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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 10. Advanced Word Web App Techniques

In This Chapter

  • Selecting text and paragraphs

  • Applying a style to text

  • Creating and editing tables

  • Coauthoring documents alongside others in Word 2010

As I mention at the start of the previous chapter, Word Web App has a number of shortcomings. Realistically, you can use it only to touch up documents that you created in Word 2010 and view document online.

This chapter explains a couple of tasks that Word Web App is good at doing. I tell you how to assign styles to text and work with tables. You also find a bit of gratuitous advice about how to select text. This chapter also looks at how to coauthor a file with someone else in Word 2010.

Selecting Text

Before you can do much of anything to text — apply a style, delete text, move text — you have to select it. Use these techniques to select text:

To Select . . .

Do This . . .

A word

Double-click the word.

A few words

Drag over the words.

A block of text

Click the start of the text, hold down the Shift key, and click the end of the text.

All text

Press Ctrl+A.

All about Styles

A style is a collection of formatting commands assembled under one name. When you apply a style, you give many formatting commands simultaneously, and you spare yourself the trouble of choosing many different commands to format text. Styles save time and make documents look more professional. Headings assigned the same style — Heading1, for example — all look the same. When readers see that headings and paragraphs are consistent with one ...

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