Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Opening an Existing File
You can work with these placeholders and other contents as follows to fi nish your
document:
Graphics placeholders: The box in Figure 4.7 that says Photograph Here is a
placeholder for a graphic. Click the placeholder to select it, click the Insert tab on the
Ribbon, and then click the Pictures or Online Pictures choice in the Illustrations
group to select a replacement item. Chapter 9, “Adding Tables and Graphics to a
Document,” provides more information about working with artwork in your Word
documents.
Labels for text: Some templates include lists of items with a colon after each.
Clicking to the right of the colon for any of the label item places the insertion
point at a precise position, ready for you to enter the text to go with the label.
Bracketed or gray fi eld placeholders: Template text that appears with square
brackets and sometimes gray shading, such as the [Date], [Photo Caption], and
other such fi elds shown in Figure 4.7, may be either content controls or text form
fi elds. Clicking one of these placeholders selects the entire placeholder, and then
any text you type replaces the placeholder contents.
Content controls: These types of controls may feature automation such as a date
picker, graphic selector, or linked entries. Click the control and make a selection or
type to use it.
Other text: You can supplement the template’s contents by adding your own text
anywhere in the document.
Styles: Templates also include predefi ned styles (formatting) that you can apply
to text that you add. See Chapter 7, “Using Styles to Create a Great Looking
Document,” to learn more about applying styles to text.
Opening an Existing File
Even the best writers revisit their work to edit and improve it. You will typically work on a
given Word document any number of times, whether to correct spelling and grammar errors,
rearrange information, update statistics and other details, or polish up the formatting.
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You learned in Chapter 2 that you can choose File Open to display a list of Recent documents,
which you can pin or unpin for faster access. The left pane of the Word 2013 Start screen
displays the list of Recent documents as well, and you can also pin and unpin fi les there by
clicking the pushpin icon that appears when you point to the right side of the fi le name.
As you might guess, you can open an existing fi le by clicking it in the Recent fi les list on
either the Word Start screen or the Open screen.
 
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