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The compatibility mode in Word

If you open a document Word created in an older version of Microsoft Word, you may see Compatibility Mode near the filename of the document in the title bar:

How to use the document information

It may be necessary to add to the headers and footers auxiliary fields, such as the document title, the author or responsible person name, the date of the last modification, etc. to fulfill some documentation design requirements. Word offers an easy and fast way to add document information by a few clicks.

Working with the property variables in the document

Certain types of documents, such as Agreements, Orders, Invoices, etc., often use the same titles, names, addresses, etc. through the document. For simplicity and convenience of working in Word, you can rely on AutoText entries and AutoCorrect feature, but you can’t update auto-corrected text later. Fortunately, you can create custom variables (custom document properties) to insert them into your document.

Saving Documents

Saving your document in the same location with the same name is extremely easy. You need to make some additional actions to save your document in other location, with other name.

How to print hyperlinks in the Word document

Microsoft Word displays hyperlinks as a blue underlined text, as defined by the Hyperlink style. It shows only the fraction of the URL or anchor text like “click here”, and you need to click Ctrl+K or use the popup menu to open the Link dialog to see the full URL. If you see something like { HYPERLINK https://www.officetooltips.com } on printing, you need to uncheck the Print field codes instead of their values option.

Change inches to centimeters and vice versa

When you work with Word rulers or gridlines, customize document margins, etc. you may need to change the measurement setting from inches to centimeters or vice versa.

How to insert alpha, beta, gamma, delta and other Greek symbols in Word

There are four quick methods to enter alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and other Greek letters into the Word document: switch to Symbol font and press the corresponding letter on the keyboard; insert an equation and use Latex-like macros; add AutoCorrect rules; assign a shortcut to alpha, beta, gamma, delta or another symbol for quick typing.

How to insert lambda, sigma, theta and other Greek symbols in Word

There are four quick methods to enter lambda, sigma, theta, and other Greek letters into the Word document: switch to Symbol font and press the corresponding letter on the keyboard; insert an equation and use Latex-like macros; add AutoCorrect rules; assign a shortcut to lambda, sigma, theta or another symbol for quick typing.

How to insert micro sign or mu symbol in Word

μ letter is very popular in different domains of science. E.g., μ symbol designates a population mean in statistics, coefficient of friction or magnetic permeability in physics, and micron or micrometer in measurement. There are several ways to quickly insert any Latin or Greek letter into a Word document. In this tip were proposed some of the most useful techniques for micro sign or mu letter.

How to reduce ribbon size in Word

After recent updates, the ribbon in Microsoft Word can take up to 1/3 of the available screen space. Microsoft Office help tells that you can hide or unhide your ribbon, but you cannot reduce the size of your ribbon, or size of the text or the icons. False! You can change the mode and remove unnecessary white space around buttons, and, thus, reduce the ribbon size.