Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To open multiple files from within the Open dialog box, select files while pressing Shift
(for a continuous selection) or Ctrl (for a noncontiguous selection) and then click the
You might also want to take note of the options available when you click the arrow on
the Open button, such as Open And Repair, which can be used to attempt to open a file
that’s been damaged or corrupted.
In Chapter 7, “Creating and Reusing Content,” you’ll learn more about the various ways you
can add text, files, pictures, and objects to your Word content. This section touches on the
basics, however, so that you can add some of your own data to the new file you create.
The most elementary way of entering content is, of course, to type it. But beyond the
simple hunt-and-peck method, you can add content to your Word document using any of the
• Insert the contents of another Word document or text file. You can insert
the contents of another document into the current document without copying and
pasting by clicking the Object drop-down arrow in the Text group on the Insert tab
and using the Text From File command. The contents of the selected document
are inserted into the currently displayed document (and the originating document
• Use speech recognition. You can use speech recognition to dictate text into your
Word documents (see Figure 3-7). Talking into a high-quality microphone—usually
part of a headset designed for such purposes—and using a combination of your
voice and the mouse, or keyboard, will obtain the best results.
Speech Recognition is available as a part of Windows 7. To begin the process of
training Windows 7—and therefore Office 2010 applications—to recognize your
voice and receive voice commands, On the Start menu, type Speech Recognition
in the search box. Click Windows Speech Recognition to get started.