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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 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…]

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 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…]

Show or Hide Nonprinting Characters in Word 2007

Word uses various symbols to represent nonprinting characters in Word 2007. To show or hide these on-screen elements that you normally don’t see — such as spaces, tabs, and the Enter key — click the Show/Hide [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 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 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 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 Use Word 2010 Text Effects

To apply some interesting and nonstardard text effects to your Word 2010 document, simply choose one from the Text Effects button menu. Word applies the effect you choose to any new text you type or any [more…]

How to Disable Word 2010's AutoFormat Features

Sometimes you want to disable Word 2010's AutoFormat (which controls some minor text formatting while you type). Disabling Word's annoying (to some) habit of changing all Web addresses to hyperlinks, for [more…]

How to Build Fractions in Word 2010

Word 2010's AutoCorrect feature can build common fractions for you. Actually, Word doesn't build fractions as much as it pulls them from a set of existing fraction [more…]

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