How much do you know about headers, footers, AutoText and watermarks? If you use Word regularly then the chances are that you know about these things already - but do you just know what your are doing, or do you do it with flare? Get ready to test your Microsoft Word chops!
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You might know how to change font or alter the justification of text, but how much do you really know about Microsoft Word?
This quiz is intended to help you find out. It offers a selection of 25 questions about the latest versions of Word, and should be used by you as a means of establishing any holes in your knowledge of the popular word processing application.
If you're not an expert by the time you get to the end of the quiz, you soon will be!
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Are You a Word Expert?
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All Quiz Questions
1. If you wished to paste text from another document or web page but wanted to strip the formatting, which option would you choose from the Paste menu on the Word clipboard?
Keep source formatting
Keep text only
Answer: Selecting Keep text only would strip any formatting.
More facts: there is another way to automatically strip formatting when pasting in word, as you will see…
2. What is the best way of checking how a new font will look?
View the font in the drop-down menu
Google the font
Select some text, and preview it via the drop-down menu
Answer: if you select some text, and preview it via the drop-down menu, you can see how it would look by hovering the mouse pointer over each possible alternative.
More facts: the fonts menu is split into theme fonts, associated with your chosen overall theme, and all fonts.
3. How do you toggle the paragraph symbol?
Answer: CTRL+SHIFT+8 (there is also a toolbar button)
More facts: the button can be used to display various line and section breaks.
4. What is the quickest way of formatting a document?
Applying preset styles manually and adjusting them as you go
Applying formatting manually
Answer: Creating custom styles that can be applied instantly
More facts: using the Styles menu you can copy the formatting of a word or phrase and reuse it throughout the document. This is particularly useful for scripts or other documents with repeated text with specific formatting.
5. What is the quickest way to change a consistent typing error throughout a document?
Press F7 and use the spelling and grammar check
Scroll through the document and make the change manually
Use the Find and Replace tool
Answer: Find and Replace is by far the quickest option.
More facts: Find and Replace can be invoked using CTRL+H.
6. What is the best way of starting a new page?
Inserting a page break
Pressing Enter repeatedly until you reach the end of the page
Right-click and select new page
Answer: inserting a page break will take you to the top of a new page
More facts: CTRL+Enter will insert a page break. This is preferable to repeatedly tapping Enter as if you add text above this section, the formatting of the document will be affected; it can also cause issues printing the document correctly.
7. Which of the following menu items IS available in Word:
Insert > Video
Insert > Audio
Answer: screenshots can be captured in Microsoft Word
More facts: any of your currently open application windows can be captured and pasted into the current Word document.
8. What is the purpose of a bookmark?
The bookmark remembers the page you were writing last time
To enable you to jump to that page from a hyperlink
Bookmarks allow you to send content from your document via email
Answer: using hyperlinks you can quickly reach a bookmarked page within the document.
9. Where can an automatic page number not be inserted in Word?
In the header & footer
In the margins
None of the above
Answer: page numbers can be inserted anywhere in a Word document.
More facts: the page number format can also be changed using the Insert > Page Number > Format Page Numbers option.
10. What is the quickest way of inserting regularly used text and phrases?
Copy and paste
Type from scratch
Use Quick Parts > AutoText
Answer: with Quick Parts > AutoText you can quickly insert regular phrases such as your company name.
More facts: AutoText can be captured by selecting the required text and using Insert > Quick Parts > AutoText > Save Select to AutoText Gallery.