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Microsoft® Word 2013: Step by Step

Book Description

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to format, publish, and share your content using Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook.

  • Work with Word on your PC or touch-enabled device

  • Master the core tools for designing and editing documents

  • Manage page layout, style, and navigation

  • Use tables and charts to organize information

  • Insert pictures, graphics, and video

  • Use collaboration and review features

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. Introduction
      1. Who this book is for
      2. How this book is organized
      3. Download the practice files
      4. Your companion ebook
      5. Get support and give feedback
        1. Errata
        2. We want to hear from you
        3. Stay in touch
    4. I. Basic Word documents
      1. 1. Explore Microsoft Word 2013
        1. Identifying new features of Word 2013
          1. If you are upgrading from Word 2010
          2. If you are upgrading from Word 2007
          3. If you are upgrading from Word 2003
        2. Working in the Word 2013 user interface
          1. Identifying program window elements
          2. Working with the ribbon
        3. Opening, navigating, and closing documents
        4. Viewing documents in different ways
        5. Getting help with Word 2013
        6. Key points
      2. 2. Enter, edit, and proofread text
        1. Starting, entering text in, and saving documents
        2. Modifying text
        3. Finding and replacing text
        4. Fine-tuning text
        5. Correcting spelling and grammatical errors
        6. Key points
      3. 3. Modify the structure and appearance of text
        1. Applying styles to text
        2. Changing a document’s theme
        3. Manually changing the look of characters
        4. Manually changing the look of paragraphs
        5. Creating and modifying lists
        6. Key points
      4. 4. Organize information in columns and tables
        1. Presenting information in columns
        2. Creating tabbed lists
        3. Presenting information in tables
        4. Formatting tables
        5. Key points
      5. 5. Add simple graphic elements
        1. Inserting and modifying pictures
        2. Inserting screen clippings
        3. Drawing and modifying shapes
        4. Adding WordArt text
        5. Key points
      6. 6. Preview, print, and distribute documents
        1. Previewing and adjusting page layout
        2. Controlling what appears on each page
        3. Preparing documents for electronic distribution
        4. Printing and sending documents
        5. Key points
    5. II. Document enhancements
      1. 7. Insert and modify diagrams
        1. Creating diagrams
        2. Modifying diagrams
        3. Creating picture diagrams
        4. Key points
      2. 8. Insert and modify charts
        1. Inserting charts
        2. Modifying charts
        3. Using existing data in charts
        4. Key points
      3. 9. Add visual elements
        1. Changing a document’s background
        2. Adding watermarks
        3. Inserting preformatted document parts
        4. Building equations
        5. Key points
      4. 10. Organize and arrange content
        1. Reorganizing document outlines
        2. Arranging objects on the page
        3. Using tables to control page layout
        4. Key points
      5. 11. Create documents for use outside of Word
        1. Saving Word documents in other formats
        2. Designing accessible documents
        3. Creating and modifying web documents
        4. Creating and publishing blog posts
        5. Key points
    6. III. Additional techniques
      1. 12. Link to information and content
        1. Linking to external resources
        2. Embedding linked objects
        3. Inserting and linking to bookmarks
        4. Displaying document information in fields
        5. Key points
      2. 13. Reference content and content sources
        1. Inserting and modifying footnotes and endnotes
        2. Creating and modifying tables of contents
        3. Creating and modifying indexes
        4. Adding sources and compiling bibliographies
        5. Key points
      3. 14. Work with mail merge
        1. Preparing data sources
        2. Preparing main documents
        3. Merging main documents and data sources
        4. Sending personalized email messages to multiple recipients
        5. Creating and printing labels
        6. Key points
      4. 15. Collaborate on documents
        1. Adding and reviewing comments
        2. Tracking and managing document changes
        3. Comparing and merging documents
        4. Password-protecting documents
        5. Controlling changes
        6. Coauthoring documents
        7. Key points
      5. 16. Work in Word more efficiently
        1. Creating custom styles and templates
          1. Creating and attaching templates
          2. Creating and modifying styles
        2. Creating custom building blocks
        3. Changing default program options
        4. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        5. Customizing the ribbon
        6. Key points
    7. A. Glossary
    8. B. Keyboard shortcuts
      1. Word 2013 keyboard shortcuts
        1. Perform common tasks
        2. Work with documents and webpages
          1. Create, view, and save documents
          2. Find, replace, and browse through text
          3. Switch to another view
          4. Work in Outline view
          5. Work in Read Mode
          6. Print and preview documents
          7. Review documents
          8. Work with references, footnotes, and endnotes
          9. Work with webpages
        3. Edit and move text and graphics
          1. Delete text and graphics
          2. Copy and move text and graphics
          3. Insert special characters
          4. Insert characters by using character codes
          5. Select text and graphics
          6. Extend a selection
          7. Select text and graphics in a table
          8. Move through documents
          9. Move around in a table
          10. Insert characters and move content in tables
        4. Apply character and paragraph formatting
          1. Copy formatting
          2. Change or resize the font
          3. Apply character formats
          4. View and copy text formats
          5. Set the line spacing
          6. Align paragraphs
          7. Apply paragraph styles
        5. Work with mail merge and fields
          1. Perform mail merges
          2. Work with fields
        6. Use the Language bar
        7. Perform function key tasks
          1. Function keys
          2. Shift+function key
          3. Ctrl+function key
          4. Ctrl+Shift+function key
          5. Alt+function key
          6. Alt+Shift+function key
          7. Ctrl+Alt+function key
      2. Office 2013 keyboard shortcuts
        1. Display and use windows
        2. Use dialog boxes
          1. Use edit boxes within dialog boxes
          2. Use the Open and Save As dialog boxes
        3. Use the Backstage view
        4. Navigate the ribbon
        5. Change the keyboard focus without using the mouse
        6. Undo and redo actions
        7. Change or resize the font
        8. Move around in text or cells
        9. Move around in and work in tables
        10. Access and use panes and galleries
        11. Access and use available actions
        12. Find and replace content
        13. Use the Help window
      3. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
    9. C. About the authors
      1. Joan Lambert
      2. Joyce Cox
      3. The team
      4. Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI)
    10. Index
    11. About the Authors
    12. Special Upgrade Offer
    13. Copyright