10 tips for mastering Microsoft Word
Posted on June 5, 2020 by Aran BakerMicrosoft Word is a key part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite it used by millions of people across the world everyday. Even for people who use it everyday there are always new features and tips to learn to master Microsoft Word. In this blog we pick out a few of our favourites.
1.Selecting non-adjacent textWhen you need to highlight a large amount of text that is not all adjacent, you can select various parts of the text by holding down the ctrl key and using the mouse to select the desired text. This is ideal when you need to copy parts of a paragraph or if you want to format areas of text to change size and font etc.
2. Cropping a PhotoAdding images into word can really transform a document, but it can be frustrating dealing with images. For example, you may want to cut out parts of the image so that it fits your word document better. To crop an image, just right-click the image that you would like to crop and there should be an option to crop the image. This will bring up a box with black corners – move this to crop your image in your desired way – word will fade out the parts that will not be in the newly cropped image. This can be extremely useful when images have to be replicated or when images have been print screened and there is the main area you would like to focus on.
3. Readability checkingReadability can be a really helpful tool as it can help you to spell check your work and flag up errors or indicate what areas within your work may need changing. This shows the averages, counts and the readability. To view this. go to on the top of the ribbon, go to file, click options and click proofing.
4. Keyboard shortcuts in WordKeyboard shortcuts can be another great way to save time when using Microsoft Word. Instead of using your mouse and having to right-click and then click on an action, you can just use your keyboard.
Red – CTRL + X = to cut
Yellow – CTRL + C = To Copy
Green – CTRL + V = TO paste