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Get the latest word on Microsoft Word 98 for Macs, the world's most popular word processing software for Macintosh computers. Whether you're upgrading to this new edition of Word or just discovering the power and cool features packed inside, you'll be able to make the most of Word with the plain-English tips and techniques that make Word 98 For Macs For Dummies the second-best investment you'll make (after getting your own copy of Microsoft Word 98 for your Mac, of course!).

Word 98 For Macs For Dummies informs as it entertains -- and entertains as it informs -- with down-to-earth explanations of all the wonderful things you can do in Word, from creating basic documents to illustrating your words with pictures, using graphs and equations, exploring the built-in Style Gallery, creating mail-merge lists, printing your work, and getting help when you really need it (like when stuff just disappears from your screen).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764502309
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


About This Book
How to Use This Book
What You're Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Basic Word Stuff
Part II: Formatting -- Making Your Prose Less Ugly
Part III: Working with Documents
Part IV: Working with Graphics
Part V: Help Me, Mr. Wizard!
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here

Part I: Basic Word Stuff

Chapter 1: Word Processing 101
Starting Word
Tip of the Day
Reading the Word Screen
Entering Text
Typing away, la la la
That annoying line of dots
Editing a Document on Disk
Understanding Word's Less-Than-Cuddly Way of Talking to You
Save Your Stuff!
Closing a Document
Moving On
Quitting Word
Chapter 2: Seeking Assistance
Getting an Assist from the Office Assistant
Displaying the Office Assistant
Searching for help on a specific topic
Using automatic help suggestions
Choosing a different Office Assistant
Getting Traditional Word Help
Using the contents
Using the index
Chapter 3: Navigating Your Document
Using the Basic Arrow Keys
Using Command key with the Arrow Keys
Moving All About
Moving up and down one screenful of text
Moving to the top or bottom of the current screen
Moving to the end of a line
Moving to the beginning of a line
Moving up and down one page at a time
Moving to the end of a document
Moving to the beginning of a document
Using the Go To Command
Navigating with the Scroll Bars
Basic maneuvering
Trickier maneuvering
Going Back
Using the Highly Useful Bookmark Command
Setting a bookmark
Finding and moving to a bookmark
Chapter 4: Using Your Keyboard Correctly
Keys on Your Keyboard
Press and Release!
When to Press Return
When to Use the Spacebar
The Undo Keys
What thou dost, thou canst undo
Can't undo? Here's why
Redo, or "take 2"
The Kindergarten Keys: Cut, Copy, and Paste
The Help Key
Repeating Your Actions
Chapter 5: Deleting and Destroying Text
Insert and Overtype Modes
Your Basic Delete Keys: Delete and Del
Deleting a Word
Deleting a Line of Text
Deleting a Paragraph
Deleting a Block of Text
Chapter 6: The Wonders of Find and Replace
Finding Text
Searching up, down, left, and right
Finding secret codes
Finding unprintable, unmentionable characters
Replacing Stuff
Finding and Replacing Spaces
Finding and Deleting
Chapter 7: Text Blocks, Stumbling Blocks, and Mental Blocks
Marking a Block
Marking a block with the mouse
Marking a block with the keyboard
Another keyboard way: The Shift key
Marking a block with the Find command
Marking the whole dang-doodle document
Copying and Pasting a Block
Cutting and Pasting a Block
Pasting a Previously Cut or Copied Block
Deleting a Block
Formatting a Block
Spell-Checking a Block
Using Find and Replace in a Block
Printing a Block
Chapter 8: The Electronic Mrs. Bradshaw
Checking Your Spelling
Automatically checking your spelling
Manually checking your spelling
Checking Only One Word
Adding Words to the Dictionary
What? The Add Button Is Dimmed!
Correcting Stuff As You Type
Activating AutoCorrect
Adding words to AutoCorrect's repertoire
Checking Your Grammar (Woe Is I)
Using the Thesaurus
Pulling a Word Count
Chapter 9: Send This to the Printer!
Getting the Printer Ready
Selecting a Printer
Previewing Printing
Printing a Whole Document
Printing a Specific Page
Printing a Range of Pages
Printing a Block
Printing Several Documents
Printing Envelopes

Part II: Formatting -- Making Your Prose Less Ugly

Chapter 10: Formatting Characters
Making Bold Text
Making Italicized Text
Making Underlined Text
Text-Attribute Effects
Text-Size Effects
Making superscript text
Making subscript text
Making Normal Text
Changing the Font
Changing Case
Inserting Oddball and Special Characters
Chapter 11: Formatting Sentences and Paragraphs
Centering Text
Flushing Text Right
Changing Line Spacing
Indenting a Paragraph
Double-Indenting a Paragraph
Making a Hanging Indent
The Tab Stops Here
The Fearless Leader Tabs
Chapter 12: Formatting Pages and Documents
Starting a New Page -- a Hard Page Break
Taking a Break -- a Section Break
Adjusting the Margins
Setting the Page Size
Landscape and Portrait modes
Centering a page, top to bottom
Where to Stick the Page Number
Adding a header or a footer
Editing a header or a footer
Using Footnotes
Chapter 13: Using Tables and Columns
Cobbling Tables Together
Creating a table (the traditional, boring way)
Creating a table (the unconventional, but easier, way)
Putting stuff in a table
Changing a Table
Adding and deleting rows and columns
Adjusting the column width
Doing the One-, Two-, Three-, Four-Column March
Chapter 14: The Joys of AutoText
The Tao of AutoText (Required Reading If You Haven't a Clue)
Creating an AutoText Entry
Using AutoText Entries
Editing AutoText Entries
Deleting AutoText Entries
Chapter 15: Formatting with Style
Using the Style Command
Creating a style
Creating a character-only style
Giving a style a shortcut key combination
Using a style
Changing a style
Stealing Character Formatting

Part III: Working with Documents

Chapter 16: More Than a File -- a Document
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
Saving a Document to Disk
Saving a document to disk (the first time)
Saving a document to disk (after that)
Saving a document to disk and quitting
Saving and starting over with a clean slate
Retrieving a Document from Disk
Loading One Document into Another Document
Doing It All Simultaneously
Saving a gang of documents simultaneously
Closing a gang of documents simultaneously
Chapter 17: Templates
Creating a Template to Store Your Styles
Creating a Template Complete with Text
Using a Template
Changing a Template
Chapter 18: Wizards
Office Assistant Wizards
Start-to-Finish Wizards
Chapter 19: Managing Files
Finding Files in Word
Finding text in files
Looking at documents on disk
Working with Groups of Files
Opening files
Printing files
Copying files
Deleting files
Chapter 20: Documents and the Web
Accessing the Web
Opening (displaying) an Internet page
Opening (displaying) an intranet page
Following a hyperlink
Browsing documents
Inserting a hyperlink into your own document
Creating Web Pages
Saving a document as an HTML file
Using the Web Page Wizard
Using the Blank Web Page template
Chapter 21: Mail Merge for the Mental
Understanding Mail Merge
Using the Mail Merge Command
Preparing the main document
Preparing the data source
Adding data to the data source
Editing the data source
Inserting the fields
Merge mania!
Chapter 22: Other Documents -- Alien and ASCII
Loading an MS-DOS Text File
Saving an MS-DOS Text File
Loading Documents Created by Alien Word Processors
Saving Documents in Alien Formats
Chapter 23: Sharing Word Data with the Rest of the Office
Embedding Data
Linking Data

Part IV: Working with Graphics

Chapter 24: Making Purty Pictures
Adding a Graphic
From whence cometh thy image?
Slapping an image into a document
Slapping it in a table
Wrapping Text around the Image
Adjusting the Image
Moving an image
Resizing an image
Chapter 25: Drawing It All with the Drawing Toolbar
Drawing Stuff
Getting in ship shape
Lines of all kinds
Adding text to shapes
Enhancing a Drawing
Changing a shape's border
Adding color to a shape
Giving a shape depth
Using WordArt to add effects to text
Chapter 26: More Drawing Tools -- Equation Editor, Graph, Picture, and Clip Gallery
The Great Word Miniprogram Hunt
Installing the miniprograms
The gestalt of the miniprograms
Employing the Equation Editor
Grappling with Microsoft Graph
Poking around with Microsoft Picture
Activating Microsoft Clip Gallery
Chapter 27: Your Basic DTP Stuff
Dropping the Cap
Creating Cool Document Titles
Formatting text just so
Centering your title perfectly
Using the Borders and Shading Command
Drawing a box around your text
Putting less than a box around your text
Using the Tables and Borders toolbar
Shading your text
Printing white on black

Part V: Help Me, Mr. Wizard!

Chapter 28: Face to Face with the Interface
Looking at Your Document
"My toolbar (or ruler) vanished!"
Summoning toolbars
Out, Damn Spots!
"The Mouse Button Produces This Pop-Up Menu Thing!"
"There's a Line of Arrows, Numbers, and Whatnot On-Screen!"
Zooming About
Chapter 29: Contending with Mr. Macintosh
Browsing for Documents
Diving Out into the Finder
Organizing your documents
Viewing your work
Formatting Disks
Back Up Your Files!
Chapter 30: The Printer Is Your Friend
Feeding It
Unjamming It
Changing Ribbons, Ink, or Toner
Chapter 31: Help Me! I'm Stuck!
"Double-Clicking My Document Won't Start Word!"
"I Can't Start Word!"
"What Do You Mean, the Application Unexpectedly Quit?"
"Where Did My Document Go?"
"Where Am I Now?"

Part VI: The Part of Tens

Chapter 32: The Ten Commandments of Word
Chapter 33: Ten Cool Tricks
Chapter 34: Ten Weird Things You Probably Don't Know About
Chapter 35: Ten Features You Don't Use but Paid for Anyway
Chapter 36: Ten+ Shortcut Keys Worth Remembering
Chapter 37: Ten Things Worth Remembering


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