PDF files can be converted to editable Word documents simply by opening them in Word.
The PDF will convert to a Word docuement. If the file contains a lot of images, it may not convert as 'clean' as you'd like so some checking and formatting may be required.
Bullets are a popular way of showing lists of items. Bullets can be applied from the Home ribbon or Paragraph group but there is a way of using shortcut keys to apply bullets.
Type * and press the spacebar
This is a quick and simple time saver as your hands do not need to leave the keyboard to apply bullets making you more efficient.
The Navigation Pane has a number of different uses. It can be used to navigate efficiently around a document which is particularly useful when working in a large document that contains a number of headings. Note: you need to use Heading Styles in your document to be able to navigate headings.
You can navigate by Headings or Pages by clicking on the relevant link to jump to that part of the document or use the Search field to search for specific text.
The Navigation Pane can also be used to reposition paragraphs of text. Simply drag and drop the heading to move it. The associated paragraph text will also move along with the heading.
Count the Words as you Type
Word automatically counts the number of words in your document and displays them in the status bar provided you have Word Count turned on.
If you don’t see the word count in the status bar:
Count the Words in a paragraph:
To Include the Text in Footnotes, Endnotes and Text Boxes in Word Count:
The Crop tool is great for removing areas of a picture that are no longer needed. However, if you use the crop tool but do not remove the cropped areas permanently, the areas that were cut out can be reinstated easily by anyone you send the document to. This might not be what you want if you've cropped out some particularly sensitive information. It is best practice to remove the cropped areas permanently.
Quick Tables are a quick and easy way to insert a preformatted table.
The clipboard panel offers a convenient way to keep more than one element on your clipboard at once.
Click the tiny pop-out icon within the Clipboard section of the Home tab to open it.
Up to 24 recent cut and copy operations are remembered, and you can click on any one of them to paste it at the insertion point.
The Options dropdown at the bottom lets you control when the Clipboard panel appears; one option is to make it appear when you press Ctrl+C twice.
SmartArt allows you to communicate information with graphics instead of just using text. There are a variety of styles to choose from, which you can use to illustrate many different types of ideas.
If you'd like the date to be updated every time someone opens the document, you can insert the date as a field.
Word’s Format Painter is a great time saver. It lets you copy formatting like colour, font style, and size, and then apply it to other sections of text. It’s an easy way to give your document a clean, consistent look.
Format Painter shuts itself off automatically once you've applied the formatting. If you want to re-use the same formatting multiple times then double-click rather than single clicking the format painter button.