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Frustrated with Document Formatting in Word?

Millions of people use Microsoft Word daily, but only a fraction of users exploit more than 5% of the functionality available. This is sometimes because trying to use the functionality without understanding it can lead to frustration as it doesn’t behave as intended.

Use tutorials to learn more and reduce frustration

Although an IT professional, I am the first to admit that I don’t know or use all of Microsoft Word’s functionality. When starting out, I found formatting documents to be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges as Word tries to automate formatting such as lists and misunderstanding my document. Over time I learnt how to manage the automation to my advantage and get the results I want.

The great team at have produced a short series of articles that teach you how to use formatting within Microsoft Word – How To Geek – Word Document Formatting Essentials

I would highly recommend investing time learning about the functionality available, your time will be saved many times over as you become quicker and more confident using Microsoft Word.

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By Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.