1. Distraction Free
Anyone who uses Microsoft Word regularly knows that there is no place for distractions. A lot of people are not aware that by using a quick shortcut, you can hide the clutter of the ribbon which is visual. You can also select the Auto-hide option to reduce reading distractions. Initially, distraction-free reading came about to provide an effortless reading on tablets and smartphones, but it also works well on laptops. Even though this feature was available in Microsoft Word 2010 version but it became more specialized with the introduction of the 2013 version.
Kerning is a useful feature, which in order to present a better visual look, adjusts two individual letter space. When a document is being designed, specific kerning is required by each typeface. Kerning is useful when you are designing a document with fonts that are large. By default, kerning is switched off and you probably do not need to poke it. You can click ‘Font’ or Ctrl+D. Head over to the ‘Advanced’ section and tick the checkbox for ‘Kerning for fonts’. You can then proceed to test and experiment by typing text to see if it works out for you.
3. Document Inspecting
While Microsoft Word offers an important feature of collaborating, it also, on the other hand, pays attention to security as well. The document inspector feature in Microsoft Word allows you to check and inspect your document for anything that you want to keep private. Regardless of what you do with the document, either editing or creating it, it will automatically add some user information and that too without you knowing it. This is where this features jumps in, it will allow you to inspect and erase any sort of that information before you share the document.
4. Hidden Text
Well, what do you know? It is hidden and truly hidden. It is a feature, which cannot be printed and has its usefulness and advantages. This feature is useful in situations such as when you want to create a quiz and hide the answers at the same time and hide some information that is confidential, temporarily so that others cannot see etc. In order to hide or unhide text, click the ‘Font’ tab and select the text you want hidden or the hidden text. Select the ‘Hidden’ option and then proceed to head over to the ‘File’ tab, choose ‘Display’ and check the ‘Hidden text’ box, click ok to proceed.
5. Hear it out Loud
Sometimes you just want to sit back and hear what your documents sound like. You can ask your friends or siblings to do it, but there is no need when Microsoft Word is there. Hearing out loud can help identify mistakes and errors. In order to hear out a document, head over to the ‘Review’ tab and choose ‘Read aloud’. A small controller will show up to control the volume, while it starts to read the document for you. You can of course pause, go backward and forwards along the way. It is a feature that might not wow you, but it is certainly quite useful.
Watermarking is not hidden in MS Word. You can do it by going to Design and then Watermark. However, it’s hard for people using PDF files without using a PDF watermark creator online.