Customize Word 2016 Status Bar

The Word status bar is displayed at the bottom of your document window.Customize Word 2016 Status Bar

It can be customized by you to display various pertinent information about your document.  To customize the status bar, right-click within the status bar.  Once you do so, the Customize Status bar dialog box will display.  In the example, I have turned on all the features. Customize Word 2016 Status Bar

Below is the information on how to Customize Word 2016 Status Bar and an explanation of the customizations available. Continue reading “Customize Word 2016 Status Bar”

Word 2016 Word Count

There are times you need to count the words within your document, whether legal briefs, school assignments or reports.  Word’s built-in Word Count feature is a great way to keep track of the number of words.  The feature allows you to determine whether you wish to include textboxes, footnotes and endnotes in the totals as well.  And, in addition to counting the words, it can also count the number of pages, paragraphs, lines and characters.  Below are the step by step instructions to show and use the Word 2016 word count. Continue reading “Word 2016 Word Count”

Utilizing the Find and Replace Features

Word gives you a vast array of options for finding and/or replacing content within your documents – Text, Pictures, Captions, Bookmarks and Formatting.  As examples, you can search for graphics within your document, you can search for specific words and change the font as well as search for specific formatting such as bold and change it.  Below are the step by step instructions for Utilizing the Find and Replace Features —

  • Find Text
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Find Images, Tables, Comments and Objects
  • Find and Replace Formatting

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Word Create PDF

Learn how to utilize the Word Create PDF feature to create a PDF from any Word document, keeping the table of contents, bookmarks and any hyperlinks intact.

Word’s create PDF feature allows you to take a Word document, that contains a table of contents and hyperlinks, and convert it cleanly to a PDF document, keeping the TOC and Hyperlinks intact.  If the document contains Word’s styles, it can also use those to create bookmarks if you wish.  This is a great feature for converting large documents without having to recreate integral pieces such as the hyperlinks.  Below are the step by step instructions for utilizing the Word Create PDF feature and its options. Continue reading “Word Create PDF”

AutoCorrect Options

Learn how to use the AutoCorrect Options for the Office programs — Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

The AutoCorrect options allow you to correct misspellings, typos, capitalization errors, add symbols and ignore specified words.  The autocorrect options are available in Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.  Below are the step by step instructions for setting and using the autocorrect options.  NOTE:  The steps are the same for all listed programs unless noted differently. Continue reading “AutoCorrect Options”

Keeping Words, Lines and Paragraphs Together

Learn how to use Word features to keep Words, Lines and Paragraphs together to create a more professional looking document.

When working on documents, Word automatically decides where to split words, lines and paragraphs.  Many times, the default can cause the look of your document to change.  It can also interfere with the emphasis of what you are writing by splitting hyphenated words or splitting key points.  It is always a best practice to use Word’s features instead of manually manipulating your document.  Below are the step by step instructions for keeping words, lines and paragraphs together in word using Word features.  Continue reading “Keeping Words, Lines and Paragraphs Together”

Converting Text to a Word Table

Learn the steps necessary for Converting Text to a Word Table and Converting a Word Table to Text. The steps can also be utilized within Outlook.

Word allows you to easily convert any text within a document into a table and vice versa.  This feature is great for taking various lists and converting to tables for easier reading and manipulation.  NOTE:  This feature can also be used within Outlook.  Below are the step by step instructions for converting text to a word table and converting a Word table to text. Continue reading “Converting Text to a Word Table”

Working with Word Tab Stops

Learn about working with Tab Stops – Using the Ruler to create, edit and remove tab stops. Using the Tabs Dialog box to create, edit and remove tab stops. Editing and Removing default tab stops.

Word offers you various functions when working with Word tab stops.  You can work with Words default tab stops or you can create new ones as well as edit tab stops manually or via the ruler.  Below, are the steps by step instructions for creating, editing and removing tab stops manually and via the ruler.  I’ve also included the instructions for removing and changing Words default tab stops. Continue reading “Working with Word Tab Stops”

Custom Dictionary

Learn how to edit the Custom Dictionary within the Office Products.

The spell check feature compares the words within your documents with the words within the main Office dictionary.  This dictionary contains most of common words but it may not contain some proper names, technical terms, acronyms and capitalizations.  To combat this issue, you can add words and capitalizations to a custom dictionary to prevent the spell check feature from flagging them as misspelled.  The custom dictionary applies to Office 2016 – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, however the steps may differ slightly.  Below are the step by step instructions for editing a Custom Dictionary in Word. Continue reading “Custom Dictionary”

Word Save Options

Learn how to set the various Word Save Options. The skills learned here can also be utilized in Excel and PowerPoint.

The Word Options dialog box is where you can add and change Word settings used within your documents, set your personal information (metadata) stored with the document and any preferences you wish to set.  The Word Save Options specifically work with the variables used when saving your documents, such as the format to use when saving, how often to save AutoRecover, AutoRecover file locations, Default local file location, etc.  Similar Save Options are available in Excel and PowerPoint as well.

Below are the step by step instructions for accessing and change the Word Save Options. Continue reading “Word Save Options”