Sometimes you need to print a hidden text of the document. For example, if you want to read or
correct it on paper. If you see a strange text in the printed copy that you haven't seen while
edited the document, it is quite probable that you have a hidden text.
When you work with someone's else document it is possible to have a hidden text in it. On the
other hand, your own document can contain a hidden text for some reasons.
Microsoft Word has many types of nonprintable symbols such as different types of spaces,
tabulations, line or page breaks, etc. The non-printable symbols are also known as
Whitespace characters in typography, nonprinting characters in the
previous versions of Microsoft products, or formatting marks.
By default, when you create a numbered or bulleted list in Word, you can press Tab and
Shift+Tab to increase or decrease the numbering level:
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.
Word is heavily used by all Microsoft Office users and customization of menu, recent documents and start
screen allow you to save a lot of time.
Microsoft Word continuously improves and polishes checks for grammar rules and orthography.
There are many additional add-ons, utilities, and applications for checking style, spelling, etc., that can
improve your writing, but Word itself provides enough hints for writing correct texts. However, for
technical writers it becomes annoying at times. If you choose to use the grammar checker rather than turn it
off completely, you can tell it which grammar items you want to check and which you don't.
When you first start most of the Microsoft 365 applications, you'll see a new feature called the Start
By default, Word shows document tooltips (or screentips) when you hover on a button, but this option can be
You should display the Developer tab when you want to write macros, run macros that you previously
recorded, or create applications to use with Microsoft Office programs. Do the following: