Tracking action items in a Microsoft Word web document

There are times when you’d like to keep track of things to do in a document, such as reminders to find more information, get reviews from particular people, and so forth. When you’re using Word on the web for a document stored in SharePoint Online or OneDrive, you can now do that with the Follow-up and @mention features. Here’s how that works…

Updating hyperlinks in a Word document

Sandra Mahan recently found a cool tip for a customer who needed to update hyperlinks in a Word document, preferably without having to edit each hyperlink separately. She found the keyboard shortcut of ALT-F9 which displays the underlying hyperlink so you can do replacing. Here’s how that works…

Adding a link to a Word document using CTRL-K

I will admit that I’m a mouse person, in that I don’t use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. But this is one that’s handy and saves a lot of clicking around in the Ribbon Bar. You can easily add a hyperlink in a Word document by using the CTRL-K keyboard shortcut. Here’s how…

Sorting a list of content in Word

I’m used to sorting columns in Excel, as that’s one of the main things you do. But I never really thought about sorting content in a Word document, as it (in my mind) is just unformatted “stuff.” But, you *can* sort a list of content in Word, and it’s pretty slick. Here’s how…

Checking for gender-inclusivity when using Word

If you’re old like me, words like “policeman” and “fireman” just want to roll off your tongue, as that’s what you grew up with. But today’s communication often requires a more gender-inclusive word selection like “police officer” or “fire fighter.” Microsoft Word has an option that will allow you to do grammar checks for that very scenario. Here’s how to activate that…

Using the Word Format Painter

There are times when you are working on a Word document, and you have to match the formatting on your content to formatting found somewhere else in the document. Rather than try and figure out the font settings, you can instead use the Format Painter option to automatically match things up. Here’s how…