Word 2016 Formatting Diagnostics

Learn how to use the various Word diagnostic tools to troubleshoot formatting and style problems within your documents.

Creating documents from multiple sources and collaborators can become cumbersome and problematic very quickly.  This can become even more difficult if each source and collaborator is using their own styles and formatting options.  Many issues can arise when trying to meld all the different pieces into one cohesive and stylized document.  Styles may not appear to be loading properly and formatting may look different between paragraphs. Continue reading “Word 2016 Formatting Diagnostics”

Word 2016 Tab/Ribbon and Backstage Commands (Shortcut Keys)

Learn the various Word 2016 commands (shortcut keys) for the Tab/Ribbons and Backstage.

Many people prefer to use shortcut keys or commands instead of always having to use the mouse to navigate the tabs and ribbons within the Microsoft office programs.  To assist you, I’ve compiled a listing of the Tab/Ribbon and backstage command for Word 2016. Continue reading “Word 2016 Tab/Ribbon and Backstage Commands (Shortcut Keys)”

KeyTips – Using the Keyboard to Access the Office Ribbons

Learn how to use KeyTips to access Office Ribbon commands via the keyboard.

KeyTips / Access Keys

Access keys are shortcut keys that give you access to the ribbon commands without using your mouse.  Once you press the ALT key, KeyTips appear over each command available in the current view, including the Quick Access Toolbar.  Depending on which letter you press, you may be shown additional KeyTips. Continue reading “KeyTips – Using the Keyboard to Access the Office Ribbons”

Creating and Updating a Table of Contents in Word

Learn how to create and update a Table of Contents in Word.

Many Word documents require a table of contents be added to them. Word allows you to add a table of contents (TOC) by either using the Heading Styles or by marking selected text to be added to the TOC. The easiest way to create a TOC is to use the heading styles.  This feature allows you to quickly update the TOC anytime with just a few key strokes.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating and updating a TOC using the Heading Styles. Continue reading “Creating and Updating a Table of Contents in Word”

Creating a Footnote Continuation Notice in Word

Learn how to create a footnote continuation notice for footnotes that extend onto a second page.

If a footnote is too long to fit on a page, a footnote continuation notice can be created to let readers know that it is continued on the next page. Below are the step-by-step instruction for creating a continuation notice. NOTE:  The steps can also be applied to creating a continuation notice for endnotes. Continue reading “Creating a Footnote Continuation Notice in Word”

How to Add, Remove and Customize Word Watermarks

Learn how to add and remove Word watermarks as well as create and save custom ones.

How to Add, Remove and Customize Word Watermarks

When you collaborate on Word documents with others or are routing drafts of documents, you may want to mark the document as draft or private with a watermark.  This allows the recipient to see at a glance the type of document it is. Word automatically applies the watermark to every page except a designated cover page. Continue reading “How to Add, Remove and Customize Word Watermarks”