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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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How to Change the Default Tab Stops in Word 2007

Word 2007 automatically sets tab stops for you in each new document you create. These default tab stops are set at half-inch intervals, but you can also create your own tab stops. [more…]

Format the Paper Size in Word 2007

To format or change paper size of a Word document, go to the Paper tab of the Page Setup Dialog box, which is on the Page Layout tab (click the lower-right arrow in the Page Setup group). The Paper tab [more…]

How to Change a Word 2007 Table into Text

You can easily change a Word 2007 table into text. When you do, the Convert Table to Text dialog box allows you to fine-tune the results; for example, you can separate the final text with paragraph marks [more…]

How to Disable AutoFormat in Word 2007

You may not want certain AutoFormat features to be active as you type in your Word 2007 document. Luckily, you can disable them by using the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box. [more…]

How to Use and Customize AutoCorrect in Word 2007

Enable autocorrection in Word 2007 to help prevent spelling and grammar errors that you define or allow. Using AutoCorrect in Word 2007 can also be helpful for proofing a document for jargon, technical [more…]

How to Attach a New Template to a Word 2007 Document

All Word 2007 documents have templates attached to them. Choose the template when the document is first created or you just create a new document, in which case the NORMAL.DOTM template is used. You can [more…]

How to Delete a Style in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can delete any style that you create. Keep in mind that you cannot delete the Normal, Heading, or any other standard Word style. [more…]

How to Format Fonts in Word 2007 Bulleted Lists

You can format a bulleted list in Word by changing the font formatting for the bullet and by changing the indentation of the list. The quickest way to create a custom bulleted list is to change the formatting [more…]

How to Manage Your Styles in Word 2007

You can manage styles by swapping and sharing them between documents and templates using the Word 2007 Style Organizer. If you create a great style, it’s nice to use it in several documents. The Style [more…]

How to Use a Section Format in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can apply a specific format to a section. You can format sections in the Page Setup dialog box. To determine what section you’re in, right-click the status bar. [more…]

How to Resize a Picture in Word 2007

After you insert a graphic (whether it’s a picture, clip art, or an AutoShape) in Word 2007, you probably want to resize it to your liking. Resizing an image is a cinch. [more…]

How to Use Print Layout and Draft View in Word 2007

You can use the Print Layout and Draft (normal) views in Word 2007 to work in your documents. The words you write appear in the center part of the program window. That pallid vista is the equivalent of [more…]

How to Insert a Blank Page in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can insert a blank page into the middle of a document. The Blank Page command lets you manually insert a blank sheet of paper even though Word 2007 automatically adds new pages as you [more…]

Formatting Text Boxes in Word 2007

After you place a text box in a Word 2007 document, you probably want to format it. You can format the text by highlighting it and using the text formatting controls on the Home tab. You can also format [more…]

How to Remove Column Format in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers two ways to remove a column format: you can return to Single Column mode to remove a column format from only part of your document, or you can remove columns from the entire document. [more…]

Adding WordArt in Word 2007

WordArt is a nifty little feature that takes a snippet of ordinary text in Word 2007 and transforms it into something that looks like you paid an ad agency to design. Follow these steps to create WordArt [more…]

How to Turn Off an Automatic List in Word 2007

Word 2007 normally creates bulleted and numbered lists automatically, whether you use the List buttons on the Paragraph tab in the Ribbon buttons or Word’s AutoCorrect feature. If you prefer to create [more…]

How to Add Graphics to Labels in Word 2007

You can add a graphical image to your mailing labels in Word 2007. After making your label, either from an address list's Merge fields or by just typing text, you're ready to add the graphical image. [more…]

How to Use the Document Map in Word 2007

Document Map feature in Word 2007 enables you to see a quick overview of a document’s structure, especially if you use the Word heading styles. [more…]

How to Use the Word 2007 Table Tools Design Tab

You can use the Table Tools Design tab to quickly format your tables in Word 2007. To display the Table Tools Design tab, you simply select the table you want to edit. [more…]

Creating SmartArt in Word 2007

Word 2007 includes a nifty feature called SmartArt, which lets you add several different types of useful diagrams to your document. The idea behind SmartArt diagrams is to represent a bullet list as a [more…]

Using the Word 2007 Styles Pane

The Word 2007 Styles pane displays the details on every style you have used in a document. You can open the Styles pane by clicking the More button in the lower-right corner of the Styles gallery. [more…]

How to Format a Page Number in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can format your document to begin numbering your pages at whatever page you choose. To format your page numbering, use the Page Number Format dialog box. [more…]

Positioning a Picture in Word 2007

You can move a picture in a Word 2007 document easily: Simply use the mouse to click and drag the image wherever you want to place it.

How the graphic sits with your text — the text wrapping style — affects [more…]

How to Create Multiple Columns in a Word 2007 Document

To convert your standard single- (or no-) column Word 2007 document into one with multiple columns, simply choose the column format you want from the Columns menu. Instantly, your document is transformed [more…]

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