When working with documents with co-authors, it is often necessary to compare two versions of the document. For example, if you forgot to block the ability to make changes to a document without tracking changes, after receiving an edited, agreed, or reviewed version of the document, you need to make sure that the resulting version of the document is identical to the original.
When you work with many graphical objects such as pictures, charts, text boxes, shapes, etc., it is sometimes challenging to select one of the objects - it can lay behind other objects, or it can be too small, etc.
Word proposes an excellent feature named Selection pane to help navigate between different objects and groups.
Working with documents or spreadsheets on your computer or laptop, you can instantly find and edit text and data without manually combing through printed or handwritten pages. Word provides a very convenient "find and replace" feature that allows you to use wildcards and even find similar words.
Microsoft Word is used in different countries and many languages. For some documents such as international Agreements, you need to write the documents or just parts of the document in a different language.
When you send a document for review or simply for approval, you need to know all the reviewer's changes. Some reviewers forget or ignore to turn on Tracking Changes. You can compare the original document and the reviewed version to see the differences, but it is more easily block the ability to change the document without Tracking Changes.
Sometimes you need to record new changes in the document that already has tracked changes made under your name. For example, people who have no possibility to make changes by themselves ask you to record their changes. Amendments made by different reviewers have different colors and are easy to find.
Sometimes you need to skip parts of the document during a spell check. E.g., memos and letters can have
headings and address blocks with names and other text that slow down the spell checker. Blocks of
programming code or foreign words should not be checked for spelling too.
Also you may need to quote words and phrases with mistakes.
There are many professionals who need to know statistics numbers for a page or just some selected
block in the Word document, such as the number of characters, words, sentences, etc.
Word automatically counts the number of words in a document while you type. Word also counts pages,
paragraphs, lines, and characters. To see these numbers, do one of the following: