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How to Create Bulleted Lists Manually in Word 2007

Word 2007 creates bulleted lists automatically by default: If you begin a paragraph with * or > or -> or <> or - followed by a space, Word changes what you typed to a bullet and a tab. If you already have [more…]

How to Unset a Tab Stop in Word 2007

There are a few ways to get rid of a tab stop in your Word 2007 document. For example, it can be as easy as dragging the Tab Stop icon from the Ruler. The Tabs dialog box can also be used to remove tab [more…]

How to Clear the Formatting of a Style in Word 2007

You can use the Clear Formatting command in Word 2007 to quickly remove all formatting from your text. Actually, this doesn’t completely remove all formatting from the text, because formatting cannot be [more…]

How to Create Numbered Lists Automatically in Word 2007

Word creates numbered lists automatically when you use the List buttons on the Ribbon or Word’s AutoCorrect feature. The List buttons are the first three in the upper row of Paragraph tab on the Ribbon [more…]

How to Delete Text in a Word 2007 Document

The ability to delete text in Word 2007 is just as valuable as the ability to create that text. You create and destroy text in Word 2007 from the computer keyboard, and you use the majority of keys to [more…]

How to Create Your Own Equations in Word 2007

You can pluck a pre-made equation from the Word 2007 Equation button menu. However, if you can’t find what you want, Word 2007 also lets you create your own equations. [more…]

How to Apply a Style with the Word 2007 Styles Gallery

The Word 2007 Styles gallery contains paragraph and character styles that you can apply to your document. Located in the Styles group on the Home tab of the Ribbon, the Styles gallery is the easiest way [more…]

How to Create a Template Based on a Word 2007 Document

Word 2007 makes it easy to build your own document template, by basing it on an existing document. This means that you don’t have to re-create the same document and the same formats over and over again [more…]

Selecting Text for a Word 2007 Index

Creating an index in Word 2007 is a three-stage affair: First, you mark all the words and phrases within your document that you want to appear in the index. Second, you go to the Index group on the References [more…]

How to Enter Nonbreaking Characters in a Word 2007 Document

Word 2007 uses two nonbreaking characters, the space and the hyphen (or dash), to wrap lines of text: The space splits a line between two words, and the hyphen [more…]

How to Run a Spell Check in Word 2007

Use the built-in Word 2007 spell checker after you create a document to proof it for typos, spelling errors, and repeated words. Then decide on a word-by-word case — or globally — whether you want Word [more…]

How to Designate the Style to Follow in Your Word 2007 Document

You can tell Word 2007 to change paragraph styles automatically as you create a document. For example, when you create a new document, you may want to start off with a heading style, followed by an intro [more…]

How to Drag Text to Another Location in Word 2007

When you move a block of text only a short distance, you can use the mouse to drag-move or drag-copy the text. This feature usually works best if you’re moving or copying between two locations that you [more…]

How to Use Character Formats in Word 2007

You can apply different formatting, such as bold and italic, to improve the look of your text in Word 2007. The Font group on the Home tab lists the most common character formats. [more…]

How to Format Page Orientation in Word 2007

To set page orientation in Word 2007, choose from portrait mode or landscape mode in the Page Setup Group on the Layout tab. Portrait prints vertical; landscape prints longways. [more…]

How to Clear Formatting from Text in Word 2007

The Clear Formatting command in Word 2007 lets you peel away all formats from your text, just like you peel the skin from a banana. You can remove formatting from a block of selected text, or the text [more…]

How to Format Text with the Word 2007 Format Painter

You can use the Word 2007 Format Painter to quickly copy character and paragraph formatting from one bit of text to another. The Format Painter works only if you already have some text formatted the way [more…]

How to Create Bulleted Lists Automatically in Word 2007

Word 2007 can create bulleted lists automatically, using Ribbon buttons or its AutoCorrect feature. The List buttons are the first three buttons in the upper row of Paragraph tab on the Ribbon. [more…]

Use F2 to Copy and Move Text

After you select text in Word 2007, you can press F2 to copy the text and paste it elsewhere — even into another Word document you’re working on. As long as you can remember to use the F2 key, copying [more…]

How to End a Column in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers several ways to end a column of text: you can create a column break, return to Single Column mode, or remove columns from a document. [more…]

How to Apply a Theme to a Word 2007 Document

You can apply built-in and custom themes to your Word 2007 documents. Because you can use only one theme at a time, choosing a new theme replaces the current theme. [more…]

How to Use Themes in Word 2007

Themes are sets of styles that were created by graphic designers to give your Word 2007 documents a unified and professional look. You can use themes to quickly and easily apply consistent colors, fonts [more…]

How to AutoFormat Lists in Word 2007

You can apply automatic formatting to create numbered and bulleted lists using the Word 2007 AutoFormat feature. This feature also works for letters and Roman numerals. [more…]

How to Select Text with Your Mouse in Word 2007

You can use the computer mouse to select text in Word 2007. All you need to do is click a number of times or use the point-and-drag technique. [more…]

How to Modify a Theme in Word 2007

You can modify a built-in or custom theme in Word 2007 to suit your needs. You can mix and match different fonts, colors, and effects to create the look you want. [more…]

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