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Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies

Author:
Dan Gookin
Published: August 15, 2016

Overview

The most comprehensive guide to Microsoft Word 2016

If you're a professional who uses Word, but aren't aware of its many features or get confused about how they work best, Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies answers all your burning questions about the world's number-one word processing software. Offering in-depth coverage of topics you won't find in Word 2016 For Dummies, this guide focuses on the professional's needs, giving you all you need to know not only do your job well, but to do it even better.

As Microsoft continues to hone Word with each new release, new features are added beyond basic word processing. From using Word to create blog posts to importing data from Excel to expertly flowing text around objects, it covers the gamut of Word's more advanced capabilities—including those you probably don't know exist. Whether you're looking to use Word to build a master document, collaborate and share, publish an ebook, or anything in between, the thorough, step-by-step guidance in Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies makes it easier.

  • Discover neat Word editing tips and tricks to create complex documents
  • Share documents and collaborate with others
  • Format text, paragraphs, and pages like never before
  • Add Excel charts and graphics to Word documents
  • Create an ebook

Essential reading for the Word power user who wants to be more productive and efficient at work, this handy guide gives you the boost to take your skills to the next level.

The most comprehensive guide to Microsoft Word 2016

If you're a professional who uses Word, but aren't aware of its many features or get confused about how they work best, Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies answers all your burning questions about the world's number-one word processing software. Offering in-depth coverage of topics you won't find in Word 2016 For Dummies, this guide focuses on the professional's needs, giving you all you need to know not only do your job well, but to do it even better.

As Microsoft continues to hone Word with each new release, new features are added beyond basic word processing. From using Word to create blog posts to importing data from Excel to expertly flowing text around objects, it covers the gamut of

Word's more advanced capabilities—including those you probably don't know exist. Whether you're looking to use Word to build a master document, collaborate and share, publish an ebook, or anything in between, the thorough, step-by-step guidance in Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies makes it easier.
  • Discover neat Word editing tips and tricks to create complex documents
  • Share documents and collaborate with others
  • Format text, paragraphs, and pages like never before
  • Add Excel charts and graphics to Word documents
  • Create an ebook

Essential reading for the Word power user who wants to be more productive and efficient at work, this handy guide gives you the boost to take your skills to the next level.

Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Word is one of the most used computer programs on the planet. Helping you to compose text is one of the things that computers do well, but that doesn't make the text-writing chore easier or imply that using Word is simple enough that professionals like you don't need help every now and then. So enjoy this Cheat Sheet.

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12 Word 2016 Function Key Shortcuts

Thanks to the Ribbon interface, Word 2016 is a lot easier to use than in the old keyboard days. Still, keyboard shortcuts linger. The function key commands here are listed as they are mapped within Word 2016. Other programs installed on your computer may hijack certain key combinations. Also, some laptop computers may require you to press the Fn key in combination with the function keys to fully access their features.

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How to Write Message Pop-Ups Macros in Word 2016

The most basic type of programming, in Word 2016 or any other program, is code that spits out a simple message on the screen. In fact, most beginner programming books start out with a sample program to display the text Hello, World! Word macros are no different. The following macro, message_popup1, displays a dialog box with a single line of text and an OK button, as illustrated: Sub message_popup1() ' ' message_popup Macro ' Display a pop-up message ' MsgBox "This Word macro requires your attention", vbOKOnly, "Hey there!" End Sub The first argument to the MsgBox command is the text to display in the dialog box. The second argument, vbOKOnly, directs Word to show only the OK button. The final argument — "Hey there!" — is the dialog box's title, as shown here.

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How to Write Document Cleanup Macros in Word 2016

Before that final save, or any time you're working on a large document in Word 2016, consider doing some document cleanup. It's a process that involves searching for rogue characters and other problematic text. A document cleanup routine involves looking for trailing spaces at the end of paragraphs, double spaces, double tabs, and double Enter keys (empty paragraphs). These are all items to be avoided, but they end up in long documents anyway. The process of eliminating these unwanted elements involves using the Find and Replace dialog box. You need to use the Special button to input special characters, such as Space, Tab, and Enter. The macro created to perform the document cleanup chore recorded the keystrokes used to search and replace for the various characters. Then the Visual Basic Editor was used to remove some of the redundant code. Here is the result: Sub document_cleanup() ' ' document_cleanup Macro ' Remove trailing spaces and double spaces, tabs, and Enter keys ' Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory Selection.Find.ClearFormatting Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting ' Remove trailing spaces from a paragraph With Selection.Find .Text = "^w^v" .Replacement.Text = "^v" .Forward = True End With Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll ' Remove double spaces With Selection.Find >.Text = " " .Replacement.Text = " " End With Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll ' Remove double tabs With Selection.Find .Text = "^t^t" .Replacement.Text = " ^t" End With Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll ' Remove double Enter keys (blank paragraphs) With Selection.Find .Text = "^v^v" .Replacement.Text = "^v" End With Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll End Sub The first search-and-replace operation removes trailing spaces. The search text is ^w^v, which looks for any white space (^w) characters before the Enter key (^v). These whitespace characters — space, tab, and so on — are replaced with the Enter key, which removes the trailing spaces. The second search-and-replace removes double spaces. press the spacebar twice for the search text and pressed the spacebar a single time for the replacement text. The third search-and-replace removes double tabs. The ^t represents tab characters in the Find and Replace dialog box. The final search-and-replace removes empty paragraphs. The ^v characters represent the Enter key, so replacing ^v^v with ^v removes any empty paragraphs. This macro works okay, but it could be better. For example, it doesn't handle triple spaces or triple tabs. You'd have to run the macro a second time for that. If you provide the programming talent, the macro's code can address those issues.