Formatting tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word
The easiest instructions I have ever come across for how to use Word styles to format your document and save time: Word Styles by blogger Louise Harnby. Here is another helpful link: How to use MS Word Styles
Track Changes: how do you accept all formatting track changes (but not any other changes)?
- In the ‘Show Markup’ drop-down menu, un-tick everything except for ‘formatting’. Only the formatting ‘bubbles’ are now visible in the review pane.
- Now, in the ‘Accept’ drop down menu, click ‘Accept all changes shown’.
- Save, and reopen the document. All the formatting ‘bubbles’ are gone.
How to create a Table of Contents (TOC)?
- Here’s how: Creating a Table of Contents (TOC) and customising your TOC
- Tips for customising your TOC in Word
How to compare your current draft with a previous draft without using Track Changes
- Here’s how: Combining documents, and comparing documents (e.g. a corrected document against the original)
- For information and tips about grammar, punctuation and spelling, go to: Tips – grammar, punctuation, spelling.
Note: this is a work-in-progress article comprising tips and links to helpful articles about formatting in Word, which I continually update as I come across new items of interest. As I include more information, I’ll create new headings and subheadings so it’s easy to look up information.
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