Microsoft Word is a beloved application used by typists all over the world. The program is packed with with all kinds of features, many of which you might never come across when you’re typing up a report, short story, essay, or whatever else you might be working on. To help you uncover some of the lesser-known tricks the software is capable of, we present a bunch of our current favorites. Here are 18 tricks that will turn you into a master of Microsoft Word.
1) Tell Word what you want to do
Recent versions of Word have a very helpful “Tell me what you want to do” field above the ribbon toolbar which you’ve probably been ignoring. It’s not just for beginners. Type a few words related to any command to quickly navigate through Word’s labyrinthine menus.
2) Find your previous location
For those particularly long documents, it’s often handy to be able to jump back to the cursor’s previous position, particularly after closing and reopening something. To switch to where the cursor was the last time you saved a document, use the Shift+F5 shortcut.
3) Generate filler text automatically