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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 31

Word Options and Settings

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Personalizing Word
  • Changing display options and Save options
  • Understanding advanced options
  • Managing add-ins
  • Using Trust Center settings

If you don't like something about the way Word works, there's a good chance that you can change it. The problem usually isn't whether you can change something. Rather, the issue is finding out where to change it.

In this chapter, you learn about all of the different options you can change in Word. In a few cases, you are referred to more detailed discussions in other parts of the book. For the most part, however, you'll find everything you need to know about changing Word's options in this chapter.

Opening Word Options

Word 2013 consolidates most of its customization settings in the Word Options dialog box that you first saw in Chapter 1, “Taking Your First Steps with Word,” and have revisited from time to time throughout the book. To open the Word Options dialog box, choose File images Options. Some feature-oriented options can still be found in other locations—such as those for labels, various formatting defaults (for example, the default font), styles, and captions. Most settings and options, however, can be found under the Word Options umbrella, shown in Figure 31.1.

Word Options is divided into 10 tabs, or sections:

  • General
  • Display
  • Proofing
  • Save
  • Language
  • Advanced
  • Customize Ribbon
  • Quick Access ...

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