Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating and Reusing Content
ChAPTER 7
Creating and Reusing Content
Creating Content Today. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Entering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Creating a Cover Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Formatting Text as You Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Positioning Your Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Inserting Symbols and Special Characters . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Inserting Date and Time Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Creating and Using Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Creating Catalogs of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
What’s Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
A t some point in the process, you need to begin to think about how to get the words
on the page—which is really the whole point, right? In the last chapter, you learned
how to make design decisions that affect the way your document will look, how the
content is structured, and whether you want to use columns (and how many) or watermarks
in your file. But whether you love to write, or use just about any reason you can think of to
avoid it, sooner or later you need to get the content into the document. That’s what this
chapter is all about.
Creating Content Today
Today we live and work in a content-rich marketplace. With a wide range of publishing
options available to you, both online and in print, you have a number of channels ready to
distribute what you create, whether you’re working for yourself, for a company, or for a
volunteer group. What do you plan to do with the content you create? You might:
Print and share a document
E-mail the document to clients
Post the document on the Web
Turn the document into a Web page or blog post
Use the content as part of a PowerPoint presentation
Post some of the content—or links back to the entire document—on Twitter or
Facebook
Split up the content and save it as building blocks that you can use in other
documents you create
Use the content as the narration for a presentation, podcast, or video you create
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