Word 2007: The Missing Manual

book cover
Word 2007: The Missing Manual
By Guy Hart-Davis, Chris Grover
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN-10: 0-596-52739-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52739-6
Pages: 504

Table of Contents   Index

Microsoft Word has grown considerably in power, sophistication and capability over the past decade , but one thing that hasn't changed since the early '90s is its user interface. The simple toolbar in version 2.0 has been packed with so many features since then that few users know where to find them all. Consequently, more and more people are looking for "insider" tips that will allow them to use these advanced and often hidden features. Microsoft has addressed this problem in Word 2007 by radically redesigning the user interface with a tabbed toolbar that makes every feature easy to locate and use. Unfortunately, Microsoft's documentation is as scant as ever, so even though you will be able to find advanced features, you might not know what to do with them.

Word 2007: The Missing Manual , written specifically for this version of the software, explains basics like how to create documents, enter and edit text, format, print, and fax. You will will also learn how to create sophisticated page layouts, insert forms and tables, use graphics, and create book-length documents with outlines and Master Documents. Coverage also includes how to share documents with other people and programs, create web pages, automate documents with fields, and automate tasks with macros and the Visual Basic scripting language. This book shows you how to do it all.

book cover
Word 2007: The Missing Manual
By Guy  Hart-Davis, Chris  Grover
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN-10: 0-596-52739-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52739-6
Pages: 504

Table of Contents    Index

      The Missing Credits
      Part I:   Word Basics for Simple Documents
        Chapter 1.   Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents
        Section 1.1.   Launching Word
        Section 1.2.   Creating a New Document
        Section 1.3.   Opening an Existing Document
        Section 1.4.   Your Different Document Views
        Section 1.5.   Saving and Closing Documents
        Chapter 2.   Entering and Editing Text
        Section 2.1.   Typing in Word
        Section 2.2.   Selecting Text
        Section 2.3.   Moving Around Your Document
        Section 2.4.   Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
        Section 2.5.   Finding and Replacing Text
        Section 2.6.   Saving Keystrokes with Quick Parts
        Chapter 3.   Setting Up the Document: Margins, Page Breaks, and More
        Section 3.1.   Choosing Paper Size and Layout
        Section 3.2.   Setting Document Margins
        Section 3.3.   Adding Page Background Features
        Section 3.4.   Adding Headers and Footers
        Section 3.5.   Working with Multiple Columns
        Section 3.6.   Line Numbers
        Section 3.7.   Hyphenation
        Chapter 4.   Formatting Text, Paragraphs, and Headings
        Section 4.1.   Formatting Basics
        Section 4.2.   Formatting Characters
        Section 4.3.   Formatting Paragraphs
        Section 4.4.   Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
        Section 4.5.   Setting Tabs
        Section 4.6.   Using Word's Rulers
        Section 4.7.   Fast Formatting with Format Painter
        Section 4.8.   Formatting with Styles
        Section 4.9.   Modifying Styles
        Section 4.10.   Managing Style Sets
        Chapter 5.   Themes and Templates
        Section 5.1.   Choosing a Theme
        Section 5.2.   Choosing a Template
        Chapter 6.   Spelling, Grammar, and Reference Tools
        Section 6.1.   Turning on Spelling and Grammar Checking
        Section 6.2.   Checking Spelling
        Section 6.3.   Checking Grammar and Style
        Section 6.4.   Controlling AutoCorrect
        Section 6.5.   Exploring Word's Research Tools
        Section 6.6.   Accessing Word's Thesaurus
        Section 6.7.   Translating Text
        Section 6.8.   Checking Your Word Count
        Chapter 7.   Printing Word Documents
        Section 7.1.   Quick and Easy Printing
        Section 7.2.   Print Preview
        Section 7.3.   Choosing a Printer
        Section 7.4.   Printing to an Adobe PDF File
        Section 7.5.   Faxing with Word
        Section 7.6.   Changing Print Settings
        Section 7.7.   Printing Envelopes
        Section 7.8.   Printing Labels
        Section 7.9.   Setting Print Options
      Part II:   Creating Longer and More Complex Documents
        Chapter 8.   Planning with Outlines
        Section 8.1.   Switching to Outline View
        Section 8.2.   Promoting and Demoting Headings
        Section 8.3.   Moving Outline Items
        Section 8.4.   Showing Parts of Your Outline
        Chapter 9.   Working with Long Documents
        Section 9.1.   Navigating a Large Document
        Section 9.2.   Understanding Sections
        Section 9.3.   Creating a Table of Contents
        Section 9.4.   Creating an Index
        Section 9.5.   Navigating with Hyperlinks
        Section 9.6.   Cross-Referencing Your Document
        Section 9.7.   Cross-Referencing Figures
        Section 9.8.   Creating Footnotes and Endnotes
        Section 9.9.   Inserting Citations and Creating a Bibliography
        Section 9.10.   Working with a Master Document
        Chapter 10.   Organizing Your Information with Tables
        Section 10.1.   Creating Tables
        Section 10.2.   Moving Around a Table
        Section 10.3.   Selecting Parts of a Table
        Section 10.4.   Merging and Splitting Cells
        Section 10.5.   Adjusting Column Width and Row Height
        Section 10.6.   Formatting Tables
        Section 10.7.   Doing Math in Tables
        Chapter 11.   Adding Graphics, Video, and Sound to Your Documents
        Section 11.1.   Drop Caps, Text Boxes, and WordArt
        Section 11.2.   Working with Pictures and Clip Art
        Section 11.3.   Working with SmartArt
        Section 11.4.   Working with Shapes
        Section 11.5.   Inserting Charts and Graphs
        Section 11.6.   Inserting Sound, Video, and Other Objects
        Section 11.7.   Adding Captions and Figure Numbers to Graphics
        Chapter 12.   Mass Mailing with Mail Merge
        Section 12.1.   Understanding Mail Merge Basics
        Section 12.2.   Running the Mail Merge Wizard
        Section 12.3.   Merging to E-Mail
        Section 12.4.   Editing Your Recipient List
        Section 12.5.   Sorting Your Recipient List
        Section 12.6.   Applying Merge Rules
      Part III:   Sharing Documents and Collaborating with Other People
        Chapter 13.   Creating Web Pages and Blogs
        Section 13.1.   Saving Word Documents As Web Pages
        Section 13.2.   Creating a Web Page from Scratch
        Section 13.3.   Web Page Design Tips
        Section 13.4.   Blogging from Word
        Section 13.5.   Setting Web Options
        Chapter 14.   Creating Forms with Word
        Section 14.1.   Creating a Paper Form
        Section 14.2.   Creating a Computer Form
        Section 14.3.   Setting Properties for Content Controls
        Section 14.4.   Testing Your Form
        Chapter 15.   Word's XML Connection
        Section 15.1.   What's XML and Why Should I Care?
        Section 15.2.   XML and Word's New File Format
        Section 15.3.   Tagging Information with Content Controls
        Section 15.4.   Attaching an XML Schema to Your Document
        Chapter 16.   Collaborating with Other People
        Section 16.1.   Adding Comments
        Section 16.2.   Tracking Changes While Editing
        Section 16.3.   Accepting and Rejecting Changes
        Section 16.4.   Removing All Comments and Tracked Changes
        Section 16.5.   Combining and Comparing Documents
        Section 16.6.   Protecting Your Document from Changes
      Part IV:   Customizing Word with Macros and Other Tools
        Chapter 17.   Customizing Your Workspace
        Section 17.1.   Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        Section 17.2.   Creating Keyboard Shortcuts
        Section 17.3.   Personalizing Word Options
        Section 17.4.   Changing Word's Display
        Section 17.5.   Customizing the Save Documents Settings
        Section 17.6.   Changing Editing Options
        Chapter 18.   Changing Your Security Settings
        Section 18.1.   Using Digital Signatures
        Section 18.2.   Customizing Trust Center Settings
        Section 18.3.   Showing Warnings
        Section 18.4.   Removing Personal Information
        Chapter 19.   Introducing Macros and Visual Basic
        Section 19.1.   Showing the Developer Tab
        Section 19.2.   Recording Macros
        Section 19.3.   Running Macros
        Section 19.4.   Reading Visual Basic Code
        Section 19.5.   Using Digital Signatures
        Chapter 20.   Creating Your Own Themes and Templates
        Section 20.1.   Designing Your Own Themes
        Section 20.2.   Designing Document Templates
        Section 20.3.   Using Global Templates
      Part V:   Appendix
        Appendix A.   Word Help and Beyond
        Section A.1.   Using Word's Built-in Help
        Section A.2.   Using Microsoft's Office Web Site
        Section A.3.   Third-Party Web Sites