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How to insert check mark and x mark in Word

The check mark symbol (also known as a checkmark or tick mark) has different meanings in different cultures: as a sign of agreement, confirmation, to indicate the concepts "yes" or "correct"; and as a sign of refusal, reject, to represent the notions of "no" or "wrong".

How to insert degree symbols in Word

The degree symbol or degree sign ° represents degrees of arc in geographic coordinate systems, hours in the medical field, degrees of temperature, alcohol proof, logarithmic film speed grades in photography, or diminished quality in musical harmony. The symbol consists of a small, raised circle, historically a zero glyph.

How to insert square root symbol or radical sign in Word

The square root symbol (also known as a radical sign, radical symbol, root symbol, radix, or surd) is often used in various documents. Microsoft Word offers convenient functionality for beautifully styling formulas.

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. However, you need to take additional actions to put your copy to other place, and with a different 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 } 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.

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