Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 7: Inside Word 2010
CHAPTER 7
Inside Word 2010
What’s in a Word Document? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Working in an Appropriate Document View . . . . . . . . . 193
Creating and Editing Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Navigating in Word Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Searching Within a Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Making Your Documents Look Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Giving Your Documents a Consistent Appearance . . . . 224
Adding Pictures and Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Working with Bulleted and Numbered Lists . . . . . . . . . 240
Checking Grammar and Spelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Futurists have long predicted the “paperless office,” a prognostication that obviously
has not come to pass. Much of the paper that we continue to spew out comes from
word-processing programs, a core computer task going back even further than the
personal computer revolution that began in the early 1980s. In the early days, of course, a
“word processor” processed only words and text. A modern word-processing program like
Word 2010 melds text and graphics in ways that used to be possible only with high-end
desktop-publishing programs.
Should the paperless office ever become a reality, computer users’ reliance on Word won’t
diminish, because it’s also ideal for creating online documents, including blog posts and
documents distributed in PDF, XPS, and other electronic formats.
In this chapter, our focus is on how you build and format documents—regardless of the
final output medium. We cover the basics of creating a document, searching and
navigating in a document, adding commonly used elements such as pictures and lists, and
formatting to improve a document’s appearance and readability.
In the three chapters that follow, we cover more complex formatting tasks, explain Word’s
features for reviewing and sharing documents, and wrap up our Word coverage with a
compendium of advanced topics.
What’s in a Word Document?
A “document” in Word can be any in a wide range of items, including letters of
correspondence, brochures, reports, books, forms, certificates, and other items that typically end up
being printed on paper. In addition, Word is an ideal tool for producing documents that
usually appear only on-screen, such as blog posts and web pages. There’s not much in
common among these disparate document types, although most contain primarily text,
perhaps embellished with some pictures or other graphics.
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