I have always found Microsoft Word to be a very useful program, and I have learned a lot of new things about it this week. One of my favorite features is the ability to customize documents in a variety of ways. For example, I can change the font, color, and size of text, as well as add bullet lists, footers, and headers. I find this really helpful when I am creating documents for school or work. I can make them look professional and organized, which is important to me.
I also appreciate the variety of keyboard shortcuts that are available in Word. I am a big fan of shortcuts in general, as they help me to work more efficiently. Some of the shortcuts that I have found to be most useful are (Gookin, 2016, Word 2016 keyboard command roundup)
“Ctrl + O” (open a doc)
“Ctrl + N” (create a doc)
“Ctrl + S” (save)
“Ctrl + P” (print)
“Ctrl + Z” (undo)
“Ctrl + Y” (re-do)
“Ctrl + X” (cut)
“Ctrl + V” (paste)
In addition, I really like how Microsoft Word has a lot of features that can help make my document look more professional. I like the fact that I can customize the document to my liking. This feature is found in the review folder with the markups (Lene, 2020). This allows me to see all of the changes that have been made to the document and makes it easy to track the changes. I also think the ability to remove markups is important because it allows me to keep track of the changes without having to keep track of the markups themselves.
Overall, I find these features to be very important because they make it easy to format and edit documents. The review folder is especially useful for tracking changes and making sure that all edits are made correctly (Lene, 2020). The ability to easily add headers and footers is also very useful for ensuring that all documents are properly formatted and easy to read.
Gookin, D. (n.d.). Word 2016 For Dummies Cheat Sheet. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://www.dummies.com/software/microsoft-office/word/word-2016-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Lene Fredborg, D. (2020). How to add, remove, and change comments in Word
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