Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
4. On the right side, ensure that a check mark appears by the item Save AutoRecover
Information Every 10 Minutes.
5. Click OK to close the window.
Whew! You’re safe.
Most of the time, you never notice AutoRecover. But when the computer crashes and you restart
Word, you see the Document Recovery pane displayed and any files listed that you didn’t save
before the crash. To recover a document, point the mouse at its name. Use the menu button that’s
displayed to open and recover the document.
The best way to avoid accidentally losing your stuff is to save now and save often!
Keyboard Power!
You can use the keyboard in Word to do just about anything the mouse can do. Specifically, you can
use the keyboard to work the Ribbon interface.
Each tab on the Ribbon has its own keyboard shortcut, as do commands on the Quick Access
toolbar. To see the shortcuts, you press one of two magical keys: Alt or F10. After you press either key,
a tiny bubble appears, telling you which key to press next to choose a tab on the Ribbon or a
command from the Quick Access toolbar.
After you press a tab’s shortcut key, additional shortcut keys appear for each command or group on
the tab. Sometimes one character appears as a shortcut, and sometimes two characters appear. Either
way, pressing those keys one after the other activates the command or displays further keyboard
For example, to change the page orientation to Landscape mode, you press Alt, P, O to display the
Orientation menu and then press the down-arrow key to choose Landscape. Press Enter to choose
that menu item.
After you press Alt or F10 to activate keyboard control over the Ribbon, your keyboard
is used to manipulate the Ribbon, not to write text. Press the Esc key to cancel this mode.
Build Your Own Fractions
Word’s AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you. Actually, it doesn’t build them as
much as it pulls them from a set of existing fraction “characters.” Sadly, Word has only a few of
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