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Microsoft® Word 2007 Bible by Herb Tyson

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Introduction

Welcome to the Microsoft Word 2007 Bible. Like all books in the Bible series, you can expect to find both hands-on tutorials and real-world practical application information, as well as reference and background information that provides a context for what you are learning. This book is a comprehensive resource on Word 2007 (also known as Word 12). By the time you have completed the Microsoft Word 2007 Bible, you will be well prepared to take full advantage of the numerous ways that Word has been enhanced and strengthened.

Word 12 has been almost completely overhauled. In addition to the interface, even the basic file format is new. As a result, a lot of tried and tested knowledge about Word goes out the window. Books about Word 2000 and 2002 were still somewhat useful for users of Word 2002 and 2003. Books about Word 2003 and earlier, however, will have little utility for users of Word 2007. Word 2007 users need a new book. They need the Word 2007 Bible.

If the Word 2007 Bible were to have a subtitle, it would almost certainly have to be The New Testament. Much of the Old Testament no longer applies to Word 2007. The new interface means there are new ways to access old features, completely new features for accomplishing old tasks, as well as new native capabilities that no previous version of Word has ever had. There also are a number of old Word features that are gone from Word 2007. Old "thou shalts" and "thou shalt nots" will be fully reexamined in light of the vastly ...

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