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What Your Function Keys Do in Microsoft Word

The function keys on keyboards don’t get the love they used to, but depending on the app you’re running, they can still be quite handy. Word, in particular, has some interesting features tucked away behind your function keys….

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste in Microsoft Word

Cutting, copying, and pasting are three of the most basic features available to a computer user, but as you might expect Microsoft Word gives you more options than just those. There’s a built-in Office clipboard that’s pretty…

How to Find and Replace Text in Microsoft Word

Have you ever finishing typing a letter, report or presentation only to discover that you misspelled a person’s name or had the wrong company listed multiple times throughout your document? No worries—it’s an easy fix. Usi…

How to Use Wildcards When Searching in Word 2016

Word has a powerful search feature that lets you search for text, numbers, formats, paragraphs, page breaks, wildcards, field codes, and more. By using wildcards, you can search for just about everything in your document. Let…

What Is a PDF File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .pdf file extension is a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. PDFs are typically used to distribute read-only documents that preserve the layout of a page. They’re commonly used for documents like user manua…

How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office includes black and dark gray themes. The system-wide dark mode on Windows 10, Windows 11, and Mac will now affect Office apps, but you can also separately choose a dark theme for Office apps like Microsoft Wo…
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