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How to Customize Bullets in Word 2007 Bulleted Lists

The quickest way to create a custom bulleted list in Word 2007 is to change the formatting of an existing (or automatically created) bulleted list. Word automatically formats text as a bulleted list when [more…]

How to Use Multilevel Lists in Word 2007

Not all lists are simple one-level lists. Sometimes you want multiple levels with different formats showing different levels of detail. Word 2007 can manage lists with up to nine levels; here’s one with [more…]

Word 2007 Shortcuts for Inserting Accents and Symbols

You can use shortcuts to insert accented characters and common symbols into your Word documents. For example, you can type deja vu or get fancy and type [more…]

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 Set Leader Tabs in Word 2007

There’s only one task that must be done in the Word 2007 Tabs dialog box that you cannot do with the Ruler: Set a leader tab. But what is a leader tab? [more…]

How to Change Numbering Format in Word 2007 Numbered Lists

Word automatically formats text as a numbered list when you when you type a number and a period followed by a space: Word adds a tab and creates a ¼-inch hanging indent. [more…]

How to Insert Page Numbers in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can insert page numbers from the Page Numbers gallery. Just follow three simple steps to insert page numbers into your document. [more…]

How to Use Undo and Redo in Word 2007

The Undo and Redo commands in Word 2007 keep you from having to be afraid of deleting your text, or of doing anything else wrong, while you’re working on your documents. What you can do, you can also undo [more…]

How to Use Automatic Hyphenation in Word 2007

You can set Word 2007 to automatically hyphenate words at the end of a line. Hyphenating leaves less empty space on each line, which is important when using justified alignment or working with columns. [more…]

How to Insert Special Characters or Symbols in Word 2007

To insert special characters or symbols in Word 2007 that aren’t on your keyboard, such as em or en dashes, you choose a symbol or character from either the Symbol menu or the Symbol dialog box. [more…]

How to Add a Special Page Number in Word 2007

In a Word 2007 document, you can insert page numbers in the form of numbers, letters, or Roman numerals. To further customize how your page numbers look, just follow a few simple steps. [more…]

Indenting a Whole Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 can indent every line of a paragraph you type. An indentation is the distance between a margin and the text, not the edge of a page and the text. To have Word indent an entire paragraph, follow [more…]

How to Change the CASE of Your Text in Word 2007

You can change the case of text in Word 2007 by using the Change Case button. The choices include UPPERCASE, lowercase, Sentence case, Capitalize Each Word, and even tOGGLE cASE. [more…]

How to Use Paste Options and Paste Special in Word 2007

Word 2007 features Paste Options and Paste Special to help you paste blocks of text into your text. One helps you select formatting for a selected block, and the other helps you use a specific format when [more…]

Where to Put a Page Number in Word 2007

Word 2007 can automatically number your pages and let you place the page number anywhere on the page (top, bottom, or sides) in a variety of formats. If you delete or renumber a page, Word automatically [more…]

Adding a Text Box in Word 2007

A text box is a special type of shape designed to place text in your Word 2007 document without regard to the normal page margins. The most common use of text boxes is to add bits of text to drawings. [more…]

How to Create Your Own Fractions Manually in Word 2007

Word 2007’s AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you from a small set of existing fraction "characters." However, when you need a different fraction, such as 3/64, you can create it manually [more…]

How to Use the Decimal Tab in Word 2007

You can use the Decimal Tab feature to line up columns of numbers in your Word 2007 documents. Although you could use a right tab to do this, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align [more…]

How to Replace Special Characters in Word 2007 Using AutoFormat

The AutoFormat feature in Word 2007 applies automatic formatting to special characters as you type, including smart quotes, fractions, hyperlinks, ordinals, and em dashes. You can choose which characters [more…]

How to Create a Style Based on Formatted Text in Word 2007

When you create a style in your Word 2007 document, you can base it on a paragraph of text that you have formatted the way you like. [more…]

How to Change Font Size in Word 2007

Font size is considered a text format in Word 2007. You can choose the size of your text, from indecipherably small to monstrously huge. Text size is measured by the point, where one point is equal to [more…]

How Style Relates to a Word 2007 Document

A style is nothing more than a collection of Word 2007’s formatting commands all stuffed into a single container. By combining various text and paragraph formats into a style, Word saves you a lot of time [more…]

How to Copy and Paste Text in Word 2007

When you copy some text in Word 2007, you can perform certain actions that affect only that block of text. You can then paste the block elsewhere in Word 2007 — in the same document or another one you’re [more…]

How to Change the Default Tab Stops in Word 2007

Word 2007 automatically sets tab stops for you in each new document you create. These default tab stops are set at half-inch intervals, but you can also create your own tab stops. [more…]

How to Disable AutoFormat in Word 2007

You may not want certain AutoFormat features to be active as you type in your Word 2007 document. Luckily, you can disable them by using the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box. [more…]

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