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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…]

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…]

How to Recover a Draft of a Word 2010 Document

If you don't save a Word 2010 document before Word closes unexpectedly, that document may not be completely lost. Computers crash. Users forget to save in a pinch. Or perhaps some other type of disaster [more…]

How to Start a Word 2010 Document by Using a Template

All documents in Word 2010 are based on a template. When you don’t specify a template, Word uses the Normal document template, NORMAL.DOTM. Word comes with a host of templates already created, as well [more…]

How to Create a Template Based on a Word 2010 Document

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but building your own Word 2010 document template can take even less time. You can easily create a Word template based on a document you’ve already slaved over. So, when the [more…]

How to Use an Existing Word 2010 Document as a Template

A quick-and-dirty way to create a Word 2010 template is to basically steal an existing Word document, using it as a template. All text from the document is sucked into the new document, plus any styles [more…]

How to Use Word 2010's Outline View

Word 2010’s outline feature allows you to group ideas or plot elements in a hierarchical fashion. You can then shuffle the topics around, make subtopics, and just toss around notions and concepts to help [more…]

How to Use the Word 2010 Clipboard

When you cut or copy a block of text in Word 2010, the block is placed into a storage area known as the Clipboard. In Word, the Clipboard can hold more than one thing at time. You can copy, copy, copy [more…]

How to Color the Pages of a Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 allows you to apply color to the pages of a document. After you color your Word document's pages, you need to tell the printer you want to print that background color. [more…]

How to Add a Cover Page to a Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 offers a Cover Page menu, so you can create a cover page for your Word document without having to fuss with removing headers and footers from that one page: [more…]

How to Attach a Template to a Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 documents have templates like people have last names. Mostly, the Word documents are born with their templates. You either choose the template when the document is first created or just create [more…]

How to Work with Multiple Word 2010 Documents at the Same Time

O the things Word 2010 can do with documents! You can open multiple Word documents at the same time and work on the lot of them, switching between the different open documents. [more…]

How to Open a Non-Word Document in Word 2010

The Word document format is popular, but it's not the only word processing document format available. Word 2010 accepts these formats and allows you to save your documents in those formats, if you want [more…]

How to Convert an Older Word Document to Word 2010 Format

Word 2010 easily opens documents created by older versions of the program. It even saves them in the older Word formats, so normally nothing goes wrong. But certain features available to newer Word documents [more…]

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