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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step

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Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create impressive documents with Word 2007. With Step By Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Apply styles and themes to your document for a polished look

  • Add graphics and text effects—and see a live preview

  • Organize information with new SmartArt diagrams and charts

  • Insert references, footnotes, indexes, a table of contents

  • Send documents for review and manage revisions

  • Turn your ideas into blogs, Web pages, and more



  • Your all-in-one learning experience includes:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book’s lessons

  • Fully searchable eBook

  • Bonus quick reference to the Ribbon, the new Microsoft Office interface

  • Windows Vista Product Guide eBook—plus more resources and extras on CD



  • For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

    Table of Contents

    1. Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step
      1. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly
      2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
      3. About the Authors
        1. Joyce Cox
        2. Joan Preppernau
        3. The Team
        4. Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI)
      4. Introducing Word 2007
        1. New Features
          1. If You Are Upgrading from Word 2003
          2. If You Are Upgrading from Word 2002
          3. If You Are Upgrading from Word 2000
        2. Let’s Get Started!
      5. Information for Readers Running Windows XP
        1. Managing the Practice Files
        2. Using the Start Menu
        3. Navigating Dialog Boxes
      6. The Microsoft Business Certification Program
        1. Selecting a Certification Path
        2. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
        3. Taking a Microsoft Business Certification Exam
          1. Test-Taking Tips
          2. Certification
        4. We Want to Hear from You
      7. Features and Conventions of This Book
      8. Using the Book’s CD
        1. What’s on the CD?
        2. Minimum System Requirements
          1. 2007 Microsoft Office System
          2. Step-by-Step Exercises
        3. Installing the Practice Files
        4. Using the Practice Files
        5. Removing and Uninstalling the Practice Files
      9. Getting Help
        1. Errata and Book Support
        2. Getting Help with Word 2007
        3. More Information
      10. Quick Reference
        1. 1. Exploring Word 2007
        2. 2. Editing and Proofreading Documents
        3. 3. Changing the Look of Text
        4. 4. Changing the Look of a Document
        5. 5. Presenting Information in Columns and Tables
        6. 6. Working with Graphics, Symbols, and Equations
        7. 7. Working with Diagrams and Charts
        8. 8. Working with Longer Documents
        9. 9. Creating Form Letters, E-Mail Messages, and Labels
        10. 10. Collaborating with Others
        11. 11. Creating Documents for Use Outside of Word
        12. 12. Customizing Word
      11. 1. Exploring Word 2007
        1. Working in the Word Environment
        2. Opening, Moving Around in, and Closing a Document
        3. Displaying Different Views of a Document
        4. Creating and Saving a Document
        5. Previewing and Printing a Document
        6. Key Points
      12. 2. Editing and Proofreading Documents
        1. Making Changes to a Document
        2. Inserting Saved Text
        3. Finding the Most Appropriate Word
        4. Reorganizing a Document Outline
        5. Finding and Replacing Text
        6. Correcting Spelling and Grammatical Errors
        7. Finalizing a Document
        8. Key Points
      13. 3. Changing the Look of Text
        1. Quickly Formatting Text and Paragraphs
        2. Manually Changing the Look of Characters
        3. Manually Changing the Look of Paragraphs
        4. Creating and Modifying Lists
        5. Key Points
      14. 4. Changing the Look of a Document
        1. Changing a Document’s Background
        2. Changing a Document’s Theme
        3. Working with Templates
        4. Adding Headers and Footers
        5. Controlling What Appears on Each Page
        6. Key Points
      15. 5. Presenting Information in Columns and Tables
        1. Presenting Information in Columns
        2. Creating a Tabular List
        3. Presenting Information in a Table
        4. Formatting Table Information
        5. Performing Calculations in a Table
        6. Using a Table to Control Page Layout
        7. Key Points
      16. 6. Working with Graphics, Symbols, and Equations
        1. Inserting and Modifying Pictures
        2. Creating Fancy Text
        3. Drawing and Modifying Shapes
        4. Changing the Relationship of Elements on the Page
        5. Inserting Symbols and Equations
        6. Key Points
      17. 7. Working with Diagrams and Charts
        1. Creating a Diagram
        2. Modifying a Diagram
        3. Inserting a Chart
        4. Modifying a Chart
        5. Using Existing Data in a Chart
        6. Key Points
      18. 8. Working with Longer Documents
        1. Inserting Ready-Made Document Parts
        2. Creating and Modifying a Table of Contents
        3. Creating and Modifying an Index
        4. Adding Bookmarks and Cross-References
        5. Adding Hyperlinks
        6. Adding Sources and Compiling a Bibliography
        7. Key Points
      19. 9. Creating Form Letters, E-Mail Messages, and Labels
        1. Understanding Mail Merge
        2. Preparing Data for Mail Merge
        3. Preparing a Form Letter
        4. Merging a Form Letter with Its Data Source
        5. Sending a Personalized E-Mail Message to Multiple Recipients
        6. Creating and Printing Labels
        7. Key Points
      20. 10. Collaborating with Others
        1. Sending a Document Directly from Word
        2. Tracking and Managing Document Changes
        3. Adding and Reviewing Comments
        4. Comparing and Merging Documents
        5. Password-Protecting a Document
        6. Preventing Changes
        7. Using Document Workspaces
        8. Key Points
      21. 11. Creating Documents for Use Outside of Word
        1. Saving a File in a Different Format
        2. Creating and Modifying a Web Document
        3. Creating a Blog Post
        4. Creating an XML Document
        5. Key Points
      22. 12. Customizing Word
        1. Changing Default Program Options
        2. Making Favorite Word Commands Easily Accessible
        3. Making Commands Available with a Specific Document
        4. Creating a Custom Keyboard Shortcut
        5. Key Points
      23. Choose the Right Book for You
        1. Published and Upcoming Titles
          1. Plain & Simple
          2. Step by Step
          3. Inside Out
          4. Other Titles
      24. Glossary
      25. Index
      26. About the Authors
      27. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly