Synopses & Reviews
Writing on a computer isn't such a big deal anymore. In fact, today it's the typewriter that gets the double take. Chances are very good that if you're going to write anything, you'll be using a computer with word processing software, and you'll very likely be using a PC with some variation of Windows and Microsoft Word to help you.
But Word is such a massive program that does much more than merely process words. Do you really need to know all the bells and whistles, the command options and the typographical mumbo jumbo? Probably not. If you're like most Word users, all you want to know is a few answers to some tiny questions.
For this, you've found your book. Word 2002 For Dummies will show you the basics of using this dynamic program and have you quickly doing things like
- Saving your stuff
- Cutting and pasting a block of text
- Quickly finding your place in a large document
- Aligning paragraphs
- Throwing together a quick yet elegant table
- Using a document template
Remember, there's nothing scary about Word. Nothing dangerous. It just may be unfamiliar to you. This guide makes it familiar, providing you with critical information such as
- The bare essentials of Word, including moving the cursor, editing text, searching and replacing, marking blocks, and spell checking.
- Formatting text . . . characters, lines, paragraphs, pages, and entire documents.
- Sprucing up your document with borders, shading, tables, columns, and other interesting goobers.
- Creating stuff, from letters and envelopes to greeting cards and labels.
You don't need to be a technogeek to master the workings of Microsoft Word. But you do need some guidance. Let our informative yet not-too-serious computer guru, Dan Gookin – author of the very first For Dummies book and 80 other computer titles – show you the way.
The number one book used by Word beginners, this guide will hit the shelves with updated information on the newest release of Microsoft Word. Gookin walks readers through the tips, tricks, and wizards that make using Word a snap. 250 illustrations.
Packed with timesaving tips, tricks, and shortcuts
Save time with the new speech-recognition capabilities
Get the scoop on the latest version and get up and running fast Word 2002 comes loaded with all kinds of features and this friendly guide shows you how to make the most of them. From basic editing and formatting to fancy stuff like voice recognition, printing labels, and creating an index, Dan Gookin's humorous, easy-to-understand style makes it simple to become a Word whiz.
Discover how to: Customize Word for the way you work Take advantage of templates and wizards Build and edit tables with ease Create brochures, invitations, and more Troubleshoot typical problems
The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun
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"Word 2002 for Dumies" attacks the program from the beginners' side as it shows new users the essentials of building, reviewing and adding new features to Word 2002 documents. It offersavice on ways to customize Word 2002 and covers all the enhanced features, such as digital signatures.
About the Author
Dan Gookin is the author of more than 80 computer books, including the 3-million-copy bestseller PCs For Dummies and the first book in the For Dummies series, DOS For Dummies.
Table of Contents
PART I: Hello, Word!
Chapter 1: The Big Picture.
Chapter 2: How Most Folks Use Word.
Chapter 3: Basic Movement.
Chapter 4: Basic Editing.
Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That.
Chapter 6: Working with Blocks of Text.
Chapter 7: Minding Your Ps and Qs.
Chapter 8: Basic Document Tricks.
Chapter 9: Getting It Down on Paper.
Chapter 10: Tips from a Word Guru.
PART II: Letting Word Do the Formatting Work.
Chapter 11: Formatting Characters, Fonts, and Text.
Chapter 12: Formatting Paragraphs.
Chapter 13: Formatting Tabs.
Chapter 14: Formatting Pages.
Chapter 15: Formatting Documents.
Chapter 16: Working with Styles.
Chapter 17: Working with Templates.
Chapter 18: Formatting and Spiffing-Up Tricks.
PART III: Sprucing Up Your Document.
Chapter 19: Borders, Boxes, and Shading.
Chapter 20: Building Tables.
Chapter 21: Folding Your Text into Columns.
Chapter 22: Lots o' Lists o' Stuff.
Chapter 23: Picture This.
Chapter 24: Inserting Objects.
PART IV: Land of the Fun and Strange.
Chapter 25: Listen to Me, Stupid!
Chapter 26: Working with an Outline.
Chapter 27: Collaboration Tricks.
Chapter 28: Working with Documents.
Chapter 29: Modifying Word's Appearance.
PART V: Creating Lotsa Stuff in Word.
Chapter 30: Just Your Basic Letter and Envelope.
Chapter 31: Brochures and Greeting Cards.
Chapter 32: Making Some Labels.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 33: The Ten Commandments of Word.
Chapter 34: Ten Truly Bizarre Things.
Chapter 35: Ten Cool Tricks.
Chapter 36: Ten Things Worth Remembering.
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