Contact us today!
(732) 291-5938
facebook twitter linkedin The Connection, Inc RSS Feed

The Connection, Inc Blog

The Connection, Inc has been serving the Hazlet area since 1992, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: 3 More Useful Microsoft Word Features

Tip of the Week: 3 More Useful Microsoft Word Features

Microsoft Word has long since established itself as the primary word processing software in the business world, but even some power users don’t necessarily know about all of the hidden features that exist in it. Here are three of the best Word capabilities that you’ll be sure to use next time you’re in a pinch.

Changing the Case of Your Text
Sometimes you might be typing something and accidentally hit the Caps Lock key instead of Shift. Instead of deleting everything and retyping it, you can simply use a new Microsoft Word feature that lets you choose the case of your new text. You can select Sentence case, Lower-case, and Uppercase, as well as Capitalize Each Word and tOGGLE cASE.

word ib 1

Automatically Update the Date and Time
Most businesses will use digital correspondence, but there are times when you’ll have to use direct mail. Most organizations will send out a welcome letter to new clients via traditional postage, with some personalization to match the client. Word can be used to make sure that the information offered in the latter is updated automatically. You can set your templates to auto-update with the current date and time.

In the Insert tab, click on the Date & Time button. This will open up a pop-up window. Next, just click on the date format and select the Update Automatically box in the bottom-right corner. Your date will automatically be updated every time you open or try to print the document.

word ib 2

Eliminate Unwanted Formatting
When you copy and paste text from a source, it retains the formatting of the original document. If you’re not careful, this text could persist throughout the remainder of your document edits. Thankfully, there is a very simple fix to this issue. Microsoft Word has a keyboard command that you can use to eliminate formatting, and it’s Ctrl + Space. Better yet, you can just use the little eraser button in Word’s settings to eliminate formatting.

word ib 3

Want even more great tips and tricks? Visit our blog regularly for more technology-related tips.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, 22 September 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!


Tag Cloud

Staffing G Suite Lithium-ion Battery Internet Productivity Compliance Education Tech Support Electronic Health Records Quick Tips Gadgets Documents Hiring/Firing Office 365 Internet Exlporer Save Time Spam Geography Management How To Backup Supercomputer Paperless Office Programming Connectivity Google Docs VoIP IT Budget Save Money Marketing Google Calendar Phishing Halloween Tip of the week Enterprise Resource Planning Tech Term Social Networking Flexibility Computer Repair Money Scam Hacks Point of Sale Fleet Tracking Knowledge Public Cloud Data Warehousing Managed IT Service Printing Typing Email Monitoring Unified Threat Management Telephone Systems Access Control Managed Services Provider Artificial Intelligence Document Management Specifications Smart Technology Data Backup Staff Office Proactive Laptop Software as a Service Managed IT services Current Events Digital Signature Break Fix Writing Notifications Vulnerabilities Risk Management IT Consulting IT Consultant Cloud Samsung Refrigeration Cables Computer Care Utility Computing Personal Information Chromebook Microsoft Office Business Technology Smartphone Hosted Solution Managed Service Provider Solid State Drive Emoji Touchscreen Competition Technology Networking User Tips Patch Management Network Wireless MSP Customer Service Firewall Windows 10 Employer-Employee Relationship Read Only Remote Monitoring and Management Consumers Sports Downloads Hotspot Upgrade Physical Security CCTV History LiFi Travel Uninterrupted Power Supply PDF Cyberattacks Mobile Data Data Recovery Maintenance Operating System Miscellaneous Cache Data Security Website Relocation Budget Printer Augmented Reality IT Services Remote Computing Heating/Cooling Mail Merge Remote Monitoring Mobile Device Managment Downtime Administration Experience Saving Time Servers Unified Communications Troubleshooting Features Unified Threat Management Automobile Taxes Analytics Humor Computers Error Server Management Vendor Management Project Management HIPAA Dark Web Digital Payment 3D Printing Modem Hard Drives IBM Techology Alerts User Error Mobile Security Update Shortcut Multi-Factor Security Training Migration Facebook Firefox Mobile Device communications Sync E-Commerce Internet of Things Disaster Resistance Processors App Cryptocurrency Efficiency Computing Mobile Computing Antivirus Digital Gadget VPN WannaCry IT Management Cybercrime BDR Avoiding Downtime Distributed Denial of Service IT Support Hacking Legislation Mirgation Router Users Electronic Medical Records Small Business Deep Learning IT Support Cameras VoIP Virtual Private Network Mobile Office Browser Cleaning Permissions Wearable Technology Apps Bandwidth Public Speaking Cortana Google Drive Alt Codes Cost Management Business Computing Ransomware Consulting Network Congestion Technology Tips Files Software Search GPS Two-factor Authentication How To Best Practice Company Culture Buisness Business Continuity Gmail Twitter High-Speed Internet Entrepreneur IT Technicians Data Management Productivity Disaster OneNote IT service Monitors Phone System Identity Managed Service Assessment WiFi Superfish Outsourced IT Network Management Windows Innovation Address Storage Managed IT Services Machine Learning Unsupported Software BYOD Hacker Cabling Alert Best Practices Dark Data Going Green IoT Motherboard Application Telephony Mouse Identities IT solutions Robot Language Black Market Analyitcs End of Support Botnet The Internet of Things Settings Hard Disk Drive Operations Virtual Reality eWaste CIO User Web Server Microsoft Automation Legal Google Wallet Social Media Development Windows 10 Word Mobility Malware Backups Proactive IT File Sharing Retail SharePoint Wi-Fi Software Tips Statistics Piracy Office Tips Smartphones Politics Law Enforcement Hosted Solutions Mobile Device Management Regulations Help Desk USB IP Address Health Smart Tech Wires Managed IT Mobile SaaS Virus Drones Mobile Devices Star Wars Cookies Tablet 5G Holiday Android Microsoft Excel Fun Scary Stories Tracking Computing Infrastructure Undo Business Growth Intranet Blockchain Employee-Employer Relationship Windows 8 Vulnerability Net Neutrality Virtualization Infrastructure Information Technology Customer Relationship Management Healthcare Server Social Bluetooth Government Apple Recycling Business Owner Lenovo Security Running Cable Data Breach Bring Your Own Device Cybersecurity Co-managed IT Virtual Desktop Workplace Tips Cyber Monday Content Filtering Password Display Consultation Disaster Recovery Corporate Profile Cloud Computing Network Security Wireless Technology Enterprise Content Management Screen Reader Passwords Google Maps Websites Hard Drive Communication Managing Stress Motion Sickness Trending Remote Workers Administrator Hardware Comparison Collaboration Saving Money Technology Laws Big Data Redundancy Chrome Fraud Business Licensing Encryption Environment Spyware Privacy Cooperation Applications Google Computer Tip of the Week Outlook Presentation iPhone Nanotechnology Bitcoin Private Cloud Time Management Meetings Upgrades Recovery WPA3 Asset Tracking Social Engineering Hackers Identity Theft Safety Data loss YouTube Webcam Crowdsourcing Data Black Friday Business Management Work/Life Balance PowerPoint Chatbots Information Data storage Domains Business Intelligence

Top Blog

Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy wo...