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This page supports my books Microsoft Word 2016 For Dummies and Microsoft Word 2016 For Professionals For Dummies.

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Errata / Corrections

Updated September 2017.

Word 2016 For Dummies:

Page 14
The directions for bringing back the Ribbon are confusing: When the Ribbon is hidden, click on a tab (such as the Home tab) to reveal the Ribbon again. To keep the Ribbon visible, click the pin button on the far right of the Ribbon. Its location is the same as the "Hide the Ribbon" chevron, illustrated in Figure 1-3.
Page 172
The icons for the Character and Linked style types are reversed. The descriptions remain accurate.
Page 181
In the second paragraph after the heading "Updating the Normal Style," the word styles should have an apostrophe: . . . Normal style's font . . .
Page 238
The Index code in the document looks like this: {·XE·"boredom" }. In the text, you see the characters @@dms. These are layout notes not removed by the Production Department.

Word 2016 Professionals For Dummies

Page 449
Figure 25-1 lists the macro's description as "first three letters" when it should be "first three words." This mistake occurs elsewhere, because it's what I wrote when I created the macro.
Page 467
In the code listing at the bottom of the page, the macro's description says "letters" instead of "words."
Page 469
Again, in the code listing at the bottom of the page, the description is incorrect.

Latest Information & Updates

Overview of Word 2016
Here is a blog post I've written about what's new with Word 2016.
Deleting an unwanted file from the Recent Documents list
The file may be gone, but the remnants remain in the stupid Recent Documents. Yes, you can remove that bad file reference, but it's not easy. Read more...
Getting the Save All command back
Do you miss the Save All command? Here's how to get it back.

Supplemental Material

The Document Looks All Weird Trouble!
Ever open a document in Word and it looks really weird on the screen? It's a Word document, but for some reason it got trashed! What did you do? What did you do? Read about what you did.
Creating a Vinculum
I, too, didn't know what a vinculum was until a reader wrote me. I soon discovered that Word can not only do vinculums, but it can do them well — and it's a useful trick to know. Read more...
Finding Text Formatting
I talk about this in the books, but it's not really explained well enough. This tutorial should help. Read more...
12 Years of Humorous Word Images
Take a trip through memory lane and see some of the obnoxious, outrageous, and just plain funny images that I've put into my Word For Dummies book over the years. Enjoy...

Word Blog Posts

Here are the most recent posts taken from my Wambooli Blog which directly relate to Microsoft Word:

A Solution for Your Outline Woes
Jun 15, 2018 I've completed another course at LinkedIn Learning. Link
Off to Record My Next Course
Apr 23, 2018 I believe this is my fourth online course this year - a record pace. Link
The Perils of Real-Time Collaboration
Dec 21, 2017 At what point would you desire the collaborators to chime in? Link
How to Send a Screenshot
Dec 4, 2017 I believe that nearly everyone knows what a screenshot is. I just overheard someone say, "Send me a screenshot." That direction is understood, but the process can get ugly. It doesn't have to be. Link
Yet Another Tweak to Word 2016
Aug 10, 2017 Two new features have appeared with the latest update. Link
Track Changes Research
Jul 6, 2017 Word enjoys reminding you constantly about the revisions in a document. Link
Code Searching
Jun 15, 2017 A handy trick for finding weirdo characters in Word. Link
I Don't Have Time For Themes
Jun 8, 2017 Word has document themes, but Office has its own set of themes as well. Link

For all Word-related blog posts, click here.