Word Options is the place where you customise the look of your Word document, how it corrects your words as you type away, the spell checker, your initials on any comments and the document properties, etc. It’s a great place to explore and enables you to customise Word and get it exactly how you want it.
However, it does work slightly differently in the three most commonly used versions of Word for PC: Word 2007, Word 2010 and Word 2013, so here’s a quick guide to how to access Word Options in these different versions of Word.
How to access the Word Options in Word 2007:
Click on the Office button in the top left of the screen, then click on Word Options at the bottom of the box:
Your Word Options box will now display:
How to access the Word Options in Office 2010:
In Word 2010, click on the File tab and then select Options, one up from the bottom of the list on the left hand side:
Once you’ve clicked on Options, your Word Options box will appear:
How to access Word Options in Word 2013:
In Word 2013, click on the File tab:
This has the effect of making your screen disappear, but you will get a list of things to do, out of which you select Options at the very bottom of the list (you can click that left-pointing arrow in a circle at the top left to get back to your document):
Clicking on Options will bring up the Options box:
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