Microsoft Word 2007 - Know the MS Word-2007?, Word-2007 Application Window
|Know the MS Word-2007?|
|Microsoft Word is a word processor that is incredibly powerful and amazingly simple to use. An in depth we will just be looking at some of its most basic features here, as well as some tools especially appealing for you. Microsoft word is a word-processing software that allows user to create, edit, and print documents using a computer.|
|Of all computer applications, word processing is the most common. To perform word processing, you need a computer, a special program called a word processor. A word processor enables you to create a document, store it electronically on a memory, display it on a screen, modify it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard, and print it on a printer.|
Microsoft Word 2007 release includes several changes, including a new XML-based file format, a redesigned interface, an integrated equation editor and bibliographic management. Additionally, an XML data bag was introduced, accessible via the object model and file format, called Custom XML - this can be used in conjunction with a new feature called Content Controls to implement structured documents.
Word 2007 uses a new file format called docx. Word 2000-2003 users on Windows systems can install a free add-on called the "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack" to be able to open, edit, and save the new Word 2007 files. Instead Word 2007 can save to the old doc format of Word 97-2003.It is also possible to run Word 2007 on Linux using Wine.
|It also has contextual tabs, which are functionality specific only to the object with focus, and many other features like Live Preview (which enables you to view the document without making any permanent changes), Mini Toolbar, Super-tooltips, Quick Access toolbar, SmartArt, etc.|
|What's New in Word 2007?|
|The introduction of Microsoft Office 2007 marks the first major change to the user interface.|
|Microsoft Office Word 2007 enables you to generate professional-looking documents by providing a wide-ranging|
|Set of tools for creating and formatting your document in the new user interface.|
Microsoft Office Word 2007 helps you to create many types of documents including letters, reports, resumes, Web pages, proposals, blogs, and more.
Previous versions of Microsoft Word all looked alike. They had menus, toolbars, task panes, and other pop-up, drop-down, leak-out stuff. With Word 2007, all of that is moved out. Word 2007 sports no menus. It has only one tiny toolbar.
Word's 2007 higher editing capabilities allow you to quick and simply perform tasks. Such as: finding text in a long document, checking your spelling, etc.Robust formatting allows you to create professional looking documents with stylized fonts, layouts, and graphics.
|Word 2007 advanced data integration guarantees that documents stay associated to important sources of business information.|
|How to Install Word 2007?|
|You can follow these steps for Installing Microsoft Office - 2007:|
|1. Remove the shrink-cover and open the packaging.|
|2. Insert the disk into your computer CD-ROM.|
|3. Wait for the setup wizard to appear.|
|4. Enter your product key.|
|This product key is located in your Microsoft office box. It should be in the format 12345-ABCDE-12345-ABCDE-12345, where all the 12345's and ABCDE's represent random numbers and letters. You only need to type in the numbers and letters, not the dashes: the program inserts them for you automatically.|
5. Read the license terms.
6. Check the box "I accept the terms of this agreement" and click the Continue button.
7. Choose an installation option, Upgrade (removes Office 2003) or Customize (keeps Office 2003 installed and adds Office 2007, allowing you to use them both).
8. Now click Install now. It takes approximate half an hour for complete installation.
9. When it's done, click Close. Then restart your computer. This will allow it to clean up any mess it's made.
|How to Start word 2007?|
|To Start MS Word follow these steps:|
|1. Go to Start|
|2. Click on Programs menu|
|3. Click on Microsoft Office|
|4. Click on|
|Application Window of Word 2007|
|The Word 2007 Application Window screen can be customized in various ways.|
|The Word 2007 window differs largely from previous versions of Word.|
|For those new to Word, it is more sensitive. Many of the commands and options have been moved out onto what Microsoft dubs the "Ribbon." But for experienced users of Word, it is a new way of looking at Word. Much of what you know you will need to relearn.|
|There are three features that you should remember when you work in Word 2007:|
|The Microsoft Office Button, The Quick Access Toolbar, and The Ribbon.|
|The Simplest method to get help from Word 2007 is to press the F1 key or Click on help button. If you press F1 key while you're performing some doubtful task deep inside some strange dialog box or task pane, Word summons help for that specific issue, telling you how to do what you want to do.|
|Press F1 any time you have a question, and help arrives.|
|In the Search box in the upper-left corner of the Help window, type a topic, command name, or question. Or you can browse the table of contents directly below the Search field.|
|If you've used earlier versions of Word, note that there's no more Office Assistant in Word 2007. You can express grief or rejoice as appropriate.|
|Keep in mind that Word's help works best when you have an Internet connection, especially a high-speed, or broadband, connection.|
|Exit from Word 2007|
|This lesson does not require you to enter any text. If you would want to exit from Word 2007, then you can do the following steps:|
|1. Click the Microsoft Office button. A menu appears.|
|2. Click Exit, which can be found at the bottom of the drop-down menu.|
|3. If you have entered text, you will be prompted: "Do you want to save changes to Document1?"|
|To save your changes, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.|
|4. Specify the correct folder in the Save In box.|
|5. Name your file by typing MKDT.doc in the File Name field.|
|6. Click Save.|
|6. Click Save.|
|Word-2007 Application Window|
|Microsoft Office Button|
|The Office 2007 buttonplaced on the top-left of the window replaces the File menu. It provides fast access to files and frequently used commands. It can also close the application.|
|The Microsoft Office Button combines many of the old file menu options (especially regarding the authoring of documents) with the functions that users find additional need for in an age of increased online security.|
|Users can also choose color schemes for the interface.|
|Here you can open or save a file, publish a file to a blog, save a file in PDF, email a file, or print a file. This is also where you'll find a link to the Word options.|
|When you click on menu name in Word 2007, you won't get the traditional drop-down menu. The Word Ribbon replaces the toolbars from earlier versions of Word.|
|Each Ribbon is divided into different sections, where similar commands are grouped.|
|You can access more options by clicking on the arrow in the lower-right corner of a section, beside the section title. Moving the mouse scroll wheel while on any of the tabs on the ribbon cycles through the tabs.|
|The Ribbon can be minimized by double clicking the active section's title, such as the Home text in the picture below.|
|The Ribbon Customizer lets you organize the Office ribbon to suit your special needs.|
|Each of the tabs contains the following tools:|
|Home: Clipboard, Fonts, Paragraph, Styles, and Editing.|
|Insert: Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text, and Symbols|
|Page Layout: Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph, Arrange|
|References: Table of Contents, Footnote, Citation and Bibliography, Captions, Index, and Table of Authorities|
|Mailings: Create, Start Mail Merge, Write and Insert Fields, Preview Results, Finish|
|Review: Proofing, Comments, Tracking, Changes, Compare, Protect;|
|View:Document Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Window, Macros|
|The Title Bar|
|A horizontal bar at the top of an active document.|
|The Title bar displays the title of the Word 2007 document on which you are currently working. Word names the first new document you open Document1.|
|As you open other new documents, Word names them in sequence. When you save your document, you assign the document a new name.|
|At the right end of the Title Bar is the Minimize, Restore and Close buttons.|
|Quick Access toolbar|
|The Quick Access toolbar Displayed in the top left of your screen.|
|It provides you with access to commands you frequently use. By default Save, Undo, and Redo appear on the Quick Access toolbar.|
|You can easily customize the Quick Access Toolbar and add your own much used commands by doing the following three steps.|
|1. Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button to the right of the Office button and choose More Commands.|
|2. In the Choose Commands From drop down, select All Commands.|
|3. Choose Date & Time and click Add. Click OK to add a Date & Time button to the Quick Access toolbar; you can add other commands in a similar fashion as well.|
|It's just as easy to remove the new command if you change your mind; Right-click on the command button again, but this time select Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.|
|When you select text in Microsoft Word 2007, the Mini toolbar appears. This Mini toolbar offering a group of the more commonly used commands that you probably want to use.|
|It saves a lot of time if you are working on a different tab and don't want to switch to the Home tab to perform font related tasks.|
|The mini toolbar sometimes disappears; to get it back, reselect the text or right click the selection.|
|If you don't like the Mini toolbar, you can disable it easily with the following steps:|
|1. Click the Office button|
|2. Select Word Options|
|3. Click Popular in the left column|
|4. Deselect "Show Mini Toolbar on selection".|
|The ruler is found below the Ribbon. The ruler is a graphical way to change margins, indents and tabs in Word. But there are two differing problems with it. One, because it's on screen by default, users by mistake click on it and end up changing settings that didn't realize they changed. Problem two is that for users who want to use it, the ruler can be hard to see, click on and control the different parts of it.|
|If your ruler is not visible, turn it on.|
|If your ruler is not visible, follow the steps listed here:|
|1. Click the View tab to choose it.|
|2. Click the check box next to Ruler in the Show/Hide group. The ruler appears below the Ribbon.|
|Remember that to make any changes, you must select the text you want to change first, and then use the ruler to actually make the changes.|
|If you don't require or use the ruler, turn it off.|
To turn off the ruler in Word 2007, use the View Ruler at the top of the left scrollbar, or go to the View tab, Ruler is in the Show/Hide group.
Rather than use the ruler, you can change margins in the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group; indents and tabs can also be changed in the Page Layout tab, but in the Paragraph group. Indent is visible, Tabs are found by clicking the Paragraph dialog box button.
|Here are what the different parts of the ruler are:|
|The Text Area|
|A large text area which is just below the ruler is called the "text area."|
|In the text area you type your text for make a document.|
|In the upper left corner, the blinking vertical line of the text area is the cursor.|
|It marks the insertion point.|
|As you start type, your work shows at the cursor location.|
|Next to the cursor marks the horizontal line shows the end of the document.|
|Horizontal & Vertical Scroll Bars|
|The scroll bars (Horizontal and Vertical) enable you to move up, down, and transversely your window Just by dragging the icon positioned on the scroll bar.|
|The horizontal scroll bar is positioned just over the status bar.|
|The vertical scroll bar is positioned along the right side of the screen.|
|To move back and forward across your document, click and drag the horizontal scroll bar back and forward.|
|You would not see a horizontal scroll bar if the width of your document fits on your screen.|
|To move up and down your document, click and drag the vertical scroll bar up and down.|
|How to Click in Word 2007 Document?|
|During the instruction that follow, you will be asked to "click" items.|
When asked to click:
1. Point to the item.
If you are asked to double-click an item:
1. Point to the item.
If you are asked to right-click:
1. Point to the item.
|How to Move within a Word Document|
|If you want to place the cursor at a specific location, then by moving the cursor to that location and pressing the left mouse button or by using the arrow keys to move to the specified location.|
You can also use the Arrow Keys, in the :
1. Use the down arrow key to move down your document.
2. Use the right arrow key to move to the right.
3. Use the up arrow key to move up.
4. Use the left arrow key to move to the left.
|Different View of Document's|
|In Word 2007, you can display your document in one of five different views. These are Print Layout, Reading Layout, Web Layout, Outline View and Draft View.|
|Print Layout view shows the document as it will look when it is printed. It includes all tables, text, graphics, and images.|
|Reading Layout view formats your screen to make reading your document more comfortable. Good for viewing two pages at a time.|
|Web layout view enables you to view your document as it would appear in a browser. Such as: Internet Explorer.|
|Outline view displays the document in outline form.|
|Headings can be displayed without the text. If you move a heading, the associated text moves with it.|
|Draft view is the most often used view. You use Draft view to quickly change your document.|
|You should use Draft view for these lessons. Before moving ahead, make sure you are in Draft view.|
|These are the following Steps to Choose a View:|
|1. Click the View tab.|
|2. Click Draft in the Document Views group. When the Draft option is selected it appears in a contrasting color.|
|Understanding Nonprinting Characters|
|Certain characters, called nonprinting characters, do not print and will not appear in your printed document but do affect your document layout. You can elect to see these characters on the screen as you type or you can elect to have them remain invisible. For these lessons, opt to see them onscreen.|
|This table describes most of them:|
|To view nonprinting characters:|
|1. Choose the Home tab.|
|2. Click the Hide /Show button in the Paragraph group. The Hide /Show button appears in a contrasting color, when it is selected.|