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Teach yourself Microsoft Word 2000
Underdahl, Keith.
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Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

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xxi, 391 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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Z52.5.M52 U54 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Computer Books

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When you need answers fast, turn to Teach Yourself Microsoft Word 2000. The book's short, clear steps and detailed illustrations make understanding the Word 2000 essentials easy -- and fun. You learn how to create professional looking documents in minutes, use templates and macros to save time and effort, liven up your documents with images from the Clip Gallery, handle long projects and mail merge efficiently, and convert Word documents to HTML and publish them on the Web.

Author Notes

About the Author Keith Underdahl is an author and electronic publishing specialist who lives in Albany, Oregon. Keith specializes in the publication of historic texts on CD-ROM for a variety of computer platforms. He uses Microsoft Word as his primary editing tool when preparing documents for reading by third-party software. Keith has served as both a writer and a technical editor on dozens of computer titles from IDG Books Worldwide. When he is not goofing off with computers, Keith works as the Pacific Northwest editor for Street Bike Magazine, a motorcycle magazine serving the western United States.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Teach Yourselfp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part I Learning Common Word Tasksp. 3
Chapter 1 Understanding Word Basicsp. 5
Opening and Closing Wordp. 6
Using the Menu Barp. 8
Using Toolbarsp. 10
Using Shortcut Menusp. 12
Using Dialog Boxesp. 14
Controlling the Word Windowp. 16
Moving Around in Your Documentsp. 18
Using the Document Mapp. 20
Chapter 2 Customizing Wordp. 25
Choosing Custom Setup Optionsp. 26
Setting Key Optionsp. 28
Changing the Viewp. 32
Adding New Toolbar Buttonsp. 34
Creating New Toolbarsp. 36
Creating Shortcut Keysp. 38
Chapter 3 Managing Filesp. 43
Opening and Closing Filesp. 44
Saving Filesp. 46
Creating New Foldersp. 48
Renaming Filesp. 50
Switching Between Open Documentsp. 52
Working with Other File Formatsp. 54
Chapter 4 Getting Helpp. 61
Using the Office Assistantp. 62
Using the Help Contents and Indexp. 64
Using the Answer Wizardp. 66
Using Wizardsp. 68
Using Microsoft's Online Resourcesp. 70
Part II Creating Documentsp. 77
Chapter 5 Creating Your First Documentp. 79
Entering Textp. 80
Setting Up the Pagep. 82
Selecting Textp. 86
Inserting Breaksp. 88
Using Special Characters and Symbolsp. 90
Numbering Your Pagesp. 94
Chapter 6 Using Document Templatesp. 99
Using a Template to Create a New Documentp. 100
Creating a Fax Cover Sheetp. 102
Creating a Resumep. 104
Using Templates from Old Versions of Wordp. 106
Creating a New Templatep. 108
Modifying a Templatep. 110
Chapter 7 Formatting Your Documentsp. 115
Working with Fontsp. 116
Changing Character Sizesp. 118
Using Special Character Formattingp. 120
Formatting Paragraphsp. 124
Setting Tabsp. 128
Applying Stylesp. 130
Creating Stylesp. 132
Chapter 8 Using Tablesp. 137
Creating a Tablep. 138
Formatting Tablesp. 140
Formatting Cellsp. 142
Selecting Cellsp. 144
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columnsp. 146
Resizing Cellsp. 148
Chapter 9 Working with Graphicsp. 153
Inserting Graphicsp. 154
Using Clipartp. 156
Using WordArtp. 158
Using Drawing Objectsp. 160
Moving and Resizing Graphicsp. 164
Formatting Graphicsp. 166
Part III Editing Your Documentsp. 171
Chapter 10 Making Basic Correctionsp. 173
Editing Textp. 174
Inserting Textp. 176
Deleting Text and Objectsp. 178
Moving and Copying Text and Objectsp. 180
Using Undo and Redop. 182
Chapter 11 Checking Your Spelling and Grammarp. 187
Using the Spelling Checkerp. 188
Customizing the Dictionaryp. 190
Using the Grammar Checkerp. 192
Turning Off the Spelling and Grammar Checkersp. 194
Using the Thesaurusp. 196
Chapter 12 Using AutoCorrect and AutoTextp. 201
Setting AutoCorrect Optionsp. 202
Creating AutoCorrect Itemsp. 204
Deleting AutoCorrect Itemsp. 206
Using AutoText and AutoCompletep. 208
Inserting Dates and Timesp. 210
Using AutoFormatp. 212
Chapter 13 Using Find and Replacep. 217
Using Findp. 218
Replacing Textp. 220
Using Wildcardsp. 222
Using Find and Replace to Change Formattingp. 226
Using Find and Replace to Change Formatting Continuedp. 228
Part IV Publishing Documentsp. 233
Chapter 14 Printing a Documentp. 235
Basic Printing Techniquesp. 236
Using Print Previewp. 238
Controlling Your Printerp. 240
Printing Parts of a Documentp. 242
Printing Multiple Copies of a Documentp. 244
Printing to a Filep. 246
Chapter 15 Printing Labels and Envelopesp. 251
Formatting Labelsp. 252
Entering Graphics on Labelsp. 254
Printing Labelsp. 256
Formatting Envelopesp. 258
Printing an Envelopep. 260
Chapter 16 Creating and Publishing a Web Pagep. 265
Using the Web Toolbarp. 266
Viewing Web Pagesp. 268
Creating a Basic Web Pagep. 270
Using Tables in Web Documentsp. 274
Inserting Graphicsp. 276
Creating Linksp. 278
Preparing Your Web Pages for Publicationp. 280
Using WS-FTPp. 282
Part V Using Advanced Word Featuresp. 287
Chapter 17 Using Mail Mergep. 289
Creating a Main Documentp. 290
Creating a Data Sourcep. 292
Merging Documentsp. 294
Using a Microsoft Access File as Your Data Sourcep. 296
Chapter 18 Using Advanced Formattingp. 301
Creating a Numbered or Bulleted Listp. 302
Formatting a Numbered or Bulleted Listp. 306
Using Headers and Footersp. 310
Using Borders and Shadingp. 314
Working with Columnsp. 316
Creating Outlinesp. 318
Using Footnotesp. 322
Counting Wordsp. 324
Tracking Changesp. 326
Chapter 19 Linking and Embedding Objectsp. 333
Linking Objectsp. 334
Linking an Excel Worksheetp. 336
Updating Linked Objectsp. 338
Embedding Objectsp. 340
Editing Embedded Objectsp. 342
Chapter 20 Using Macrosp. 347
Creating New Macrosp. 348
Running a Macrop. 352
Managing Your Macrosp. 354
Editing a Macrop. 356
Personal Workbook Answersp. 360
Indexp. 377