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Working Smarter Series: Fields in Word

This post explains how you can work smarter with fields in Word. By using 'automation' tools you can ease your workload, and improve the consistency of your documents!

Fields in Word is part of the Working Smarter series - short, sharp posts that help you to better use Microsoft Word in a way that suits you and your business.

Have you heard of Fields?

Recently, I did a really great Document Discussion livestream in my Facebook group, Document Dynamos. It was all about using fields to help 'automa…

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Working Smarter Series: Styles

This Working Smarter post is about using Styles in Microsoft Word, and how they can make your documents more consistent and on-brand, without all the stress!

The Styles section of the Home Ribbon is one that you have probably looked at once or twice, but not really had any idea about how powerful it is, so have completely ignored it!

Let's fix that today, with this quick guide to Styles to get you started.

From the beginning....

NOTE: All notes and images in this post are based on using Micr…

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Working Smarter Series: Paragraph

Working Smarter for Paragraphs

This post is part of the Working Smarter series by Thrive - short, sharp posts to help you use Microsoft Word in a way that suits you and your business. This post is about the Paragraph section of the Home Tab.

Paragraph on the Home Ribbon

This section of the Home Ribbon is one that you probably use in every document.

Again, while it might seem straightforward, let's get stuck in and see what I can help you with in here!

So, let's go!

As always, when you open up any …

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Working Smarter Series: Font

Work smarter with Fonts

This post is part of the Working Smarter series by Thrive - short, sharp posts that help you to better use Microsoft Word in a way that suits you and your business.

The Font Section on the Home Ribbon

This section of the Home Ribbon is the one that most people probably play in whenever they use Word.

While you might know your way around the basics of this section, I'm sure there will be a few pointers in this post to help you get more out of using it in future! 🤓

So, let's …

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Working Smarter Series: Clipboard

Work smarter using the Clipboard

This post is part of the Working Smarter series by Thrive - short, sharp posts that help you to better use Microsoft Word in a way that suits you and your business.

The Clipboard in Word

Now, I know what you are going to say. Really. Surely, everyone knows how to cut and paste, which is what the Clipboard is all about.

And yes, people do know how to cut and paste. Everyone has their own way of doing it. 

But this post is literally going to show you the funct…

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New Post Series: Working Smarter in Word

Introducing the 'Work Smarter Series' of blog posts

Thrive is about to launch a series of sharp and focussed blog posts, all under the banner of the 'Working Smarter Series'. One of the things I love to say is that I want everyone to work smarter, not harder. And how better to demonstrate that it's possible than by sharing that knowledge with you, here, in an easy to search and follow way?!

Why?

Each day, I get a dose of 'memories' from social media. Recently, memories started popping up from a …

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