Tip 32: Assure, Insure, Ensure

The verbs ‘assure,’ ‘insure,’ and ‘ensure’ share a similar meaning-“to make certain or secure.” They aren’t completely interchangeable, though. Learning their differences will ensure your company’s assurance in your ability to insure documents against mistakes. Assure-to build confidence or remove stress. He assured her that everything was fine. Insure-to protect against financial loss or to…

Tip 30: Custom Shortcut Key

Creating a Custom Shortcut Key Most symbols or commands have shortcut keys assigned to them. For example, Ctrl + C copies selected text, while Ctrl + V pastes it. But you can set your own shortcut for any command using whatever keys you like. For Word 2003: 1. Under ‘Tools,’ click ‘Customize.’ 2. Click the…

Tip 29: Taking up Less Space

Sometimes, it’s not what you say, but how many pages you take to say it. In the event that you have a page limit and don’t wish to change your wording, there are a few ways to further ‘scrunch’ your lines without sacrificing readability. Reduce the font size of blank lines between paragraphs. Replace superscripts…

Tip 25: Highlighting Acronyms

NOTE: You would use this feature if you had a lengthy document and wanted to capture all of the acronyms that are mentioned in the document so that you can create an appendix, a glossary, or an acronyms table. You might also use it to make sure that you identified all acronyms the first time…