How to Clear Formatting in a Word Document

If you’ve applied various formatting changes to the content in your document, and they either don’t work or you want to start over, you can easily clear formatting from selected text. We’ll show you a couple of ways to do this.

How to Set Paragraph Formatting in Word

Word provides default font formatting and paragraph formatting that is applied to content entered into new documents. However, you can change the paragraph formatting in the default Normal template for new documents as well as in existing documents. We’ll show how to do both.

How to Print Document Properties in Word

We’ve shown you how to set the advanced document properties, or summary information, that are stored in your Word documents, along with the properties automatically maintained for each document. Printing this information, if you should need to, is quite easy to do.

How to Quickly and Easily Select Blocks of Content in Word

Next to entering text, graphics, and other content in Word, selecting content is probably the most common task you’ll perform. Just about every task begins by selecting something, whether it be text, an image, a table, etc. We’ll show you several methods for selecting content in Word.

How to Use the Status Bar in Word

The Status Bar in Word is available at the bottom of the document window and displays information about your document, such as what page you are currently viewing, how many words are in your document, and whether any proofing errors were found.

How to Use the Proofing Panel in Word

Word 2013 now includes a new proofing panel. When you have a document open that contains spelling or grammatical errors, the Proofing icon on the status bar displays the “Proofing errors were found. Click to correct.” message when you move your mouse over it.

How to Set the Default Font in Word

Word is a powerful application, but some of the configuration tools are not very intuitive. It’s easy enough to change the font for text in your current document, but that doesn’t change the default font that’s applied every time you create a new document.

How do You Remove the Unused Parts of Cropped Screenshots in Microsoft Office Documents?

When you add a screenshot to a Microsoft Office document and crop it, you most likely give no further thought to the unused portions, but did you know that they are still there and could pose a security risk if they contain sensitive information? Today’s SuperUser Q&A helps a worried reader retain only those parts of the screenshots needed while permanently getting rid of the rest.

How to Convert Older Documents to Word 2013

Have you recently upgraded to Word 2013? Documents created in earlier versions of Word are compatible with Word 2013, but the new features in Word 2013 will not be available in your older documents unless you convert them to the latest version.

How to Create a Clone of a Document in Word

There may be times when you want to make changes to a document, but not take the chance that the changes become permanent. To avoid affecting the original document, you can create a clone of the document, and we’ll show how to easily do this.

How to View Multiple Documents at Once in Word

If you’re working on multiple Word documents, it may be helpful to view some or all of them at once. There are a couple of different ways you can view multiple documents and even a way to view different parts of the same document at the same time.