Word 2013 For Dummies


Get started creating Word documents that wow!

Here's exactly what you need to know to get going with Word 2013. From firing up Word, using the spell checker, and engaging AutoCorrect to formatting and publishing documents and saving your stuff, you'll get the first and ...

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Get started creating Word documents that wow!

Here's exactly what you need to know to get going with Word 2013. From firing up Word, using the spell checker, and engaging AutoCorrect to formatting and publishing documents and saving your stuff, you'll get the first and last word on Word 2013 with this fun and easy pocket guide.

Open the book and find:

  • How to use a regular or touchscreen keyboard
  • Tips for selecting and moving text
  • Help formatting and editing text
  • Ways to save, share, and publish your work
  • The ten commandments of Word
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118491232
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 69,346
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin started it all with the original For Dummies book in 1991, and his list of bestsellers keeps growing. There are more than 12 million copies of Dan's books in print, translated into 32 languages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Icons Used in This Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Chapter 1: Hello, Word! 5

Get into Word 5

Behold the Word Program 10

End Your Word Processing Day 17

Chapter 2: The Typing Chapter 21

Behold the Keyboard! 22

The Old Hunt-and-Peck 25

Stuff That Happens While You Type 30

Chapter 3: Moving To and Fro and Blocking Text 35

Scroll Through a Document 36

Move the Insertion Pointer 39

Go Back to Where You Once Edited 42

Go to Wherever with the Go To Command 42

The Tao of Text Blocks 43

Select Text with the Keyboard 45

Select Text on a Touchscreen 46

Mark a Block with the Mouse 47

Using the F8 Key to Mark a Block 49

Blocking the Whole Dang-Doodle Document 51

Deselecting a Block 51

Manipulate the Block of Text 52

Chapter 4: Text Editing 57

Remove Text You Don’t Want 58

Split and Join Paragraphs 62

The Soft and Hard Returns 63

Undo Mistakes with Undo Haste 64

Chapter 5: Finding It, Replacing It, and Spelling It Write 67

Text Happily Found 68

Replace Found Text 74

Check Your Spelling 79

AutoCorrect Your Common Typos 83

Control Word’s Spell-Check and

AutoCorrect Options 85

Chapter 6: Formatting Characters and Paragraphs 89

Text Formatting 101 90

Basic Text Formatting 91

Text Transcending Teeny to Titanic 96

More Colorful Characters 98

Change Text Case 99

Remove Character Formatting 100

Fun with the Font Dialog Box 101

How to Format a Paragraph 103

Where the Paragraph Formatting Commands Lurk 104

Paragraph Justification and Alignment 105

Make Room Before, After, or Inside Paragraphs 107

Paragraph Indentation 110

Chapter 7: Saving and Publishing Your Documents 115

Behold! A New Document 116

Save Your Stuff! 117

Open a Document 120

Close a Document 123

Recover a Draft 123

Your Document on Paper 124

Electronic Publishing 130

Chapter 8: The Ten Commandments of Word 133

Thou Shalt Remember to Save Thy Work 133

Thou Shalt Not Use More Than One Space 133

Thou Shalt Not Press Enter at the End of a Line 134

Thou Shalt Not Neglect Thy Keyboard 134

Thou Shalt Not Manually Number Thy Pages 134

Thou Shalt Not Press the Enter Key to Start a New Page 135

Thou Shalt Not Forget Thy Undo Command 135

Honor Thy Printer 135

Thou Shalt Have Multiple Document Windows Before Thee 136

Neglecteth Not Windows 136

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