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Word 2007 Characters & Symbols

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Word 2007 Shortcuts for Inserting Accents and Symbols

You can use shortcuts to insert accented characters and common symbols into your Word documents. For example, you can type deja vu or get fancy and type [more…]

How to Show Nonprinting Characters in Word 2007

Seeing nonprinting characters in Word 2007 documents can be a great help when formatting text; creating tables; and editing documents, newsletters, and brochures. Nonprinting characters include spaces, [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters or Symbols in Word 2007

To insert special characters or symbols in Word 2007 that aren’t on your keyboard, such as em or en dashes, you choose a symbol or character from either the Symbol menu or the Symbol dialog box. [more…]

How to Add a Special Page Number in Word 2007

In a Word 2007 document, you can insert page numbers in the form of numbers, letters, or Roman numerals. To further customize how your page numbers look, just follow a few simple steps. [more…]

How to Create an Internet Hyperlink in Word 2007

You can set Word 2007 to automatically create Internet hyperlinks in a document. With this auto-link–creation setting, Word looks for text that looks like a URL and then underlines, colors, and activates [more…]

How to Change the CASE of Your Text in Word 2007

You can change the case of text in Word 2007 by using the Change Case button. The choices include UPPERCASE, lowercase, Sentence case, Capitalize Each Word, and even tOGGLE cASE. [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 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 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 Add a Drop Cap in Word 2007

A drop cap is a specially formatted letter that appears at the beginning of a paragraph. Word 2007 offers two styles of drop caps. The first, and more common, begins the paragraph with a large letter that [more…]

Show or Hide Nonprinting Characters in Word 2007

Word uses various symbols to represent nonprinting characters in Word 2007. To show or hide these on-screen elements that you normally don’t see — such as spaces, tabs, and the Enter key — click the Show/Hide [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 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 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 Add Color to Your Text in Word 2007

The Font Color button in Word 2007 lets you add color to text in your documents. You can use the default color chosen by Word, or choose your own color to apply. Color can add personality to your correspondence [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters in Word 2007

With the Word 2007 update, you get access to some pretty special characters. They’ve been available in earlier versions of Word, but not all of them have had their own shortcut keys. The following list [more…]

How to Format a Paragraph in Word 2007

Paragraph Formatting in Word 2007 gives you options for adjusting line spacing and indentation in your Word documents. This video shows you how to indent paragraphs and style text to appear centered, flush [more…]

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