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Tips and Tools for Working with Word 2011 for Mac

By Geetesh Bajaj, James Gordon

Part of Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you spend a lot of time using Word 2011, you’ll soon look for ways to make word processing faster and more efficient. The following commands and tools help improve word-processing efficiency in Word 2011 for Mac:

  • Print Layout view: Choose View→Print Layout to work with word-processing documents the traditional way.

  • Notebook Layout view: Choose View→Notebook Layout for taking typed notes and recording audio notes of meetings and classes.

  • Publishing Layout view: Choose View→Publishing Layout to make newsletters and other publications.

  • Customize keyboard shortcuts: Choose Tools→Customize Keyboard to set up keyboard shortcuts.

  • Customize menus and toolbars: Choose View→Customize Menus and Toolbars to create and fine-tune your menus and toolbars.

  • Change font sizes: Use the slider bar on the Formatting Palette.

  • Display Reference Tools: Press Option-Command-R to display Reference Tools on the Object Palette.