Tip of the Week: 4 Word Tips that Could Save Your Job

Tip of the Week: 4 Word Tips that Could Save Your Job

The term “Johnny-on-the-spot” is one that most people are familiar with. It means when a person is ready to impulsively act on the opportunities presented for them. Sometimes in business, things tend to move too fast for even the most experienced and thoughtful managers to be out in front of. One situation that is routinely experienced by organizations is that their content and deliverables need to be updated frequently to properly represent the products or service delivery the company offers.

Microsoft Word, the predominant word processing application, is one of the most utilized software titles in the world; and, there are constantly opportunities for people to show off their mastery of Word. These tips may not actually save your job (if your job is even on the line), but if there was a situation where there was a choice to be made whether to retain someone that isn’t proficient with productivity software and you, it would be more difficult for the person in charge of making that personnel decision to remove you from the equation.

Recovery of Lost Word Files
Here’s the scenario: someone is working on an important document when his/her computer crashes before he/she had time to save it. Luckily you’re there. While they are in a panic, all you have to do is open word and navigate to the Open menu. At the bottom of the page there will be a button that will allow you to recover any unsaved documents. He/she will get their files back, and you’ll be a hero.

Compare Two Documents Side-by-Side
Collaboration is more important today than it has been ever before in business. Today, you are beginning to see the workforce more dispersed than ever, so it becomes important for the productivity software organizations deploy to have these integrated collaborative options. If you are working on a document with another person, you can compare two versions of it or merge changes made by multiple authors by navigating to the Review tab at the top of the document screen. This will give you and your team options in which to collaborate more effectively.

Add a Functional Table of Contents
Occasionally, you’ll be tasked with building a report for someone that would be hard to follow without a table of contents. With your Word expertise, you can build a functional and easy-to-use table of contents on any paper or report.

When you are writing your paper the headings and subheadings will become line-items in your table of contents, so it is important to lay the paper out in the way you are determined for it to be read. Look for the References tab and click on Table of Contents. You will be given quite a few options. Just select the style you like the best and click on it and Word will create the table of contents. You then just have to edit to your specifications and you’ll have a way to easily navigate around lengthy documents.

Add Custom Words to the Spell Check Dictionary
It may seem pretty unreasonable when you type a word (or phrase) into Word that you write often and know how to spell (such as business names and other unique names), yet it continually marks it as wrong. One way to mitigate this distraction is to add custom words into Word’s spell check dictionary.

To do this navigate to the File menu and then click on Options. When the options window opens click on Proofing.

Once the dictionary list pops up, select CUSTOM.DIC and click on Edit Word List. This will allow you to make changes to your custom dictionary.

In any office, the more helpful and versatile you can be, the more valuable you are. If you would like to see more Word tips, consider subscribing to our blog. We write about productivity, collaboration, and the technology it takes for businesses to get things done. Do you know any Word tips that can save people time? Feel free to leave them in the comments.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, January 16 2019

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Email Cloud Privacy Malware Hackers Business Computing Network Security Business User Tips Tech Term Computer Google Software Internet Microsoft IT Services Efficiency Hosted Solutions Ransomware Productivity Mobile Devices Communication Android Data Hardware Smartphone IT Support Small Business Backup Saving Money Managed IT Services Data Recovery Data Management Cloud Computing Business Continuity Windows 10 Browser Innovation Windows Internet of Things Managed IT Services Workplace Tips App Cybersecurity Microsoft Office Productivity Data Backup Business Management Phishing Upgrade Outsourced IT Word Office 365 Windows 10 Artificial Intelligence Gmail Mobile Device Disaster Recovery Encryption Passwords Remote Monitoring Server Facebook Analytics communications Employer-Employee Relationship Website BYOD Network Tip of the week Money IT Support Smartphones Vulnerability Infrastructure Chrome Managed Service Provider Applications Automation Router Google Drive Access Control Content Filtering IT Management Bandwidth Maintenance Users Miscellaneous YouTube Company Culture Government Social Media Managed Service Risk Management Office Tips Information Data storage Antivirus Big Data VoIP Save Money Robot Settings Administration VPN Business Intelligence Mouse Firewall Data Security End of Support Business Technology Virtual Reality Server Management Virtual Private Network Touchscreen Apple Employee-Employer Relationship Quick Tips Education Wireless SaaS Storage Printing Managing Stress Holiday Alert Laptop Development Hacker Paperless Office Two-factor Authentication The Internet of Things Avoiding Downtime Display Scam Spam Computing Outlook HIPAA WiFi Data loss Vendor Management Downtime Operating System Unified Threat Management Monitors LiFi Telephone Systems Mobile Security Networking Hosted Solution desktop Current Events Digital Voice over Internet Protocol Dark Web Websites Best Practice Disaster Cooperation Service Level Agreement Troubleshooting Network Management Security Cameras Cyber Monday Collaboration Hotspot Internet Exlporer Spying Compliance Safety Apps Halloween Connectivity Analysis Cryptocurrency IT Technicians Optimization Human Error Legislation Remote Computing IT solutions Going Green Document Management Spyware Modem FinTech Microsoft Excel Google Docs Uninterrupted Power Supply Staff Leominster SharePoint IBM Regulations Managed IT Smart Technology File Sharing Language Value Techology Network Congestion Hacks Computer Care Scary Stories Google Wallet IoT How To Lenovo Bitcoin Solid State Drive Mirgation Recycling Device Statistics Tablet Writing Running Cable Identity Theft Cookies MSP Mail Merge Blockchain Wi-Fi Business Growth Augmented Reality K-12 Schools LED Downloads Training Corporate Profile Social Networking Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Buisness Legal Computing Infrastructure Professional Services PowerPoint VoIP Unified Threat Management Computers Password Comparison Unified Communications Sports Drones Automobile Star Wars Firefox Superfish Dark Data Update Windows 8 Virtual Desktop Hard Disk Drive Chatbots eWaste Mobility Bluetooth Retail Nanotechnology Address Permissions Dell Wearable Technology Network upgrade Co-Managed IT Mobile Device Management WannaCry Motherboard Cables Patch Management Managed IT Service Politics Deep Learning Cabling Alerts USB Onboarding User Error Specifications Google Maps Fraud Cost Management Slack Customer Relationship Management Customer Service Identity Continuity Print Toner Office Samsung Screen Reader Charging Alt Codes Smart Office Content Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Cybercrime Wires Break Fix Tech Support Bring Your Own Device Licensing Dongle Digital Signage Time Management Printer Search Black Friday Marketing Budget Assessment Monitoring Chromebook Social Solar Shortcuts Social Engineering Gadgets Information Technology Digital Payment Smart Tech Emergency Typing Humor Work Streaming Servers Google Calendar Twitter Tracking Physical Security Meetings Upgrades Gadget Emoji Cleaning Crowdsourcing CCTV Personal Information Botnet Webcam Printers 3D Printing Cortana Error Processors Machine Learning Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Unsupported Software Travel Virtualization G Suite Supercomputer CrashOverride Computer Repair Relocation Staffing Mobile Data Motion Sickness How To Work/Life Balance Administrator Recovery Taxes IT Budget Health Private Cloud Web Server what was your? Black Market Mobile Computing GPS BDR Law Enforcement IT Consultant Notifications Regulation Electronic Medical Records Cameras

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3