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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 Use Outline View in Word 2007

You can use Outline view in Word 2007 to organize your thoughts. Outline view can help you create a simple list of items or it can create a hierarchical list with topics and subtopics. An outline in Word [more…]

How to Use Print Layout and Draft View in Word 2007

You can use the Print Layout and Draft (normal) views in Word 2007 to work in your documents. The words you write appear in the center part of the program window. That pallid vista is the equivalent of [more…]

How to Use the Document Map in Word 2007

Document Map feature in Word 2007 enables you to see a quick overview of a document’s structure, especially if you use the Word heading styles. [more…]

How to Hide Comments in a Word 2007 Document

Writers and editors can communicate behind the scenes in Word 2007 with the Comment feature. Some people prefer not to see embedded comments displayed in the Comment markup window. You can easily hide [more…]

How to Split the Screen in Word 2007

Splitting the screen enables you to view two parts of your Word 2007 document in the same window. The top half of the window shows one part of the document, and the bottom half another. Each half of the [more…]

How to Adjust the Zoom in Word 2007

Like the zoom lens on a camera, the Zoom controls in Word 2007 are used to make your documents appear larger or smaller. So, if you have a difficult time seeing your document, you can zoom in. Or, to help [more…]

How to Use Full Screen Reading View in Word 2007

Full Screen Reading view is a great way to review and collaborate on documents with others. Word 2007 provides this special mode for documents that you just want to read, and not edit. [more…]

Navigate a Word 2007 Document with Keyboard Keys

The Word 2007 window usually shows you only part of a document at a time, so you can use the keyboard to navigate to different parts of the document. Then you can place the insertion pointer in the exact [more…]

How to Use the Word 2007 Reading Highlight Option

You can use the Reading Highlight option in the Word 2007 Find and Replace dialog box to highlight all occurrences of selected text in your document. Word highlights all occurrences in the document at [more…]

Reviewing Comments in a Word 2007 Document

The Word 2007 Comment feature enables writers and editors to communicate behind the scenes. You can read a message left for you, or create a message for someone else to read. When it’s time to review comments [more…]

How to Use the Super Find Command in Word 2007

You can use the Find command to find text exactly as it's typed, text you cannot type, formatting commands, and just about anything in your Word 2007 document. [more…]

How to Do Basic Wildcard Searches in Word 2007

Using wildcards, you can find words in your Word 2007 documents that you know only a part of, or a group of words with similar letters. The trick is to use two basic wildcard characters, ? and *, where [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts to Use in Word 2007 Outline View

Word 2007 offers several shortcut keys that you can use in Outline view. You can use the shortcut keys to demote and promote topics, move topics around, hide and display them, and more. [more…]

How to Add Topics to your Word 2007 Outline View

You can use Outline view in Word 2007 to add topics to your document. The topics are your main ideas. You can also split one topic into two, or join two topics together. [more…]

How to Demote and Promote a Topic in Outline View in Word 2007

A Word 2007 outline can have several topic levels. Beneath topics are subtopics, and those subtopics can have sub-subtopics. You can promote and demote topics to suit your needs. [more…]

How to Find Stuff You Can’t Type in Word 2007

Word 2007 makes it easy to find special, unprintable characters in your documents. Using the Find and Replace dialog box, you can search for things like tabs, paragraph marks, carets, white space, and [more…]

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 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 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…]

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