Word 2007 training

A roadmap to Word 2007 training:

1. Get familiar with Word


What you'll learn

Get up to speed with Word 2007

The layout of the new design, how to accomplish everyday tasks in Word 2007, and a bit about the new XML file formats

Get to know Word 2007 I: Create your first document

How to do the basics: type where you want to on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save your work

Get to know Word 2007 II: Edit text and revise your documents

How to get from one place to another in a document so that you can make changes anywhere on the page, how to add and delete text, and move text around

Get to know Word 2007 III: Make documents look great

Emphasize text, make lists, and use style, a tool that helps you format a document

2. Start with an outline or let Word do the work with templates and Quick Styles


What you'll learn

Create a document outline

Outlining a document can help you conceptualize and plan its content

Save time with templates

How to create documents by using existing templates on Microsoft Office Online, and how to turn your own documents into templates

Format your document with styles

Apply formatting with a click of a button, and apply it in multiple places at once.

3. Display information effectively


What you'll learn

Bullets, numbers, and lists

The ins and outs of bullets, numbers, and multilevel lists in Word 2007

Decorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects

How to apply borders, backgrounds, shading, watermarks, table and shape styles, text enhancements, and WordArt

Reuse text and other document parts: Introducing building blocks

How to use building blocks galleries to add the final touches to create a professional-looking document.

Get acquainted with tables

Learn how to insert a table into a document, add formatting and edit its structure.

Learn more about tables

How to merge and split table cells, resize a table and remove a table.

4. Add finishing touches to your document


What you'll learn

Header and footer basics

How to work easily with the header and footer feature — how to add page numbers or other headers and footers that Word has designed for you; add your own text; the date and time; and the document name and file location.

Headers and footers for document sections

How to tailor your headers and footers to fit the various sections of your document, such as a cover page, front matter, and chapter pages.

Table of Contents I: Create an automatic TOC

How to quickly build a table of contents for your document and then keep it up-to-date.

Table of Contents II: Customize your TOC

How to change the appearance of your TOC and include the document's custom styled titles and headings in the TOC. Also, how to use the outlining capability of Word to set up your TOC.

Table of Contents III: Use fields to create a TOC and create multiple TOCs

Learn about the fields that are behind the scenes in an automatic TOC and learn how to create more than one TOC in a document.

5. Insert comments and track your revisions


What you'll learn

Revise documents with Track Changes and Comments in Word 2007

How to turn Track Changes on and off, how to see changes and comments the way you like, and how to accept or reject or delete them

6. Use mail merge


What you'll learn

Mail merge I: Use mail merge for mass mailings

How to use the Mail Merge Wizard to produce letters and envelopes for mass mailings

Mail merge II: Use the Ribbon and perform a complex mail merge

How to use the Ribbon to do a mail merge, and also about some advanced features to use in your merge

7. Learn general Office skills


What you'll learn

Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

The brand-new look of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, with new and easier ways to use the keyboard

Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer

How to help protect your data, your computer, and yourself from risk

Security II: Turn off the Message Bar and run code safely

Learn how to turn off the Message Bar and its security warnings

Security III: Sign your own macros for stronger security

Signing your own macros will reduce the number of security warnings you see while still maintaining a high security level

Office Open XML I: Exploring the Office Open XML Formats

The new Office Open XML Formats, the basics of working with them, and the XML structure behind documents

Open XML II: Editing Documents in the XML

Learn the basics of how to edit document content and troubleshoot document issues directly in the XML

And that's not all – the whole schmeer

Online training isn't just for Word and Office as a whole. It's also available for all Office applications. Because the more you know, the better you do.

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