Microsoft Word for Mac lets you easily add a simple date and time stamp, but did you know that you can also have that date and time entry automatically update whenever you open the file? You can, and it’s very handy (especially if you want to prove you’ve been working!). Here’s how it works.
Microsoft Word’s default font—Calibri—may not be your cup of tea. Maybe you prefer serif fonts. Maybe you don’t know what a serif font is, but you hate Calibri anyway. Maybe you’re just the biggest fan of Helvetica that has ever lived. No matter your reason, we’ll tell you how to change the default font in Word for Mac!
Microsoft’s Office 365 service provides an easy way to download and install the Office apps (like Word and Excel) on any machines you have, as long as you have the licenses available. But if you need to deactivate an installation of Office 365, there’s a quick method for doing so! We’ll tell you how.
When you paste text into Microsoft Word, the default behavior is to keep the text’s source formatting. There are ways to tell Word to keep the text only, but if you almost never want to keep source formatting, it’s annoying to have to adjust your pasted text each time. Instead, here’s how you can configure Word to paste with the Keep Text Only option by default.
If you generate long documents within Microsoft Word, then the “split” feature can be very helpful, as it’ll allow you to compare document sections, copy and paste between them, and even move graphics easily. All of the details are inside this article!
Using Microsoft Word’s built-in “Compare Documents” feature can be incredibly helpful if you’re trying to figure out where changes were made in a new version of a Word file. This is so much easier and faster than looking through files manually, so come check out how to do it!
If you’ve ever wanted to add some background text to a Word file on your Mac to indicate that it was a draft (or to show its importance), we’ve got the scoop in today’s article. We’ll also cover how to insert images as watermarks, too!
Everything old is new again—at least, it is when Apple brings back a popular feature that had been removed! Many versions ago, the Pages program used to let you create bookmarks to link to different sections of your documents, and now the new version will allow you to do that again. Handy, we think, and…well…pretty important, too! Good call, Apple.
If you’re creating a long document in Word on your Mac, the program’s ability to generate a table of contents is pretty darned handy. Here’s how to create an automatically generated table of contents in Word 2016 for Mac, and how to keep it updated when your document changes.
Like many modern apps, Microsoft Word will, by default, check your spelling and grammar as you type. This real-time spell checking can be helpful for correcting mistakes as you make them, but some users find the spelling and grammar alerts distracting and would rather focus on their words and crafting their story instead of nitpicking over minor spelling errors. Here’s how you can turn off real-time spell checking in Microsoft Word, while still having the ability to perform a spell check manually as needed.