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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 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 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…]

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 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 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 Format Fonts in Word 2007 Bulleted Lists

You can format a bulleted list in Word by changing the font formatting for the bullet and by changing the indentation of the list. The quickest way to create a custom bulleted list is to change the formatting [more…]

Formatting Text Boxes in Word 2007

After you place a text box in a Word 2007 document, you probably want to format it. You can format the text by highlighting it and using the text formatting controls on the Home tab. You can also format [more…]

How to Add a Drop Cap in Word 2007

A drop cap is a specially formatted letter that appears at the beginning of a paragraph. Word 2007 offers two styles of drop caps. The first, and more common, begins the paragraph with a large letter that [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 Use the Thesaurus in Word 2007

The built-in Word 2007 Thesaurus enables to look up synonyms, antonyms, word substitutes, and alternative spellings. Word can help you increase your writing abilities and vocabulary when you use this Microsoft [more…]

How to Change the Font in Word 2007

Word 2007 makes it easy to change fonts in your document. Different fonts give different looks to the words that make up your overall text. [more…]

How to Check Spelling in Word 2007

Word 2007 offers a spell checker that runs when you start typing. Word 2007 checks words against its built-in dictionary, which you can customize. You can set Word to point out a misspelling or to autocorrect [more…]

How to Cut and Paste (Move) Text in Word 2007

To move a block of text in Word 2007, you select the text and then cut and paste it. This process is similar to copying a block of text, except that in the second step, you choose the Cut tool rather than [more…]

How to Save as a Different Text Format in Word 2007

Word 2007 is quite smart when it comes to saving files. Whichever format was used to open the document, Word chooses the same format for writing the document back to disk. For example, when you open a [more…]

Linking Text Boxes in Word 2007

Sometimes, you might need text to flow from one text box into another (and maybe another after that!). In that case, you need to use Word 2007 to create linked text boxes. For example, you might use text [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…]

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 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…]

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