turn on or off the display of non-printing characters, such as paragraph marks,
click the Show/Hide button on the
apply character formatting from one part of a document to another, select the text
containing the desired character formatting, and then click on the Format Painter
button on Home tab. The I-beam will be displayed with a paintbrush attached.
Highlight the text to which you want to apply the character formatting. If you want to apply the character formatting
to more than one location, rapidly double-click the Format Painter button. When
you are finished, click the Format Painter button once to turn the feature off.
you spell-check a document, the spelling checker compares the words in your
document with the words in its dictionary. If there is no match for the word, the
spelling checker will stop and display the word if it detects any of the following:
Spelling that does not match the word’s spelling in the
Typographical errors, such as transposed letters
Double word occurrences, such as "the the"
Some proper names
Jargon and technical terms
To check a
document for spelling or grammar errors:
1. Click the Review tab, and then click the Spelling
and Grammar button in the Proofing group on the left side of the ribbon.
2. If the dictionary cannot find an exact match
for a word, the Spelling and Grammar dialog box will appear with the misspelled
word displayed, along with suggested alternatives. The dialog box will also
appear if a grammatical error is found.
3. When a misspelled word is found, you can
replace it with the correct spelling, or you can ignore the misspelled word and
continue checking the document. You can also instruct Word to add the new word
to a custom dictionary.
4. You can choose to correct or ignore grammatical
errors identified by the grammar checker.
move text from one location to
Use the mouse to highlight the text to be moved.
Click the Cut button
in the Clipboard group of the Home tab.
Place the insertion point where the selected text is to be
Click the Paste button
in the Clipboard group:
copy text with the buttons on the
standard toolbar, complete the following steps:
Select the text to be copied.
Click the Copy button
in the Clipboard group of the Home tab:
Move the insertion point to the location where the copied
text is to be inserted.
Click the Paste button:
can be numbered with the Numbering button
on the Home tab:
can be inserted with the Bullets button
on the Home tab:
customize bullets, complete the following steps:
1. Select the text to be “bulleted.”
2. Roll the mouse over the down-arrow next to
the bullet button:
3. When the Bullets
box appears, click the mouse.
4. The Bullet
Library will open.
5. Select one of the bullets from the menu, or
click on Define New Bullet.
6. Click anywhere on your document to close the Bullet Library.
Word has an
extensive reference system to answer most questions concerning the use of the program
and its features. This feature can be used by clicking Help icon on the right side of the ribbon: .
can also be launched by pressing the F1 key.
your computer is connected to the Internet, the Help feature will automatically
use Microsoft’s online resources to help answer your questions.