MS Word Usability Testing

The built-in predefined styles feature of Microsoft Word lets users categorise parts of their document. This allows reusability – assigning the same style to different sections, such as titles, headings, emphasis. The formatting aspects (e.g., font type, line spacing, indents) of those predefined styles can be edited by the user. 

This functionality is especially useful for formatting longer texts with a variety of sections that need special reusable styling, such as books or reports. With predefined styles, the user does not need to edit the style of each section manually. As a result, the document has a consistent and professional appearance.

This usability testing session was conducted during the course Human Computer Interaction to analyse how well Microsoft Word supports the users in these processes.


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