Word 2007: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2007 - 502 pages

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.

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Updated to incorporate that latest features, tools and functions of the new version of the popular word processing software,a detailed manual explains all the basics,as well as how to create sophisticated page layouts, use graphics and create book-length documents with outlines and Master Documents. Original. (All Users) 

Contents

Introduction
1
Creating Opening and Saving Documents
11
Entering and Editing Text
35
Margins Page Breaks and More
63
Formatting Text Paragraphs and Headings
93
Themes and Templates
125
Spelling Grammar and Reference Tools
141
Printing Word Documents
163
Mass Mailing with Mail Merge
289
Creating Web Pages and Blogs
315
Creating Forms with Word
335
Words XML Connection
353
Collaborating with Other People
365
Customizing Your Workspace
391
Changing Your Security Settings
413
Introducing Macros and Visual Basic
433

Planning with Outlines
185
Working with Long Documents
195
Organizing Your Information with Tables
235
Adding Graphics Video and Sound to Your Documents
257
Creating Your Own Themes and Templates
449
Word Help and Beyond
479
Index
487
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Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.

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