There are several useful shortcuts that can help to change the style settings of a paragraph
without the mouse. But you can add other shortcuts for your own style or any existing style in
Word for Microsoft 365.
When you create a shape in your document, it is created with the default style and any text that you
type has the default font.
For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular
(all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length).
E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.
When you create a text box in your document Word, any text you type appears has the default font that can be
different from version to version...
The simplest way to copy format from one character, word, paragraph, or other elements in Microsoft Word, is
to use the Format Painter button (on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group). Still,
with keyboard shortcuts, it is faster.
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.
If you use citations in your Word documents, you might need the bibliographic items for each source that you
have referenced. Microsoft Word offers a useful tool to create a list of these bibliographic references,
also named as bibliography, references or works cited, as a list of the citations added
in the document.
You can align text between the top and bottom margins of a page if the text on the page does not fill the
page. For example, centering text vertically often improves the appearance of short business letters or
report cover pages.
It is worth to know that, instead of cropping a picture to a conventional rectangle, you can crop it to a
circle, a triangle, an arrow, or even a thought bubble:
Word proposes a very simple way to add horizontal lines to a document, but if you would like to remove these
lines, this wouldn't be so obvious.