Word 97 for Windows for Dummies

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Cut and paste, search and replace, format and print, or delete and destroy to your heart's content with the latest upgrade to Word, Microsoft's powerful word processing software for Windows 95. Whether you're writing everyday office documents, formatting mail-merge letters, composing fancy brochures and newsletters, or creating content for the World Wide Web, Dan Gookin's humorous, insightful guide to all things Word safely steers you through the ins and outs of the wondrous ...

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Overview

Cut and paste, search and replace, format and print, or delete and destroy to your heart's content with the latest upgrade to Word, Microsoft's powerful word processing software for Windows 95. Whether you're writing everyday office documents, formatting mail-merge letters, composing fancy brochures and newsletters, or creating content for the World Wide Web, Dan Gookin's humorous, insightful guide to all things Word safely steers you through the ins and outs of the wondrous ways that Word works.

Word 97 For Windows For Dummies is the fun and easy way to create great-looking documents in Word (and to find out what to do when bad things happen). This book features sound advice and step-by-step details on everything from Word basics to advanced features (such as including graphics, tables, and charts in your documents and using Word's integrated wizards to make formatting, printing, and other cool Word stuff as easy as point-and-click).

Plus, be sure to check out Dan's Top Ten Lists for Word 97, including ten cool tricks, ten features you don't use (but paid for anyway), ten shortcut keys worth remembering, and the ten commandments of Word.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764500527
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin is the author of many bestselling For Dummies® books, including Buying a Computer For Dummies® and the first-ever book in the series, DOS For Dummies®.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Your Basic Word 7

Chapter 1: The Word Hokey Pokey 9

Chapter 2: The Keyboard is your Friend 27

Chapter 3: Getting around Your Document 37

Chapter 4: Deleting Text (Or The Art of Un-writing) 49

Chapter 5: Finding and Replacing 55

Chapter 6: Text Blocks, Engine Blocks, Writer’s Blocks 67

Chapter 7: Spelling and Grammer Made Easily 81

Chapter 8: Saving Your Stuff 95

Chapter 9: The Printer, the Paper, the Document Maker 103

Part II: Formatting (Or Making Your Prose Look Less Ugly) 117

Chapter 10: Formatting Characters 119

Chapter 11: Formatting Sentences and Paragraphs 131

Chapter 12: Setting Tabs and Margins 143

Chapter 13: Formatting Pages and Documents 153

Chapter 14: Tables and Columns 169

Chapter 15: Formatting with Style 181

Chapter 16: Templates and Wizards 193

Chapter 17: Some Automatic Formatting Tricks 203

Part III: Working with Documents 209

Chapter 18: More Than a File - a Document 211

Chapter 19: Importing and Exploring Documents 217

Chapter 20: Managing Files 223

Chapter 21: Mail Merge (Or Form Letters to Fool Everyone) 235

Part IV: Working with Graphics 245

Chapter 22: Putting Purty Pictures into your Documents 247

Chapter 23: Cute Li’l Programs for Doing Cute Li’l Things 257

Chapter 24: Your Basic Desktop Publishing Stuff 267

Part V: Strange Things Living Under the Hood 279

Chapter 25: Your Annoying Little Assistant 281

Chapter 26: Extra Special Typing Tricks 293

Chapter 27: Let’s Work This Out Together 305

Chapter 28: Organzing your Thots 315

Chapter 29: Word for the World Wide Web 323

Part VI: Help Me. Mr. Wizard 331

Chapter 30: Face to Face with the Interface 333

Chapter 31: Learning to Love your Printer 343

Chapter 32: Help Me! I’m Stuck 351

Part VII The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 33: The Ten Commandments of Word 361

Chapter 34: Ten Cool Tricks 365

Chapter 35: Ten Weird Things You Probably Don’t Know About 371

Chapter 36: Ten Features You Don’t Use but Paid For Anyway 377

Chapter 37: Ten Shortcut Keys Worth Remembering 387

Index 391

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First Chapter

Chapter 18
More Than a File -- a Document

In This Chapter

  • Working on several documents simultaneously
  • Seeing more than one document
  • Working on two or more parts of the same document
  • Using the old split-screen trick

Word lives to serve the document, kind of the way parents (unbeknownst to them) live to serve their children. When a document is up all night, you're there. When a document develops aches and pains, you're there. When your document throws up all over the printer, you're there. But documents aren't there to torture us. They're there

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