Order text elements with tabs

Tabulators are actually a relic from a bygone era: the typewriter. They moved the mechanics to pre-set areas when writing in order to always create the same spacing and thus a visual tidiness. When working with a screen, words and sentences can also be edited afterwards, fortunately, but what has not changed is the requirement … Read more

Language, spell check and thesaurus

Set language Word is usually set to German by default. When you write texts, Word automatically corrects small errors and underlines incorrect spellings and sentence constructions. If you want to use Word in another language in order to have corrections displayed there as well, you can change the language manually. To do this, we click … Read more

Create a letter with form letter in Word

Writing a letter can be tedious. But what happens when we have to write hundreds of letters? No problem with Word if we write serial letters with the appropriate data set (addresses, names). Serial letters are texts that are automatically adapted at certain points. For example in the greeting formula or the address. In just … Read more

Using and formatting tables

Although Word is essentially about words and sentences, numbers are important. Statistics help to substantiate one’s own statements. Basically, numbers can be introduced in three ways: As a list in the text or as a clear presentation in a diagram or table. This tutorial shows you how to create and format tables. Tables can be … Read more

Diagrams in Word

Diagrams visualise data and, unlike tables, can already provide initial interpretations. They also help to transform confusing numerical material into attractive lists. This chapter shows you how to create a diagram. More detailed information on diagrams can be found here. Insert diagram In our example, we insert a diagram between two text fields. As in … Read more

Insert symbols and special characters

Not all characters are on the keyboard. Foreign language expressions, symbols and special characters can be inserted quickly. We click on the Insert tab in the Symbols group on the Symbol button. A menu opens with preset symbols or with the symbols that were used last. If our desired symbol is here, we can insert … Read more

Insert a formula in Word

From complex mathematical expressions to chemical formulae can be created in Word using the formula editor. The structuring options are a great strength. Write a formula We click on the Formulas button in the Symbols group in the Insert tab. A menu with a selection of pre-configured formulas appears. Because we are creating a new … Read more

Create table of contents

This tutorial shows how to create an automated table of contents in Word that adapts to the document without much effort. To do this, the first step is to format the headings in the style sheets that are to be included in the table of contents. Word then automatically creates the table of contents based … Read more

Add bullets and numbering

The clear and logical layout of a text is elementary and can serve to provide a better overview of the topic. For this purpose, it is particularly suitable to use numbering or bullet points at certain points. Creating bullet points and numbering If a new list is to be created, we click on the button … Read more

Use and adapt format templates

Format templates can be used to format certain categories of text, such as body text and headings, in a uniform way – without a great deal of effort. Word beginners in particular disregard format templates. But this much can be said: anyone who has manually adjusted all the headings in a 100-page text will never … Read more