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DSD: Word tips and tricks
Course Description:

This one-hour session will demonstrate 30+ quick tips, tricks and shortcuts in Word which aim to make your word processing work easier and more efficient. There will be something here for everyone. Users of all Word for Windows and Macintosh versions are welcome.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
Tips covered include:
  • 10+ ways to select text,
  • the repeat command (helps with formatting),
  • inserting various horizontal lines,
  • tips for cutting out scrolling,
  • hiding (collapsing) text for a chapter,
  • the use of the navigation pane,
  • keyboard shortcuts, e.g. line spacing, alignment,
  • formatting headings using styles,
  • creating and managing a table of contents in seconds,
  • bookmarking files with a pushpin,
  • synonyms shortcut,
  • adding your favourite commands to the quick access toolbar
  • cycling through all open Word files.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those wishing to become more efficient and productive Word users.
Target Audience: All
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