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Mouse Around Your Word 2007 Document

The Word 2007 window usually shows you only part of a document at a time, so you can use the mouse to navigate to different parts of it. Then you can point the mouse at exactly the spot in the text where [more…]

How to Quit or Minimize Word 2007

When you're done word processing, you can either quit or minimize Word 2007. If don't expect to return to it anytime soon, you may just want to quit the program. If you're merely stopping work on one document [more…]

Updating a Word 2007 Index

Making changes in Word document means the index is likely to change, too. Fortunately, Word 2007 can help you keep your index up to date. [more…]

The Basics of the Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

You may want immediate access to certain commands that are now buried somewhere in the Word 2007 Ribbon. Enter the Quick Access toolbar, which can be customized to your heart's content. [more…]

How to Update Older Word Documents in Word 2007

Word 2007 easily updates documents created by older versions of Word. This ensures that certain features available to Word 2007 documents, such as Quick Styles and themes, become available to these files [more…]

How to Open Documents in Other Formats in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can open documents that are in different formats. You can specify a file format to narrow down your search, or choose the All Files option and let Word do the work for you. [more…]

How to Rearrange Topics in Outline View in Word 2007

Using Outline view in Word 2007, you can shuffle topics around and reorganize them as your thought process becomes more organized. To move a topic, you can use the Move Up or Move Down buttons, or the [more…]

How to Use the Basic Find Feature in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers a basic Find feature that you can use to locate text in your document. Locating text is a snap, whether it’s a protracted diatribe or the tiniest monosyllabic utterance. Either way, the [more…]

How to Create a Word 2007 Macro

The easiest way to create a macro in Word 2007 is to use the macro recorder. After you turn on the macro recorder, it makes a precise record of everything you do in Word until you turn off the recorder [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…]

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…]

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