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Working with Word for Seniors

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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: 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…]

For Seniors: How to Create Bulleted and Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word makes creating bulleted and numbered lists in your documents easy. Whether you’re creating a bulleted list for a packing list for a trip to see your grandchildren or a numbered list for [more…]

For Seniors: How to Explore Microsoft Excel’s Unique Features

Excel has many elements in common with the Microsoft Office interface, but the number-crunching program also has the features that are unique. For starters, sheets [more…]

For Seniors: How to Wrap Text in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can wrap text around a picture. The default text wrapping for a picture is In Line with Text. This type of alignment makes Word treat the picture like an individual character of [more…]

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