More Word Tips

John Heckman has recently gathered together some links to site with tips on how to use Microsoft Word more effectively. These include a link to 221 MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts. I cannot stress how advantageous using keyboard shortcuts can be for you. Not only does it allow you to increase your typing speed (because your fingers do not leave the keyboard), but it also keeps you from using the mouse (most people do not have an ergonomically friendly mouse).

The comments also contain a link to CompuSavvy’s Word & WordPerfect Tips, which contains a variety of tips to help with problems in both Word and WordPerfect.

The important thing to remember is that if you are having problems with Word, don’t bash your head against the desk. Chances are that there is someone who has encountered the same problem that you have and has posted a solution to that problem. Checking sites such as these as well as doing a little google research will often allow your to ferret out the answer to your problem.

2 thoughts on “More Word Tips

  1. Many thanks for mentioning my blog. I try to update it at least once a week, and I’m making an effort to provide a good mix of Word and WordPerfect tips. At some point, I might add more general computer tips (including a few about the Internet), as well.

    Your readers also might be interested in my new book, Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Office Word 2007. It offers numerous tips and tricks for formatting complex documents (including pleadings), plus explanations of features such as headers and footers (and section breaks), tabs and indents, Quick Parts, Table of Contents and Table of Authorities, tracking changes, redlining, automatic numbering for discovery headings, and more.

    The book is available on ( and on ( There is a preview — including the entire Table of Contents — on the Lulu page, but Amazon’s shipping charges tend to be lower.

    I’m thinking of doing a similar book for WordPerfect, but that project is barely in the planning stages at this point.

    A few other Word sites your readers might find useful:

    Woody’s Lounge —

    Word MVP site —

    Suzanne Barnhill’s site (she’s an extremely knowledgeable Word MVP whose explanations tend to be very clear and easy to follow) —

    Appreciate your kindness in mentioning my blog and allowing me to mention my book.

    Jan Berinstein
    Computer Training & Consulting

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