7 wonderful tricks for MS Word 2007 and 2010 – Part 1

Be it for an office memo, letter to customers, forms templates, taking notes, making resumes, or various other numerous uses,MS Word has become integral part of our digital life.

How about adding more excitement by working out some wonderful tricks for MS word which generally remain hidden from us.

Try this yourself, its amazing to explore your digital world. The more I explore the more it amazes me.

The following 7 tricks work for Word 2007 and 2010.May also work for Word 2013 or future versions.


1. Crop picture to shape.
Crop a picture according to a shape, such as a heart or star, by selecting Crop, Crop to Shape from the Size group in the Picture Tools tab.

2.Minimize the Ribbon.
In Word 2010 and 2007, minimize the Ribbon by pressing Ctrl+F1. To restore the Ribbon, press Ctrl+F1 again, or double-click a Ribbon tab.

3. Add a date picker.
To add a Date Picker (a clickable calendar) to your document, from the Developer tab, click the Date Picker Content Control in the Controls group. If the Developer tab is not displayed in the Ribbon, turn it on by clicking File, Options, Customize Ribbon, then click the check box labeled Developer in the right pane.Word-2010-logo-icon4. Clipboard history.
The Clipboard keeps a copy of the past 24 items you have copied. To view (and paste) any of these items, from the Home tab, click the down arrow icon in the lower-right corner of the Clipboard group.

5. Navigation map.
To view a document’s organization and jump to different sections in Word 2010 and 2007, press Ctrl+F (or from the View tab, select the Navigation Pane check box). In Word 2003 or earlier, press Ctrl+F (or from the View menu, select Document Map).

6. Page and line breaks.
To insert a page break, press Ctrl+Enter. To insert a line break but continue the paragraph, press Shift+Enter.

7. Split view.
To see two parts of a Word document simultaneously, drag the split bar at the top of the scroll bar (or click Split on the View tab), then position the split as desired.

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Hardeep Handa

Hardeep Handa

I am a seasoned marketing professional. I am ardent reader and avid writer. Management and technology equally excite me. I write regularly in my blog www.biztekmantra.com and www.virginwords.com

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