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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 Use the Go To Command in Word 2007

Use the Go To command in Word 2007 to send the insertion pointer to a specific page or line or to the location of a number of interesting things that Word can potentially insert in your document. [more…]

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Word 2007

If you’re a keyboard shortcut junkie, you probably want to create your own keyboard shortcuts. Luckily, Word 2007 lets you assign the styles, macros, and other goodies you use most often to handy keyboard [more…]

How to Hide Comments in a Word 2007 Document

Writers and editors can communicate behind the scenes in Word 2007 with the Comment feature. Some people prefer not to see embedded comments displayed in the Comment markup window. You can easily hide [more…]

How to Add a Drop Cap in Word 2007

A drop cap is a specially formatted letter that appears at the beginning of a paragraph. Word 2007 offers two styles of drop caps. The first, and more common, begins the paragraph with a large letter that [more…]

How to Check Grammar in Word 2007

In addition to checking for correct spelling, Word 2007 enables you to proof your documents to catch errors in grammar. You can review Word’s grammar suggestions as you scroll through the document, or [more…]

Show or Hide Nonprinting Characters in Word 2007

Word uses various symbols to represent nonprinting characters in Word 2007. To show or hide these on-screen elements that you normally don’t see — such as spaces, tabs, and the Enter key — click the Show/Hide [more…]

How to Use the Left Tab Stop in Word 2007

The Left Tab Stop feature is the one you’ll use most often in Word 2007. When you press the Tab key, the insertion pointer advances to the left tab stop, where you can continue to type text. This works [more…]

How to Use the Center Tab Stop in Word 2007

The Center Tab Stop feature in Word 2007 enables you to center text in a line without having to center the entire line. Unlike centering a paragraph, only text placed at the center tab stop is centered [more…]

How to Use the Thesaurus in Word 2007

The built-in Word 2007 Thesaurus enables to look up synonyms, antonyms, word substitutes, and alternative spellings. Word can help you increase your writing abilities and vocabulary when you use this Microsoft [more…]

How to Change the Font in Word 2007

Word 2007 makes it easy to change fonts in your document. Different fonts give different looks to the words that make up your overall text. [more…]

Types of Styles in Word 2007

There are five different types of styles in Word 2007 — paragraph, character, linked, table, and list — and each of them serves a different purpose. [more…]

How to Check Spelling in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers a spell checker that runs when you start typing. Word 2007 checks words against its built-in dictionary, which you can customize. You can set Word to point out a misspelling or to autocorrect [more…]

How to Cut and Paste (Move) Text in Word 2007

To move a block of text in Word 2007, you select the text and then cut and paste it. This process is similar to copying a block of text, except that in the second step, you choose the Cut tool rather than [more…]

How to Create a Theme in Word 2007

Although you can't really create your own themes from scratch, Word 2007 offers many built-in themes that you can modify to suit your needs. A broad range of themes enables you to mix and match different [more…]

How to Save as a Different Text Format in Word 2007

Word 2007 is quite smart when it comes to saving files. Whichever format was used to open the document, Word chooses the same format for writing the document back to disk. For example, when you open a [more…]

How to Modify an Existing Template in Word 2007

You can modify a Word 2007 template in two ways: You can either make changes directly in the template, or you can modify it indirectly by making changes to a document that is based on the template. The [more…]

How to Merge and Split Table Cells in Word 2007

You can merge and split cells in your Word 2007 tables. You can merge two or more cells in a table by simply erasing the line that separates them. To split one cell into two, you simply draw a line, horizontally [more…]

How to Use the Bar Tab in Word 2007

The bar tab isn’t a true tab stop in Word 2007. Instead, consider it as a text decoration. Setting a bar tab merely inserts a vertical line into a line of text. It's much better than using the pipe [more…]

How to Set a Tab in the Word 2007 Tabs Dialog Box

Most times, you can use the Ruler to set tab stops in your Word 2007 documents. However, you can use the Tabs dialog box when you need to be more precise. [more…]

Adding a Picture to a Word 2007 Document

If you have a picture or some other kind of image or graphic file on your computer that you want to add to a Word 2007 document, Word lets you insert the file right on the page. These steps show you how [more…]

How to Print a Specific Page in a Word 2007 Document

Sometimes you need to print only one specific page in a Word 2007 document, such as when the printer messes up a page in a document and you need to print only that specific page again. [more…]

How to Replace Text in Word 2007

You can use the Find and Replace feature to replace text in your Word 2007 document. You can even replace text with nothing, which is useful for stripping out text that you don’t want. [more…]

How to Get to the Tabs Dialog Box in Word 2007

When you want really precise control over the placement of tabs in your Word 2007 documents, you can use the Tabs dialog box. But how do you get there? [more…]

How to Convert Text to a Numbered List in Word 2007

Word 2007 creates numbered lists automatically when you use the List buttons on the Ribbon or Word’s AutoCorrect feature. If you already have some text that you want to make into a numbered list, you can [more…]

Linking Text Boxes in Word 2007

Sometimes, you might need text to flow from one text box into another (and maybe another after that!). In that case, you need to use Word 2007 to create linked text boxes. For example, you might use text [more…]

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