Word 2000 for Windows For Dummies

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Microsoft Word 2000 is a massive program. It does a lot. But the truth is that you don't need to know everything about Word to use it. A better question is: Do you want to know everything about Microsoft Word? Probably not. You don't want to know all the command options, all the typographical mumbo-jumbo, or even all those special features that you know are in there but terrify you. No, all you want to know is the single answer to a tiny question. Then you can happily close the ...

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Overview

Microsoft Word 2000 is a massive program. It does a lot. But the truth is that you don't need to know everything about Word to use it. A better question is: Do you want to know everything about Microsoft Word? Probably not. You don't want to know all the command options, all the typographical mumbo-jumbo, or even all those special features that you know are in there but terrify you. No, all you want to know is the single answer to a tiny question. Then you can happily close the book and be on your way. If that's you, you've found your book.

Good news: This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. Microsoft Word 2000 For Dummies is full of self-contained sections, each of which describes how to perform a specific task or get something done. Sample sections you encounter in this book include

  • Saving your stuff
  • Cutting and pasting a block
  • Quickly finding your place
  • Aligning paragraphs
  • A quick way to cobble a table together
  • A caption for your figure
  • Step-by-step mail merging guide

There are no keys to memorize, no secret codes, no tricks, no pop-up dioramas, and no wall charts. Instead, each section explains a topic as if it's the first thing you read in this book. Nothing is assumed, and everything is cross-referenced. Technical terms and topics, when they come up, are neatly shoved to the side where you can easily avoid reading them. The idea here isn't for you to learn anything. This book's philosophy is to help you look it up, figure it out, and get back to work.

This book informs and entertains. And it has a serious attitude problem. After all, the goal of the book is not to teach you to love Microsoft Word. Instead, be prepared to encounter some informative, down-to-earth explanations – in English – of how to get the job done by using Microsoft Word. You take your work seriously, but you definitely don't need to take Microsoft Word seriously.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764504488
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: WINDOWS
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin has written more than 40 books about computers, including PCs For Dummies® and DOS For Dummies®, and is a sought-after computing expert, columnist, and radio-talk show guest.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Breaking into Word 7

Chapter 1: The Big Picture 9

Chapter 2: How Most Folks Use Word 25

Chapter 3: Basic Movement 41

Chapter 4: Basic Editing 51

Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That 61

Chapter 6: working with Blocks of Text 73

Chapter 7: Minding Your Ps and Qs 85

Chapter 8: Basic Document Tricks 101

Chapter 9: Getting It Down on Paper 109

Chapter 10: Tips from a Word Guru 121

Part II: Letting Word Do the Formatting Work 131

Chapter 11: Formatting Characters, Fonts, and Text 133

Chapter 12: Formatting Paragraphs 145

Chapter 13: Formatting Tabs 157

Chapter 14: Formatting Pages 169

Chapter 15: Formatting Documents 179

Chapter 16: Working with Styles 189

Chapter 17: Working with Templates 203

Chapter 18: Formatting and Spiffing-Up Tricks 213

Part III: Sprucing Up Your Documents 229

Chapter 19: Borders, Boxes, and Shading 231

Chapter 20: Building Tables 239

Chapter 21: Marching Columns of Text 247

Chapter 22: All About Figures 251

Chapter 23: Creating an Index and Table of Contents 261

Chapter 24: Inserting Objects 267

Part IV Land of the Fun and Strange 273

Chapter 25: Working with an Outline 275

Chapter 26: You’ve Got Mail Merge 283

Chapter 27: Collaboration Tricks 293

Chapter 28: Working with Documents 303

Chapter 29: Modifying Word’s Appearance 313

Part V: Creating Lotsa Stuff in Word 323

Chapter 30: Just Your Basic Letter and Envelope 325

Chapter 31: Brochures and Greeting Cards 331

Chapter 32: Creating a Web Page 339

Chapter 33: Making Some Labels 345

Part VI: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 34: The Ten Commandments of Word 351

Chapter 35: Ten Truly Bizarre Things 355

Chapter 36: Ten Cool Tricks 359

Chapter 37: Ten Things Worth Remembering 365

Index 369

Book Registration Information.. Back of Book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2000

    Good for Beginners

    I bought this not expecting much (I'm not a big fan of the dummy books). My wife wanted to start 'learning the computer' which translated into Word processing. This book really did serve as a good introduction to Word.

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