Word for Mac 2011 Help

Customer support and troubleshooting for Office 2011 for Mac ends October, 2017. To get all the latest features, upgrade to Office 2016 for Mac. Make a one-time purchase, or buy an Office 365 subscription and stay up to date.

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Create and format documents

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Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles

Learn the differences between templates, themes and styles.

Change or remove a theme

Use predesigned Office themes to apply a coordinated set of fonts, colors, and visual effects to your documents.

Customize styles in Word for Mac

Learn how to use built-in styles that make it easy to format characters, paragraphs, or multiple pages in just a few clicks.

Copy formatting

Use the Format Painter to quickly copy formatting from one section of text to another.

Add lists, tables, pictures, and other objects

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Create a bulleted or numbered list

Use bullets or numbering to make lists easier to read.

Insert a table

Insert a table in a document.

Insert pictures in Office for Mac

Add a picture or clip art to a document from the Media Browser and other locations.

Add or edit a SmartArt graphic

Use a SmartArt graphic to visually represent information to help you more effectively communicate your message.

Create a chart

Create charts to illustrate data graphically.

Go beyond a basic document

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Record audio notes

Use notebook layout view to capture text or audio notes for your meeting or class.

Create and print mailing labels by using Mail Merge

Use the Mail Merge Manager to create mailing labels.

Create a table of contents

Add a table of contents to give longer documents a more professional look and make them easier to read.

Add or change sources, citations, and bibliographies

Automatically generate a bibliography from sources for the citations in the document.

Add or change footnotes or endnotes

Use footnotes and endnotes to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document.

Create or edit an index

Learn how to create an index.

Share and collaborate

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Use tracked changes

Use the Track Changes feature to view and respond to the changes and comments that you and other authors add to a document.

Compare and merge two versions of a document

See the differences between two versions of the same document.

Sharing documents with other versions of Office

Become familiar with the different formats that you can use to share documents with other Office users.

Password protect a document

Learn to use passwords to prevent unauthorized users from opening or changing a document.

Simultaneously edit a document with other authors

Learn how to collaborate on OneDrive or SharePoint documents.

Explore other useful resources

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Interactive: Can't find it in Office for Mac 2011?

Use this visual, interactive guide to find where Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac commands are located in Word 2011

Keyboard shortcuts in Word for Mac

See the full list of keyboard shortcuts, organized into logical categories.

Customize the ribbon and toolbars

Rearrange, show, and hide tabs on the ribbon.

Known issues in Word 2011

See a list of known issues as well as potential workarounds.

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