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Switching to a Mac: Microsoft Word and Office

Microsoft sells Mac versions of popular PC applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. If you frequently need to use files created by these programs, getting Word or the entire Office suite [more…]

How to Know Which Edition of Office 2008 for Mac to Buy

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac comes in three editions: Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition, Office 2008 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition. All three editions have the exact [more…]

How to Explore the Mac Office 2008 Folder

When you install the Office 2008 software on your Mac, you don’t create a single application called Microsoft Office 2008. Rather, you create a folder by that name, which contains approximately eight items [more…]

Using Toolbars in Office 2008 for Mac

All the Office 2008 for Mac applications offer at least one toolbar, which you can think of as a visual menu. You click a button on the toolbar to execute the command. To find out what a button on a toolbar [more…]

Using Palettes in Office 2008 for Mac

If you don't like the toolbars above Word, Excel, or PowerPoint windows, all three Office 2008 programs have numerous palettes you can use. Each palette is represented by an icon at the top of a single [more…]

How to Customize Toolbars and Menus in Office 2008 for Mac

The programs in Office 2008 for Mac are extremely customizable. You’re free to modify the included toolbars and menus by adding or deleting items. If you’d like, you can even create your own toolbars from [more…]

How to Assign and Remove Keyboard Shortcuts in Office 2008 for Mac

You can add or change keyboard shortcuts for menu commands in Office 2008 for Mac. This allows you to customize your shortcuts to make Office work more efficiently — or at least the way you want that makes [more…]

Using Office 2008 for Mac's Project Gallery

The Project Gallery in Office 2008 for Mac is a useful, multipurpose dialog available in all Office applications that makes working with your documents easier. If the Project Gallery doesn’t appear automatically [more…]

Choosing a File Format When Saving Office Documents on a Mac

If you don’t specify otherwise, Word will save your files in the default Office 2008 for Mac file format (.docx). In previous versions of Office, files were saved in the .doc format. That new .docx file [more…]

How to Change the Look of Images in Word for Mac Documents

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac is, of course, a word processor, but it also offers you some control over how you can make images look in your documents. Using Word’s basic tools, you can change the size and [more…]

How to Add Images to Word for Mac Documents

Inserting an image in your Word document is almost as easy as typing text. Office 2008 for Mac offers an rather extensive collection of clip art images that you can use in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents [more…]

Shortcuts to Navigate a Microsoft Word for Mac Document

In Office 2008 for Mac, you can move the cursor around your document without actually even touching the mouse. And if you really want to become a whiz with Word, you’ll want to memorize most or all of [more…]

How to Change Paragraph Styles in Word for Mac Documents

Changing the text’s paragraph attributes is just one way you can change the way text looks in a Word 2008 for Mac document. In this case, rather than changing the words and letters, you change the way [more…]

Using Scrapbook in Office 2008 for Mac

You can use Scrapbook in Office 2008 for Mac to move text and images around. You use the Scrapbook to collect and store multiple text items or images as clips, which you can use at any time in any Office [more…]

Using the Elements Gallery in Word 2008 for Mac

A feature that’s brand new in Office 2008 for Mac is the Elements Gallery. The Elements Gallery offers a quick way to insert things into your Word documents — like bibliographies, tables, charts, artistic [more…]

Office 2008 for Macs: Removing Elements Gallery Items from Documents

If you added items to your documents using the Elements Gallery of Office 2008 for Mac, you can remove them just as easily. You remove full-page elements, such as cover pages, a little differently from [more…]

How to Split a Window in Word 2008 for Mac

You can split a window in Word 2008 for Mac so that you see two windows on-screen simultaneously, making moving text or images between documents easier. Word’s Split Window feature splits your active window [more…]

How to Create a New Window in Word 2008 for Mac

Creating a new window in a Word 2008 for Mac document is similar to splitting a window. The main differences between splitting a window and creating a new window are that with a new window, you can arrange [more…]

How to Change Your Font in Word 2008 for Mac

In Word 2008 for Mac, you can change the font, font size, and style of text, color or text, and even apply special effects to text, such as a shadow. Before you change fonts, you usually have to select [more…]

Turning Off Spelling and Grammar Check in Word for Mac

By default, Word uses red wavy underlines to indicate spelling errors and green wavy underlines to indicate grammatical errors as you type. If those underlines bother you, you can turn off automatic spelling [more…]

Using AutoCorrect in Office 2008 for Mac

The AutoCorrect feature in Office 2008 for Mac helps guard against common typos. AutoCorrect watches what you type and corrects common mistakes automatically, without bothering you with wavy underlines [more…]

Using Automatic Hyphenation in Word 2008 for Mac

Word 2008 for Mac includes an extensive hyphenation dictionary, which you can use manually (the default) or automatically. You’ll probably use the automatic hyphenation unless you’re extremely picky about [more…]

How to Use the Word 2008 for Mac Thesaurus

The Word 2008 for Mac thesaurus offers alternative word choices and is one of Word’s most useful writing tools. The thesaurus works just like a printed thesaurus, but it’s even better because it’s faster [more…]

Using Word 2008 for Mac Online Reference Tools

Besides the thesaurus, Word has five other tools in the Reference Tools pane of the Toolbox: an encyclopedia, dictionary, bilingual dictionary, translation service, and Web search. These five tools are [more…]

How to Use Find and Replace in Word 2008 for Mac

In Word 2008 for Mac, you’re not limited to making word replacements when you use Find and Replace. You can make formatting changes as well, saving you time. For example, if you want to search for a certain [more…]


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