Word 2002 for Dummies

Overview

Writing on a computer isn't such a big deal anymore. In fact, today it's the typewriter that gets the double take. Chances are very good that if you're going to write anything, you'll be using a computer with word processing software, and you'll very likely be using a PC with some variation of Windows and Microsoft Word to help you.

But Word is such a massive program that does much more than merely process words. Do you really need to know all the bells and whistles, the command...

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Overview

Writing on a computer isn't such a big deal anymore. In fact, today it's the typewriter that gets the double take. Chances are very good that if you're going to write anything, you'll be using a computer with word processing software, and you'll very likely be using a PC with some variation of Windows and Microsoft Word to help you.

But Word is such a massive program that does much more than merely process words. Do you really need to know all the bells and whistles, the command options and the typographical mumbo jumbo? Probably not. If you're like most Word users, all you want to know is a few answers to some tiny questions.

For this, you've found your book. Word 2002 For Dummies will show you the basics of using this dynamic program and have you quickly doing things like

  • Saving your stuff
  • Cutting and pasting a block of text
  • Quickly finding your place in a large document
  • Aligning paragraphs
  • Throwing together a quick yet elegant table
  • Using a document template

Remember, there's nothing scary about Word. Nothing dangerous. It just may be unfamiliar to you. This guide makes it familiar, providing you with critical information such as

  • The bare essentials of Word, including moving the cursor, editing text, searching and replacing, marking blocks, and spell checking.
  • Formatting text . . . characters, lines, paragraphs, pages, and entire documents.
  • Sprucing up your document with borders, shading, tables, columns, and other interesting goobers.
  • Creating stuff, from letters and envelopes to greeting cards and labels.

You don't need to be a technogeek to master the workings of Microsoft Word. But you do need some guidance. Let our informative yet not-too-serious computer guru, Dan Gookin – author of the very first For Dummies book and 80 other computer titles – show you the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764508394
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin is the author of more than 80 computer books, including the 3-million-copy bestseller PCs For Dummies and the first book in the For Dummies series, DOS For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Hello, Word!

Chapter 1: The Big Picture.

Chapter 2: How Most Folks Use Word.

Chapter 3: Basic Movement.

Chapter 4: Basic Editing.

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

Chapter 6: Working with Blocks of Text.

Chapter 7: Minding Your Ps and Qs.

Chapter 8: Basic Document Tricks.

Chapter 9: Getting It Down on Paper.

Chapter 10: Tips from a Word Guru.

PART II: Letting Word Do the Formatting Work.

Chapter 11: Formatting Characters, Fonts, and Text.

Chapter 12: Formatting Paragraphs.

Chapter 13: Formatting Tabs.

Chapter 14: Formatting Pages.

Chapter 15: Formatting Documents.

Chapter 16: Working with Styles.

Chapter 17: Working with Templates.

Chapter 18: Formatting and Spiffing-Up Tricks.

PART III: Sprucing Up Your Document.

Chapter 19: Borders, Boxes, and Shading.

Chapter 20: Building Tables.

Chapter 21: Folding Your Text into Columns.

Chapter 22: Lots o' Lists o' Stuff.

Chapter 23: Picture This.

Chapter 24: Inserting Objects.

PART IV: Land of the Fun and Strange.

Chapter 25: Listen to Me, Stupid!

Chapter 26: Working with an Outline.

Chapter 27: Collaboration Tricks.

Chapter 28: Working with Documents.

Chapter 29: Modifying Word's Appearance.

PART V: Creating Lotsa Stuff in Word.

Chapter 30: Just Your Basic Letter and Envelope.

Chapter 31: Brochures and Greeting Cards.

Chapter 32: Making Some Labels.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 33: The Ten Commandments of Word.

Chapter 34: Ten Truly Bizarre Things.

Chapter 35: Ten Cool Tricks.

Chapter 36: Ten Things Worth Remembering.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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