Customizing Options and Using Document Views in Word 2016

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Word and more experienced Word users who want to learn about the new interface and features in Word 2016.


Expected Duration
40 minutes

Microsoft Word 2016 enables users to change a number of default settings to suit their preferences and to view documents in different ways. In this course, you’ll learn how to access and change various program defaults, for example to control how Word 2016 saves and lists documents. You’ll also learn how to zoom in or out of documents, change document views to suit different purposes, and navigate easily between documents in Word 2016. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft Word 2016 for beginners.


Changing Default Settings

  • start the course
  • access and adjust the default AutoRecover settings in Word 2016
  • change the default unit of measurement used in Word 2016
  • locate and edit user information, and understand the effects of doing this, in Word 2016
  • change the default location for saving documents in Word 2016

Customizing Recent Documents and the QAT

  • set the number of recently used documents and the number of unpinned folders to display in Word 2016
  • customize the list of recently used documents in Word 2016
  • add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar and change its default position in Word 2016

Viewing Documents

  • use various methods to zoom in or out of a Word 2016 document
  • use different document views in Word 2016
  • use the ribbon to switch between different documents in Word 2016
  • work with a document that opens in Protected mode in Word 2016

Practice: Setting Word 2016 Options

  • change a range of default settings and use different document views in Word 2016





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