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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 Create Bulleted Lists Manually in Word 2007

Word 2007 creates bulleted lists automatically by default: If you begin a paragraph with * or > or -> or <> or - followed by a space, Word changes what you typed to a bullet and a tab. If you already have [more…]

How to Unset a Tab Stop in Word 2007

There are a few ways to get rid of a tab stop in your Word 2007 document. For example, it can be as easy as dragging the Tab Stop icon from the Ruler. The Tabs dialog box can also be used to remove tab [more…]

How to Print a Range of Pages in Word 2007

You can print a specifically selected range or group of pages in Word 2007, which is handy if you don’t need to print the entire document. [more…]

How to Assign Shortcut Keys in Word 2007

Word 2007 enables you to assign timesaving keyboard shortcuts to your favorite styles. You can then apply a style by simply pressing the keyboard shortcut. [more…]

How to View Multiple Documents Simultaneously in Word 2007

Word 2007 keeps each document you create or open in its own, separate window. You can display two or more documents on the screen at the same time, using the Arrange All feature. [more…]

How to Preview before Printing in Word 2007

Preview your Word 2007 documents before printing them to save yourself the time, and wasted paper, that you otherwise would spend printing, proofing, and printing again in Word 2007. [more…]

How to Split the Screen in Word 2007

Splitting the screen enables you to view two parts of your Word 2007 document in the same window. The top half of the window shows one part of the document, and the bottom half another. Each half of the [more…]

How to Switch between Documents in Word 2007

Word 2007 keeps each document you create or open in its own, separate window. To switch between them, you can use several methods, including the Switch Windows menu and the Activate dialog box. [more…]

How to Clear the Formatting of a Style in Word 2007

You can use the Clear Formatting command in Word 2007 to quickly remove all formatting from your text. Actually, this doesn’t completely remove all formatting from the text, because formatting cannot be [more…]

How to Adjust Line Spacing within a Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 enables you to change the line spacing within your paragraphs using the Line Spacing command. Changing the line spacing inserts extra space between [more…]

How to Customize the Status Bar in Word 2007

The Word 2007 status bar is an extremely useful strip of informative tidbits and controls, lurking at the bottom of Word's screen. You can control the appearance and behavior of the status bar by right [more…]

How to Create Numbered Lists Automatically in Word 2007

Word creates numbered lists automatically when you use the List buttons on the Ribbon or Word’s AutoCorrect feature. The List buttons are the first three in the upper row of Paragraph tab on the Ribbon [more…]

How to Print an Outline in Word 2007

Printing your outline works just like printing any other document in Word 2007. But because it’s an outline, there’s one difference: Only those topics visible in your outline are printed. [more…]

How to Protect a Word 2007 Document

Word 2007 offers document protection to allow you to prevent a document from being used or edited in unauthorized ways. For example, say you want someone to review a document but not add to or delete anything [more…]

How to Create a Custom Word 2007 Dictionary

Customize the built-in Word 2007 dictionary for special writing and editing needs. You can train the spelling and grammar checker features to recognize jargon and technical terms as well as unusual spellings [more…]

How to Delete Text in a Word 2007 Document

The ability to delete text in Word 2007 is just as valuable as the ability to create that text. You create and destroy text in Word 2007 from the computer keyboard, and you use the majority of keys to [more…]

How to Create Your Own Equations in Word 2007

You can pluck a pre-made equation from the Word 2007 Equation button menu. However, if you can’t find what you want, Word 2007 also lets you create your own equations. [more…]

How to Use NORMAL.DOTM in Word 2007

The Normal template — referred to by its filename, NORMAL.DOTM — is a special file in Word 2007. The template is where Word stores all the settings made for any new document you create with the Ctrl+N [more…]

How to Adjust the Zoom in Word 2007

Like the zoom lens on a camera, the Zoom controls in Word 2007 are used to make your documents appear larger or smaller. So, if you have a difficult time seeing your document, you can zoom in. Or, to help [more…]

How to Add and Delete Cells, Columns, and Rows in a Word 2007 Table

You can add and delete cells, columns, and rows in your Word 2007 tables. Word makes this easy by offering various commands in the Rows & Columns group of the Table Tools Layout tab. [more…]

How to Add a Comment in a Word 2007 Document

As a way for writers and editors to communicate behind the scenes, Word 2007 enables you to insert hidden comments into a document. Use the Comment feature to “transparently” embed notes, suggestions, [more…]

How to Use Full Screen Reading View in Word 2007

Full Screen Reading view is a great way to review and collaborate on documents with others. Word 2007 provides this special mode for documents that you just want to read, and not edit. [more…]

How to Apply a Style with the Word 2007 Styles Gallery

The Word 2007 Styles gallery contains paragraph and character styles that you can apply to your document. Located in the Styles group on the Home tab of the Ribbon, the Styles gallery is the easiest way [more…]

How to Compare Document Versions in Word 2007

Sometimes you end up with two versions of the same document. Perhaps a co-worker (or you) worked on the same document but you need to see who added and deleted what. Regardless, you can use the Word 2007 [more…]

How to Create a Template Based on a Word 2007 Document

Word 2007 makes it easy to build your own document template, by basing it on an existing document. This means that you don’t have to re-create the same document and the same formats over and over again [more…]

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