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Inserting Special Characters in Word 2010

Once in a while, you might need to insert an unusual character or symbol into your Word 2010 document. For those special times, refer to the following table. [more…]

How to Start Microsoft Word 2010

You can start Word 2010 in a number of ways, then create documents to your heart's content. But before you can start Word, your computer must be on and toasty. After you log into Windows, you can get Word [more…]

How to Quit Microsoft Word 2010

Just as you have many ways to start Word 2010, you can quit Word in several ways. You can quit the program outright, you can pause and start over, or you can set Word aside. [more…]

How to Move the Insertion Pointer in Word 2010

When you use Word 2010, you can edit any part of your document. But you need to know how to move Word's insertion pointer to the exact spot you want. The easiest way to put the insertion pointer exactly [more…]

How to Remove Text from a Word 2010 Document

You both create and destroy text in Word 2010 by using the computer keyboard. Word uses two keys to delete text: Backspace and Delete. How these keys work, and how much of your text they can delete, depends [more…]

How to Split and Join Paragraphs in Word 2010

A paragraph in Word 2010 is a strange thing. It’s basically a chunk of text, which Word allows you to manipulate as you see fit. Like most things that come in chunks — cheese, meat, large men named Floyd [more…]

How to Undo and Redo Typing in a Word 2010 Document

When you're working away in your Word 2010 document, you may want to undo something you've done. Then again, you may undo a Word action and then decide you need to redo that action. Word provides the handy [more…]

How to Use the Word 2010 Find Command

Word 2010 can quickly and graphically find text in your document, from the teeniest tidbit of text to the world’s longest run-on sentence. This search is handled by Word's Find command. You can use this [more…]

How to Select and Deselect Blocks of Text in Word 2010

Word 2010 offers you many ways to mark text as a block in your document. After you select text in a Word document as a block, you can also deselect that block of text so that it's no longer marked. [more…]

The Word 2010 Screen

If you're familiar with previous versions of Microsoft Word, you might find a few things moved around in Word 2010. Use this handy figure to get oriented. [more…]

The Word 2010 Ribbon

With the advent of Microsoft Office 2007, the Ribbon interface was first introduced. There are a few differences in Word 2010. The following figure points out the important parts of the Ribbon to keep [more…]

Word 2010 Tips and Tricks

When working in Microsoft Word 2010, don't forget these handy tips and tricks to get something done quickly or to format your text more in a more pleasing way. [more…]

Word 2010 Shortcut Keys

Sure, menus are wonderful, but all that clicking might not be the fastest way for you to get something done. Peruse the following table for the many shortcuts Microsoft Word 2010 offers. [more…]

Word 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With its 2010 release, Microsoft Word is better than ever. Get acquainted with the Word screen and learn the layout of the Ribbon interface. Also see a host of shortcuts, tips, and tricks that you might [more…]

How to Use Soft and Hard Returns in Word 2010

You can use both hard and soft returns in Word 2010. Both kinds of returns move the insertion pointer to the line below the one you've been typing on. But Word's different types of returns let you decide [more…]

How to Manipulate Blocks of Text in Word 2010

Word 2010 allows you to manipulate entire blocks of text at once. You must select the block of text before you can manipulate it, but after you mark it, various Word commands affect only the text in that [more…]

How to Check Your Spelling in Word 2010

Spell-checking in Word 2010 works the second you start typing. Offending or unknown words are immediately underlined with the red zigzag of shame. Word can also be employed to scan the entire document [more…]

How to Use Word 2010's AutoCorrect Feature

Word 2010 quickly fixes hundreds of common typos and spelling errors on the fly with the AutoCorrect feature. There’s nothing to using AutoCorrect; it happens automatically. Beyond spelling, AutoCorrect [more…]

How to Set Word 2010's Proofing Options

You can proof a document in Word 2010, checking not only spelling, but also grammar. All Word document proofing options and settings are kept in one place, buried deep in Word’s bosom, where you can make [more…]

How to Start a New Word 2010 Document

When you start your word processing day, Word 2010 automatically presents you with a blank document in which you can start writing. After Word has already started and you’re ready to begin another new [more…]

How to Save a Document in Word 2010

The most important thing you can do to a Word 2010 document is save it. Create a permanent copy of what you see onscreen by saving the Word document as a file on the PC’s storage system. That way, you [more…]

How to Close a Word 2010 Document

Closing a Word 2010 document when you're finished working with it is simple. When you're done writing a Word document, you just need to do the electronic equivalent of putting it away. That electronic [more…]

Word 2010 Ribbon Commands

Are you lost in the Ribbon? If you’ve recently upgraded from Word 2003, using the Word 2010 Ribbon to perform common Word operations may be challenging at first. To make your transition easier, here are [more…]

Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts

Word 2010 offers a number of helpful keyboard shortcuts for performing tasks quickly. Here are some shortcuts for common Word formatting, editing, and file and document tasks. [more…]

Word 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Word 2010 is the most powerful word processor available to create and edit documents for work, home, or school. Word 2010 is the ideal tool for creating just about any type of document imaginable, from [more…]

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