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Word 2013 Absolute Beginner’s Guide

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Make the most of Word 2013–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to learn Word and use it quickly to prepare powerfully effective documents! Even if you’ve never used Word before, you’ll learn how to do what you want, one clear and easy step at a time. Word has never, ever been this simple!

Who knew how simple Word 2013 could be?

This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to using Microsoft’s incredibly powerful new Word 2013 word processing program…simple, reliable instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

•   Navigate Word 2013’s updated interface and make the most of the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, and other handy tools

•   Quickly develop any document, from reports to résumés, brochures to calendars–even web pages

•   Control margins, indents, alignment, columns, and spacing

•   Improve document appearance with themes and style sets

•   Organize and present data attractively with Word tables and charts

•   Build professional-quality visuals with SmartArt and WordArt

•   Use images from multiple sources, including screen captures and Bing Image Search

•   Master long documents, tables of contents, cross-references, and footnotes

•   Collaborate with others using Word’s tracking and revision tools

•   Easily create personalized mailings and email

•   And much more…

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Cover Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Bonus coverage available FREE on the World Wide Web!
  13. Part I: Word Basics
    1. 1. Getting to Know Microsoft Word
      1. Introducing Word
      2. What’s New in Word 2013?
      3. Starting Word
      4. Exploring the Program Window
      5. Finding Help with Word Issues and Topics
      6. Exiting and Closing in Word
    2. 2. Basic Word Operations
      1. Working with the Ribbon
      2. Working with the Quick Access Toolbar
      3. Using Context Menus and Toolbars
      4. Dealing with Dialog Boxes
      5. Working with Word View Modes and Zoom Tools
    3. 3. Setting Up Accounts and Services
      1. Introducing Web and Cloud Connectivity
      2. Using a Microsoft Account
      3. Customizing Your Account
      4. Adding Services
      5. Adding Apps
  14. Part II: Building Simple Documents
    1. 4. Document Basics
      1. Starting a New Document
      2. Saving Documents
      3. Opening and Closing Documents
      4. Viewing Multiple Documents
      5. Moving, Copying, and Pasting Data Between Files
      6. Assigning Document Protection
    2. 5. Template Basics
      1. Understanding Templates
      2. Applying a Template
      3. Finding More Templates
      4. Saving Templates
    3. 6. Adding Text
      1. Typing and Editing Text
      2. Selecting Text
      3. Moving and Copying Text
      4. Adding Text with Quick Parts
      5. Inserting Symbols
  15. Part III: Making Documents Look Impressive
    1. 7. Formatting Text
      1. Applying Boldface, Italics, and Underline
      2. Changing the Font
      3. Changing the Point Size
      4. Using the Font Dialog Box
      5. Adding Color to Text
      6. Copying Formatting from One Place to Another
    2. 8. Formatting Paragraphs
      1. Controlling Alignment
      2. Indenting Text
      3. Setting Tabs
      4. Using Bulleted and Numbered Lists
      5. Controlling Spacing
    3. 9. Formatting Pages
      1. Setting Margins
      2. Creating Columns
      3. Changing Vertical Alignment
      4. Adding Headers and Footers to a Document
      5. Inserting Pages, Breaks, and Sections
    4. 10. Advanced Formatting
      1. Applying a Theme
      2. Applying Styles
      3. Adding Special Effects
      4. Adding Borders and Shading
  16. Part IV: Adding Visual Interest with Tables, Charts, and Graphics
    1. 11. Adding Tables to Word Documents
      1. Inserting a Basic Table
      2. Inserting and Creating Quick Tables
      3. Drawing a Custom Table
      4. Inserting Excel Spreadsheets as Tables
    2. 12. Editing Tables
      1. Selecting Table Parts
      2. Changing Column Widths and Row Heights
      3. Adding and Deleting Columns and Rows
      4. Adding and Deleting Cells
      5. Merging and Splitting Table Cells
      6. Changing Cell Alignment and Margins
      7. Repositioning and Resizing Tables
      8. Dressing Up a Table with Table Styles and Borders
    3. 13. Adding Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams
      1. Working with SmartArt
      2. Inserting Charts
    4. 14. Adding Simple Graphic Elements
      1. Drawing Shapes
      2. Inserting WordArt Objects
      3. Inserting Text Box Objects
    5. 15. Inserting Pictures and Videos
      1. Understanding Picture File Types
      2. Inserting Images from the Internet
      3. Inserting Your Own Pictures
      4. Capturing Screenshots
      5. Embedding Videos
    6. 16. Fine-Tuning Your Graphics
      1. Resizing, Positioning, and Wrapping Text Around Graphics
      2. Rotating and Flipping Objects
      3. Layering and Grouping Objects
      4. Adding Picture Styles and Borders
      5. Adding Flourishes with Effects
      6. Cropping Pictures
      7. Adjusting Pictures
  17. Part V: Using Specialized Word Tools
    1. 17. Tools for Longer Documents
      1. Structuring Documents with Outline View
      2. Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes
      3. Adding Captions
      4. Inserting Cross-References
      5. Creating an Index
      6. Creating a Table of Contents
      7. Inserting Bookmarks
      8. Navigating Long Documents with the Navigation Pane
    2. 18. Using Proofreading Tools
      1. Highlighting Text with a Highlighter Pen
      2. Inserting Comments
      3. Finding and Replacing Text
      4. Checking Spelling and Grammar
      5. Using AutoCorrect
      6. Using the Word Thesaurus
      7. Researching and Translating Words
      8. Checking a Document for Hidden Data
    3. 19. Printing Documents
      1. Previewing and Printing a Document
      2. Controlling Page Setup
      3. Printing Envelopes and Labels
      4. Using Word’s Mail Merge Tool
  18. Index
  19. Online Elements
    1. 20. Collaborating on and Reviewing Documents
      1. Tracking and Reviewing Documents
      2. Comparing Documents
      3. Editing Portable Document Format (PDF) Files
      4. Sharing Documents with Others
    2. 21. Using Word on the Internet
      1. Emailing Documents
      2. Turning Word Documents into Web Pages
      3. Adding Hyperlinks
      4. Working with SkyDrive
      5. Using Web Apps