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Using manual hyphenation

With manual hyphenation, you have more control over what is hyphenated and how it is hyphenated. You can select which parts of the document are hyphenated and where a hyphen appears in specific words. This is a huge hassle for a large document, but it does allow you to do a better job than Word might do automatically - Word sometimes hyphenates words in positions that don't look good.

Creating numbered lists

Numbered lists are created in a manner similar to bulleted lists, except that instead of bullets Word places sequential numbers. This is a very useful feature, because if you add a paragraph in the middle of a numbered list or rearrange the order of the paragraphs in a list, Word automatically renumbers the paragraphs so that they retain their sequence.

Setting tabs using the Tabs dialog box

You can add dotted, dashed, or underlined tab leaders. A tab leader links related but separate items across a page, such as entries and prices in a menu or chapters and page numbers in a table of contents.

A perfect text alignment using tabs

One of the most common word-processing mistakes is using spaces to align text. Using tabs ensures that your text is aligned perfectly and makes it much easier to modify settings.

Review the text formatting quickly using the Reveal Formatting task pane

This feature allows you to review quickly the font and paragraph formatting (and section formatting) used in your text.

Working with headers and footers

This tip describes how to place various information into Headers and Footers.

How to create different headers and footers on odd and even pages

Sometimes odd and even pages need to have different headers and footers. In a document with facing pages (mirror margins), odd-numbered pages appear on the right side and even-numbered pages on the left. You may want left-aligned headers on even-numbered pages and right-aligned headers on odd-numbered pages; this way, the headers always appear on the outside edges of your document. You can even create different odd and even headers and footers for each section in your document.

Increase, decrease and change font size without mouse

This tip contains Shortcut Keys or Hotkeys for changing font size.

How to add watermarks

This tip describes how to add watermark text or picture.

How to include the total number of pages along with the current page number

You can easily include the total number of pages along with the current page number (E.g., Page 10 of 20).