13 Things You Didn’t Know About Word: Table of Contents

When does a document need a table of contents? I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule about this, but let’s think about it from the other end: the reader. Is your document going to be challenging to navigate? Are there sections in it which people are likely to want to refer to or likely to wish to return to, and which they can’t see at a quick glance? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, I’d say that a table of contents is imperative, even if the document is only two or three pages long.

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13 Things You Didn't Know About Word: Random Text

In this series I’m looking at 13 features of Microsoft Word that you may not have come across, but which can be incredibly useful. Today’s topic is how to generate random text. First, though, why would you wish to do so? Blogger Doug Woods recently joked that you could use the random text feature to bulk up a report in order to fool your boss into thinking you’ve been putting in loads of effort! But there are more serious reasons you might want to do so.
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