text box in your document Word, any text you type appears has the default font that can be different from version to version...

How to copy format easy and quickly

The simplest way to copy format from one character, word, paragraph, or other elements in Microsoft Word, is to use the Format Painter button (on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group). Still, with keyboard shortcuts, it is faster.

Choose settings for checking Grammar

Microsoft Word continuously improves and polishes checks for grammar rules and orthography. There are many additional add-ons, utilities, and applications for checking style, spelling, etc., that can improve your writing, but Word itself provides enough hints for writing correct texts. However, for technical writers it becomes annoying at times. If you choose to use the grammar checker rather than turn it off completely, you can tell it which grammar items you want to check and which you don't.