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Word 2000 in a Nutshell is a clear, concise, and complete reference to the world's most popular word-processing program. This book is the first choice of the Word power user who needs help completing a specific task or understanding a command. It's also an invaluable resource that uncovers Word 2000's undocumented features and shares powerful time-saving tips.The book's organization offers several ways to find information quickly. Part One is a thorough overview of the Word interface that serves as a roadmap for ...
Word 2000 in a Nutshell is a clear, concise, and complete reference to the world's most popular word-processing program. This book is the first choice of the Word power user who needs help completing a specific task or understanding a command. It's also an invaluable resource that uncovers Word 2000's undocumented features and shares powerful time-saving tips.The book's organization offers several ways to find information quickly. Part One is a thorough overview of the Word interface that serves as a roadmap for the rest of the book. This section also empowers users with an under-the-hood perspective on Word and shows how customizable Word really is. Part Two is a detailed reference to every command in Word's menu bar, from the File menu right across to the Help menu. Each entry is illuminated with straightforward explanations, clear instructions, and tips on making the most of Word's features. Part Three takes up some of Word's advanced features, with chapters on collaborating, creating a template, using VBA, and more.Specific topics covered in the book include:
This guide features the renowned O'Reilly Nutshell style of drilling deep into a subject without wasting time and words on extraneous detail. Throughout are time-saving tips and in-depth details that an intermediate-advanced user needs.
Tables are one of Word's most powerful features, used both to organize information and to lay out documents. A table is a container holding any number of cells arranged in rows and columns (Figure 10-1). Tables get special treatment from Word. They can be created or resized like graphics, but the cells in the table can hold text, graphics, fields, and other types of objects — even other tables....
...Word uses a number of special formatting marks to identify a table and its parts:
Several other marks exist, depending on the view that's used. Another common one is a black arrow that when clicked will select an entire row or column.
Many people think of tables only as a means to organize numbers and text in aquasi-spreadsheet, like the example in Figure 10-1. However, tables are also used as layout tools in all kinds of different documents. A table does not have to be as strictly defined in rows and columns as you might think. Cells can be merged or divided and can even hold other tables. Figure 10-2 shows a document created using a table to lay out the various elements....
...Using tables in a document can replace the need for custom tabs, columns, and even paragraph formats such as left and right indents. Tables give a document structure, whether used for a short multicolumn list beside standard paragraph text or for an entire document's layout, such as in a newsletter or resume.
Word's Table menu provides commands for creating and formatting tables, rows, columns, and cells, as well as sorting and calculation tools. Format the text in a table the same way you would format non-tabular text.
There are three basic ways to create a table in Word:
All of these methods are detailed later in this chapter. No matter which creation method is used, though, Word opens the Tables and Borders toolbar (Figure 10-3), which contains most of the tools used to create and manipulate tables. These tools are described here briefly for reference. Details on the tools can be found throughout the chapter, as the commands on the toolbar duplicate many of those found on the Table menu....
The Line Style, Line Weight, and Border Color commands on the Tables and Borders toolbar work in conjunction. Make a selection for all three, and then apply them at once with the pencil pointer.
The Big Picture
Chapter 1: Word Overview
Chapter 2: How Word Works
Chapter 3: Customizing Word
Beyond the Basics
Chapter 13: Collaborating
Chapter 14: Creating a Template
Chapter 15: Fields and Forms
Chapter 16: Creating a Web Page
Chapter 17: Using Master Documents
Chapter 18: Working with VBA
Converters and Filters