Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 10: Word 2010 Inside Out
CHAPTER 10
Word 2010 Inside Out
Applying Advanced Text-Formatting Capabilities . . . . . 307
Using Word to Create and Edit Blog Posts . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Combining Documents and Data with Mail Merge . . . 319
Printing a Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Using Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Using Fields to Automate Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Our Favorite Word Tweaks and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
In the first three chapters of this section about Word, we cover the basic tasks that nearly
anyone who uses Word—whether casual user or full-time writer—needs to master to be
proficient. We follow a steady progression from simple tasks to complex documents. In
this chapter, we dig deeper. The format is a bit more freewheeling, as we cover a range of
advanced, but largely unrelated, topics. These are the ones that’ll make you go “Wow!”
We look at some advanced text-formatting capabilities that traditionally have been the
realm of desktop publishing and high-end typesetting programs. We show how to use
Word to manage your blog. Another topic we tackle in this chapter is mail merge, a task
that has confounded word-processing users for a long time; we try to bring some clarity to
the subject. We also look at building blocks and fields, features that help you to add
content to your document and keep it fresh.
Finally, we describe some of our favorite Word tweaks and tips.
Applying Advanced Text-Formatting Capabilities
Earlier in this topic, we described how to format text in any Office program (see “Applying
Text Formatting” on page 123) and showed additional formatting options and techniques that
are unique to Word (see “Formatting Text” on page 216). But we’re not done with this subject
yet. Word 2010 includes still more options for dressing up the text in your documents. You
probably won’t use these effects every day, but when you do have occasion to use them,
the results can be spectacular.
Applying Shadows, Reflections, and Other Text Effects
Word has several types of effects that can be applied to document text:
Outline effects add a border around each text character in a color, weight, and line
style that you select.
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