A Guide to Word Tutorials

Part 1: Word Tutorials for Beginners

The following is an outline of Word tutorials. If you have no experience with Microsoft Word and want to start from the beginning, or if you have some experience with it but want to become more proficient, then you’ve come to the right place.

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1. Intro to Word
-Opening the program
-Toolbars
-The Standard Toolbar Buttons
-The Formatting Toolbar Buttons
-The Task Pane
-The Status Bar


2. Working Within the Document
-Entering and Editing Text
-Guide to Document Views
-Changing the Document View
-Navigating through documents
-Selecting Text
-Cutting, Copying, & Pasting Text
-Moving Text
-Splitting the Document Area

3. Find/Replace
-Using Wildcards in Find and Replace

4. Formatting Text
-Fonts
-Paragraphs
-Inserting Breaks


5. Using Shortcut Keys
-Frequently Used Shortcut Keys
-Basic Navigational Shortcut Keys
-More Shortcut Keys


6. Working With Documents
-Opening/Saving
-The Save As... command
-Using Word's versioning feature
-Printing documents
-Previewing printed documents
-Printing Selections
-Working with Multiple Documents
-Eliminating Document Buttons
-Tips for naming files
-Searching for Files
-Keeping documents organized


7. Getting Help
-The Help Center
-The Office Assistant
-The Wizards



Please note that these were developed for Word 2002, the version included in Office XP. While most of the introductory information and the basic commands will apply to most versions of Word, not all features will be available to users who have a version released prior to 2002. If you have a question about a feature, your first resource should be the help files included with your installation of Word. They can be accessed by using the F1 key.

 

Edited by: Martin Hendrikx

It is quite possible to create documents without having to change any of the settings – you can work around most of the formatting and options the program tries to impose on you, and your results will be decent.

But why settle for decent when you can have a top-notch document without much added effort?

With the intermediate Word tutorials, we learn how to customize documents and then move on to customizing your settings, so that Word responds more effectively to your input.


1. Working with Margins

2. Changing the Page Orientation

3. Changing the Paper Size

4. Spelling and Grammar
-Working with dictionaries


5. The Thesaurus

6. Headers and Footers

7. Working with Columns

8. Inserting Outlook Contact Information

9. Inserting Non-text Objects
-Clipart
-Photographs
-Using Word to Edit Photographs
-Controlling Image Sizes
-Textboxes
-Adding watermarks

10. Customizing Word
-Window Features
-AutoCorrect
-AutoText
-Enabling/Disabling AutoComplete
-Saving Word Settings

11. Templates
-Creating
-Downloading Templates
-Changing Default Document Template

12. Smart Tags

13. Document Properties
-Adding a preview image

14. Speech Recognition
-Training
-Dictation Mode
-Command Mode

15. Handwriting Recognition

16. Checking for Consistency

17. Inserting Comments in Documents

Please note that these were developed for Word 2002, the version included in Office XP. While most of the introductory information and the basic commands will apply to most versions, not all features will be available to users who have a version released prior to 2002. If you have a question about a feature, your first resource should be the help files included with your installation of Word. They can be accessed by using the F1 key.

Now that you’ve learned the basics and customized your settings to get the most out of your work, it is time to start looking beyond producing simple documents. From automating commands to publishing your work on the web to integrating with the other Office components, these Word tutorials cover it all.


1. Mail Merge
-Using the mail merge wizard
-Merging Excel data sources with Word documents
-Merging Outlook contacts with Word documents
-Moving mail merge documents


2. Fields and Forms

3. Charts & Tables
-Using the wizard
-Creating and Editing
-Integrating with Excel


4. Macros
-Introduction to Macros
-Planning Your Macro
-Recording Your Macro
-Assigning Shortcut Keys to Macros
-Creating Macro Toolbar Buttons

5. Special Characters
-Assigning Shortcut Keys to Symbols


6. Word and the Web
-Hyperlinks
-HTML
-XML


7. Integrating with other Office Components
-Using Word as an Email Editor
-Using the Outlook Address Book
-Inserting Excel Worksheets into a Word Document
-Sharing documents with PowerPoint
-Word and Access


8. Numbered & Bulleted Lists

9. Outlines

10. Endnotes and Footnotes

11. Track Changes

12. Comparing and Merging Documents

13. Translating Text into Other Languages

14. VBA




Please note that these were developed for Word 2002, the version included in Office XP. While most of the introductory information and the basic commands will apply to most versions, not all features will be available to users who have a version released prior to 2002. If you have a question about a feature, your first resource should be the help files included with your installation of Word. They can be accessed by using the F1 key.