In the past Macademic wrote about misuses of and alternatives to Microsoft Word. But we also believe sometimes Word is the best tool for the job. In such cases it should be used to its full capacity including captions and cross-referencing, custom keyboard shortcuts, preparing tables, and using cite-while-you-write software. A program for early researchers recently posted a great blog post covering five basic principles for manuscript preparation in Word (for Mac). In addition to points already mentioned on Macademic, the post stresses the importance of Styles, Templates and Track Changes. We fully agree!
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