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This article is Part 2 of  the Top 25 Basic Level Tips for using Microsoft Word. For almost every tip there is an adequate screenshot to make the visual perception of the user’s task more precise. It’s interesting that some of the basic tips are the same for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Although this represents a sort of tutorial that is on a basic level, it gives solution to some very frequently asked questions by the novice users. Presents step by step solutions to procedures like: Opening and saving files, undo and redo actions, text formatting, shortcut keys to some actions. Some of the more complicated actions explained are creating tables, adding and deleting rows and columns, selecting multiple objects and other. The Content is divided in two parts. The first part is for Microsoft Word and the second for Microsoft Excel.

The counting for the 25 best tips for Microsoft Word continues here:

16. To insert a table:

  • Choose the Insert Menu (Tab),
  • Click on Table,
  • Click on Insert Table…


  • Set the number of rows and columns in the table.


  • Click OK.

17. Inserting new row in the table:

  • Go with the cursor on the table row under which the new table row should be inserted,
  • Click with the secondary function (right) mouse button on the row,
  • Point the cursor to Insert,
  • Click on Insert Rows Below.


18. Inserting new columns in the table in Microsoft Word:

  • Go with the cursor on the column which is left or right from the column you wish to add.
  • Click with the secondary function mouse button on the column,
  • Point the cursor to Insert,
  • Click on Insert Columns To The Left or Insert Columns To The Right, depending on the expected place of the new column.

19. To move a paragraph or table row up or down in Microsoft Word, click in the relevant section or row and press Alt + Shift + ↑or Alt + Shift + ↓.


20. Turning off the lines and borders in table:
• Right (secondary function mouse button) click on the table,
• Select Table Properties…
• Select Borders and Shading…


  • In menu Borders, set the “Apply to:” box to Table,
  • Set the “Setting:” to None,


  • Press OK.

21. After highlighting the text, from the Review tab click New Comment,


  • Enter the comment in the red square,


and click outside the comment to finish.

22. Turn off auto-correct:

  • Click on Office Button (see 1),
  • Click Word Options,


  • Select Proofing and turn off any futures you don’t want.


23. Page set-up: Double click on the ruler,


here you can set the page properties. Click OK for finish.


24. Changing the text size using shortcut keys Ctrl + ] to increase and Ctrl + [ to decrease.

25. To centre, left-align, right-align or justify a selected paragraph, you can use the Paragraph Icons after selecting the paragraph or you can use the shortcut keys Ctrl + L for left alignment, Ctrl + E for center alignment, Ctrl + R for right alignment and Ctrl + J for justify.



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