• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL

Chapter 28. Customizing Word > Changing Word Options

Changing Word Options

The Options dialog box (Tools, Options) brings together ten categories of Word behaviors that you can easily customize:

  • View. These options control aspects of Word's appearance.

  • General. This category includes options that don't fit anywhere else.

  • Edit. These options control Word's behavior as you edit.

  • Print. These options control how and what Word prints. (See Chapter 4, "Printing, Faxing, and Email").

  • Save. These options control Word's save behavior, including how and when Word saves files, and what gets saved in each file.

  • Spelling & Grammar. These options control how Word checks spelling and grammar. (See Chapter 5, "Making the Most of Word's Proofing Tools.")

  • Track Changes. These options control the formatting Word uses to represent revisions when it is tracking them (see Chapter 24, "Managing Revisions").

  • User Information. These options store the information Word uses whenever it needs your name, initials, and mailing address.

  • Compatibility. These options only affect the way Word displays documents; they don't change the document at all. For example, if you open a Word for Macintosh 5.x document that contains rows of text, checking the Don't Add Leading Between Rows of Text box will make Word 2000 display the document in a manner that's very close to how it would appear in MacWord. The document itself doesn't change; the appearance does.

  • File Locations. These options specify where Word looks for documents, images, templates, and other files it needs.



Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial

  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint