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Microsoft® Word 2010 Plain & Simple

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Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft Word 2010 plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn new skills, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll create professional-quality documents in no time.

Here’s WHAT you'll learn:

  • Create professional-looking documents with ease

  • Organize, edit, and format text

  • Apply themes, styles, and other design elements

  • Work with graphics, tables, and charts

  • Take advantage of pre-built templates, or make your own

  • Edit a document with others simultaneously -- online

  • Here's HOW you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in whenever you need answers

  • Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do

  • Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts

  • Quick TRY THIS! exercises help apply what you learn right away

  • Table of Contents

    1. Microsoft® Word 2010 Plain & Simple
    2. Dedication
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. 1. About This Book
      1. No Computerspeak!
      2. Useful Tasks...
      3. ...And the Easiest Way to Do Them
      4. A Quick Overview
      5. What’s New in Word 2010?
      6. A Few Assumptions
      7. A Final Word (or Two)
    5. 2. Getting Started with Word 2010
      1. What’s Where in Word?
      2. Checking Out Word Views
      3. Creating a New Document
        1. Start Word and Enter Some Text
        2. Save the Document
      4. Starting with a Template
        1. Choose Your Template
      5. Working with an Existing Document
        1. Open a Document
      6. Introducing Backstage View
        1. Open Recently Used Files
        2. Find File and Program Information
      7. Adding Content
        1. Drag and Drop Text
        2. Insert a Text File
        3. Use Ink to Add Content
      8. Adding Hyperlinks
        1. Link to an Item in Your Document
        2. Link to a Different Document
      9. Printing a Document
        1. Preview Your Document
        2. Print the Document
      10. Getting Help
        1. Browse for Help
    6. 3. Editing Your Content
      1. Editing Basics
        1. Select and Modify Text
        2. Use Keyboard Shortcuts
        3. Common Keyboard Shortcuts
      2. Changing Your View
        1. Set the View
      3. Editing Your Way
        1. Text-Selection Methods
        2. Copying and Moving Methods
      4. Navigating Through the Document
        1. Navigate by Heading
        2. View Thumbnails
        3. Search and Find Text
      5. Miss the Find And Replace Dialog Box?
      6. Wildcards
      7. Converting Old Documents
        1. Work in Compatibility Mode
        2. Convert the Document
      8. Reading a Document
        1. Read Through a Document
        2. Navigate the Document
      9. Moving and Copying Text
        1. Cut or Copy Text
        2. Paste the Cut or Copied Text
        3. Copy and Paste Multiple Items
      10. Replacing Text
        1. Replace Text
      11. Inserting Building Blocks
        1. Create a Building Block
        2. Insert the Information
      12. Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar
        1. Correct a Spelling Error
        2. Correct a Contextual Spelling Error
        3. Correct the Grammar
      13. Correcting Text Automatically
        1. Teach Word to Correct Your Misspellings
        2. Add Other Entries
        3. Control the Corrections
      14. Researching a Subject
        1. Do Some Research
      15. Translating Your Text
        1. Choose a Translation Language
        2. Use the Mini Translator
    7. 4. Formatting Documents
      1. Formatting Documents with Themes, Styles, and Fonts
        1. Themes
        2. Styles
        3. Direct Formatting
      2. Choosing and Changing Themes
        1. Preview and Choose a Theme
        2. Change the Theme
        3. Modify a Theme
      3. Applying and Saving Styles
        1. Choose a Style from the Gallery
        2. Apply a Style from the Styles Palette
      4. Changing Style Sets
        1. Select a Style Set
      5. Formatting Text
        1. Apply Character Formatting
        2. Text Formatting Tools
      6. Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List
        1. Create a List
        2. Create a Discontinuous Numbered List
        3. Modify the List
      7. Customizing a Bulleted or Numbered List
        1. Change the Bullets
        2. Change the Numbering Scheme
      8. Creating a Multilevel List
        1. Create a Multilevel List
        2. Choose a Multilevel List Style
      9. Customizing a Multilevel List
        1. Create a List Structure
      10. Changing Character Font and Size
        1. Change the Font
        2. Change the Font Size
        3. Restore the Default Font and Font Size
      11. Adjusting Paragraph Line Spacing
        1. Set the Line Spacing Within a Paragraph
        2. Set the Line Spacing Between Paragraphs
      12. Adjusting the Spacing Between Characters
        1. Adjust the Spacing
      13. Setting Paragraph Alignment
        1. Set the Alignment
      14. Indenting a Paragraph
        1. Indent a Paragraph
      15. Formatting with Tabs
        1. Set Your Tabs
        2. Modify the Tabs
      16. Adding Text Boxes
        1. Insert a Predesigned Text Box
        2. Link Text Box Text
      17. Creating a Dropped Capital Letter
        1. Create a Drop Cap
      18. Copying Your Formatting
        1. Copy a Character Format
      19. Placing a Line Border Around a Page
        1. Create a Page Border
      20. Placing an Art Border Around a Page
        1. Create an Art Border
      21. Adding a Decorative Horizontal Line
        1. Add a Line
      22. Adding a Border or Shading to a Paragraph
        1. Add a Border
        2. Add Shading
    8. 5. Designing Great Layouts
      1. Customizing a Template
        1. Open the Template
        2. Modify the Template
      2. Designing a Template
        1. Base Your Template Design on an Existing File
        2. Create a Template from Scratch
      3. Laying Out the Page
        1. Set Up a Standard Page
        2. Set Up a Two-Sided Document
        3. Set Up a Bound Document
      4. Changing Page Orientation
        1. Change the Page Orientation
      5. Changing Margins in a Document
        1. Change the Margins
      6. Fine-Tuning Your Layout
        1. Adjust Text Flow
        2. Adjust Hyphenation
      7. Creating Sections
        1. Start a New Section
        2. Change the Running Heads
      8. Adding Columns
        1. Change the Number of Columns
      9. Creating a Table from Scratch
        1. Create a Table
      10. The Anatomy of a Table
      11. Using a Predesigned Table
        1. Choose a Table
      12. Creating a Table from Text
        1. Convert the Text
      13. Adding or Deleting Rows and Columns in a Table
        1. Add Rows or Columns
        2. Delete Rows or Columns
      14. Positioning Elements in a Table
        1. Align the Text
        2. Set the Text Direction
      15. Customizing a Table Layout
        1. Change the Table Size
        2. Change the Row or Column Size
        3. Divide One Cell into Two
      16. Aligning a Table
        1. Set the Alignment
      17. Moving a Table
        1. Move the Table
      18. Formatting a Table
        1. Format a Table
      19. Creating a Table Style
        1. Create a Table Style
    9. 6. Adding Graphics to Your Documents
      1. A Quick Look at Word 2010 Illustrations
        1. Pictures
        2. Clip Art
        3. Shapes
        4. SmartArt
        5. Charts
        6. Screenshots
      2. Inserting a Picture
        1. Insert a Picture
      3. Changing the Size of a Picture
        1. Crop It
        2. Size It
      4. Adding Clip Art
        1. Find and Insert Clip Art
      5. Adding Shapes
        1. Draw a Shape
      6. Editing and Formatting a Picture
        1. Change Its Appearance
        2. Format a Picture
      7. Getting Artistic with Pictures
        1. Apply Artistic Effects
        2. Recolor a Picture
      8. Removing Picture Backgrounds
        1. Remove Picture Background
      9. Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
        1. Set the Text Wrapping
        2. Change the Wrapping Shape
        3. Wrap Part of an Item
      10. Arranging Multiple Graphics
        1. Arrange the Graphics
      11. Positioning Graphics on the Page
        1. Align to the Page
        2. Align Pictures with Each Other
      12. Creating Artistic Text
        1. Add WordArt Elements
      13. Inserting a Relational Diagram
        1. Create a Diagram
        2. Modify the Diagram
      14. Creating a Chart
        1. Create a Chart
        2. Format the Chart
    10. 7. Word 2010 for Blogging, Mailing, and More
      1. Composing Different Types of Documents
      2. Word’s File Formats
        1. Word’s New File Formats
        2. Word’s Other File Formats
      3. Creating an Online Document
        1. Add an E-mail Address
        2. Save as a Web Page
      4. Including a File Within a File
        1. Add a Text Object
      5. Writing and Publishing a Blog
        1. Set Up Your Blog
        2. Create a Blog Entry
      6. Printing an Envelope
        1. Add the Address
      7. Printing a Mailing Label
        1. Print a Label
      8. Mail Merge: The Power and the Pain
        1. It’s More than Letters
        2. Setting Conditional Content
      9. Creating a Form Letter
        1. Set Up Your Letter
        2. Specify the Data to Be Merged
      10. Personalizing a Form Letter
        1. Include Personalized Information
        2. Add Conditional Content
    11. 8. Adding Special Features for Long Documents
      1. Creating Headers and Footers
        1. Create a Header and Footer
        2. Edit a Header and Footer
      2. Creating Variable Headers and Footers
        1. Create a First-Page Header and Footer
        2. Create Even-Page and Odd-Page Headers and Footers
        3. Link and Unlink Headers and Footers
      3. Organizing Your Information
        1. Sort a Table
        2. Sort a List
      4. Reorganizing a Document
        1. View the Document’s Outline
        2. Move a Paragraph
        3. Move a Section
      5. Creating a Master Document
        1. Create the Master Document
      6. Inserting a Cover Page
        1. Insert a Cover Page
      7. Creating Footnotes and Endnotes
        1. Insert a Footnote or an Endnote
        2. Change the Reference Mark
      8. Creating a Table of Contents
        1. Set the Outline Text
      9. Creating an Index
        1. Tag the Entries
        2. Compile the Index
    12. 9. Sharing, Co-Authoring, and Finalizing Your Document
      1. Working Collaboratively with Word 2010
        1. Word 2010 Web App
        2. Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010
        3. Windows Live SkyDrive
        4. Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center
      2. Using the Word 2010 Web App
        1. Save Your Document to a Shared Space
        2. Open a Document in Windows Live SkyDrive
      3. Co-Authoring a Document
        1. Set Co-Author Permissions
        2. Work with a Co-Author
      4. Contacting Co-Authors
        1. Contact a Co-Author
      5. Reviewing Shared File Information
        1. Get File Information
        2. Update a Shared File
      6. Working with Revision Marks
        1. Review a Document
        2. Review a Document with Tracked Changes
      7. Comparing Changes in a Document
        1. Prepare to Compare
        2. Review the Changes
      8. Combining Reviews
        1. Merge the Documents
      9. Viewing Documents Side by Side
        1. View the Documents
      10. Finalizing Your Document
        1. Prepare Your Document
    13. 10. Customizing and Securing Word
      1. Customizing the Ribbon
        1. Create and Rename a New Tab
        2. Rename and Add Tools to the Group
      2. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        1. Add or Remove Items Common to the Quick Access Toolbar
        2. Control the Customization
      3. Customizing the Work Area
        1. Show or Hide Items on the Status Bar
        2. Change the Color Scheme
        3. Show or Minimize the Ribbon
      4. Changing the Location and Type of Saved Files
        1. Change the File Locations and Formats
      5. Customizing Your Spelling Dictionaries
        1. Add a Dictionary
      6. Creating a Macro
        1. Create a Macro
      7. Understanding Security in Office 2010
      8. Working with the Trust Center
        1. Word 2010 Trust Center
      9. Changing File Validation
        1. Set File Types
        2. File Block Behaviors
      10. Choosing What’s Displayed in Protected View
        1. Set Protected View Settings
      11. Password Protecting a File
        1. Add a Password
      12. Limiting File Changes
        1. Set File Permissions
      13. Recovering Unsaved Versions
        1. Recover Unsaved Files
    14. Index
    15. A. About the Author
    16. About the Author
    17. Copyright