I was asked recently whether there was the equivalent of the fill handle in Excel to create a list of the days of the week in Microsoft Word. My first reaction was to say No, but then I remembered that we can insert an Excel spreadsheet into Microsoft Word so we could do it that way.
Say, I wanted a Word table of the number of attendees or sales or something for each day of the week.
Go to the Insert tab, then in the Table dropdown, click Excel Spreadsheet.
Select the cell in which you want to type Monday, then go to the bottom right of the cell, the fill handle; your cursor should change to a thin black cross. With your mouse drag down or across to get the other days of the week.
You have created the necessary text and can use the spreadsheet as a Word table, but can also do Excel type formulas.