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References, Tips, and Suggestions for Using Word 2016

Here are some references to different parts of Word 2016. You'll also find some tips and suggestions on how to use many of these features. [more…]

Word 2016

Word Text and Paragraph Formatting, Tips, and Suggestions

Text and paragraphs in Word 2016 have special meanings. Specific terms are used in Word to describe these document elements as well as their formatting characteristics. [more…]

Word 2016

Word 2016 Object Layout Options

Line art, text boxes, pictures, and other fancy document elements use layout options to control where they sit in the text. These options are set when you select the object [more…]

Word 2016

Manual Date-and-Time Fields in Word 2016

Date-and-time fields in Word 2016 are something you can easily code manually. Is doing so quicker than using commands on the Ribbon? You bet! Especially when you know the codes you want and can easily [more…]

Word 2016

Unassigned Key Combinations in Word 2016

If you're assigning commands to keyboard shortcuts, creating your own macros, or simply wanting better access to your favorite commands, here's some good news: You'll find plenty of simple keyboard shortcuts [more…]

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How to Open a Document in Word 2007

You use the standard computer command Open to fetch a document that you previously saved as a file in Word 2007. To grab a file from your disk drive in Word 2007 — to [more…]

Manipulating Lines in a Word 2007 Table

You can use the Table Tools Design tab in Word 2007 to change the appearance of lines, or borders, in your tables. After you add lines, you can format their styles, weights, and colors. [more…]

Changing Up Section Formats in a Word 2007 Document

A section in Word 2007 is a part of a document that contains its own page formatting. With sections, you can direct page-formatting commands to affect only a section rather than span an entire document [more…]

How to Restore the Quick Access Toolbar in Word 2007

After customizing the Quick Access toolbar in Word 2007, you may decide to restore it to its default setting. You can do this in the Word Options dialog box. [more…]

How to Open Word 2007 with the Quick Launch Toolbar

You can start Word 2007 quickly and easily using the Quick Launch Toolbar. Located right next to the Start button on the taskbar, the Quick Launch Toolbar is a row of icons representing programs, which [more…]

Reviewing Comments in a Word 2007 Document

The Word 2007 Comment feature enables writers and editors to communicate behind the scenes. You can read a message left for you, or create a message for someone else to read. When it’s time to review comments [more…]

How to Navigate the Word 2007 Ribbon with Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts in Word 2007 to use the features in the Ribbon interface. Each tab on the Ribbon has its own keyboard shortcut. To see the shortcut, you need to press one of two magical [more…]

How to Use the Super Find Command in Word 2007

You can use the Find command to find text exactly as it's typed, text you cannot type, formatting commands, and just about anything in your Word 2007 document. [more…]

How to Do Basic Wildcard Searches in Word 2007

Using wildcards, you can find words in your Word 2007 documents that you know only a part of, or a group of words with similar letters. The trick is to use two basic wildcard characters, ? and *, where [more…]

Generating a Word 2007 Index

After you mark all the words and phrases that you want Word to use as your document's index entries, the process of generating the index is pretty easy. [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts to Use in Word 2007 Outline View

Word 2007 offers several shortcut keys that you can use in Outline view. You can use the shortcut keys to demote and promote topics, move topics around, hide and display them, and more. [more…]

How to Apply a Theme to a Word 2007 Document

You can apply built-in and custom themes to your Word 2007 documents. Because you can use only one theme at a time, choosing a new theme replaces the current theme. [more…]

How to Select a Printer in Word 2007

The Print dialog box in Word 2007 enables you to choose which printer to use to print your document, especially handy if you’re working on a networked computer with multiple printer options. [more…]

How to Open Word 2007 from the Start Button

Without fail, the place to start Word 2007 is at the fabled Start button. It may not be the coolest way to start Word, but it’s consistent and reliable — a good tool to have when you need to create a document [more…]

How to Use Themes in Word 2007

Themes are sets of styles that were created by graphic designers to give your Word 2007 documents a unified and professional look. You can use themes to quickly and easily apply consistent colors, fonts [more…]

How to Add Topics to your Word 2007 Outline View

You can use Outline view in Word 2007 to add topics to your document. The topics are your main ideas. You can also split one topic into two, or join two topics together. [more…]

How to AutoFormat Lists in Word 2007

You can apply automatic formatting to create numbered and bulleted lists using the Word 2007 AutoFormat feature. This feature also works for letters and Roman numerals. [more…]

How to Select Text with Your Mouse in Word 2007

You can use the computer mouse to select text in Word 2007. All you need to do is click a number of times or use the point-and-drag technique. [more…]

How to Demote and Promote a Topic in Outline View in Word 2007

A Word 2007 outline can have several topic levels. Beneath topics are subtopics, and those subtopics can have sub-subtopics. You can promote and demote topics to suit your needs. [more…]

How to Find Stuff You Can’t Type in Word 2007

Word 2007 makes it easy to find special, unprintable characters in your documents. Using the Find and Replace dialog box, you can search for things like tabs, paragraph marks, carets, white space, and [more…]

How to Navigate the Word 2007 Ribbon

The Ribbon is Microsoft’s new user-interface gadget for Word 2007. The Ribbon replaces the menus and toolbars found in earlier versions of Word.

Across the top of the Ribbon is a series of tabs. You can [more…]

Proofing a Whole Word 2007 Document

When finalizing your Word 2007 document, proof it to catch text or formatting errors. Word offers a numbers of proofing tools, including a spelling and grammar check, viewing styles, and using Print Preview [more…]

How to Modify a Theme in Word 2007

You can modify a built-in or custom theme in Word 2007 to suit your needs. You can mix and match different fonts, colors, and effects to create the look you want. [more…]

How to Adjust Columns Using the Columns Dialog Box in Word 2007

Once you create columns in your Word 2007 document, you can adjust their width and the space between them using the Columns dialog box. To find this dialog box, go to the Page Setup group in the Page Layout [more…]

How to Remove Commands from the Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

You can remove a command from the Word 2007 Quick Access toolbar as easily as you add it. There are two ways to do this. The easiest way is to right-click its button. Then, from the pop-up menu, choose [more…]

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