How to Use the Hidden Measurement Converter in Microsoft Word

MakeUseOf | 8/28/2018 | Saikat Basu
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It’s not uncommon to come across an unfamiliar measurement standard in a Microsoft Word document.

But did you know that Word 2016 can convert the same measurement into a measurement system of your choice with a right click? Microsoft Office calls them Built-in Actions and it is hidden inside Word Options.

Built-in - Actions - Tasks - Word - Document

The Built-in Actions accomplish some common tasks you may do in a Word document. For instance, you may want to convert a measurement or insert an address quickly. Or even send an instant message to someone. Built-in Actions can be added to the right-click menu which makes them instantly available.

Follow these steps to enable the Built-in Actions:

File - Tab - > - Click - Options

Go to the File tab > click Options > Proofing.

Click the AutoCorrect Options button. In the Options dialog, select the Actions tab. Check the Enable additional actions in the right-click menu box.

Actions - Actions - List - Click - OK

Select the specific actions in the Available Actions list. Click OK.

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