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Where to Put a Page Number in Word 2007

Word 2007 can automatically number your pages and let you place the page number anywhere on the page (top, bottom, or sides) in a variety of formats. If you delete or renumber a page, Word automatically [more…]

Adding a Text Box in Word 2007

A text box is a special type of shape designed to place text in your Word 2007 document without regard to the normal page margins. The most common use of text boxes is to add bits of text to drawings. [more…]

How to Protect Your Word 2007 Document

In Word 2007, you can protect your documents from being modified, or changed, by others. The easiest way to protect your document is to use the Protect Document command button. [more…]

Page Setup Dialog Box Tabs in Word 2007

Use the Page Setup Dialog box to change the margins in a document, to change the paper size, and to change the layout of the document. After calling up the Page Setup Dialog box, you see three tabs: Margins [more…]

Adding a Watermark in Word 2007

Watermarks in Word 2007 documents can be attractive, but they aren’t just about looks: A watermark can be a way of letting the reader know that the document is confidential. Watermarks are most useful [more…]

How to Create Your Own Fractions Manually in Word 2007

Word 2007’s AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you from a small set of existing fraction "characters." However, when you need a different fraction, such as 3/64, you can create it manually [more…]

How to Use the Decimal Tab in Word 2007

You can use the Decimal Tab feature to line up columns of numbers in your Word 2007 documents. Although you could use a right tab to do this, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align [more…]

How to Adjust Line Spacing around a Paragraph in Word 2007

You can add space before and after paragraphs in your Word 2007 documents. This is a great way to spread out a list of bullet points or numbered steps without affecting the line spacing within the bullet [more…]

How to Get Help from Word 2007

The easiest way to get help from Word 2007 is to press the F1 key. The cool part about the F1 key is that if you press it while you're performing some obscure task deep inside some strange dialog box or [more…]

Using the Word 2007 Research Task Pane

The Research task pane of Word 2007 is a handy tool for searching reference materials, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries. The Research task pane synonym feature is also an advanced version of the [more…]

How to Replace Special Characters in Word 2007 Using AutoFormat

The AutoFormat feature in Word 2007 applies automatic formatting to special characters as you type, including smart quotes, fractions, hyperlinks, ordinals, and em dashes. You can choose which characters [more…]

How to Change Text Alignment and Orientation in a Word 2007 Table

You can change text alignment and orientation in a Word 2007 table. Word makes it easy by including various commands in the Alignment group of the Tool Tables Layout tab on the Ribbon. [more…]

How to Delete a Table in Word 2007

You can completely remove a table from your Word 2007 document. Keep in mind that deleting the table deletes all of its contents as well. [more…]

How to Create a Style Based on Formatted Text in Word 2007

When you create a style in your Word 2007 document, you can base it on a paragraph of text that you have formatted the way you like. [more…]

How to Add Clip Art to a Word 2007 Document

The Clip Art library is a collection of images, both line art and pictures, that you’re free to use in your Word 2007 documents. In most cases, the result of adding clip art is the same as adding a picture [more…]

Using More of the Find Command in Word 2007

On a simple level, the Find command in Word 2007 hunts down chunks and chunklettes of text. The Find command, however, is far more powerful than that. You can use the Find command to find text [more…]

How to Change Font Size in Word 2007

Font size is considered a text format in Word 2007. You can choose the size of your text, from indecipherably small to monstrously huge. Text size is measured by the point, where one point is equal to [more…]

How to Modify a Style in Word 2007

When you modify a style in your Word 2007 document, all text formatted with that style is updated with your changes. Here’s how to get going with modifications. [more…]

How to Crop and Rotate a Picture in Word 2007

After you add a picture or clip art in Word 2007, you might find that you have a burning need to change it. Fortunately, you can crop (that is, cut off part of) and rotate images. [more…]

Looking at What's New in Word 2007

Earlier versions of Microsoft Word all looked alike. They had menus, toolbars, task panes, and other pop-up, drop-down, leak-out stuff. With Word 2007, all of that is gone. Word 2007 sports no menus — [more…]

How to Add Background Color to Your Page in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can color your page behind your text. You can choose from various colors or even gradients, or multiple colors, when picking your page’s background color. [more…]

How Style Relates to a Word 2007 Document

A style is nothing more than a collection of Word 2007’s formatting commands all stuffed into a single container. By combining various text and paragraph formats into a style, Word saves you a lot of time [more…]

How to Track Changes in Word 2007

Writers and editors can collaborate behind the scenes in Word 2007 with the Track Changes feature. You can track who added what to or who deleted what from a document, and when. Each reviewer is assigned [more…]

How to Copy and Paste Text in Word 2007

When you copy some text in Word 2007, you can perform certain actions that affect only that block of text. You can then paste the block elsewhere in Word 2007 — in the same document or another one you’re [more…]

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…]

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