February 28, 2024

Copilot in Word: Get writing faster. Summarize in seconds.

by: Align

In Part 5 of Align's Copilot Guide series, we will highlight how leveraging Copilot in Microsoft Word can help you get over writers block, or organize and summarize your documents more effectively.

To catch up on earlier editions of our Copilot blog series, click the links below:

copilot in word video thumbnailVideo: Get a head start with Copliot

Create, enhance, and refine documents easily.

Unleash more of your creativity: Copilot helps bring your writing to life

Copilot lets you jumpstart the creative process. No need to start with a blank slate—give Copilot simple prompts and you’ll get a first draft in seconds. From there you can ask Copilot to edit and iterate, saving hours in writing, sourcing, and editing time.

  • Create a first draft with a single prompt.
  • Receive suggestions on how to expand upon your work.
  • Summarize a document in seconds.
  • Task Copilot with rewriting sections, to change or unify the tone.

Copilot in word

Get to work with Copilot in Word

Copilot Lab helps everyone build new habits to get the most out of Copilot directly within the Microsoft 365 apps. You can easily discover prompts right in the flow of work, and learn how to turn a good prompt into a great one. For example, try:

  • Write an intro paragraph for this document and make it sound [professional].
  • Draft a whitepaper about [topic].
  • Explain this document in three sentences.

You can save and share your favorite prompts and get inspired to work in a whole new way. Go to the Copilot Lab.

Watch how Copilot makes writing easier

Each brief video shows a simple tip to get Copilot working alongside you, right now.

  • Locate key information
    Get detailed answers to your specific questions about aspects of a lengthy document.
  • Transform a document
    Create a document for a new purpose, based on information you have in existing documents.
  • Request tailored edits
    Ask for high-level edits in your document so your writing is as clear and polished as possible.
  • Gain focus time
    Summarize a document and surface key insights.
  • Get a head start
    Generate a project outline with a simple prompt - then, completely rework it with another.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Copilot can simplify some of your more time consuming daily tasks into quick and easy undertakings - allowing you to redirect your focus to more meaningful tasks instead of wasting time with the mundane.

In Part 6 of our series, we will explore how you can leverage Copilot in Excel!

If you are interested in learning more about Copilot or would like to roll it out across your organization, reach out to our Managed Services team today

Learn more about Microsoft Copilot here.

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