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Tables

How to Draw a Table Line by Line in Word 2007

The Draw Table command lets you draw complicated tables in your Word 2007 documents by using a simple set of drawing tools. This command is ideal for creating tables that aren’t a simple grid of rows and [more…]

Word 2003 & Earlier

Create Greeting Cards in Microsoft Word 2003

If you want to create something in Word that will just dazzle someone, try your hand at customized greeting cards. To set up Word to create a greeting card from a single sheet of standard letter-size paper [more…]

Documents

Creating an Index of a Word 2007 Document

If you want to create an index for your Word 2007 document, the first task is to mark the words or phrases you want to include in the index. The most common way to do that is to insert an index marker [more…]

Lists

How to Customize Bullets in Word 2007 Bulleted Lists

The quickest way to create a custom bulleted list in Word 2007 is to change the formatting of an existing (or automatically created) bulleted list. Word automatically formats text as a bulleted list when [more…]

Printing

How to Print Envelopes in Word 2007

Word 2007 includes a special Envelopes command that can quickly and professionally print a mailing address (and your return address) on an envelope. You can send the envelope directly to your printer, [more…]

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Adding an Excel Chart to a Word 2007 Document

When you insert a chart in Word, Excel is automatically started, and the data that you chart is placed in an Excel workbook. However, that Excel workbook isn?t stored as a separate document. Instead, the [more…]

How to Use Undo and Redo in Word 2007

The Undo and Redo commands in Word 2007 keep you from having to be afraid of deleting your text, or of doing anything else wrong, while you’re working on your documents. What you can do, you can also undo [more…]

How to Sort a Table in Word 2007

You can sort the data in your Word 2007 tables. This is useful if you want to present the data in sequence. For example, you might want to show a table that lists employees in order by the employees’ names [more…]

How to Edit a Header or Footer in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can edit a header or a footer by using the same technique — just follow a few simple steps. (Substitute footer for header if editing a footer.) [more…]

How to Make Odd and Even Headers or Footers in Word 2007

In Word 2007 documents, you can make odd and even headers or footers by following the same simple steps (just substitute footer for header if editing a footer). [more…]

Using Word 2007's Thesaurus (and Other Proofing Tools)

One of the nifty Word 2007 features is a built-in thesaurus that can quickly show you synonyms for a word that you type. Using it is easy:

1. Right-click a word that you typed and choose Synonyms from the [more…]

How to Add a Header or Footer in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can add a header or a footer by using the same technique. To add a header or footer, simply follow these steps (substitute footer for [more…]

How to Use Automatic Hyphenation in Word 2007

You can set Word 2007 to automatically hyphenate words at the end of a line. Hyphenating leaves less empty space on each line, which is important when using justified alignment or working with columns. [more…]

How to Adjust Paragraph Margins in Word 2007

You can change the left and right margins around paragraphs in your Word 2007 documents. The secret is found in the Page Layout tab's Paragraph group: the Left control sets the indentation for the paragraph's [more…]

Word 2007 Mail Merge — Step 4: Inserting Fields into the Main Document

Once you have built the necessary records for your Word 2007 mail merge, you need to place the fields into the main document, by replacing the ALL CAPS placeholders you inserted earlier. [more…]

Paragraph Alignment and Justification in Word 2007

In Word 2007, paragraph alignment refers to how the left and right edges of a paragraph align on a page. You can left-align, center, right-align, and justify a paragraph. The paragraph formatting commands [more…]

How to Add Text or Pictures to AutoShapes in Word 2007

You can use certain AutoShapes as frames to enclose a picture or even some text, which can spruce up a boring Word 2007 document. When creating your AutoShape, choose a shape that can be used as a frame [more…]

Word 2007 Mail Merge — Step 3: Building Records

After defining the fields you need for your Word 2007 mail merge, the next step is to complete the address list. To do that, you create a list of records, by entering the data for each field in each record [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters or Symbols in Word 2007

To insert special characters or symbols in Word 2007 that aren’t on your keyboard, such as em or en dashes, you choose a symbol or character from either the Symbol menu or the Symbol dialog box. [more…]

How to Add a Special Page Number in Word 2007

In a Word 2007 document, you can insert page numbers in the form of numbers, letters, or Roman numerals. To further customize how your page numbers look, just follow a few simple steps. [more…]

How to Create an Internet Hyperlink in Word 2007

You can set Word 2007 to automatically create Internet hyperlinks in a document. With this auto-link–creation setting, Word looks for text that looks like a URL and then underlines, colors, and activates [more…]

Word 2007 Mail Merge — Step 5: The Final Merge

With the merge fields inserted into the main Word 2007 document and the address list standing by, you’re ready to start your mail merge! [more…]

How to Remove Lines from a Word 2007 Table

You can use the Table Tools Design tab in Word 2007 to remove border lines from your tables. This is useful if you want a table without any lines, such as a one-column, two-row table to put a picture and [more…]

How to Use Outline View in Word 2007

You can use Outline view in Word 2007 to organize your thoughts. Outline view can help you create a simple list of items or it can create a hierarchical list with topics and subtopics. An outline in Word [more…]

Indenting a Whole Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 can indent every line of a paragraph you type. An indentation is the distance between a margin and the text, not the edge of a page and the text. To have Word indent an entire paragraph, follow [more…]

How to Change the CASE of Your Text in Word 2007

You can change the case of text in Word 2007 by using the Change Case button. The choices include UPPERCASE, lowercase, Sentence case, Capitalize Each Word, and even tOGGLE cASE. [more…]

How to Use Paste Options and Paste Special in Word 2007

Word 2007 features Paste Options and Paste Special to help you paste blocks of text into your text. One helps you select formatting for a selected block, and the other helps you use a specific format when [more…]

How to Indent the First Line of a Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 can automatically indent the first line of every paragraph you type. An indentation is the distance between a margin and the text, not the edge of a page and the text. To have Word automatically [more…]

How to Adjust Column and Row Size in a Word 2007 Table

You can adjust the column and row sizes in your Word 2007 tables. The Columns dialog box lets you adjust column width and the space between columns. The Distribute commands ensure that your tables have [more…]

How to Paste an Excel Table in Word 2007

When you want to paste an Excel table into your Word 2007 document, you can use the Paste Special command to position the table in the document. [more…]

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