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Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual

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Fast-paced and easy to read, this concise book teaches you the basics of Word 2007 so you can start using the program right away. Not only will you learn how to work with Word's most useful features to create documents, format and edit text, share the results and more, you'll also discover how to go beyond basic documents to handle graphics, create page layouts, and use forms and tables.

The new Word is radically different from previous versions, but with this convenient book, ...

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Overview

Fast-paced and easy to read, this concise book teaches you the basics of Word 2007 so you can start using the program right away. Not only will you learn how to work with Word's most useful features to create documents, format and edit text, share the results and more, you'll also discover how to go beyond basic documents to handle graphics, create page layouts, and use forms and tables.

The new Word is radically different from previous versions, but with this convenient book, you can breeze through the new user interface and its timesaving features in no time with:

  • Clear explanations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Lots of illustrations
  • Larger type
  • Plenty of friendly advice

Word is used primarily for word processing, but there's more to this powerful program than meets the eye. It also offers a staggering array of advanced features that were once found only in page layout programs and graphics software. Many of these features are hidden among Word's cluttered menus, and even the pros can't find them all. For Word 2007, Microsoft redesigned the user interface completely, adding a tabbed toolbar that makes every feature easy to locate.

Unfortunately, Microsoft's documentation is as poor as ever, so even if you find the features you need, you still may not know what to do with them. Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual helps you master Word's redesigned user interface and gives you exactly what you need to create unique, attractive and effective documents.

Rather than covering every detail, this concise book shows how to work with Word's most-used features and the new context-sensitive menus. Many of these features are already available in previous versions of Word. The new version, at last, makes the features easier to find.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596528300
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 695,490
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Grover received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He is also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual, and co-author of Digital Photography: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

THE MISSING CREDITS;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgements;
The Missing Manual Series;
INTRODUCTION;
What Word Does;
About This Book;
SafariĀ® Enabled;
Part ONE: WORD BASICS FOR SIMPLE DOCUMENTS;
Chapter 1: CREATING, OPENING, AND SAVING DOCUMENTS;
1.1 Launching Word;
1.2 Creating a New Document;
1.3 Opening an Existing Document;
1.4 Your Different Document View Views;
1.5 Saving and Closing Documents;
Chapter 2: ENTERING AND EDITING TEXT;
2.1 Typing in Word;
2.2 Selecting Text;
2.3 Moving Around Your Document;
2.4 Cutting, Copying, and Pasting;
2.5 Finding and Replacing Text;
2.6 Saving Keystrokes with Quick Parts;
Chapter 3: FORMATTING TEXT, PARAGRAPHS, AND HEADINGS;
3.1 Formatting Basics;
3.2 Formatting Characters;
3.3 Formatting Paragraphs;
3.4 Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists;
3.5 Setting Tabs;
3.6 Using Word's Rulers;
3.7 Fast Formatting with Format Painter;
3.8 Formatting with Styles;
3.9 Modifying Styles;
3.10 Managing Style Sets;
Chapter 4: SETTING UP THE DOCUMENT: MARGINS, PAGE BREAKS, AND MORE;
4.1 Choosing Paper Size and Layout;
4.2 Setting Document Margins;
4.3 Applying Page Borders;
4.4 Adding Headers and Footers;
4.5 Working with Multiple Columns;
4.6 Hyphenation;
4.7 Dividing Your Document into Sections;
Chapter 5: THEMES AND TEMPLATES;
5.1 Choosing a Theme;
5.2 Choosing a Template;
Chapter 6: SPELLING, GRAMMAR, AND REFERENCE TOOLS;
6.1 Turning on Spelling and Grammar Checking;
6.2 Checking Spelling;
6.3 Checking Grammar and Style;
6.4 Controlling AutoCorrect;
6.5 Exploring Word's Research Tools;
6.6 Accessing Word's Thesaurus;
6.7 Translating Text;
6.8 Checking Your Word Count;
Chapter 7: PRINTING WORD DOCUMENTS;
7.1 Quick and Easy Printing;
7.2 Print Preview;
7.3 Choosing a Printer;
7.4 Printing to an Adobe PDF File;
7.5 Faxing with Word;
7.6 Changing Print Settings;
7.7 Printing Envelopes;
7.8 Printing Labels;
7.9 Setting Print Options;
Part TWO: CREATING LONGER AND MORE COMPLEX DOCUMENTS;
Chapter 8: PLANNING WITH OUTLINES;
8.1 Switching to Outline View;
8.2 Promoting and Demoting Headings;
8.3 Moving Outline Items;
8.4 Showing Parts of Your Outline;
Chapter 9: ORGANIZING YOUR INFORMATION WITH TABLES;
9.1 Creating Tables;
9.2 Moving Around a Table;
9.3 Selecting Parts of a Table;
9.4 Merging and Splitting Cells;
9.5 Adjusting Column Width and Row Height;
9.6 Formatting Tables;
9.7 Doing Math in Tables;
Chapter 10: ADDING GRAPHICS TO YOUR DOCUMENTS;
10.1 Drop Caps, Text Boxes, and WordArt;
10.2 Working with Pictures and Clip Art;
10.3 Working with SmartArt;
10.4 Working with Shapes;
10.5 Customizing Color;
Part THREE: APPENDIX;
WORD HELP AND BEYOND;
A.1 Using Word's Built-in Help;
A.2 Using Microsoft's Office Web Site;
A.3 Third-Party Web Sites;
COLOPHON;

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