Do you dislike putting in many hours to make spreadsheets, presentations, and documents? What if there was a chatbot that could improve your time management and productivity? Enter Copilot, a brand-new chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that is intended to work with Microsoft Office apps. This post will teach you how to maximise the use of Copilot by enabling an early preview in Microsoft Word.
What is Copilot?
A new AI-powered chatbot called Copilot functions similarly to Bing Chat but is focused on business tasks. Copilot is made to assist users in becoming more productive and making better use of their time. Depending on the application, Copilot will have different characteristics. For instance, in the case of Word, you can ask the chatbot to produce text for a document on a particular subject or using information from another document.
What is Copilot in Word?
Copilot is a language model for artificial intelligence that OpenAI created. Based on the context of what you have already written, it employs machine learning algorithms to anticipate the word or phrase you are likely to type next. Microsoft Word now has a function called Copilot that can make writing faster and more successful.
Enabling Copilot in Microsoft Word
Although it’s unclear when Copilot will roll out to everyone, you can enable an early preview of the feature hidden in Microsoft Word Preview 16.0.16325.2000. Here’s how:
Step 1: Launch Windows 11’s Start menu.
Step 2: To open the Registry, perform a search for regedit and select the top result.
Step 3: Find the next path by navigating to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\word
Step 4: Right-click the Word key, choose New from the menu, then pick String Value.
Step 5: Type Microsoft.Office.Word.CoPilotExperiment into the key’s name field and hit Enter.
In order to activate Copilot, double-click the just created key and set its value to true.
7th step: press the OK button.
Computer restart is step eight.
The Copilot experience should show up on the right side of Microsoft Word (version 16.0.16325.2000) after you’ve finished the aforementioned procedures.
It’s crucial to note that modifying the Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and created a full backup of your system before proceeding. Also, since this feature is still under development, the steps above may or may not work for everyone. You have been warned.
How to access Copilot in Word
To use Copilot in Word, you will need to have a Microsoft 365 subscription. Once you have subscribed, follow these simple steps to access Copilot:
- the computer’s Microsoft Word programme
- On the screen’s upper left corner, select the ‘Home’ tab.
- The ‘Editor’ button will appear in the top right corner of the screen.
- In the Editor box that displays, select the ‘Settings’ button.
- ‘Personalise your editor’ area, choose ‘Language’.
- The ‘Suggestions with Copilot’ option should be enabled.
- Once Copilot is activated, it will begin providing ideas as you type.
How to use Copilot in Word
Copilot offers a variety of features that can help you write more effectively. Here are some ways to use Copilot in Word:
1. Suggestions and corrections
As you type, Copilot provides recommendations and corrections. Copilot will highlight any errors or typos in red and offer a solution if you make a mistake or have one. You have the option to either accept the advice by clicking on it or reject it by typing anyway. You can utilise Copilot’s alternative word and phrase suggestions to make your writing better.
Your document can be auto-formatted with Copilot’s assistance. For instance, Copilot will automatically prepare a list for you if you start one. You may save time and ensure that your paper is professional-looking and consistent by using this function.
3. Predictive typing
Copilot makes use of machine learning algorithms to anticipate the words or phrases you’ll enter next. You can save time and write more effectively by using this feature. Copilot can also give you advice on how to spell words if you’re unsure.
4. Smart spell-check
The spell-check in Copilot is more sophisticated than the one in Word. It can identify spelling mistakes based on context and make suggestions for the right spelling.
5. Vocabulary suggestions
For the terms you use, Copilot can provide synonym and antonym alternatives. You can improve the clarity and flow of your writing by using this tool to stop yourself from using the same terms repeatedly.
You may write better and more effectively by using Copilot in Word. You can create first draughts, format and improve content, and review and fix faults thanks to its AI-powered features. You may use Copilot for a range of tasks because it is compatible with all Office apps. So go ahead and give Copilot a try right now to discover how it can help you write better.