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Microsoft Word is definitely the best text editor around. Its different functions have turned into the best option to create and edit written documents

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Microsoft Office has become a standard thanks to the fact that it's the most popular and used office suite around the world. Among the tools that are part of this pack, we have to mention the renowned Excel, PowerPoint and, obviously, the text processor Word.

The perfect solution to create, edit and enrich documents

It's the reference writing tool as it comes along with a wide range of functions and features that allow us to work fluidly with everything that has to do with preparing a written document. Microsoft Word is, all in all, the Alpha and the Omega of text processors. Its compatibility with the most used formats and its simplicity and flexibility in creation and editing tasks make it a leading application.

Any application that works with documents opens the program's native DOC format.

  • Write documents from scratch.
  • Reading mode to avoid distractions.
  • Apply different formats.
  • Add different elements such as images, tables, and charts.
  • Automatically corrects grammar and spelling mistakes.
  • Compatible with ODF (OpenDocument Format) files used in free office suites.
  • Carry out internal or online content searches.
  • Work in real-time collaborative mode.
  • Receive recommendations about the work you're carrying out.
  • Insert maths equations with the pencil mode.
  • Synchronize your work with OneDrive.
  • Support for PDF editing.

Word 2019 encourages online teamwork

What you've read until now are some of the general features that we all expect from this program. However, if it continues to be the favorite software for millions of users it's because Microsoft has worked to adapt its features to how we work nowadays, both in the professional, educational and domestic scopes.

A tool present at schools, homes and offices.

We're continuously connected to the Internet so it sounds fair to encourage this aspect in any program, and Word wasn't going to be any less. That's why it has included file synchronization with OneDrive in order to grant reading and writing permissions with other users. Therefore, if you work collaboratively you'll always have access to the most recent version of the document. And all the latter, with space to add comments and replies, so that all members of the team can get to know what design, contents, and format modifications have been carried out.

However, the history version allows us to recover documents before any changes were made, therefore, if there were an error, you can always recover a previous version.

You can download a free trial version, but you'll have to sign up for Office 365 and provide your credit card details... In any case, you just might end up finding this subscription method interesting as you'll always have the latest updates online ready to be downloaded.

What's new in the latest version

  • Microsoft hasn't disclosed the changes included in this version.
Requirements and additional information:
  • Minimum operating system requirements: Windows 7.
Microsoft
6 months ago
09/07/2021
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Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks

How to reduce the size of a Word file

Like almost any text document, Word files do not usually take up too much space, usually around 20-30KB per document. Filling a modern hard disk with such files may become a titanic task: there is room for millions of documents of that size.

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How to add a watermark to a Word document

Watermarks are text and/or background images that we place on all document sheets. Since they are for background only, watermarks are printed with a low opacity, so any text written on top of them will cover them up. This is useful in several situations: to create an official company document by printing its logo in the background, to clarify that a document is a draft by placing the word "draft" in big letters on each page, and so on.

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