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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.

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...

Easily organize shapes in Word

Every time you add, move or resize shapes (e.g., flowchart shapes), and very soon it becomes tedious to align them. Fortunately, Microsoft Word proposes Gridlines that can help to organize shapes and other objects in your document.

How to add text to the connector in the flowchart

When you create the process flow chart, process map, business flow diagram or data flow diagrams and UML activity diagrams you often need to add some text or labels to the connectors. Unlike many other free and commercial diagram drawing packages, Microsoft Office shapes provide extremely rich text formatting features.

How to change connector type for the flowchart

Most process flow diagrams and workflow charts use elbow connectors for connecting process stages and elements, but too many connecting lines of the same type give your chart a messy look. Fortunately, you can combine different connector types that represent semantically different transitions.

How to change flowchart shapes

Business process charts like employee routines, document preparation and approval, or online user navigation path on a website or a Web store are different from academic flows of algorithms. Usually academic applications use a limited number of standard shape types, but in business, different shapes give a better look and simplify understanding. However, it is hard to decide which shape is appropriate for the specific block.

How to change format of diagram shapes in Word

The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides a plenty of options for customization of the shape outline, background and text settings. Also, here you can change spacing and size for multiple shapes at once.

How to use Word document like a board

Word 2016 has an option that allows to use Word document like a board to write some notes anywhere without positioning a cursor. This can help to easily format any kind of document on freely style.

How to copy format easy and quickly

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

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

The simplest way to copy format from one character, word, paragraph, or other 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.