Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Review: Word for Microsoft 365 Reference and Cheat Sheet



Do you need a quick reference for MS Word for Microsoft 365? The four-panel Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 Reference & Cheat Sheet contains tips, shortcuts, and an annotated list of the most frequently accessed Word 365 features for Windows and macOS. Almost all of the instructions and examples also apply to Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word 2013. Topics include: * What the various ribbons in Word for Microsoft 365 do * Annotated list of the Word for Microsoft 365 Home ribbon buttons * Adding images, shapes, text boxes, media, and other elements. * Inserting headers, footers, page numbers, and more * Creating and saving documents * Formatting text, and working with MS Word Styles and Themes * How to export .rtf, .txt, .doc, and PDF files * How to add a footnote, endnote, index, and table of contents to a Word 2019 document * How to adjust margins or orientation for printing * Finding and replacing text * Keyboard shortcuts for both Windows and Mac users The Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 Reference and Cheat Sheet does not cover advanced features of Word 365, the Microsoft Word mobile apps for tablets and phones, or other Microsoft 365/Office 365 applications. The four-panel reference is printed on 8.5 by 11 inch high-quality card stock, perfect for desks, walls, and shelves. It has holes for three-ring binders. Fully recyclable and designed for readability. The Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 Reference and Cheat Sheet was created by the publisher of the top-selling guides Microsoft Word In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes. Publisher i30 Media offers separate cheat sheets including the Excel for Microsoft 365 Reference and Cheat Sheet (ISBN 9781641880572). The Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 Reference and Cheat Sheet is an independent publication and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.

My Comments:

Those of us of a certain age remember when our keyboards had overlays with the WordPerfect commands for the various things we wanted to do. Back in the day, those function keys got a lot of use and those overlays were invaluable for those of  us who didn't perform certain operations regularly.  

This reference and cheat sheet reminds my of those old overlays.  It consists of four pages which list all (or at least a lot) of the keyboard shortcuts available in Word.  This isn't an instruction manual--it doesn't tell you what you should paste, why you should paste it or how to paste it into a particular place, but it does tell you that CTRL-V is paste.  If you use Word often enough that you want to use keyboard shortcuts but not often enough to have them memorized, taking these four sheets, printing them and then tacking them where you can see them with some used functions highlighted could be a way to transition from the menu driven approach to the keyboard shortcut approach.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. 

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