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Improve Your Word Processing Skills With Time-Saving Shortcuts

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Creating professional looking documents in Microsoft Word and other word processing programs doesn't need to take a lot of time. You just need to learn how to take advantage of shortcuts and time-saving features like mail merge, templates, and hotkeys. Don't delay--start saving time today. These great tips will help you get started!
  1. Put Commands at Your Fingertips With Word Shortcut Keys
  2. Use Word Templates to Format Your Documents
  3. Automate Complicated Tasks With Word Macros
  1. Tweak Word to Work Faster and Easier
  2. Create Multiple Documents at Once With Mail Merge
  3. Manage Your Documents More Efficiently

Put Commands at Your Fingertips With Word Shortcut Keys

There are countless shortcut keys in Microsoft Word. Virtually every command has a predefined shortcut key. And, the shortcut keys are customizable. If a command isn't assigned a shortcut key, you can create one. Or, change the particular shortcut key assigned to a command.

There's just one problem with all of these shortcut keys: It can be difficult to remember them. While you don't need to learn them all, you should at least learn the shortcut keys for frequently used commands. These quick tips will help you get started with shortcut keys and more!

Use Word Templates to Format Your Documents

You may spend a lot of time creating documents that are similar to each other, except for a few minor changes. In that case, you can get a lot out of document templates. The template will contain your document formatting and boilerplate text. Later, you can create custom documents based on your template!

Automate Complicated Tasks With Word Macros

Is there a series of actions you perform over and over in Word? Then you should automate the series of events with a macro. Then, you can have Word perform the events at the touch of a key.

Tweak Word to Work Faster and Easier

Do you ever get the feeling that Word was designed for you? Then change it! You can change the way Word looks or behaves. That's because Microsoft wanted you to customize Word to get the most out of it.

Create Multiple Documents at Once With Mail Merge

Mail merge was created just for mass mailings. You can use it for a lot of things. In fact, it is perfect for any document where you need information pulled from a data source.

Manage Your Documents More Efficiently

It's easy to end up with a hard drive full of documents. It is much more difficult to keep these documents organized. If you're feeling overwhelmed by Word documents, check out these tips. They'll help you get your hard drive in order!

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