Formatting in Word 2007

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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 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…]

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 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 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…]

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 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 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 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…]

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 Select Large Chunks of Text in Word 2007

Word offers many ways to select text as a block in a Word 2007 document, from clicking a number of times to using the standard point-and-drag method. [more…]

How to Enter Text into a Word 2007 Table

To populate your Word 2007 table with text, you simply start typing. As you type, all the text fits into a single cell, which grows taller to accommodate long bits of text. To help you enter text and move [more…]

How to Format Text in Word 2007

Word 2007 lets you format text either while you are typing or after you’ve finished typing. With the first technique, you choose a text-formatting command first, and then type the text. All the text you [more…]

How to Use the Font Tab in Word 2007

The Font tab in the Word 2007 Font dialog box contains many commands for formatting text, including some that you can’t access from the Font group on the Home tab. For example, you can also add effects [more…]

How to Find Formatting in Word 2007

You can use the Find command to scour your Word 2007 document for formatting information. For example, if you want to find only those instances of the word [more…]

How to Select Text with Your Keyboard in Word 2007

The secret to using the keyboard to select text in Word 2007 is the Shift key. By holding it down, you can use the standard keyboard commands that move the insertion pointer to select blocks of text. Use [more…]


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