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Formatting in Word 2010

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How to Modify or Create a Theme in Word 2010

Word 2010 doesn't allow you to create your own themes from scratch, but you can modify existing themes to make your own, custom theme. You start by modifying existing theme colors and fonts: [more…]

How to Use Word 2010 Text Effects

To apply some interesting and nonstardard text effects to your Word 2010 document, simply choose one from the Text Effects button menu. Word applies the effect you choose to any new text you type or any [more…]

How to Center a Page in a Word 2010 Document

If you want to center the text of a page in your Word 2010 document — for example, the title page — you can select Word's Center alignment option to align the text left to right. But how about centering [more…]

How to Disable Word 2010's AutoFormat Features

Sometimes you want to disable Word 2010's AutoFormat (which controls some minor text formatting while you type). Disabling Word's annoying (to some) habit of changing all Web addresses to hyperlinks, for [more…]

How to Put a Border around a Page of a Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 borders are popular for pages, as well as for paragraphs, although this Word application can often be frustrating because the border may not print completely. Here's a solution to the putting-a-border-around-a-page-of-text [more…]

How to Format a Table in Word 2010

To format a table in Word 2010 — maybe adding a row, adjusting the width of a table element — you can use Word's Table Tools tabs after the table has been created. The Table Tools tabs show up only when [more…]

How to Create a Table of Contents in Word 2010

You can let Word 2010 create a table of contents (TOC) for your document. You don't need to manually type a TOC. As long as you use the built-in heading styles, Word can slap down a custom TOC in your [more…]

How to Add an Index to a Word 2010 Document

An index in a Word 2010 document does the same thing as a table of contents, but with more detail and at the opposite end of the document. Also, the index is organized by topic or keyword, as opposed to [more…]

How to Add Footnotes or Endnotes to a Word 2010 Document

The difference between a footnote and an endnote is that one appears on the same page as the reference and the other appears at the end of the document. In Word 2010, you can flag either a footnote or [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters and Symbols in Word 2010

Word 2010 lets you sprinkle characters beyond the keyboard's 26 letters of the alphabet, numbers, a smattering of symbols, and punctuation thingies. For example, Word provides foreign language letters [more…]

How to Insert Fields in Your Word 2010 Document

Word 2010 has a way to let you add dynamic (changing) elements to your document. You can insert fields, which are tidbits that can change, in a Word document, depending on a number of factors. The fields [more…]

How to Add the Date and Time to a Word 2010 Document

You probably have people who want to know the current date and time in your Word 2010 document, or maybe you just want to insert the date or time (or both) into your document. Word has many tricks for [more…]

How to Print a Sheet of Identical Labels with Word 2010

Word 2010 isn’t a label-making program. Word prints on labels just as it prints on any sheet of paper. Basically, Word puts a table on the page, making each cell the same size as the sticky labels. Word [more…]

How to Build Fractions in Word 2010

Word 2010's AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you. Actually, Word doesn't build fractions as much as it pulls them from a set of existing fraction [more…]

Formatting with Styles and Templates in Word 2010

Microsoft Word's styles allow you to choose fonts, type size, and more with one click instead of manually manipulating your text. If you want to format an entire document, consider using one of Word's [more…]
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