If you work with several objects and have to move them or apply shared formatting to them, you must select
these objects every time. Apply formal grouping, and you will be able to operate those objects quickly as a
By default, Word makes objects snap (jump) to an underlying grid laid across the document. If you drag an
object, such as a shape, you'll notice that it moves in little jerks rather than smoothly. This is because
of the grid - but because the grid is usually invisible, it's not obvious.
With all the different kinds of formatting that Word offers, you may sometimes find it hard to see exactly
what formatting is applied to particular characters or a paragraph.
Word provides two tools to help you find out: the Style Inspector and the Reveal Formatting
When you've created a document and sent it out to your colleagues for editing, you'll probably need to
review the tracked changes and decide which to keep and which to jettison.
You can create standard numbered and bulleted lists by typing in a way that triggers the AutoFormat
feature to apply list formatting.
When you need as much space as possible on screen to view a document, you can collapse (or minimize) the
Ribbon and then restore it very simple.
When you create a new blank document, any text you type appears in the default font, which is called
Calibri, at a font size of 11 points, which is a standard size for text in everyday
documents (such as letters or reports).
Having your 25 most recently used documents on the File tab, in the Open menu, is handy,
but you may find it's not enough. You can increase the number shown up to 50, and you can pin
(fasten) particular documents to the menu so that they remain there even if you haven't used them recently.
In some document layouts (e.g., magazines), you may need to run a series of text boxes that contain a
sequence of text. Word lets you flow text from one text box to another: When the first text box is full,
Word automatically moves to the next text box and fills it. If you add or delete text in a text box, Word
adjusts the text in the subsequent text boxes accordingly.
If you use large pictures in a document, its file size increases rapidly. You can reduce this problem by
telling Word to compress the pictures.