“Word is just a boring program for writing…”

Have you ever heard anyone say that? They were lying. Word is the perfect solution for designing beautiful publications that look as if (or even better!) they were created in InDesign.

All you need is a great template with color themes and defined typographies, maybe added automation tools and a ribbon with options that will help you transform an otherwise boring document into an amazing creation with images in different formats, colored infographics, and appealing quotes. At the same time, your documents will always match the company’s CVI.  

We have asked Senior Implementation Specialist, Lene Hammerich Printzlau, to give you her best beginner tricks. 

Now, listen carefully and get inspired.

1. Always use Show/Hide paragraph 

To have complete control over your document, make sure to switch the Show/Hide paragraph on to see line breaks, space between words, page breaks, column breaks and section breaks. 

2. Always have Gridlines shown on tables. 

Tables are great for creating space, e.g., in a letter to make sure that the spacing between the recipient address and heading or body is always the same, no matter the length of the address. 

 

3. Always use Styles. 

The Apply Styles dialogue window can be a help to know the styles of the paragraph you are in.  
click CTRL+Shift+S  
  

Get access to the full list of available styles in your document by opening Page Styles by clicking CTRL+Shift+alt+S.   

4. Never use the List Paragraph style.  

It is often connected to these two integrated buttons and is a direct formatted style, which steels your opportunity to change the design. In worst case List Paragraph will ruin your document. Instead, use real styles as List Bullet and List Numbering. 

5. Use section break only if necessary.  

For example, when toggling between portrait or landscape pages or changing the number of columns in your document. To start new page use page break by clicking CTRL+enter. 

 

Did you enjoy the tips? The above is just a small share of the great knowledge our experts hold, when it comes to Microsoft Office.
Always feel free to ask them for more.

 

Contact Senior Implementation Specialist, Lene Hammerich Printzlau.

Want to see some of Lene’s brilliant template layout work? Have a look at Carlsberg’s Sustainability Report.