Formatting tips for people editing (or self-editing) in Word

Word Styles

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)?
How to compare your current draft with a previous draft without using Track Changes

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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