An ongoing challenge for every computer user is how to maximize their effective use of an application while minimizing the time spent getting to prime performance. A few time-tested methods: Making use of templates, finding ways to automate some tasks, and thinking of ways to eliminate repetitive tasks. In this article, we look at eight ways of refining your daily experience in Microsoft Word 2016.
Customize the Ribbon
One way to increase your productivity is to set up your programs with the settings you use most. Being able to customize the ribbon — or row of icons and customizable options at the top of the application — is a good place to begin.
For example: in Word 2016, you can find and customize the ribbon the Quick Access Toolbar. Go to File: Options. In the Word Options dialog box, click on Quick Access Toolbar. You can then select the formatting options you use the most.
Increase Security by Disabling Macros
As useful as Word is, it’s also the target of ransomware authors who use macros to sneak malevolent programs on to your computer. If you’re genuinely worried about this, disable all macros so they don’t launch if you are foolish enough to download and open a Word file from a sender you don’t know.
Here’s how to stop that from happening. Go to File: Options: Trust Center. Click on the Trust Center Settings button. Under the Macro setting area, set it to Disable all macros without notification and save your changes. A full explanation of the security options available in this version of Word is available here.