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Microsoft Word Features You May Not Know About

Microsoft Word Features You May Not Know About

Microsoft Office is one of the most commonly-used programs in U.S. companies and proficiency in these programs is still commonly asked for in high-ranking positions. The need to be proficient in Microsoft Word isn't going away anytime soon. If you spend a good portion of your day in Word, you should take the time to make sure you're getting the most out of this tool. Word may have some new bells and whistles you may not have learned about since when you first started using the tool 20 years ago.

Give Your Eyes a Break With Dark Mode

Did you know that blue light affects your circadian rhythms?If you spend a good portion of your day staring at a screen you may have noticed that it can cause your eyes to strain and squint if you're working in low light. You can show your eyes some love by turning on dark mode for Microsoft Word (and all of your apps) by clicking on the File menu, scrolling down to Account, click on the drop down menu underneath Office Theme and change the theme of your office products to Dark Gray or Black, making it a little easier to stare at your screen.

Dictate and Read Aloud

Did you know that newer versions of Word have a feature allowing you transcribe your voice into text on a Word document. The dictate feature is available on the right side of the Home tab. You can also choose from multiple different languages to speak in using the dictate feature. This a great time-saving option for taking notes or if maybe you’re better at thinking out loud than you are at typing out words. Similarly you can also have a word document read aloud to you using the Read Aloud feature. Just highlight the text you want to read, go to the Review tab, and click on Read Aloud.

Selecting Groups of Rectangular Text

Do you often find when you’re trying to highlight specific words in a document that you end up highlighting a bunch of extra words you don’t need? That problem is a thing of the past once you remember to hold down your Alt key, and click and drag to highlight the specific words you need to highlight.

Edit a Photo or Text .PDF by turning it into a Word Document

To convert a .pdf to a Word document, click on File, click on Open, and navigate to where your .pdf is stored in your computer. You should see a prompt that tells you your .pdf will be converted into a Word doc, click Okay. If you have an image with text on it saved as a .pdf, you can also convert that to an editable Word document by following the same steps. This will save you tons of time if you find you need to borrow text from a .pdf you don’t have the original file for.

Turn Your Word Document Into an Interactive Web Page

You can easily turn your Word Document into an interactive web page by starting in your Word Doc and clicking on File, Transform, opening up a pane on the right-hand side of your document where you can choose a web page theme. Select a theme you like, then click Transform, and then Transform again. Next, your internet browser will open allowing you to see a preview of your document as a web page. You can make changes to your web page in top right of the window where it says Edit, you can also edit the Navigation of the web page there, and once its ready, share it with others by clicking Share. This feature would come so in handy for quickly sharing and presenting information froma Word doc in a way that is eye-catching and easy to look at.


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