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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 4

Zapping Word's Top Annoyances

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Dealing with graphics
  • Eliminating irritating editing issues
  • Making view annoyances vanish
  • Teaching Word to look for Help locally
  • Conquering the activation blues
  • Stopping some automated changes

With an estimated 500 million users worldwide, Microsoft Word leads the word processing pack. This means that for most of us, jobs and other organizations require that we spend a fair amount of time using and getting used to Microsoft Word. Even though Microsoft invests tremendous resources in making each version of Word better than its predecessor, many users eventually encounter a Word feature or behavior that doesn't work as they would like or that becomes downright exasperating.

This chapter details a number of annoying things that prevent many users from enjoying and using Word as the makers intended. Some of the settings and behaviors here are defaults; others get turned on by accident. Some require you to dig a little deeper to find out what makes Word tick. What the annoyances covered in this chapter have in common is that they can be tamed or turned off. If some things about Word are giving you a headache, this chapter is your aspirin.

Dealing with Graphics Annoyances

More than ever, documents tell stories through graphics such as shapes, charts, and pictures in addition to text. Word 2013's tools for incorporating graphics in documents and formatting the graphics are better than ever. Selecting a graphic displays one or more ...

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