Word 2003 Personal Trainer

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As the latest version of the best-selling Microsoft Office word processor, Word 2003 features a host of innovations that add even more muscle to this amazing program. Now you can create, read, and share impressive-looking documents more easily than ever.

The bad news is that keeping track of all the improvements on your own can be a timely and daunting task. The good news: the Word 2003 Personal Trainer from O'Reilly details everything for you. As the most complete and engaging ...

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Overview

As the latest version of the best-selling Microsoft Office word processor, Word 2003 features a host of innovations that add even more muscle to this amazing program. Now you can create, read, and share impressive-looking documents more easily than ever.

The bad news is that keeping track of all the improvements on your own can be a timely and daunting task. The good news: the Word 2003 Personal Trainer from O'Reilly details everything for you. As the most complete and engaging tutorial available for Microsoft Word, this invaluable guide can assist users of all expertise levels. You'll work out with Word at your own pace, adding valuable knowledge and skills with each session, and you'll never take on more than you can handle with your Personal Trainer next to you.

To launch your training program, the Word 2003 Personal Trainer includes sections on editing text, as well as formatting characters, paragraphs, and pages. It also covers these other Word fundamentals:

  • Templates
  • WordArt
  • Charts
  • Drawings
  • Graphics
  • Forms

More seasoned Word users shouldn't feel left out either, as the book examines how to perform mail merges, create web pages, and facilitate document collaboration, among other advanced tasks. To best guide learning, Word 2003 Personal Trainer includes detailed diagrams, dozens of task-oriented lessons, and a fully interactive training simulation CD—everything you need to become a Word pro.

Part of O'Reilly's new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide (www.customguide.com), a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, to software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use.

Complete and engaging, this handbook features task-oriented lessons that allow readers to proceed at their own pace. Includes detailed diagrams, dozens of task-oriented lessons, and a fully interactive training simulation CD--everything one needs to become a Word pro.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009366
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Personal Trainer (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

CustomGuide, Inc. is a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use. They must be onto something, because CustomGuide has quickly become a leading provider of computer training materials. Although CustomGuide has grown, the founders continue to have the same vision, drive, and commitment.

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Table of Contents

Copyright;
About CustomGuide, Inc.;
CustomGuide Inc, Staff and Contributors;
Introduction;
About the Personal Trainer Series;
About This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using the Interactive Environment;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals;
1.1 Starting Word;
1.2 What's New in Word 2003?;
1.3 Understanding the Word Screen;
1.4 Using Menus;
1.5 Using Toolbars and Creating a New Document;
1.6 Filling Out Dialog Boxes;
1.7 Keystroke and Right Mouse Button Shortcuts;
1.8 Closing a Document, Creating a New Document, and Entering Text;
1.9 Inserting and Deleting Text;
1.10 Selecting and Replacing Text;
1.11 Opening a Document;
1.12 Saving a Document;
1.13 Getting Help;
1.14 Changing the Office Assistant and Using the quick reference Help Button;
1.15 Printing and Previewing a Document and Exiting Word;
1.16 Chapter One Review;
Chapter 2: Working with and Editing Text;
2.1 Saving a Document with a Different Name;
2.2 Navigating through a Document;
2.3 Viewing a Document;
2.4 Working with Multiple Documents and Windows;
2.5 Cutting and Pasting Text;
2.6 Copying and Pasting Text and Comparing Documents Side by Side;
2.7 Moving and Copying Text with Drag and Drop;
2.8 Finding and Replacing Text;
2.9 Collecting and Pasting Multiple Items;
2.10 Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar;
2.11 Understanding Smart Tags;
2.12 Using Thesaurus, Word Count, and Research Pane;
2.13 Inserting Symbols and Special Characters;
2.14 Using Undo, Redo, and Repeat;
2.15 Using Click and Type;
2.16 File Management;
2.17 Advanced Printing Options;
2.18 Recovering Your Documents;
2.19 Chapter Two Review;
Chapter 3: Formatting Characters and Paragraphs;
3.1 Formatting Characters Using the Toolbar;
3.2 Using the Format Painter;
3.3 Using the Font Dialog Box;
3.4 Changing Paragraph Alignment and Inserting the Current Date;
3.5 Indenting Paragraphs;
3.6 Special Indents;
3.7 Setting Tab Stops with the Ruler;
3.8 Adjusting and Removing Tabs, and Using the Tabs Dialog Box;
3.9 Formatting Paragraph Line Spacing;
3.10 Formatting Spacing Between Paragraphs;
3.11 Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists;
3.12 Adding Borders to Your Paragraphs;
3.13 Adding Shading and Patterns;
3.14 Chapter Three Review;
Chapter 4: Formatting Pages;
4.1 Adjusting Margins;
4.2 Creating Headers and Footers;
4.3 Changing the Paper Orientation and Size;
4.4 Previewing a Document;
4.5 Controlling Where the Page Breaks;
4.6 Working with Section Breaks and Multiple Page Formats;
4.7 Creating and Working with Envelopes;
4.8 Arranging Text in Multiple Columns;
4.9 Chapter Four Review;
Chapter 5: Working with Tables;
5.1 Introduction to Tables;
5.2 Creating a Table;
5.3 Working with a Table;
5.4 Adjusting Column Width;
5.5 Adjusting Row Height;
5.6 Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns;
5.7 Adding Borders to a Table;
5.8 Adding Shading and Patterns;
5.9 Using AutoFormat;
5.10 Totaling Numbers in a Table;
5.11 Sorting Information in a Table;
5.12 Using the Draw Table and Eraser Buttons;
5.13 Creating Table Formulas;
5.14 Merging and Splitting Cells;
5.15 Orienting, Aligning, and Spacing Cell Contents;
5.16 Working with Tables that Span Multiple Pages;
5.17 Resizing, Moving, and Positioning a Table;
5.18 Chapter Five Review;
Chapter 6: Working with Templates and Styles;
6.1 Creating and Using a Document Template;
6.2 Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles;
6.3 Creating and Applying a Character Style;
6.4 Modifying a Style;
6.5 Displaying Styles in a Document;
6.6 Attaching a Different Template to a Document;
6.7 Copying Styles Between Documents and Templates;
6.8 Chapter Six Review;
Chapter 7: Drawing and Working with Graphics;
7.1 Drawing on Your Documents;
7.2 Adding, Arranging, and Formatting Text Boxes;
7.3 Selecting, Resizing, Moving, and Deleting Objects;
7.4 Formatting Objects;
7.5 Inserting Clip Art;
7.6 Inserting and Formatting Pictures;
7.7 Positioning Objects;
7.8 Aligning and Grouping Objects;
7.9 Drawing AutoShapes;
7.10 Flipping and Rotating Objects;
7.11 Layering Objects;
7.12 Applying Shadows and 3-D Effects;
7.13 Chapter Seven Review;
Chapter 8: Performing a Mail Merge;
8.1 An Overview of the Mail Merge Process;
8.2 Selecting the Document Type;
8.3 Selecting the Starting Document;
8.4 Selecting the Recipients;
8.5 Adding Records to the Data Source;
8.6 Writing Your Letter;
8.7 Previewing a Mail Merge;
8.8 Completing the Merge;
8.9 Creating and Working with Labels;
8.10 Using IF ... THEN ... ELSE Fields;
8.11 Using an Existing Data Source;
8.12 Chapter Eight Review;
Chapter 9: Document Collaboration;
9-1 Using Revisions;
9-2 Accepting and Rejecting Revisions;
9-3 Inserting Comments;
9-4 Saving Versions of a Document;
9-5 Comparing and Merging Documents;
9-6 Comparing Documents Side by Side;
9-7 About the Document Workspace;
9-8 Password-Protecting a Document;
9-9 Protecting a Document;
9.10 Chapter Nine Review;
Chapter 10: Working with Outlines and Long Documents;
10.1 Creating a Document in Outline View;
10.2 Viewing an Outline;
10.3 Modifying an Outline;
10.4 Numbering an Outline;
10.5 Adding Bookmarks;
10.6 Adding Footnotes and Endnotes;
10.7 Adding Cross-References;
10.8 Creating a Table of Contents Using Heading Styles;
10.9 Creating a Table of Contents Using TC Fields;
10.10 Creating an Index;
10.11 Working with Master Documents;
10.12 Creating a Master Document;
10.13 Chapter Ten Review;
Chapter 11: Working with WordArt and Charts;
11.1 Inserting a WordArt Object;
11.2 Formatting a WordArt Object;
11.3 Creating a Chart;
11.4 Modifying a Chart;
11.5 Selecting a Chart Type;
11.6 Chapter Eleven Review;
Chapter 12: Working with Other Programs;
12.1 Inserting an Excel Worksheet into a Word Document;
12.2 Modifying an Inserted Excel Worksheet;
12.3 Inserting a Linked Excel Chart;
12.4 Opening and Saving Files in Different Formats;
12.5 Chapter Twelve Review;
Chapter 13: Working with Forms;
13.1 Creating a New Form;
13.2 Using Text Fields;
13.3 Using Check Box Fields;
13.4 Using Drop-down Fields;
13.5 Assigning Help to Form Fields;
13.6 Performing Calculations in a Form Field;
13.7 Preparing and Filling Out an Online Form;
13.8 Working with Multiple Sections in Forms;
13.9 The "Empty Field" Alternate Method to Creating Forms;
13.10 Chapter Thirteen Review;
Chapter 14: Creating Web Pages with Word;
14.1 Creating and Saving a Web Page;
14.2 Modifying a Web Page;
14.3 Converting a Word Document to a Web Page;
14.4 Adding and Working with Hyperlinks;
14.5 Viewing a Web Page;
14.6 Applying a Theme to a Web Page;
14.7 Working with Frames;
14.8 Chapter Fourteen Review;
Chapter 15: Advanced Topics;
15.1 Hiding, Displaying, and Moving Toolbars;
15.2 Customizing Word's Toolbars;
15.3 Sending Faxes;
15.4 Creating and Working with AutoText Entries;
15.5 Using and Customizing AutoCorrect;
15.6 Changing Word's Default Options;
15.7 File Properties and Finding a File;
15.8 Recording a Macro;
15.9 Running a Macro;
15.10 Editing a Macro's Visual Basic Code;
15.11 Using Detect and Repair;
15.12 Chapter Fifteen Review;
Colophon;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    easy learning

    Microsoft Word has been with us for over 10 years. Naturally, with each revision, more features are added. So where do you start learning? Well, this book breaks down the effort into small lessons. A single lesson does not seem that hard. The lessons are also buttressed by a review and quiz (with answers) at the end of each chapter. Hopefully, you should not find anything too difficult here. MS Word fundamentally deals with stuff (text and images) that are WYSIWIG. Relatively few abstractions. The lessons have the virtue that you can perform an operation and usually see its effect immediately in front of you. The most advanced and abstract idea is at the end - writing and running macros. A chance at programming! Any of you programmer types will dig this. Though what you can fully do with macros is only hinted at.

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