SHARED COMPUTING SERVICES Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100Better Documents in Less TimeUpdated 12/14/05Getting Around in Microsoft WordThe Basics Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts • Filenames can have up to 255 • New on the Standard toolbar OR CTRL+Ncreates a new document. characters, including spaces • To create a new document based on a template, go to the File menu and select New… • Filenames cannot include the • To save a document, click Save on the Standard toolbar characters / < > * ? “ ; : | • Press F12 for Save As… OR go to the File menu and select Save OR press CTRL+S. • To view the non-printing characters such as Tab ( ), Enter (¶), or Space (·), click Show/Hide ¶ on the Standard toolbar. • Insert the current date/time from the Insert menu and select Date and Time… OR press ALT+SHIFT+D. • Toggle Overtype mode on/off by pressing INSERT or double-click OVR in the status bar. • To view more buttons on your toolbars, click Toolbar Options . • Customize the menus and toolbars by going to the Tools menu and select Customize… When the Standard and Formatting toolbars are displayed, this option positions the toolbars on two rows in the document window. If cleared, shows basic and frequently used tools on the toolbars. If selected, shows all the commands on the menus. If cleared, shows basic and frequently used commands on the menus. When you select or clear this check box, the setting affects all your Microsoft Office Programs.Views Use Normal view for typing, editing, and formatting text quickly. Page boundaries, headers and footers, backgrounds, drawing objects, and pictures do not appear. Use Web Layout view when you are creating a Web page or a document that is viewed on the screen. Use Print Layout view to see how text, graphics, and other elements will be positioned on the printed page. Useful for editing headers and footers, adjusting margins, and for working with columns and drawing objects. Use Outline view to look at the structure of a document and to move, copy, and reorganize text by dragging headings.
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100Better Word Documents in Less Time (Word 2003 only) Use Reading Layout to display your document like pages in a book. The pages are designed to fit well on your screen.Quick Navigation and SelectionNavigate • Go to the beginning. Press HOME to move the cursor to the beginning of a line or CTRLHOME to move to the beginning of the document • Go to the end. Press END to move the cursor to the end of a line or CTRLEND to move to the end of the document. • Move one word at a time. Hold CTRL when using the left or right arrow keys ( or ). • Move one paragraph at a time. Hold CTRL when using the up or down arrow keys ( or ). • Go to. Double-click the left end of the status bar (where you see the page number) OR go to the Edit menu and select Go To… OR press CTRL+G OR click Browse Select and click Go To .Select • Select a Word. Double-click a word to select it. • Select a Sentence. Ctrl-click the sentence to select it. • Select a Paragraph. Triple-click the paragraph to select it. • Select All. Press CTRL+A to select all the text (also found in the Edit menu and choose Select All). • Using the keyboard. Hold SHIFT when using the arrows keys to select text.Work with Multiple Documents Print Envelopes & Labels • To view a list of all documents you have open, go to 1. Go to the Tools menu, Letters and Mailings and the Window menu. select Envelopes and Labels… • To view all open documents tiled horizontally, from 2. Select the Envelope or Label tab. the Window menu, select Arrange All. 3. Type the address and click Print . • To open a document you’ve recently worked on, go to the File menu and select the document from the bottom of the menu.Manage Documents from within Word 1. Copy or move files while in the Open or Save As dialog boxes by right-clicking the document and select either Copy or Cut. 2. Then navigate to the correct folder, right-click and select Paste.Add a shortcut to the My Places bar Delete a shortcut from the My Places bar 1. On the File menu, click Open. 1. On the File menu, click Open. 2. In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet 2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you location that contains the folder where you want to want to delete, and then click Remove. create a shortcut to in the My Places bar. You can only delete shortcuts that youve added to the 3. Click the desired folder, click Tools, and then click Add My Places bar. You cannot delete default places such as My to "My Places". Your shortcut appears in the My Places Documents. bar to the left of the folder and files list.Rearrange shortcuts on the My Places bar Change the size of icons on the My Places bar 1. On the File menu, click Save As. 1. On the File menu, click Save As. 2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you 2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu. on the shortcut menu.page 2 Shared Computing Services
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100 Better Word Documents in Less TimeEditing and FormattingLayout the Page • Go to the File menu and select Page Setup… OR double-click the gray margin area of the ruler bar. • Margins can also be adjusted from the Ruler bar (if not visible, go to the View menu and select Ruler). Place your cursor on the division of the gray and white to get a resizing arrow, then click and drag to adjust the margin. Press ALT while adjusting the margin to see the exact measurements.The Wonders of Cut, Copy and PasteClick Copy on Standard toolbar Click Cut on Standard toolbar Click Paste on the Standard toolbarOR on the Edit menu and select Copy OR on the Edit menu and select Cut OR on the Edit menu and select PasteOR press CTRL+C OR press CTRL+X OR press CTRL+VOR right-click and select Copy OR right-click and select Cut OR right-click and select PasteSmart Tags: The Paste Options button appears below a Drag and Drop.block of pasted text. When you click the button, a list appears 1. Select the text to move or copy.that lets you specify how Word pastes the information into 2. Use the right-mouse button to click and hold theyour document. The available options depend on the type of highlighted text and drag it to a new location.content you are pasting, the program you are pasting from, 3. When you release the mouse button, select eitherand the format of the text where you are pasting. Move Here or Copy Here from the shortcut menu that appears.Copy and Paste Multiple ItemsCopy Multiple Items 1. Make sure that the Microsoft Office Clipboard is displayed in the task pane (click Office Clipboard on the Edit menu). Click Options , and then make sure the Collect Without Showing Office Clipboard option is checked. 2. Select the first item and copy. Continue copying items until you have collected all of the items you want (up to 24). To copy multiple items that arentPaste Collected Items next to each other, you can select one 1. Make sure that the Microsoft Office Clipboard is displayed in the task pane item, hold down CTRL, and then select (click Office Clipboard on the Edit menu). the next item. Then, you can copy and 2. Click where you want the items to be pasted. You can paste collected items paste them as you would any item. into any Microsoft Office program. 3. Click the item you want to paste OR click Paste All .Paste SpecialYou can specify how you want to paste items by selectingoptions in the Paste Special dialog box.Inserts or embeds the Clipboard contents at theinsertion point in the format you select in the As box.Shared Computing Services page 3
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100Better Word Documents in Less TimeFormat Text Format Paragraphs • Go to the Format menu and select Font. • Go to the Format menu and select Paragraph OR right-click the selected text and choose Font. OR right-click the paragraph and select Paragraph • Use the Formatting toolbar for the font type • Use the Formatting toolbar for the Alignment , size , and style or to turn on/off the Bullets and Numbering or highlighter . Indentation .Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts Tips, Tricks and ShortcutsTo do this Press To do this PressBold CTRL+B Single line spacing CTRL+1Italics CTRL+I Double line spacing CTRL+2Underline CTRL+U 1.5 line spacing CTRL+5Increase font size CTRL+> Left alignment CTRL+LDecrease font size CTRL+< Right alignment CTRL+R Center alignment CTRL+ECopy and Paste FormattingFormat Painter 1. Select the text that contains the formatting you’d like to copy. 2. Click Format Painter (CTRL+SHIFT+C)on the Standard toolbar to turn it on. Double-click the button is you’d like it to remain on for multiple applications. 3. Select the text you’d like to have the formatting applied to (CTRL+SHIFT+V).Add Special Symbols 1. Go to the Insert menu and select Symbol… Use the (normal text) font to find international characters. Common dingbat fonts include Monotype Sorts, Webdings, and Windings. Includes characters such as en dash or em dash and non-breaking space Select the font to use If you use this symbol a lot, add it to AutoCorrect If you use this symbol a lot, learn the shortcut key to insert the symbol without opening the Symbol windowpage 4 Shared Computing Services
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100 Better Word Documents in Less TimeUnderstanding Tabs Tab stops positioned along the horizontal ruler. A Left Tab stop sets the start position of text that will then run to the right as you type. A Center Tab stop sets the position of the middle of the text. Text centers on this position as you type. A Right Tab stop sets the right end of the text. As you type, the text moves to the left. A Decimal Tab stop aligns numbers around a decimal point. Independent of the number of digits, the decimal point will be in the The tab selector button. same position. (You can align numbers around a decimal character Click to cycle through all only; you cannot use the decimal tab to align numbers around a the types of tab stops. different character, such as a hyphen or an ampersand symbol.) A Bar Tab stop is the odd one out because it doesnt position text. It inserts a vertical bar at the tab position.Set a Tab Stop 1. Go to the Format menu and select Tabs… 2. Type the measurement for the stop, the tab stop type and line leader. 3. Click Set to apply the tab stop. If you add additional tab stops, you must click Set after each tab stop. 4. When finished, click OK and you’ll see your tab stops set on the ruler.OR 1. Click the tab selector until it displays the type of tab you want 2. Click on the ruler bar where you want the tab stop. A mark will be placed on the ruler.Edit a Tab Stop 1. Click-and-drag the mark on the ruler to a new location OR Go to the Format menu and select Tabs… Select the tab to be moved and type a new measurement. 2. Double-click the tab or go to the Format menu and select Tabs…, select the tab and then select the new type or leader.Delete a Tab Stop 1. Drag the mark off the ruler into your document. OR Go to the Format menu and select Tabs… Select the tab and click Clear . Clear All will delete all tabs set for the paragraph(s) you have selected.Automatic FormattingHow to Use Those Squiggly LinesGreen recognizes grammatical errors and Red recognizes spelling errors.Correct errors by right-clicking the underlined word and select the correct option from the shortcut menu. 1. Find all errors in a document quickly by double-clicking the Spell It icon in the Status bar. 2. After making the correction, double-click the icon again to move to the next error. If the icon displays a red , there are no errors. If it displays a red , there are errors in your document.Make Word Do It for YouUse AutoCorrect 1. Go to the Tools menu and select AutoCorrect Options. 2. Add your own entries to AutoCorrect when doing a spell-check (look for the AutoCorrect option when you right-click) or in the Check Spelling dialog box. 3. Type the incorrect spelling or abbreviation in the Replace: field and the corrected word or phrase in the With: field. • Smart Tags: The AutoCorrect Options button first appears when you rest the pointer near text that was automatically corrected.Shared Computing Services page 5
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100Better Word Documents in Less TimeUse AutoText 1. Select the text to be saved. 2. From the Insert menu, move to AutoText and select New or press CTRL+F3. 3. Give the entry a name and click OK . • To restore an AutoText entry, begin typing the name until you see the tool tip with your entry and then press ENTER OR From the Insert menu, move to AutoText and select AutoText, select the entry and click OK .Understanding Undo and RedoUndo on the Standard toolbar (also located under the Redo on the Standard toolbar (also located under theEdit menu or press CTRL+Z) — undo any actions you’ve Edit menu or press CTRL+Y) — redo any actions you’veperformed since you opened the document. performed since you opened the document.• Press F4 to repeat your last action.Automatic Documents (Wizards) 1. Go to the File menu and select New… Save time by using ready-made templates 2. Choose the type of document, then select the You can get your work done faster by starting from a appropriate wizard and select OK . professionally created template. The Microsoft Office Online 3. Follow the steps, completing the information as Template Web site has hundreds of sample documents and requested. templates Visit http://office.microsoft.com and click the link to the Template Gallery.The Final TouchesUse the Thesaurus 1. Select the word to find the synonym or antonym for. 2. Go to the Tools menu and select Language, then Thesaurus…. 3. Select the correct meaning of the word. 4. Select the word to replace with. 5. Click when finished to replace words.page 6 Shared Computing Services
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100 Better Word Documents in Less TimeFind and Replace TextFindGo to the Edit menu and select Find OR press CTRL+F. ---Type the word or phrase you’re looking for here--- Click to find all occurrences of the word or phrase. If the first Click to expand the window and occurrence is not the one you’re look for a specific font style, looking for, click again to go to paragraph format or special the next occurrence.ReplaceGo to the Edit menu and select Replace OR press CTRL+H. Click to find the first occurrence ---Type the word or phrase you’re looking for here--- of the word or phrase. If the first occurrence is not the one you’re looking for, click again to go to ---Type the word or phrase to replace the above with here--- the next occurrence. If left empty, it will delete all occurrences of the above throughout your document Click to replace the currently selected occurrence or to replace all occurrences at onceCreate Headers and Footers • Go to the View menu and select Headers and Footers. The header and footer sections will open and the document text will be grayed out. The Header and Footer toolbar will open. • Edit a Header or Footer by double-clicking the area. Switch between header and footer will Insert the current Format the page move the insertion point to the header Insert the print time page number numbering style or footer of the current section Move to the header or footer of the Insert the total Insert the print date previous or next section number of pages Show or hide the document text Same as previous will repeat the Format the page layout for header or footer from the headers and footers previous sectionShared Computing Services page 7
Microsoft Word XP/2003, Level 100Better Word Documents in Less TimeReady to Print • Click Print Preview on the Standard toolbar OR go to the File menu and select Print Preview. • Exit Print Preview by clicking Close on the toolbar. • Print one copy of your document on the default printer by clicking Print on the Standard toolbar. • Change your print options by going to the File menu and select Print OR press CTRL+P. This is the page the insertion point is on, not necessarily the page you are viewing.page 8 Shared Computing Services