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Resources linked from this page may no longer be available or reliable. Contact us. Tech News Entertainment. Internet Productivity. When you first open Microsoft Word, you can start creating documents immediately. The application offers many built-in features and default settings to help you produce the exact type of the document, whether a professional report for business or a paper for school. Unlock the " Essential Microsoft Office Shortcuts " cheat sheet now!
You see helpful tabs, buttons, and toolbars. And behind the scenes, Word takes care of spelling, grammar, other corrections for you. But you can improve your experience with the application by just taking a few minutes to adjust these settings. Changing the way that Word handles your spelling and grammar is a great first start to customize the application to fit your needs. But they can also be distracting in some cases. Here's how to stop that from happening. Read More when creating your documents. Open Word on your Windows computer to any document. Select File from the menu, click Options , and then pick Proofing.
You will see all your options for correcting spelling and grammar. Some apply to all Microsoft Office programs you have, while others apply just to Word. Open Word on your Mac with any document. You will see a slew of settings listed under both Spelling and Grammar. Using our above example for the company name, you can mark the checkboxes to ignore words in uppercase and ignore words with numbers, on both platforms.
You can also enable or disable settings for checking spelling or grammar as you type, flagging repeated words, and ignoring internet and file path addresses.
Most of the blog posts that deal with customizing the toolbars on Microsoft Office products are written for PC users. Setting Page Setup Options 4m 12s. Adding watermarks and background images 4m 51s. Show More Show Less. My customized template for Word , containing my styles, customized Ribbon, a Styles Toolbar, and a Macros Toolbar.
Take your time to read through each setting for those you really want to use and those you prefer not to use. Also, if you click the Settings button, you can enable or disable many additional grammar settings such as capitalization, comma usage, slang, and redundancy. This is also a helpful area to review the settings which are right for you. Like the spelling and grammar options, the AutoCorrect feature is there to help you avoid errors in your documents.
If your company name happens to begin with two capital letters, it will be automatically corrected to just the first letter as a capital by default. This, like our other examples with your company name, can get distracting and even aggravating when creating documents. On the other hand, you may want specific things corrected for you.
Varying page orientation within a document 2m 43s. Inserting page numbers 2m 47s. Adding watermarks and background images 4m 51s. Adding Headers and Footers.
Using built-in headers and footers 5m 34s. Manually creating headers and footers 4m.
Setting multiple headers and footers in a document 4m 5s. Working with Cell Tables. Creating a cell table 3m 42s. Entering and formatting table text 4m 16s.
Modifying table structure 5m 34s. Using table styles 2m 49s. Converting between tab and cell tables 2m 33s. Using Borders and Shading. Adding borders to text and paragraphs 5m 38s. Adding borders to table cells 3m 47s. Setting page borders 4m 13s. Applying shading 4m 34s. Working with Multimedia Elements. Using the Media Browser to insert media 3m 24s.
Inserting media from a file 2m 36s. Formatting images 4m 30s. Wrapping text around an image 2m 27s. Inserting and formatting a text box 3m 59s. Using Automatic Text Features. Using AutoText and AutoComplete 3m 51s. Working with Outlines. Building an outline 4m 26s. Rearranging outline components 3m 39s. Viewing outlines 4m 9s. Numbering outline headings 5m 14s.
Using Word's Writing Tools. Checking spelling and grammar 8m 19s. Using reference tools 4m 30s. Inserting footnotes and endnotes 6m 27s. Using the Word Count feature 2m 49s. Compiling a table of contents 4m 44s. Working with Other Users in Word. Adding comments 2m 46s. Tracking changes 7m 45s. Merging and comparing documents 4m 28s. Sharing documents with others 2m 45s.
Creating Letters, Envelopes, and Labels. Using letter templates 8m 5s.
Creating envelopes 6m 22s. Creating labels 4m 26s. Controlling Privacy and Security. Setting Document Security options 9m. Using Privacy options 3m 36s. Printing Documents. Setting Page Setup Options 4m 12s.
You can personalize the Ribbon and toolbars in Office just the way you like them, showing frequently used commands and hiding the ones you rarely use. To customize the Ribbon, open or create a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document. To customize the Quick Access Toolbar, open or. Make the most out of the tools you use in Microsoft Word and Excel. Here's how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar to suit your needs.
Previewing a document 2m 13s. Printing to a printer 4m 11s. Printing to PDF 3m 55s. Using Macros. Using Word's Macro Recorder 9m 18s.