Chapter . What’s New with Typing and Editing

Some details of what happens when you’re simply typing and editing in a document have changed in Word 2004. This section discusses those changes, some of which could affect your Word work habits. First, there’s a new kind of interface item, smart buttons. These buttons now appear in connection with several Word features, such as AutoCorrect, pasting, and bulleted and numbered lists. I also talk about some new preferences related to editing that you’ll want to be aware of.

Smart Buttons

As you know from previous versions, Word likes to correct your typing for you. Two features are involved: AutoCorrect and AutoFormat As You Type. In Word 2004, when these features kick in and your typing is corrected, a ...

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