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How to add keyboard shortcuts for styles

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.

Change the default font and style for shapes in Word

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.

How to create an equilateral triangle, a regular square, and other regular polygons in Word

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.

Change the default font for text boxes in Word

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...

How to copy format easy and quickly

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.

Choose settings for checking Grammar

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.

Create a bibliography

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.

Align text vertically on the page

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.

Cropping a picture to a shape

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:

How to add and remove horizontal lines between sections of the document

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.

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