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”

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”