While Microsoft hasmade somenoticeable changesto their latestrelease of Office,we hope that withthe assistance ofthis guide yourtransition will notbe too intimidating. 2
WHAT’S NEW• Word 2007 presents a new user- interface which is quite different than previous versions of Word.• In this lecture will provide you with some basic information about the new look and features available in Word 2007 in order to help you get started.
The Ribbon - Upon launching Word 2007 for the first timethe most noticeable change is likely Microsoft’s replacement of thetraditional toolbars and menus with the Ribbon. The Ribbonpresents you with a panel of commands which are organized intoa set of tabs (known as the Tab Bar). Each task-oriented tabpresents groupings of tasks and their associated subtasks..
The Microsoft Office Button - The Microsoft OfficeButton has replaced the File menu in earlier versions of Word. Byclicking on this button, you are presented with the commandspreviously found in the File menu of Word 2003, including New,Open, Save, Save As, Print and Close. In addition, some of thesecommands include an expandable menu to provide additionaloptions.
Contextual tab tools enable you to work with anobject that you select on the page, such as a table,picture, or drawing. When you click the object, thepertinent set of contextual tabs appear in an accentcolor next to the standard tabs.
Mini Toolbar – The Mini Toolbar pops up whenever text isselected. This new feature provides easy access to the mostcommonly used formatting commands in Word. The toolbar willalso appear when you right-click on a selection of text. Initially, thetoolbar is semitransparent to allow you a nearly unobstructed viewof the text beneath, and becomes opaque when the mouse pointermoves over it.
ScreenTips are small windows that displaydescriptive text when you rest the pointer on acommand or control.
The Status bar appears at the very bottom of your window andprovides such information as the current page and the number of wordsin your document. You can change what displays on the Status bar byright-clicking on the Status bar and selecting the options you want fromthe Customize Status Bar menu. You click a menu item to select it. Youclick it again to deselect it. A check mark next to an item means it isselected.
Quick AccessQuick Access Toolbar - The Quick AccessToolbar is a customizable toolbar which containsshortcuts for commonly used tools. You have theability to add and remove the toolbar buttons basedon your personal preferences.
Live Previews• Quickly see formatting changes before you apply them• Can be confusing if you aren’t aware of this feature 15
File Format (Open XML)• The Microsoft Office suite applications now use a new file format as the default file format.• Documents created in Word 2007 will use a file extension of .docx (compared to .doc in previous versions).• Based on XML, this format uses the ZIP file container, which is compressed and up to 75% smaller than previous Office file formats. Additionally, Word 2007 is able• Improved recovery of damaged files
What happened to Times New Roman? Add these steps to make 2003 aUse Word 2003 styles in Word 2007 default1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , 10. On the Home tab, locate the and then click New. Styles group, then click Change2. Double-click on Blank document Styles. to create a new document. 11. Then click Set as Default.3. On the Home tab, locate the Styles group, and then click Change Styles.4. Then go to Style Set.5. Click on Word 2003 Quick Style set.6. The gallery of Quick Styles will change to reflect the new Quick Style set.7. If you want to use Word 2003 Source: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/12/11/switch-and- font, then on the Home tab, in the 17 change-back-to-office-2003-default-font-and-style-set- Styles group, click Change in-office-word-2007/ Styles.