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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 View a Word 2007 Document in Two Windows

It’s possible to show one document in two windows. This Word 2007 feature is useful for cutting and pasting text or graphics between sections of the same document, especially when you have a very long [more…]

How to Print a Selection of Text in Word 2007

After you select the on-screen block of text of your choice to print in Word 2007, you can use the Print command to print the selected text. [more…]

How to Insert a Blank Table in Word 2007

You can add a table to your Word 2007 document, using either a grid in a drop-down menu or a dialog box. The grid method is the fastest way to create a simple table, although it is limited to eight rows [more…]

Selecting Text for a Word 2007 Index

Creating an index in Word 2007 is a three-stage affair: First, you mark all the words and phrases within your document that you want to appear in the index. Second, you go to the Index group on the References [more…]

Changing Text into a Word 2007 Table

Word 2007 makes it easy to organize data into a table. All you need is a tabbed list, and Word converts it instantly to a table, which you can then format the way you want. [more…]

How to Enter Nonbreaking Characters in a Word 2007 Document

Word 2007 uses two nonbreaking characters, the space and the hyphen (or dash), to wrap lines of text: The space splits a line between two words, and the hyphen [more…]

How to Run a Spell Check in Word 2007

Use the built-in Word 2007 spell checker after you create a document to proof it for typos, spelling errors, and repeated words. Then decide on a word-by-word case — or globally — whether you want Word [more…]

How to Designate the Style to Follow in Your Word 2007 Document

You can tell Word 2007 to change paragraph styles automatically as you create a document. For example, when you create a new document, you may want to start off with a heading style, followed by an intro [more…]

How to Drag Text to Another Location in Word 2007

When you move a block of text only a short distance, you can use the mouse to drag-move or drag-copy the text. This feature usually works best if you’re moving or copying between two locations that you [more…]

How to Add Command Buttons to the Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

You're free to add command buttons to the Word 2007 Quick Access toolbar: these can be popular commands you use often, commands missing from the Ribbon, or commands that add a festive and tasteful touch [more…]

How to Use Character Formats in Word 2007

You can apply different formatting, such as bold and italic, to improve the look of your text in Word 2007. The Font group on the Home tab lists the most common character formats. [more…]

How to Format Page Orientation in Word 2007

To set page orientation in Word 2007, choose from portrait mode or landscape mode in the Page Setup Group on the Layout tab. Portrait prints vertical; landscape prints longways. [more…]

Numbering Headings in Word 2007 Multilevel Lists

If you want to add numbers to the headings in a Word 2007 document, you do so by changing the heading styles to a multilevel list. [more…]

How to Start a New Document in Word 2007

Starting a new document in Word 2007 is easy. If you’re just starting Word 2007 and want to open a blank document, you can follow three simple steps. [more…]

How to Clear Formatting from Text in Word 2007

The Clear Formatting command in Word 2007 lets you peel away all formats from your text, just like you peel the skin from a banana. You can remove formatting from a block of selected text, or the text [more…]

How to Print a Word 2007 Document Quickly

In Word 2007, you can quickly print a document and avoid the Print dialog box, which not only saves time, but also spares you an array of options that don’t interest you in the least. [more…]

How to Save as PDF or XPS in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can save your files in the PDF or XPS format. The PDF, or Portable Document Format, pioneered by Adobe and used with its common Acrobat Reader program, is perhaps the most common complex [more…]

Navigate a Word 2007 Document with Keyboard Keys

The Word 2007 window usually shows you only part of a document at a time, so you can use the keyboard to navigate to different parts of the document. Then you can place the insertion pointer in the exact [more…]

What Is a Word 2007 Template?

A Word 2007 template is a special type of Word document. Templates can contain styles, formatting, perhaps a header or footer, and even some text. They're created just like documents but are saved to disk [more…]

How to Format Text with the Word 2007 Format Painter

You can use the Word 2007 Format Painter to quickly copy character and paragraph formatting from one bit of text to another. The Format Painter works only if you already have some text formatted the way [more…]

How to Create Bulleted Lists Automatically in Word 2007

Word 2007 can create bulleted lists automatically, using Ribbon buttons or its AutoCorrect feature. The List buttons are the first three buttons in the upper row of Paragraph tab on the Ribbon. [more…]

Use F2 to Copy and Move Text

After you select text in Word 2007, you can press F2 to copy the text and paste it elsewhere — even into another Word document you’re working on. As long as you can remember to use the F2 key, copying [more…]

How to Use the Word 2007 Reading Highlight Option

You can use the Reading Highlight option in the Word 2007 Find and Replace dialog box to highlight all occurrences of selected text in your document. Word highlights all occurrences in the document at [more…]

How to Create Borders Using AutoFormat in Word 2007

You can use the Word 2007 AutoFormat feature to quickly add a line, a double line, or a bold line above or below a paragraph. In Word, a line is called a border [more…]

How to End a Column in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers several ways to end a column of text: you can create a column break, return to Single Column mode, or remove columns from a document. [more…]

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