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Getting Started with Word 2011

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Working with SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

Collaboration is built into Office 2011 for mac. You can save your documents directly to the cloud (like SkyDrive) by choosing File→Share. Choose your public cloud using Save to SkyDrive. SkyDrive offers [more…]

Choosing a View in Word in Office 2011 for Mac

You can choose from seven different views when working within Word 2011. Each view is designed to provide a different environment, optimized for the task and your working preference. The moment you open [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Opening a Web Page in Word

Surfing the Web is great, but at times, you may want to edit those Web pages in Word 2011. Several approaches bring all or part of a Web page into Word in Office 2011 for Mac. [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Change Word’s Default Document

Perhaps you've suspected that Word 2011 must have a special template somewhere that you can use as a default when you create that seemingly plain, blank document. Well, you’re right; this special template [more…]

Saving Files in Office 2011 for Mac

Saving a file that you're working on in Office 2011 for Mac is as easy as clicking the Save button on the Standard toolbar, pressing Command-S, or choosing File→Save. If your file has been saved previously [more…]

Signing Up for and Managing SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

SkyDrive offers online file storage and file sharing to Office 2011 for Mac users in exchange for being subjected to advertising. If you already have a Hotmail, Microsoft Messenger, or Windows Live account [more…]

Managing Files with SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

If you’ve decided to use SkyDrive to store and share your Office 2011 files, you have two ways to save to SkyDrive without your Web browser. You can save directly from Office to SkyDrive, or you can save [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: How to Insert a SmartArt Graphic

Sometimes you need visual aids to convey your message, and Office 2011 for Mac can help you there. SmartArt graphics are sophisticated design combinations of shapes and text used to present data that you [more…]

Edit and Manipulate SmartArt Graphics in Office 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, SmartArt is a component that allows you to represent your data or ideas visually. If you select a SmartArt graphic, you can use the Edit SmartArt group of the SmartArt tab of the [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Open the Word Document Gallery

The default behavior for opening Word 2011 in Office 2011 is that it displays the All Templates option of the Word Document Gallery. You can also display the Templates Gallery by choosing File→New from [more…]

Recovering AutoRecover Files in Word for Mac 2011

If your power goes out or your computer malfunctions when working on an Word for Mac 2011 document, all you have to do is open the application again. Word 2011 for Mac looks for and opens any AutoRecover [more…]

How to Save Word Documents in Office 2011 for Mac

Most of the time, saving a file in Word 2011 is a very simple task. But at times, you may want to limit access to a particular file. Or maybe you want to save an Office 2011 document so that it’s compatible [more…]

How to Format Whole Paragraphs in Word 2011 for Mac

Sometimes you want the placement of your text on each page of your Word for Mac 2011 document to be aesthetically pleasing. Consider how important it is to have a poem or a quotation look just right to [more…]

Control Paragraph Formatting in Word 2011 for Mac

Word for Mac 2011 allows you to control paragraph formatting such as hyphenation and pagination, and to avoid unhappy problems like "widows" and "orphans. [more…]

Using Print Layout View in Word for Mac 2011

Word’s Print Layout view in Office 2011 for Mac is a good starting point for beginners because what you see onscreen is closest to what you get when you print. The Print Layout view is also good to use [more…]

Using Notebook Layout View in Word for Mac 2011

The Notebook Layout view in Word for Mac 2011 for Mac has so many uses. Notebook Layout View is great for students who jot notes, office workers who attend meetings, assistants who track tasks, and professionals [more…]

Record and Play Audio Notes in Word 2011 for Mac

The Notebook Layout view in Word 2011 for Mac allows you to record sound while you type. What you type is linked to the audio so that Word annotates the audio. You can play back the audio that was recorded [more…]

Using the Publishing Layout View in Word for Mac 2011

Office 2011 for Mac contains a publishing program that you can use to create and publish a newspaper, newsletter, or any story-based communication periodical. With Word Publishing Layout view, you can [more…]

Setting Compatibility Preferences in Word for Mac 2011

Take a peek at Word 2011 for Mac’s compatibility preferences by way of choosing Word→Preferences→Compatibility. The Compatibility preferences dialog for Word in Office 2011 lists a wide variety of specific [more…]

Customizing Word’s Keyboard Shortcuts in Office 2011 for Mac

Mac OS X has its own keyboard shortcuts in addition to Word’s keyboard shortcuts. When you press a key or a key combination, Mac OS X searches first to see whether a task is assigned to that shortcut in [more…]

Using Full Screen View in Word for Mac 2011

There's a new Full Screen view in Word for Mac 2011 that lets you edit or simply read a document without the clutter of the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon, rulers, and other distractions. Full Screen view [more…]

How to Turn on Typography in Word 2011 for Mac

The Typography features in Word 2011 for Mac work only on fonts that are specifically designed to support them. Very few of the fonts that are on your system now are likely to support more than one or [more…]

How to Start a Bulleted or Numbered List in Word 2011 for Mac

Word 2011 for Mac enables you to configure bullets and numbers in a nearly limitless number of ways. Bullets and numbers are special paragraph styles that visually separate lists from the body of your [more…]

How to Customize Bullets in Word 2011 for Mac

Fine-tune the formatting of the bullets you add to Word 2011 for Mac documents. To do so, just head to the Ribbon in Office 2011 for Mac. First, put the insertion cursor within a bullet level in your document [more…]

Customizing Numbered Lists in Word 2011 for Mac

The numbered lists that you create in Word 2011 for Mac don't need to look all the same. Customize numbered lists by using the Ribbon in Office 2011 for Mac. First, put the insertion cursor within a number [more…]


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