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Tech & ScienceMicrosoft Word will automatically create to-do lists for you

19:15  08 november  2018
19:15  08 november  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Microsoft will start turning the notes you leave in Word documents into to - do lists . The company is testing a new feature in its word processor that will automatically detect notes and messages left for yourself and others and turn them into actionable lists .

Microsoft Word also automatically creates a list for you when you start a paragraph with an asterisk or a number 1. With an asterisk, Word creates a bulleted list . With a number, Word senses that you are trying to create a numbered list . If you don’t want your text turned into a list , you can click the

Microsoft Word will automatically create to-do lists for you

Microsoft will start turning the notes you leave in Word documents into to-do lists. The company is testing a new feature in its word processor that will automatically detect notes and messages left for yourself and others and turn them into actionable lists. The beta version of the feature is available for some Office for Mac Insiders starting today and will roll out to Windows testers in the coming weeks.

The feature is part of Editor, Microsoft Word's AI-powered writing assistant. Essentially, the tool takes things that Word users have been doing for years to create makeshift lists and notes -- or using other apps to do -- and turning it into something more uniform within the Word ecosystem.

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In Microsoft Word , you can automatically generate a bibliography (or other similar document requiring citations) of the sources you used to write your paper. Each time you add a new citation to your document, Word adds that source so that it appears in the bibliography in the proper format, such as

Microsoft Word can help you be more efficient. It can automate many time consuming processes Elsewhere, the AutoFormat tab will let you automatically create bullet point lists or turn hyphens Word can automatically update all instances for you . To get started, press Ctrl + H to open the Find

If you type things like "todo" or "" in a Word document, Editor will recognize the text and create a list based on the items. It will also make recommendations based on other recent documents and files that you've been working with. If you type , the AI will display recent charts you've worked with in a sidebar so you can insert the relevant one.

If you're working in a shared, collaborative Word document, you'll be able to @-mention colleagues to let them know what tasks they need to tackled. The tagged person will receive an email about the notification, and can take action on the document by replying directly to the email. So if there's a piece of information missing, they can include it in the reply email and it'll automatically be added into the Word file.

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In Microsoft Word 2002 and in Microsoft Office Word 2003, click any bulleted style, and then click Customize. In the Customize Bulleted List dialog box How to automatically create a picture bulleted list as you type. Start Word , and then open the document. On the Format menu, click Bullets and

To create a table of contents that’s easy to keep up-to-date, apply heading styles to the text you want to include in the table of contents. After that, Word will build it automatically , from those headings.

The new features will be available starting today as a preview to Mac for Office Insiders users on the Fast level, which is the group of users who get features first to provide feedback. Slow level Insiders, who get more stable versions of features before they are included in public releases, will be in line to get the feature later. A Windows version will be tested in the coming weeks. After all the testing is complete the features will roll out to all existing Office 365 users, with other Office apps scheduled to get the feature down the road.

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