Five “Nice Little Things” in Word 2010

There’s plenty of changes in Word 2010, and while it would be easy to dismiss the following five, they could noticeably improve your experience of the software.

Five “Nice Little Things” in Word 2010

1 The Navigation Pane, a souped-up version of the old Document Map, lets you navigate by headings or thumbnails but also find words and phrases and highlights them in the map and the document.

2 The right-click menu has a Style gallery that lets you quickly set the style of a paragraph or selection.

3 If you want to illustrate a document with screenshots, Insert Screenshot will show you previews of all the other windows currently open on your screen and let you insert them with a single click rather than having to switch to that window, take a snapshot using , switch back to Word and paste the image in manually.

4 The new Picture Layout command puts a picture in your document into a Smart Art diagram ready for you to type the accompanying text around it.

5 Smart Art has great new diagram types, including several different Organisation Charts – with or without pictures or job titles – and you can easily add extra assistant shapes and arrange the charts as you want them.

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