Office 2008 for Mac

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How to Use Advanced Search Options in Word 2008 for Mac

In Word 2008 for Mac, you can save time and effort by using the advanced search options in the Find and Replace dialog. You can search for capitalization, characters, homonyms, and more. These options [more…]

How to Use Templates in Word 2008 for Mac

Word 2008 for Mac comes with professionally designed templates that you can use to create brochures, calendars, forms, flyers, labels, and more. You can customize these Word templates to make them appear [more…]

Adding and Resizing Images in Word 2008 for Mac

Word 2008 for Mac lets you use almost any type of images (pictures) as elements in your documents and then resize those images. You can use clip art from the Office Clip Gallery or image files from your [more…]

How to Create Headers and Footers in Word 2008 for Mac

Some documents need the same information, such as your name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address, to appear on every page. You can place this information as headers or footers in Word for [more…]

How to Set Indents in Word 2008 for Mac

The margins you specify in Word 2008 for Mac pertain to the entire document. But, sometimes, you want certain paragraphs to have margins — indents — that are different from the rest of the document. You [more…]

How to Create Columns, Lists, and Text Boxes in Word 2008 for Mac

In Word 2008 for Mac, you can format text in your documents in columns, lists, and text boxes. Columns let you display your text in multiple newspaper-like columns, instead of a single 6-inch wide block [more…]

How to Create Quick Tables in Word 2008 for Mac

Tables help you organize ideas or data that would be tedious to slog through and hard to comprehend in regular paragraph form. With Word 2008 for Mac, you can easily create tables — sometimes called [more…]

How to Define Formatting Styles in Word 2008 for Mac

Word 2008 for Mac’s styles let you apply formatting to selected text quickly and easily. You don’t have to remember the font, points, and spacing each time. You can create a style that captures those formatting [more…]

How to Use Revision Marks in Word 2008 for Mac

Word 2008 for Mac makes it easy for you to use revision marks (also called the Track Changes feature) in your document. For example, you can create a file and send it to a coworker, who can then use revision [more…]

How to Address Envelopes in Word 2008 for Mac

Creating and printing envelopes can be tricky. But printing an envelope to a single recipient doesn’t have to be a formidable task, thanks to Word 2008 for Mac’s special tools that make creating addresses [more…]

How to Create Labels in Word 2008 for Mac

You don’t have to painstaking address dozens of holiday cards or party invitation thanks to Word 2008 for Mac’s label-making features. Word even lets you use hundreds of different labels by Avery and several [more…]

Using PowerPoint in Office 2008 for Mac

PowerPoint is the Office 2008 application you use to create presentations, also known as slide shows. All PowerPoint presentations you create on a Mac work fine in PowerPoint for Windows, and vice versa [more…]

How to View Slides in PowerPoint 2008 for Mac

You have five ways to view your work in PowerPoint in Office 2008 for Mac: Normal view, Slide Sorter view, Slide Show view, Notes Page view, and Presenter Tools view. There are also three Master views: [more…]

Planning Your PowerPoint Presentation in Office 2008 for Mac

Planning can go a long way toward making your Office 2008 for Mac PowerPoint slides even better. Although creating PowerPoint presentations isn’t hard, creating good, memorable ones takes thought and planning [more…]

Office 2008 for Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

If there’s one thing that will speed up your usage of the Office 2008 for Mac applications, it’s to memorize frequently used keyboard shortcuts. If you’re like most people, the more you keep your fingers [more…]

How to Use Notebook Layout for Lectures in Word 2008 for Mac

If you use your Mac to take notes in lectures (or anywhere, really), then you’ll love this feature in Office 2008 for Mac: Word’s Notebook Layout view. If you have any laptop Mac, you probably know that [more…]

How to Remove Unused Keyboard Shortcuts from Office 2008 for Mac

Sometimes, one of the Office 2008 for Mac applications uses a keyboard shortcut that doesn’t make sense to you. Or a keyboard shortcut in one of the Office applications conflicts with a keyboard shortcut [more…]

Adding SmartArt to a PowerPoint Slide in Office 2008 for Mac

Sometimes, you'll want graphics in your PowerPoint presentations — an organizational chart, flow chart, matrix, pyramid chart, and so on. PowerPoint 2008 for Mac has a feature called SmartArt Graphics [more…]

Adding Images and Sounds to PowerPoint for Mac Slides

Your PowerPoint presentation doesn’t need to be silent or just text in Office 2008 for Mac. You can add an image, movie, or even a sound to your presentation. Adding media to your presentation is easy, [more…]

Using Dynamic Guides to Align PowerPoint for Mac Objects

One PowerPoint 2008 for Mac feature you may find handy is Dynamic Guides. Dynamic Guides are alignment tools that appear only when you need them. When you drag an object or objects on a slide, the Dynamic [more…]

How to Apply Transitions to PowerPoint for Mac Slides

Transitions are animations that appear between PowerPoint slides when you advance from one slide to the next during your presentation. Examples of transitions include a slide dissolving into the next slide [more…]

Saving a PowerPoint for Mac Presentation as a QuickTime Movie

Sometimes, you can’t be there to present a PowerPoint 2008 for Mac slide show, but you want to share it, anyway. The answer is to export the presentation as a QuickTime movie. [more…]

How to Adjust Toolbar and Menu Options in Office 2008 for Mac

You can make a few adjustments to your toolbars and menus in Office 2008 for Mac to make them work better for you. When you open the Customize Toolbars and Menus dialog [more…]

Tips that Work throughout Office 2008 for Mac

Use these common commands and features throughout all of Office 2008 for Mac’s applications. [more…]

Tips and Tools for Working with Word 2008 for Mac

Improve word-processing efficiency in Word 2008 for Mac with these handy commands and tools. [more…]


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