Word 2019/365: Customizing Word

Updated 2019-10-10


Customizing Word

To get this result…


To show keyboard shortcuts for ribbon buttons.

Keyboard Shortcuts

·         Click on the File Tab.

·         Click on Options.

·         Click on Display.

·         In the Page display options group, turn on the Show document tooltips on hover check box.

Shorten the auto-backup time so you don't lose work when Word dies in the middle of a job


To change the time between auto-backups:

·         Click on the File tab.

·         Click on Options.

·         Click on Save.

·         In the Save documents group, change the Save AutoRecover information every to 1 minute instead of the default value of 10. Make sure the check box is checked.

To change formats when cutting and pasting


Usually when you paste text into a document, you want it to be the same as the surrounding text, not the same as the text where it came from.

·         Click on the File Tab.

·         Click on Options.

·         Click on Advanced.

·         In the Cut, copy and paste group, select the desired options: