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How to Adjust Columns Using the Columns Dialog Box in Word 2007

Once you create columns in your Word 2007 document, you can adjust their width and the space between them using the Columns dialog box. To find this dialog box, go to the Page Setup group in the Page Layout [more…]

How to Select Large Chunks of Text in Word 2007

Word offers many ways to select text as a block in a Word 2007 document, from clicking a number of times to using the standard point-and-drag method. [more…]

How to Enter Text into a Word 2007 Table

To populate your Word 2007 table with text, you simply start typing. As you type, all the text fits into a single cell, which grows taller to accommodate long bits of text. To help you enter text and move [more…]

How to Format Text in Word 2007

Word 2007 lets you format text either while you are typing or after you’ve finished typing. With the first technique, you choose a text-formatting command first, and then type the text. All the text you [more…]

How to Use the Font Tab in Word 2007

The Font tab in the Word 2007 Font dialog box contains many commands for formatting text, including some that you can’t access from the Font group on the Home tab. For example, you can also add effects [more…]

How to Find Formatting in Word 2007

You can use the Find command to scour your Word 2007 document for formatting information. For example, if you want to find only those instances of the word [more…]

How to Select Text with Your Keyboard in Word 2007

The secret to using the keyboard to select text in Word 2007 is the Shift key. By holding it down, you can use the standard keyboard commands that move the insertion pointer to select blocks of text. Use [more…]

How to Add Color to Your Text in Word 2007

The Font Color button in Word 2007 lets you add color to text in your documents. You can use the default color chosen by Word, or choose your own color to apply. Color can add personality to your correspondence [more…]

Collect and Paste from the Clipboard in Word 2007

In Word 2007, the Clipboard (a Windows storage area) can now hold multiple copied items at time, so you can “collect and paste” — copy, copy, copy, and then use a special Clipboard view pane to selectively [more…]

How to Format Characters in Word 2010

The most basic element you can format in a Word 2010 document is text — the letters, numbers, and characters you type. You can format your Word document's text to be bold, underlined, italicized, little [more…]

How to Find Word 2010's Paragraph Formatting Commands

Word 2010 provides ample tools for formatting paragraphs of text. There’s a simple way, for example, to automatically indent the first line of a paragraph. Word gathered some of the most popular paragraph-formatting [more…]

How to Set Line Spacing in Word 2010

Changing the line spacing in a Word 2010 document inserts extra space between all lines of text in a paragraph. Because Word adds the space below each line of text in the paragraph, the last line in the [more…]

How to Indent an Entire Paragraph in Word 2010

Just as you can indent the first line of a paragraph in Word 2010, you can indent every line of a paragraph. To indent an entire paragraph, you move the paragraph's left margin over to the right a notch [more…]

How to Manipulate a Paragraph with the Word 2010 Ruler

Paragraph formatting in Word 2010 can be confusing. A graphical way to manipulate a paragraph’s indentation and margins is to use the Ruler. The Ruler may be hidden in your copy of Word. To show the Ruler [more…]

How to Create a Basic Tabbed List in Word 2010

In any word processor, including Word 2010, the left tab stop is the traditional type of tab stop. When writing in Word, if you press the Tab key, the insertion pointer advances to the left tab stop, where [more…]

How to Create a Two-Tab Paragraph in Word 2010

You can use tabs in a Word 2010 document to form an item list in which the paragraph text remains in the rightmost column. Creating a Word two-tab paragraph combines both paragraph- and tab-formatting [more…]

How to Use the Center Tab Stop in Word 2010

Word 2010's center tab is a unique critter, and it has a special purpose: Text placed at a center tab is centered on a line. You can use the center tab for header or footer information [more…]

How to Make a Right-Stop, Left-Stop List in Word 2010

You use a righ tab in Word 2010 to right-justify text at a tab stop, allowing a single line of text to contain both right- and left-justified text. You've probably seen, but not recognized, examples of [more…]

How to Build a Two-Column Right-Stop List in Word 2010

A Word 2010 right tab may seem useless until you've seen one in action. If you want to create a two-column right-stop list in Word, you need to use the right tab. You commonly find these kinds of lists [more…]

How to Work with Word 2010's Decimal Tab

You can use the decimal tab in Word 2010 to line up columns of numbers. Although you can use a right tab to do this job, the decimal tab is a better choice. Rather than right-align text, as the right tab [more…]

How to Set a Leader Tab in Word 2010

Using the Tabs dialog box in Word 2010 to set tab stops is the left-brain method. And you can set a leader tab only in the Tabs dialog box (the Ruler doesn't offer this option). A leader tab produces a [more…]

The Types of Word 2010 Formatting Styles

Formatting styles are a traditional ingredient of the word processing stew, designed to save you formatting toil, and Word 2010 keeps the tradition alive. A style in Word is nothing more than a clutch [more…]

How to Use a Formatting Style in Word 2010

In Word 2010, a style is nothing more than a clutch of text and paragraph formats. You give the style a name, and then you use it to format your text in a Word document: [more…]

How to Make Your Own Formatting Style in Word 2010

You can make your own Word 2010 styles most easily by creating the style in a document and then basing a new style on your already formatted text. Use all your formatting skills and power to format a single [more…]

How to Apply a Document Theme in Word 2010

Themes apply decorative styles to your Word 2010 document, such as fonts and colors, which gives your prose a professionally formatted look and appeal. Word themes appear on the Page Layout tab’s Themes [more…]

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