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For Seniors: How to Move and Copy Content in Office 2010

For large-scale editing (such as whole paragraphs and pages of text) in Office 2010, you can easily move or copy text and graphics within the same application [more…]

For Seniors: How to Identify and Move to Cells in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel, the cell cursor (also called the active cell indicator) is the dark outline around the active cell. To change which cell is active, you can do either of the following: [more…]

For Seniors: How to Select a Range in Microsoft Excel

You might sometimes want to select a multicell range in Microsoft Excel before you issue a command. For example, if you want to make all the text in the cell range A1:F1 bold, select that range and then [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use Common Excel Functions

Excel has hundreds of functions, but most of them are very specialized. The basic set of Excel functions that the average user works with is much more manageable. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Navigate and Select Text in PowerPoint

You may find that using keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint is more convenient than using the scroll bar. The function of some PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts depends on whether you’re editing in a text box [more…]

For Seniors: How to Manually Insert a Text Box on a PowerPoint Slide

Whenever possible, you should use the layout placeholders to insert PowerPoint slide content. However, sometimes you may not be able to find a layout that’s exactly what you want. For example, maybe you [more…]

For Seniors: How to Work with Fonts in Office 2010

A font is a standard way of making each letter. (It’s also called a typeface.) The font size controls the height of the letters. Across all the Office programs, you can choose different fonts and font [more…]

For Seniors: How to Apply Text Formatting in Office 2010

In Office 2010, you can modify the appearance of your text and even pick the color of text. Besides text color, you can also apply text attributes, such as bold [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use the Mini Toolbar in Office 2010

In Office 2010, you can quickly change settings using the mini toolbar. The mini toolbar appears whenever you right-click text in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Work with Themes in Office 2010

Themes are useful when you want to standardize the formatting across multiple documents or between applications in Office 2010. Themes generally specify settings for fonts, colors, and graphic effects. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Check Your Spelling and Grammar in Office 2010

If you’re not a great speller, you’re in luck. All the Microsoft Office apps share a common spell-check feature. In addition to checking your spelling, you can also check your grammar. When you see red [more…]

For Seniors: How to Save Your Work in Office 2010

As you work in an Office 2010 application, the content you create is stored in the computer’s memory. This memory is only temporary storage. You must save your work when you exit the application or shut [more…]

For Seniors: How to Change Your Save Location in Office 2010

When you save a file in an Office 2010 application, you can change where the file is saved. (The default Save location in Office 2010 is the Documents folder.) [more…]

For Seniors: How to Print Your Work in Microsoft Office

To print from within any Microsoft Office applications, choose File→Print or press Ctrl+P. That displays the Print Settings in Backstage View. You can then set any print options desired and then click [more…]

For Seniors: How to Close out of a Computer Program

When you’re done working with a particular computer program, such as Word or Excel, you’ll want to close it. Of course, you need to save any open documents before you close the application. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Recover Lost Work on Your Computer

Computers lock up occasionally, and applications crash in the middle of important projects. When that happens, any work that you haven’t saved is gone. You can, however, recover lost work on your computer [more…]

For Seniors: Microsoft Word Interface Focuses on Text Features

Microsoft Word differs from the other Office applications primarily in the depth of its text-handling tools. Whereas PowerPoint is all about graphics and Excel is all about numbers, Word is all about — [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose Paper Size and Orientation in Microsoft Word

The default paper size in Microsoft Word is 8.5 x 11 inches –the standard size (called Letter), which conveniently fits in most printers and copy machines in the United States. You can choose a different [more…]

For Seniors: How to Set Document Margins in Microsoft Word

A document’s margin is the space between the edge of the paper and where the text begins. You can set the document margins in Microsoft Word to best fit your needs. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Enter Text in a Microsoft Office Document

After you create document, you’re ready to start typing. Putting text on the page (or onscreen) is a little different in each of the three major Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint [more…]

For Seniors: How to Edit Text in Microsoft Office Documents

The same commands that you use to edit text in one Microsoft Office program work almost exactly the same way in another. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you just click where you want the new text to go [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word

You can create headers and footers in Microsoft Word that repeat the same text at the top or bottom of each page. For example, if you’re typing the minutes of a club meeting, you may want to put the club’s [more…]

For Seniors: How to Change Paragraph Line Spacing in Microsoft Word

You’re probably familiar with the terms single spacing (one line of space between every line of type) and double spacing (two lines). In Microsoft Word, the Spacing feature lets you fine-tune the spacing [more…]

For Seniors: How to Align Text in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can apply alignment that applies to entire paragraphs. Each paragraph has a horizontal alignment, which determines how each line aligns between the right and left margins. The default [more…]

For Seniors: How to Indent Text in Microsoft Word

By default, each paragraph in a Microsoft Word documents starts in relation to the right and left margins, depending on what alignment you choose. Sometimes you may want to indent text, or shift its position [more…]

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