Useful Word Tips
If you regularly work with Word documents, some of the following simple tricks will definitely be extremely useful tools to help your word processing tasks faster. These tips are applicable to all versions of Word 2007 and later.
- Write Anywhere In The Text
Previously, to be able to write in a position that is not the default location of Word, most users often have to wonder how to calculate the distance to the position they want through the space or Tab key. This is really very time consuming and frustrating for the user. Fortunately, Word allows you to write anywhere in the interface of this tool. Just double click on the place you want to write, and the blink will appear at that location. Thus, the implementation will be greatly reduced than before.
Sometimes, when you have to paste something that originated outside the Word environment like the content on the website or received a text file with dozens of formats set up in it, you will have a bit of wonder how to unify this text on the default format of Word. Very simply, highlight the text you want or press Ctrl + A to highlight the whole text. Then, click the Home tab, select the Clear All Formatting icon – the eraser with the letter A in the upper corner.
- Draw Directly On The Text
Basically, Word has a built-in feature called Draw that allows users to draw directly onto the text editor interface. Accordingly, you can draw a line, make shapes available and use software to convert them into vector images that can be resized, or even you can draw formulas and insert them into text as ASCII text.
To enable the Draw feature, right-click the Navigation bar at the top of the Word window, and select Customize the Ribbon. In the dialog that appears, check the Draw box under Main Tabs.
- Quickly Insert The Table Of Contents Into The Text
With texts containing a variety of different content statements, for example, a simple table of contents will make it easier for the reader to access the information. Fortunately, instead of wasting time manually, Word allows users to easily make a table of contents of the text with just a few simple steps through the Table of Contents feature.
To use the Table of Contents feature, highlight the title of the subsection you want, then select the References tab, select Add Text in the Table of Contents area, and then select the level of the subsection in the table of contents. For example, Level 1 will correspond to the largest hierarchy, and Level 2 will be the level hierarchy of Level 1.