Microsoft Word 2010: 10 Expert Tips

Last Updated Jul 6, 2010 3:47 PM EDT

If you've made the move to Office 2010, you're no doubt looking to make the most of the new suite. PC Magazine just put together 10 expert tips for Word 2010 (many of which will also work with Word 2007).

For example, there's Building Blocks, a feature that lets you create standardized cover pages, headers, footers, and tables, then drop 'em into a document with ease. That one actually originated in Word 2007 (who knew?).

Then there's this handy gem on choosing a better default font:

The default font in Word 2010 is Calibri, which looks elegant on screen but isn't very readable because it's a "sans-serif" type -- in other words, it doesn't have the small horizontal strokes at the top and bottom of the letters that help guide the eye across the page. To change Word's default font to something more readable and appealing, press Ctrl-Shift-F to open the Font dialog. I recommend that you change the font to Palatino Linotype, 12 point. Click Save as Default, choose All documents based on the Normal.dotm template, and click OK.
Needless to say, if you're a Word 2010 user, you're sure to find some useful tips. Got any of your own to share? You know where: the comments!

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