Re: Stupid Word Tricks

Subject: Re: Stupid Word Tricks
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:53:37 +0100

I'd agree that "Use Styles" is the most important single message to get
across, closely followed by "Display all formatting symbols" (which gives
intelligent users a slightly better idea of what they are doing).

If you can convince your users to use Styles, and they are interested in
creating their own, make sure to tell them to base new styles on "(no
style)", and to leave the "Automatic Update" checkbox NOT selected. Also,
make sure that the "Keep track of formatting" setting in Options>Advanced
is NOT selected.

David

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On 9 September 2014 04:01, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:

> Hi Eva. You could show your scientists how to use AutoCorrect to avoid
> having to type certain phrases repeatedly:
> soi = Southern Oscillation Index
>
> You could volunteer to edit some of these documents. I bet you'll
> quickly get a feel for what the writers do wrongly or awkwardly or
> laboriously.
>
> Do these expert opinions have to include footnotes, equations, a
> bibliography? Do the authors find it easy to work with these or does
> Word fight them? You could research shortcuts and workarounds.
>
> --- Stuart
>
> > I started at this new job a few weeks ago and have been tasked
> > to write a document explaining the lesser-known features of Word.
> > I know my favorites but for scientists writing expert opinions, what
> > are useful commands they may not know about?
>
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