Category Archives: MS Word Skills
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 June 2017 | 0 comments



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 ...

24 April 2017 | 0 comments



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...

13 April 2017 | 0 comments



Adding Lists of Charts and Figures in Microsoft Word

If you are using charts, tables or figures in an essay, it’s a good idea to list them somewhere in the document. Luckily, Microsoft Word makes doing this simple. Why List Charts and Figures? In a sh...

16 January 2017 | 0 comments



Microsoft Word Tips: Page and Section Breaks

If you’re working in Microsoft Word and need to begin typing on a new page, you can just hit ‘Enter’ repeatedly until you reach the bottom of the current one. But this can cause text to shift ar...

27 November 2016 | 0 comments



Microsoft Word Tips: Changing Text Direction

Most of the time, text direction won’t be an issue when using Microsoft Word to write in English or another script that reads from left-to-right, since this is the default for most versions of Word....

23 October 2016 | 0 comments



The Perils of the Auto-Thesaurus!

In many ways, Microsoft Word is like a friend whose helpful spirit belies their clumsy nature: always there to lend a hand, but prone to making ridiculous mistakes while supposedly offering ‘assista...

31 August 2016 | 0 comments



Using Track Changes in Microsoft Word

As proofreaders, we’re very keen on the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word. ‘But I’m not a proofreader!’, we hear you cry, ‘Why should I care? Aren’t you supposed to be checking my e...

11 August 2016 | 0 comments



Using Tables and Charts in Microsoft Word

Using tables and charts can make a huge difference in an academic essay, helping to communicate vital information while also making your work more visually striking. In order to do this, you first hav...

22 July 2016 | 0 comments



How to Set the Proofing Language in Microsoft Word

Although Microsoft Word’s spellchecker can never compare to a human proofreader, it is a useful tool for spotting mistakes in your written work. Assuming you know how to use it, that is. The problem...

2 June 2016 | 0 comments



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