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Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual

Book Description

Fast-paced and easy to read, this concise book teaches you thebasics of Word 2007 so you can start using the program right away.Not only will you learn how to work with Word's most usefulfeatures to create documents, format and edit text, share theresults and more, you'll also discover how to go beyond basicdocuments to handle graphics, create page layouts, and use formsand tables.The new Word is radically different from previous versions, butwith this convenient book, you can breeze through the new userinterface and its timesaving features in no time with:

  • Clear explanations

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Lots of illustrations

  • Larger type

  • Plenty of friendly advice

  • Word is used primarily for word processing, but there's more tothis powerful program than meets the eye. It also offers astaggering array of advanced features that were once found only inpage layout programs and graphics software. Many of these featuresare hidden among Word's cluttered menus, and even the pros can'tfind them all. For Word 2007, Microsoft redesigned the userinterface completely, adding a tabbed toolbar that makes everyfeature easy to locate.

    Unfortunately, Microsoft's documentation is as poor as ever, soeven if you find the features you need, you still may not know whatto do with them. Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manualhelps you master Word's redesigned user interface and gives youexactly what you need to create unique, attractive and effectivedocuments.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Special Upgrade Offer
    2. THE MISSING CREDITS
      1. About the Author
      2. About the Creative Team
      3. Acknowledgements
      4. The Missing Manual Series
    3. INTRODUCTION
      1. What Word Does
        1. The New Word
      2. About This Book
        1. About the Outline
        2. About These Arrows
        3. The Very Basics
        4. About missingmanuals.com
      3. Safari® Enabled
    4. ONE. WORD BASICS FOR SIMPLE DOCUMENTS
      1. 1. CREATING, OPENING, AND SAVING DOCUMENTS
        1. 1.1. Launching Word
        2. 1.2. Creating a New Document
          1. 1.2.1. Creating a New Blank Document
          2. 1.2.2. Creating a New Document from an Existing Document
          3. 1.2.3. Creating a New Document from a Template
        3. 1.3. Opening an Existing Document
        4. 1.4. Your Different Document View Views
          1. 1.4.1. Document Views: Five Ways to Look at Your Manuscript
          2. 1.4.2. Show and Hide Window Tools
          3. 1.4.3. Zooming Your View In and Out
            1. 1.4.3.1. Zooming by percentage
            2. 1.4.3.2. Zooming relative to page or text
            3. 1.4.3.3. Changing page view from the ribbon
          4. 1.4.4. The Window Group: Doing the Splits
            1. 1.4.4.1. Viewing multiple windows
        5. 1.5. Saving and Closing Documents
          1. 1.5.1. The Many Ways to Save Documents
            1. 1.5.1.1. Saving by keyboard shortcut
            2. 1.5.1.2. Saving by menu command
            3. 1.5.1.3. Saving with a new name
      2. 2. ENTERING AND EDITING TEXT
        1. 2.1. Typing in Word
          1. 2.1.1. Click and Type for Quick Formatting
        2. 2.2. Selecting Text
          1. 2.2.1. Selecting with the Mouse
          2. 2.2.2. Selecting with the Keyboard
          3. 2.2.3. Extending a Selection
          4. 2.2.4. Selecting Multiple Chunks of Text in Different Places
        3. 2.3. Moving Around Your Document
          1. 2.3.1. Keyboarding Around Your Document
          2. 2.3.2. Using the Scroll Bars
          3. 2.3.3. Browsing by Headings and Other Objects
          4. 2.3.4. Browsing by Bookmark
            1. 2.3.4.1. Creating bookmarks
            2. 2.3.4.2. Jumping to bookmarks
            3. 2.3.4.3. Deleting bookmarks
        4. 2.4. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
          1. 2.4.1. Editing with the Ribbon
          2. 2.4.2. Editing with Keyboard Shortcuts
          3. 2.4.3. Editing with the Mouse
          4. 2.4.4. Moving Text Between Two Documents
          5. 2.4.5. Viewing and Pasting Clippings
        5. 2.5. Finding and Replacing Text
        6. 2.6. Saving Keystrokes with Quick Parts
      3. 3. FORMATTING TEXT, PARAGRAPHS, AND HEADINGS
        1. 3.1. Formatting Basics
        2. 3.2. Formatting Characters
          1. 3.2.1. Formatting with the Ribbon or the Font Dialog Box
          2. 3.2.2. Formatting with the Mini Toolbar
          3. 3.2.3. Formatting with Keyboard Shortcuts
          4. 3.2.4. Changing Capitalization
            1. 3.2.4.1. Small caps for headers
        3. 3.3. Formatting Paragraphs
          1. 3.3.1. Aligning Text
          2. 3.3.2. Indenting Paragraphs
          3. 3.3.3. Spacing Between Paragraphs
          4. 3.3.4. Spacing Between Lines
          5. 3.3.5. Inserting Page Breaks and Line Breaks
        4. 3.4. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
          1. 3.4.1.  
            1. 3.4.1.1. Bulleted paragraphs
            2. 3.4.1.2. Customizing bullets
            3. 3.4.1.3. Numbered paragraphs
            4. 3.4.1.4. Multilevel lists
        5. 3.5. Setting Tabs
          1. 3.5.1. How Tab Stops Work
          2. 3.5.2. Viewing Tab Marks in Your Text
          3. 3.5.3. Deleting and Editing Tabs
          4. 3.5.4. Types of Tabs
          5. 3.5.5. Tab Leaders
        6. 3.6. Using Word’s Rulers
          1. 3.6.1. Managing Tab Settings with the Ruler
            1. 3.6.1.1. Setting tab stops
            2. 3.6.1.2. Adjusting and removing tab stops with the ruler
          2. 3.6.2. Setting Margins with the Ruler
          3. 3.6.3. Adjusting Paragraph Indents with the Ruler
        7. 3.7. Fast Formatting with Format Painter
        8. 3.8. Formatting with Styles
          1. 3.8.1. Applying Quick Styles
        9. 3.9. Modifying Styles
        10. 3.10. Managing Style Sets
          1. 3.10.1. Creating Your Own Style Set
      4. 4. SETTING UP THE DOCUMENT: MARGINS, PAGE BREAKS, AND MORE
        1. 4.1. Choosing Paper Size and Layout
          1. 4.1.1. Changing Paper Size
            1. 4.1.1.1. Customizing paper size and source
          2. 4.1.2. Setting Paper Orientation
        2. 4.2. Setting Document Margins
          1. 4.2.1. Selecting Preset Margins
          2. 4.2.2. Setting Custom Margins
          3. 4.2.3. Setting Margins for Booklets
        3. 4.3. Applying Page Borders
        4. 4.4. Adding Headers and Footers
          1. 4.4.1. Introducing the Header and Footer Tools
          2. 4.4.2. Inserting and Modifying a Header Building Block
          3. 4.4.3. Adding a Matching Footer Building Block
          4. 4.4.4. Creating Custom Headers and Footers
          5. 4.4.5. Removing Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers
        5. 4.5. Working with Multiple Columns
          1. 4.5.1. Customizing Columns
        6. 4.6. Hyphenation
          1. 4.6.1. Automatic Hyphenation
          2. 4.6.2. Removing Hyphenation from Your Document
        7. 4.7. Dividing Your Document into Sections
          1. 4.7.1. Inserting Section Breaks
      5. 5. THEMES AND TEMPLATES
        1. 5.1. Choosing a Theme
          1. 5.1.1. Finding More Themes
            1. 5.1.1.1. Browsing for themes on your computer
            2. 5.1.1.2. Searching for themes online
        2. 5.2. Choosing a Template
          1. 5.2.1. Starting a Document from a Template
          2. 5.2.2. Using Installed Templates
      6. 6. SPELLING, GRAMMAR, AND REFERENCE TOOLS
        1. 6.1. Turning on Spelling and Grammar Checking
        2. 6.2. Checking Spelling
          1. 6.2.1. Checking Spelling as You Type
          2. 6.2.2. Checking Spelling Manually
          3. 6.2.3. Managing Custom Dictionaries
            1. 6.2.3.1. Removing a word from your custom dictionary
            2. 6.2.3.2. Adding professional dictionaries to Word
        3. 6.3. Checking Grammar and Style
        4. 6.4. Controlling AutoCorrect
          1. 6.4.1. How AutoCorrect Works
          2. 6.4.2. Fine-tuning AutoCorrect Options
          3. 6.4.3. Autocorrecting Math, Formatting, and Smart Tags
        5. 6.5. Exploring Word’s Research Tools
          1. 6.5.1. Finding Information with the Research Task Pane
        6. 6.6. Accessing Word’s Thesaurus
        7. 6.7. Translating Text
          1. 6.7.1. Translation ScreenTips
        8. 6.8. Checking Your Word Count
      7. 7. PRINTING WORD DOCUMENTS
        1. 7.1. Quick and Easy Printing
        2. 7.2. Print Preview
        3. 7.3. Choosing a Printer
          1. 7.3.1. Setting Your Default Printer
          2. 7.3.2. Exploring Printer-Specific Properties
        4. 7.4. Printing to an Adobe PDF File
        5. 7.5. Faxing with Word
        6. 7.6. Changing Print Settings
          1. 7.6.1. Printing Part of Your Document
          2. 7.6.2. Printing and Collating Multiple Copies
          3. 7.6.3. Printing on Both Sides of the Page
        7. 7.7. Printing Envelopes
        8. 7.8. Printing Labels
        9. 7.9. Setting Print Options
    5. TWO. CREATING LONGER AND MORE COMPLEX DOCUMENTS
      1. 8. PLANNING WITH OUTLINES
        1. 8.1. Switching to Outline View
        2. 8.2. Promoting and Demoting Headings
          1. 8.2.1. Controlling Subheads During Promotion or Demotion
        3. 8.3. Moving Outline Items
        4. 8.4. Showing Parts of Your Outline
          1. 8.4.1. Expanding and Collapsing Levels
          2. 8.4.2. Showing and Hiding Text
          3. 8.4.3. Showing Only the First Line
          4. 8.4.4. Showing Text Formatting
      2. 9. ORGANIZING YOUR INFORMATION WITH TABLES
        1. 9.1. Creating Tables
          1. 9.1.1. Creating a Table from the Ribbon
          2. 9.1.2. Using the Insert Table Box
          3. 9.1.3. Drawing a Table
          4. 9.1.4. Choosing Quick Tables
        2. 9.2. Moving Around a Table
        3. 9.3. Selecting Parts of a Table
        4. 9.4. Merging and Splitting Cells
        5. 9.5. Adjusting Column Width and Row Height
          1. 9.5.1. Inserting Columns and Rows
          2. 9.5.2. Deleting Cells, Columns, Rows, and Tables
            1. 9.5.2.1. Deleting cells
        6. 9.6. Formatting Tables
          1. 9.6.1. Using Table Styles
          2. 9.6.2. Aligning Text, Numbers, and Data
          3. 9.6.3. Applying Shading and Borders
        7. 9.7. Doing Math in Tables
      3. 10. ADDING GRAPHICS TO YOUR DOCUMENTS
        1. 10.1. Drop Caps, Text Boxes, and WordArt
          1. 10.1.1. Adding a Drop Cap to a Paragraph
            1. 10.1.1.1. Modifying a drop cap
            2. 10.1.1.2. Removing a drop cap
          2. 10.1.2. Bending Words with WordArt
            1. 10.1.2.1. Modifying WordArt
        2. 10.2. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
          1. 10.2.1. Inserting Pictures into Your Document
          2. 10.2.2. Finding and Using Clip Art
        3. 10.3. Working with SmartArt
          1. 10.3.1. Choosing a SmartArt Graphic
          2. 10.3.2. Inserting SmartArt into Your Document
          3. 10.3.3. Modifying SmartArt
        4. 10.4. Working with Shapes
        5. 10.5. Customizing Color
    6. THREE. APPENDIX
      1. A. WORD HELP AND BEYOND
        1. A.1. Using Word’s Built-in Help
          1. A.1.1. Using Help Articles
        2. A.2. Using Microsoft’s Office Web Site
          1. A.2.1. Discussion Groups
        3. A.3. Third-Party Web Sites
    7. Index
    8. About the Author
    9. COLOPHON
    10. Special Upgrade Offer
    11. Copyright