Annual Meeting Report

Word Tips for Editors

Moderator: Rachel DiGiammarino Client Services Manager Sheridan Journal Services Waterbury, Vermont Speakers: Elizabeth Blake Director of Business Development Inera Inc. Belmont, Massachusetts Peter J. Olson Senior Copyediting Coordinator Sheridan Journal Services Waterbury, Vermont Reporter: Resa Roth Freelance Editor University of Washington Yeast Resource Center Seattle, Washington Elizabeth Blake opened by explaining the history of Word Tips for Editors: CSE has offered this session since 2003 and presenters have compiled at least four hours of material on this topic over the years. Blake presented the “greatest hits” in the 2017 session. She covered many of the same tips and tricks offered in the short course (see the report on the Short Course for Manuscript Editors for this information). Blake demonstrated how to personalize Word using Word Options, customize the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar, apply editing shortcuts, and use efficient document navigation. Editors can use right-click to explore even more customizations, including the status bar at the bottom of Word. Additionally, some keyboard shortcuts include the use of Ctrl + Y (or F4) to redo the last action and Ctrl + Z to undo the last action. It can also be helpful to turn off unused tabs, create new tab groups, or change the tab order. Above all, she encouraged editors to explore all of the Options in Word (File → Options). For the second portion of the lecture, Peter J. Olson discussed tables and table editing specifically. He first outlined the purposes of tables within a manuscript: they support the […]

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