Like many of you, I write my novel using Word, so today, I'm going to emphasize some of the features you can utilize to help you with writing, editing, and all that.
First of all, there are comments, notes you can make in the side of the document. Very useful for editing. In older versions of Word, go to View, Toolbars and then Reviewing to bring up the toolbar with both the comment button and the track changes, which displays changes you've made to the document. If you're undecided about deleting a paragraph, use track changes and it will keep the paragraph until you specifically tel it to get rid of it. Note that in post 2007 versions of Word, these functions appear under the Review tab.
Another neat function is the split screen function. Older versions: Go to the Window tab. Newer: go to the View tab. Either way, you click on the Split function and select a spot in the middle of the document to "divide" it. Now you can scroll up and down separately in the two areas and on chapter 1 while looking at chapter 9. A useful tool if you're moving information.
Next, you should know about section breaks because they help with page numbering--if you didn't already know, the first page of a chapter is NOT supposed to be numbered. But even though you start each chapter on a new page--a page break--that doesn't separate the sections in the document. And do to the way page numbering works, you can't selectively delete them. Considering how many chapters you may have, I don't know why you'd want to. But! This is where section breaks come in. At the end of the chapter, don't hit control-enter or "insert page break." You go to the Insert tab and hit "insert break," then select "section break" and "Next Page." Viola! New section, which means if you go to Format Page Number and select "different first page." The annoying part is, you have to select that in each section. I know. Stupid. It's Microsoft. What do you expect?
That's all for now. Any Word tips to add? Did I get something wrong? I may have in the page numbering section. Microsoft directions make no sense.