“Carve into your mind” these computer tricks to become a Microsoft Word pro

Microsoft Word is a familiar text editing tool. But not everyone knows the tricks to be able to work faster when typing or processing text. Mastering the following computer tricks will make our drafting work much simpler and more efficient.

1. Quickly convert lowercase fonts to uppercase

There must have been times that you typed a long paragraph of text, but when asked to read again, they want to capitalize all the lines. Many amateurs will delete the entire text and turn on the Capslock key for re-typing. Some blacked the words out and switched to the font Vn.TimeH, but encountered a font error. With this computer trick, you will be able to convert lowercase words to uppercase words in Word without having to do the above convoluted steps. First, highlight the text to be converted to uppercase and press Shift + F3.

When the text is in lowercase and you press Shift + F3, the text will change to capitalizing the first letters only.

If we continue to press Shift + F3, Word will convert the entire text to uppercase.

2. Hide contents in Word documents

With previous versions of Word, people often turn the text that they want to hide into a white font. But that way is too classic and easy to be discovered just by highlighting the text, and that position will also appear as an unusual white space that even children have to suspect. But now there is a simple computer trick to hide the text content more masterfully. Highlight the text and press Ctrl + D, then tick the Hidden button. That paragraph will disappear without a trace.

3. Type from any positions on the page

Quite a lot of you would think that simply putting your cursor to the line you want and then clicking the button until the cursor is at the position you want and that will do. But that method is so ancient now. We can move the cursor to any position on the page and then type the content, just click the mouse button right on that position. Word will automatically add blank space for us.

4. Prevent copying and editing in Word documents

If for some reason you do not want others to copy and edit your documents, this feature is probably familiar with PDF files, but on Word people are less likely to use this feature and I also find there are very few guides online. I will guide on Word 2007, Word 2010 and 2013 how to do the same. To prevent copying and editing done to your Word files, do the following:

Step 1: Open the Word file you want to set the copying and editing prevention properties.

Step 2: Click on “Review” in the menu bar and then go to the “Protect Document” file with the golden key and then select “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

Step 3: A dialog box will appear on the right side, do the following steps in order:

Check the “Allow only this type of editing in the document”

Select Filling in forms

Then click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

Next, a table will appear for you to enter the password to ensure that no one can copy as well as edit your word file.

Enter your password in the “Enter new password” box and reenter your password in the “Reenter password to cofirm” box then click OK. You should save a copy to avoid the case of this “backfiring” to avoid the case that you want to use that Word file but you suddenly forget the password.

To remove the copy and edit features, do the same thing as when setting it up. Then click on “Stop Protection” then enter the password to lock.

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