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Apply font color, highlighting, and artistic effects

Changing the font color and highlighting the background of the text are basic skills that every Microsoft Word user should master. Artistic effects are rarely used in everyday life, but applying effects is simple as changing the font color.

How to remove watermarks in Word

Watermarks in Word are used to add into the pages of your document a logo, an image, or other identifying marks, protect your content by inserting text or images over the content, defining your project's status or security requirements, etc. If you have permissions, you can easily remove them and add them from the beginning.

Increase, decrease, and change font

For seasoned Word users, font size manipulations with a keyboard save a lot of time, but users with touch displays and big touchpads do not need to remember all shortcuts and can more and more rely on “point and click” methods.

Manage sources

Source Manager in Microsoft Word helps if you have a lot of sources, or for some other reason you need to manage the sources of the document. This tool simplifies you work with citations.

How to edit a citation in a document

Whatever you write, whatever you add or insert into your document, there is always a need to edit some information. Word introduces a very convenient tool for editing citations or supplementing them with the necessary information. See also how to create a citation or placeholder in a document and how to create multi-source citations.

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

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

How to do anything with paragraph format with keyboard

No matter what you are writing, a fictional book, a story for kids, a user manual, or a technical report, jumping between the text and ribbon buttons for formatting distracts from the work. Shortcut Keys or Hotkeys for changing the paragraph alignment, style, etc. without mouse movements come to rescue.

How to start a new part of a document on an odd page

When you create a book or other specific type of a Microsoft Word document, you may need to start each new part of your paper on an odd page. This rule is a mandatory requirement of some publishers, even if it creates an empty page between two sections of the document:

How to put each Heading 1 on the new page

If you need to put each Heading 1 at the beginning of a new page, you can customize the existing Heading 1 style or create a new Heading style to put page breaks before the heading. Microsoft Word automatically inserts page breaks for such style.

How to create a multi-source citation

When you work with article, thesis, report and other documents, you may need to create a multi-source citation instead of simply joining several citations:

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