Microsoft Word Secrets: The Why and How of Getting Word to Do What You Want

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Apress, Oct 27, 2017 - Computers - 731 pages
Get hints, useful tricks, and solutions to those annoying problems that plague users of Microsoft’s ever-popular word processing software. This book goes beyond a how-to guide. You will understand where some of Word’s odd behavior comes from, how underlying inheritance rules can affect your formatting, and how to understand and make use of the many hidden characters that Word uses to control the text. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to fly through your Word processing without the usual headaches.
What You'll Learn
  • Understand why you should care about hidden characters, and how they can save you time and headaches
  • Use templates effectively, and produce your own templates
  • Employ fast desktop publishing techniques to produce a polished final document
  • Generate a table of contents and index
  • Fix those pesky tables forever!
Who This Book Is For

Everyone who uses Microsoft Word and has encountered difficulties and felt frustrated and slowed down

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Brief Introduction to Word and File Extensions
Hidden Characters Inheritance and Paragraph Formatting
Character Attributes
Select Find and Replace Text Characters
Quick Document Formatting with Styles
Using Recommended Styles
Using Heading Styles
Page Formatting
Section Breaks
Formatting Tables
Creating and Using Templates
Master and Subdocuments

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Flavio Morgado is a Food Engineer with an MSc. degree in Food Science and Technology. He is also a VBA Professional developer, a technical writer, an English to Brazilian Portuguese technical translator, and a professor of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Medical Informatics at UNIFESO, a health sciences university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Flavio has written more than 30 books, including Programming Excel with VBA (Apress), and has translated an equal number. He also loves animals and the exquisite nature of the surrounding rain forest, and when he is not teaching, writing, or developing, he can be found running or riding his mountain bike through the Teresopolis Mountains, followed by his 11 dogs, or spending time on the stunningly beautiful beaches of Cabo Frio in Rio de Janeiro.

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