Category Archives: Word 365 English

Microsoft Online Translator in Microsoft Word 365

Have you ever been ‘Lost in Translation’? Ever needed to translate something quick and couldn’t? So many languages available that we can’t catch up with them. Well, we don’t have to worry anymore. This is where Microsoft Translate Online Service appears in Microsoft Word 365. We can now translate full documents, specific words, phrases or sentences in 60 different languages right in Microsoft Word 365. Just continue reading the post below so that you can find out how Microsoft Translator works.

Translate Document Text in Word 365

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Read Aloud in Microsoft Word 365

In one of my first posts I had described the Text to Speech command in Microsoft Office 2010. Well, now we have Microsoft Office 365 and the feature is named Read Aloud. The feature is much more improved, and its goal is to help people with dyslexia. While we use this feature, it reads aloud the text and it makes it easier for us to spot and correct mistakes. It also helps people who just want to proof read a Document. Just continue reading in order to find out the Read Aloud feature in Microsoft Office 365.

Read Aloud Englsh

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Shared File Activity command in Microsoft Word 365

Who, What, Where and When changes were made in our Document?

Say that we want to collaborate on a Document with our colleagues, and we want to see if it has been Shared, Edited, Renamed or Restored? Once we have stored our document online, with the Shared File Activity feature available in Microsoft Word 365 we can see each other’s changes soon as they happen. Just continue reading to learn more about this new feature.

File Recent Activity in  Microsoft Word 365

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Editor Pane In Microsoft Word and Outlook 365

The new Editor Pane in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook checks our Documents or E-Mail Messages for spelling and grammar errors. It also makes suggestions for writing style, where these suggestions are based on the context of our writing.

Editor Task Pane in Word 365

The Editor Marks for errors in our documents and messages are the following:

  • Red squiggles for spelling errors
  • Blue double underlines for grammatical errors
  • Gold dotted lines for style

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Wikipedia Add-In For Microsoft Word 365

Definition of Wikipedia: Wikipedia (Listeni/ˌwɪkᵻˈpiːdi.ə/ or Listeni/ˌwɪkiˈpiːdi.ə/ WIK-i-PEE-dee-ə) is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on a model of openly editable content. The name “Wikipedia” is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning “quick”) and encyclopedia. Wikipedia’s articles provide links designed to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

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I believe everyone is familiar with Wikipedia. I believe that almost everyone has used it to search for something. I believe that is a very useful and powerful website. Well, this website Wikipedia is now available also in Microsoft Word 365 as an Add-In. In order to find out, how to use it, is just to follow the steps below.

Wikipedia Add-In for Microsoft Word 365

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Page Movement in a Word Document

Page Movement

Do you want to see all the pages in your Document at once and to easily navigate to the page that we want, quickly and efficiently? We just have to use the Thumbnails command. The Thumbnails command is a new feature available in Microsoft Word and will be described in the post below. Just keep on reading.

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Learning Tools in Microsoft Word 365

Learning Tools English

Based on researches, Microsoft knows that reading requires the following three abilities:

  • Decoding: it is the ability to pronounce words the right way.
  • Fluency: it is the ability to read quickly and accurately.
  • Comprehension: it is the ability to understand what we read.

So, what has Microsoft done for all its users? They have built Learning Tools that will help all the users develop and enhance the above abilities. For us to find out how the Learning Tools work in Microsoft Word 365, all you have to do is to continue reading.

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Tap, Tap, Reuse Content in a Word 2016 Document

Document Item Tap

Have you ever found yourself in the need to reused content while working in a Word Document? Have you ever found yourself the need to use existing content to keep yourself focused on the document creation rather than searching and looking throughout files to find information? This is where the Tap feature comes in. The Tap feature finds relevant files mostly used by us from Word, Excel and PowerPoint and displays them in the task pane.

We then select the Insert tab and we locate the area of the ribbon named Tap, and then select the Document Item command as shown in the image below.

Tap - Document Item

 

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Researcher in a Word 2016 Document

Some times in a Microsoft Word Document, we come to the point that we want to use and add content in it from reliable sources quickly and easily. We need to explore and research the material that is related to our content and we want to add it in our document without leaving Word. This is where the Researcher command comes in. With the use of Researcher, we can explore and insert content in our Word Document and even Cite the content. For you to find out how the Researcher works just continue reading.

We must select the References tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Research, we select the Researcher command as shown in the image below.

References - Researcher

Once selected the Researcher task pane appears at the right of our screen as shown in the image below. Then in the Search Area of the Researcher task pane, we must type in the key word of what we are searching for. For my example, I have typed in the keyword Population, and after a while all the Results are displayed at the bottom of the Researcher task pane.

Researcher Task Pane

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How To Protect A Word 2016 Document

We can easily protect a sensitive or a confidential document, either by assigning a password, either restricting access to it avoiding unwanted editing. We can also protect a document from being opened. All we have to do is to follow the steps below.

Fist we must select the File tab in order to move to backstage view as shown in the image below. Once in backstage view we make sure that the Info category from the left is selected. Then from the middle of the drop down menu we notice three different categories which are the following:

  • Protect Document: Control What Types Of Change People Can Make To This Document.
  • Inspect Document: Before Publishing This File Be Aware Of Its Contents: Document Properties And Author’s Name.
  • Manage Document: Check Out Document Or Recover Unshaved Changes.

Info - Protect Document

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