Microsoft Word Tips: In Depth on Indentation

Many people use ‘Tab’ to indent something in Microsoft Word, but this can cause issues during editing (e.g. having to delete gaps when combining paragraphs in an essay). As such, the alternative i...

Microsoft Word Tips: Alignment and Text Boxes

A well-written essay is a good thing. But a perfect essay needs more than just good writing. It also needs to be professionally formatted. And to do this, you’ll need to master text alignment in Mic...

Microsoft Word Tips: Paragraph Spacing

To add a space between paragraphs, you can hit return twice. But a better option is to let Microsoft Word do the work for you. This ensures that the paragraph spacing in your document is even througho...

Microsoft Word: Using the Compare Function

Unless you’re a Microsoft Word expert, you may not have come across the ‘compare’ function. But it can be very useful when editing a document or redrafting an essay. As such, we thought we’d p...

Microsoft Word Tips: How to Add Chapter Headers

Writing a longer essay or dissertation that is broken up into several sections? In that case, you might want to add chapter headers to help your reader navigate the document. Luckily, this is easy to ...

Microsoft Word Tips: Find and Replace

Writing a longer document? Need to find something so you can edit it? Then you need Microsoft Word’s ‘Find’ and ‘Replace’ functions! But how do they work? And how can you use them effectivel...

Microsoft Word Tips: Page Layout and Margins

When writing an essay, you may need to format the document to fit the rules set out in your university’s style guide. Luckily, Microsoft Word makes this easy, so today we’re looking at how to set ...

How to Use Heading Styles in Microsoft Word

The ‘Heading’ styles in Microsoft Word are crucial for two reasons. First, they let you quickly apply headings in a document for a tidily formatted finish. Second, they let you automatically gener...

4 Tips on Using Comments in Microsoft Word

The comment tool in Microsoft Word makes it easy to take notes while planning an essay. Furthermore, proofreaders use comments to give feedback on a document, so don’t be surprised to find a few in ...

Bullet Points and Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word

For those who struggle for brevity in writing, using bullet points and numbered lists can help ensure clarity. And they are particularly good when giving examples or outlining a process. Thankfully, M...