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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“…excellent and fun to read…”(Mourne Observer & County Down News, 23 July 2003)
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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 1

Part 1: Hello, Word! 7

Chapter 1: The Big Picture 9

Chapter 2: How Most Folks Use Word 23

Chapter 3: Basic Movement 39

Chapter 4: Basic Editing 49

Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That 57

Chapter 6: Working with Blocks of Text 69

Chapter 7: Minding Your Ps and Qs 85

Chapter 8: Basic Document Tricks 101

Chapter 9: Getting it Down on Paper 111

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 187

Chapter 17: Working with Templates 203

Chapter 18: Formatting and Spiffing-Up Tricks 211

Part III: Sprucing Up Your Document 225

Chapter 19: Borders, Boxes, and Shading 227

Chapter 20: Building Tables 235

Chapter 21: Folding Your Text into Columns 245

Chapter 22: Lots o’Lists o’Stuff 249

Chapter 23: Picture This 257

Chapter 24: Inserting Objects 269

Part IV: Land of the Fun and Storage 275

Chapter 25: Listen to Me, Stupid 277

Chapter 26: working with an Outline 287

Chapter 27: Collaboration Tricks 295

Chapter 28: Working with Documents 305

Chapter 29: Modifying Word’s Appearance 315

Part V: Creating Lotsa Stuff in Word 325

Chapter 30: Just Your Basic Letter and Envelope 327

Chapter 31: Brochures and Greeting Cards 335

Chapter 32: Making Some Labels 343

Part VI: The Part of Tens 347

Chapter 33: The Ten Commandments of Word 349

Chapter 34: Ten Truly Bizarre Things 353

Chapter 35: Ten Cool Tricks 359

Chapter 36: Ten Things Worth Remembering 367

Index 371

Book Registration Information…. Back of Book

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