MS WORD

Lesson 1: Microsoft Word 2003/2002 for Windows
This tutorial teaches Microsoft Word basics. Although knowledge of how to navigate in a Windows environment is helpful, this tutorial was created for the computer novice. To begin, open Microsoft Word. Your screen will look like the one shown here.

Click the X in the upper right corner of the New Document pane to close the New Document pane. Your screen will then look like the one shown here.

The Title Bar

This lesson will familiarize you with the Microsoft Word screen. We will start with the Title bar, which is located at the very top of the screen. On the Title bar, Microsoft Word displays the name of the document on which you are currently working. At the top of your screen, you should see "Microsoft Word - Document1" or a similar name.

The Menu Bar

The Menu bar is generally found directly below the Title bar. The Menu bar displays the menu. The Menu bar begins with the word File and continues with Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Table, Window, and Help. You use the menus to give instructions to the software. Point with your mouse to a menu option and click the left mouse button to open a drop-down menu. You can now use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to move left and right across the Menu bar options. You can use the up and down arrow keys to move up and down the drop-down menu.

The most frequently used menu options appear on the menu list. A chevron appears at the bottom of the list. Click the chevron to display additional menu options.

To select an option, click the option or use the arrow keys to move to the option on the drop-down menu and press Enter. An ellipse or a right arrow after a menu item signifies additional options; if you select that menu item, a dialog box appears. Items in gray are not available. You can customize your screen so that all of the menu options display when you click a menu item. This tutorial assumes that your menu is set to display all menu options. To customize your menu to display all of the menu options: 1. 2. 3. 4. Click Tools on the Menu bar. Click Customize on the drop down menu. The Customize dialog box opens. Click the Options tab. Click in the check box to select Always Show Full Menus.

5. Click Close. Exercise 1 Do the following exercise. It demonstrates using the Microsoft Word menu. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Click File on the Menu bar. Press the right arrow key until Help is highlighted. Press the left arrow key until Format is highlighted. Press the down arrow key until Styles and Formatting are highlighted. Press the up arrow key until Paragraph is highlighted. Press Enter to select the Paragraph menu option. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Toolbars
The Standard Toolbar The Formatting Toolbar Toolbars provide shortcuts to menu commands. Toolbars are generally located just below the Menu bar. Before proceeding with this lesson, make sure the toolbars you will use -Standard and Formatting -- are available. Follow these steps:

1. Click View on the Menu bar. 2. Highlight Toolbars. 3. Standard and Formatting should have check marks next to them. If both Standard and Formatting have heck marks next to them, press Esc three times to close the menu. 4. If they do not both have check marks, click Customize. 5. Click the Toolbars tab. 6. Point to the box next to the unchecked option and click the left mouse button to make a check mark appear. Note: You turn the check mark on and off by clicking the left mouse button. 7. Click Close to close the dialog box.

The Ruler

The ruler is generally found below the main toolbars. The ruler is used to change the format of your document quickly. To display the ruler: 1. Click View on the Menu bar. 2. The option Ruler should have a check mark next to it. If it has a check mark next to it, press Esc to close the menu. If it does not have a check mark next to it, continue to the next step. 3. Click Ruler. The ruler now appears below the toolbars.

Document View
In Word, you can display your document in one of five views: Normal, Web Layout, Print Layout, Reading Layout, or Online Layout. Normal View Normal view is the most often used and shows formatting such as line spacing, font, point size, and italics. Word displays multiple-column text in one continuous column. Web Layout Web layout view enables you to view your document as it would appear in a browser such as Internet Explorer. Print Layout The Print Layout view shows the document as it will look when it is printed. Reading Layout Reading Layout view formats your screen to make reading your document more comfortable. Outline view Outline view displays the document in outline form. Headings can be displayed without the text. If you move a heading, the accompanying text moves with it.

Outline. or Online Layout. Click Normal. Before moving ahead. Headings can be displayed without the text. continue on to the next step. press Esc to close the menu. 2. you can display your document in one of four views: Normal. You are now in Normal view. Text Area . Normal view Normal view is the most often used and shows formatting such as line spacing. If the icon next to Normal does not have a box around it. the accompanying text moves with it. Word displays multiple-column text in one continuous column. Online Layout view The Online Layout view optimizes the document for online viewing (viewing the document in a browser such as Internet Explorer). check to make sure you are in Normal view: 1.Word 2002 In Word 2002. If you move a heading. Print Layout view The Print Layout view shows the document as it will look when it is printed. The icon next to Normal should have a box around it. point size. font. Page Layout. Click View on the Menu bar. and italics. If the icon next to normal has a box around it. 3. Outline view Outline view displays the document in outline form.

your work shows at the cursor location. click No. Click Save. 2. 3. 6.doc in the File Name field. Exiting Word You have completed Lesson One. As you type. Name your file by typing lesson1. which can be found at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Otherwise. 4. you would save your work before exiting. so you might have nothing to save. click Yes. Typically. Lesson 3: Microsoft Word Basic Features . This lesson does not require you to enter any text. Click File. 5." You type your document in the text area. If you have entered text. To exit Word: 1. It marks the insertion point. Click Exit. The horizontal line next to the cursor marks the end of the document. you will be prompted: "Do you want to save changes to Document1?" To save your changes. Specify the correct folder in the Save In box. The blinking vertical line in the upper left corner of the text area is the cursor.Just below the ruler is a large area called the "text area.

highlight the text you wish to delete. Press the Delete key. you are in the Insert mode." 3. Press Enter to start a new paragraph. To insert text. First. Look at the right side of the Status bar. you must be in the Insert mode. located at the very bottom of the screen. place the cursor between the period and the "e" in "house." Inserting Text You can insert text. simply type just as you would if you were using a typewriter. The sentence should now read: "Joe has a large boat. Then press the right arrow key until the word "very" is highlighted. hold down the Shift key while typing the letter. Exercise 2 Delete the word "very" from the sentence you just typed. Now delete the word "house. Press the Backspace key until the word "house" is deleted. Type the following sentence: Joe has a very large house. you are in the Overtype mode." Using either the arrow keys or the mouse. look at the Status bar. To enter text. Exercise 1 1. 2. Use the Backspace key to delete text. Highlight the word "very. To capitalize. then press the Delete key. 1. If the letters "OVR" are black.Microsoft Word automatically wraps at the end of the line. .Typing and Using the Backspace Key The exercises that follow will teach you how to enter and delete text. If the letters "OVR" are gray. 2. You do not need to press Enter to start a new line -." Place the cursor before the "v" in the word "very" and press the F8 key. Type boat. 4." The Delete Key You can also delete text by using the Delete key. The sentence should now read: "Joe has a very large boat. To check to see whether you are in the Insert mode.

If the box is blank. 1. Exercise 3 Make sure the letters "OVR" are gray before proceeding. Alternate Method -. Click Edit. 2. 2. 1. Choose Tools > Options from the menu. Press Alt-t.Setting Options by Using Key You can use the keyboard to change to the Overtype mode. Press Enter. Double-click the letters "OVR. 3. 2. The Options dialog box opens." 1. The letters "OVR" are now gray. o." Overtype . You are going to insert the word "blue" between the words "large" and "boat. Alternate Method -. 3.Setting Options by Using the Menu You can also use the menu to change to the Overtype mode." Type the word blue. The Overtype Mode box should be blank. Press the spacebar to add a space. 4. If the Overtype Mode box is not blank. 4." 2. Click the Edit tab to choose the Edit tab. click the box to remove the check mark. 3. Then click OK. 4. click OK. Press Alt-v (toggles between overtype and insert). Place the cursor after the dot between the words "large" and "boat.Insert Mode Overtype Mode To change to the Insert mode: 1. The sentence should now read: "Joe has a large blue boat.

Do the following to change to the Overtype mode. italicize. Underline. Remember. or underline by using the menu. You will learn to bold." 1.You can type over the current text (replace the current text with new text). or the keys. 3. Exercise 4 Change the word "blue" to "gray. The letters "OVR" should now be black." 2. you must be in the Overtype mode.in other words. Make sure the letters "OVR" are black before proceeding to the following exercise. underline. and italicize a single piece of text. 1. italicizing. In the exercise that follows. Place the cursor before the letter "b" in "blue. The sentence should now read: "Joe has a large gray boat." Bold. Type the word gray. Double-Click "OVR" on the Status bar. Exercise 5 Type the following exactly as shown. However. Press the Enter key at the end of each of the following lines to start a new paragraph. you will learn three different methods for bolding. or italicize when using Word. or underlining when using Word. You also can combine these features -. and Italicize You can bold. underline. 2. an icon. you can bold. pressing the Enter key starts a new paragraph. Menu: Bold Italicize Underline these words All three Regular Icon: Bold Italicize Underline these words All three Regular Keys: Bold Italicize Underline these words All three Regular .

The Font Dialog box opens. Alternate Method -. place the cursor before the letter "B" in "Bold." highlight the word "Bold. 3. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted. Choose Format > Font from the menu. You have bolded the word bold. Alternate Method -.Using the Menu 1. On the line that begins with "Icon. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. Note: You can see the effect of your selection in the Preview window. To turn off the bold. Click Bold in the Font Style box. . highlight the word Bold." Press the F8 key.Your screen should look similar to the one shown here." Press the F8 key. Click OK to close the dialog box. 5. Click anywhere in the text area to remove the highlighting. Click the Bold icon on the toolbar." highlight the word "Bold." Press the F8 key. 2. place the cursor before the letter "B" in "Bold." To do so." To do so.Bold by Using the Keys 1. 3. To do so. 2. Note: To turn off bold. 4. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted. highlight the text and press the Bold icon again. On the line that begins with Menu. click Regular. On the line that begins with "Keys. place the cursor before the letter "B" in "Bold. Bold .Bold by Using an Icon 1.

On the line that begins with "Icon. 2. Note: To toggle Italic off. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted. Note: To turn off Bold." Place the cursor before the letter "I" in "Italicize. click Regular. press Ctrl-b again." To do so. highlight the text and press the Italic icon again. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. 5. Choose Format > Font from the menu. Alternate Method -. Click the Italic icon on the toolbar. 3. Note: You can see the effect of your selection in the Preview window. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. place the cursor before the letter "I" in "Italicize. place the cursor before the letter "I" in "Italicize. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. 4. Click Italic in the Font Style box.Italicize by Using an Icon 1. You can also remove formatting by pressing Ctrl-spacebar. 3. The following are some of the underlines that are available if you use the menu: . Italicize ." highlight the word "Italicize. On the line that begins with "Menu. 3." highlight the word "Italicize. press Ctrl-i again.Using the Menu 1. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting." To do so." Press the F8 key." Press the F8 key.Italicize by Using Keys 1. Underline . Alternate Method -. Click OK to close the dialog box. 3. Press Ctrl-b (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing b).2. Press Ctrl-i (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing i).Using the Menu You can underline when using Word." Press the F8 key." highlight the word "Italicize. 2. You can also remove formatting by pressing Ctrl-spacebar. On the line that begins with "Keys. Note: To turn off italics. 2. To turn off the italics. then press the right arrow key until the entire word is highlighted.

" highlight the words "Underline these words." highlight the words "Underline these words. 3.Using the Menu 1. Press Ctrl-u (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing u). press Ctrl-u again. 4. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. Alternate Method -.Underline by Using the Keys 1. Note: To remove an underline. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. Click the Underline icon on the toolbar. press the Underline icon again. .The following illustrates underlining by using the menu: 1. In the Underline Style box. Click OK to close the dialog box. On the line that begins with "Menu. Alternate Method -." 2. Note: To turn off underlining. 3. On the line that begins with "Menu." highlight the words "All three." 2. Choose Format > Font from the menu. You will get a single underline. All Three . you select None from the pull-down menu." highlight the words "Underline these words. 3. Choose Format > Font from the menu.Underline by Using the Icon 1. Click the type of underline you wish to use. On the line that begins with "Keys. On the line that begins with "Icon. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. You will get a single underline." 2. Note: To turn off underlining. click to open the pull-down menu." 2. 5.

5. Note: You can remove formatting by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrlspacebar. 4." highlight the words "All three. Save File You must save your files if you wish to recall them later. Press Ctrl-i (italicize).doc in the File Name box.All Three by Using the Keys 1. 2. Click OK to close the dialog box. 5. In the Underline box." Click the Bold icon on the toolbar. 4. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. To save your file and close Word. 4.All Three by Using Icons 1. Click the Italic icon on the toolbar. Name your file by typing lesson3. Alternate Method -. 5. select None from the pull-down menu. 2. 2. Before you can save. Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page Lesson 2: Things You Need to Know This lesson instructs you on how to set up your computer . Alternate Method -. Press Ctrl-u (underline). 5. 6. you must give your file a name. Choose File > Exit from the menu. Choose File > Save As from the menu. Note: To remove an underline. On the line that begins with "Icon.3. 3. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting. click Regular. Click anywhere in the Text area to remove the highlighting." highlight the words "All three. follow the instructions given here: 1. click to open the pull-down menu. On the line that begins with "Keys. To turn off the Bold Italic. Click the type of underline you want to use. In the Font Style box." Press Ctrl-b (bold). click Bold Italic. 4. 3. Note: You can see the effect of your selection in the preview window. Specify the correct folder in the Look In box. Click the Underline icon on the toolbar. Click Save. 3.

Point to the item. If you are asked to double-click an item: 1. you will be asked to "click" items. open Microsoft Word. When asked to click: 1.so that you can compete the lessons that follow successfully and it provides you with background information on Microsoft Word. 2. To begin thi lesson. Status Bar . Quickly press your left mouse button twice. Options The following is an introduction to various features of the Microsoft Word screen. Press your left mouse button once. Point to the item. Point to the item. 2. Click During the lessons that follow. If you are asked to right-click: 1. 2. Press your right mouse button.

the Overtype mode. Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars . total number of pages. current section. and current column number. inches from the top of the page. the Extension mode.The Status bar appears at the very bottom of the screen and provides such information as the current page. and the Spelling and Grammar check. The Status bar also provides options that enable you to track changes or turn on the Record mode. but does not include Spelling and Grammar check. Word 2002 The Status bar for the 2002 version of Word includes WordPerfect help. current line number.

.. Nonprinting Characters Certain characters do not print but do affect the document layout.. if turned on. The button is orange.The Horizontal and Vertical scroll bars. For these lessons. Here are most of them: . ¶ . Denotes a tab Denotes a space Denotes the end of a paragraph Denotes hidden text . To move up and down your document. To show non-printing characters: 1. click and drag the Horizontal scroll bar. Click the Show/Hide button. Click Home 2. you should opt to see them onscreen. The Vertical scroll bar is located along the right side of the screen. The Horizontal scroll bar is located above the Status bar. click and drag the Vertical scroll bar up and down. You can elect to see these characters on the screen as you type or have them remain invisible. To move back and forth across your document.. enable you to move up and down or across the window simply by pressing the icons located on the scroll bars.

Follow the procedure outlined here: 1. Setting Options Before proceeding. turn on the Status bar. and the recently used file list.Recently Used File List If you enable the recently used file list. Click Options. clicking File displays the most recently opened files near the bottom of the drop-down menu. 2. Vertical scroll bar. . Click Tools on the Menu bar. Horizontal scroll bar. You can click the file name to open the file quickly. nonprinting characters.

Hold down the left mouse button. 4. Click General to choose the General tab. 8. which will serve as an "anchor" showing where text you wish to highlight begins or ends. If there is no check mark. In the Formatting Marks frame. 11. You can use either of the following methods: Highlighting by Using the F8 and Arrow Keys 1. 6. In the Show frame. up. or down until the text is highlighted. Place the cursor before or after the text you wish to highlight and click the left mouse button. Highlighting Menu Items Menu Bar To select a Menu bar item: . Highlighting by Using the Mouse 1. If all these items do not have check marks. type 4 in the box. go to the box next to Recently Used File List and click the left mouse button. 7. you will be asked to highlight text. If it is not. go to the box next to All and click the left mouse button. Check to see if there is a check mark next to the Recently Used File List. 2. check to see if there are checks next to Status Bar. Press Esc to remove the anchor. If there is no check mark next to All. Check to see if Inches is selected in the Measurement Units box (this sets the unit of measurement for the ruler). Move the mouse left. 2. Highlighting Text Throughout these lessons.3. 10. go to the box next to the unchecked item(s) and click the left mouse button. click the pull-down menu and then click Inches. Place the cursor before or after the text you wish to highlight. Horizontal Scroll Bar. Check to see if the number in the Entries box is at least four. Note: You toggle the check mark on and off by clicking the left mouse button. 3. You can use the up or down arrow key to highlight one line at a time. 5. 9. 3. right. Press the F8 key. check to see if there is a check mark next to All. A check mark will now appear. If it is not. and Vertical Scroll Bar. Click OK to close the dialog box. Click View to choose the View tab. Press the appropriate arrow key (left arrow to move to the left or right arrow to move to the right) until the text is highlighted.

Pressing the Alt key while typing the underlined letter on the Menu bar. You place the cursor by moving the cursor to the specified location and pressing the left mouse button or by using the arrow keys to move to the specified location. 5. Shortcut Key Demonstration 1. A drop-down menu will appear. If a dialog box appears. when selecting items from the menu. Press "p" to select Paragraph from the drop-down menu. a drop-down menu appears. you can also select a menu option by: 1. you can also use the left and right arrow keys to move across the Menu bar. Placing the Cursor During the lessons. 2. we will ask you to click or highlight the menu item. Click the Menu bar item. 3. Typing the letter underlined on a drop-down menu. Generally. Drop-Down Menu Items When you click any option on the Menu bar. Choosing Menu Commands by Using the Alt Key There are many methods to accomplish tasks when you are using Microsoft Word. To choose a drop-down menu item: • Click the drop-down menu item. move the mouse pointer across the Menu bar. Hold down the Alt key and press "i" to select the Indents and Spacing tab. Note: After you highlight an item on the Menu bar. 2. 2.1. 4. Press Enter to select a drop-down menu item. Shortcut Notations . you can move around the dialog box by pressing the Alt key and any underlined option. Hold down the Alt key and press "b" to select Before from the Spacing frame. Or 1. Press Enter to close the dialog box. you will often be asked to place the cursor at a specific location on the screen. Use the arrow keys to move up or down the drop-down menu. However. Hold down the Alt key and press "o" to select Format from the menu. 2. To change the Menu bar option selected.

Make sure the folder you noted during the previous lesson displays in the Look In field.doc in the File Name field. Specify the correct directory in the Save In box.doc in the File Name field. click Yes. For example. Alt-o means you should hold down the Alt key while pressing "o. To begin this lesson. which can be found at the bottom of the drop-down menu. you must open the file. 5. you will be prompted: "Do you want to save changes to Document1?" To save your changes. Press Alt-i. Name your file by typing lesson2. To open the file you used in Lesson 3: 1. AutoText. open Microsoft Word. 4. Starting a New Paragraph When you type in Microsoft Word. Otherwise. p. Exiting Microsoft Word You have completed this lesson. spell check. Typically.A key name followed by a dash and a letter means to hold down the key while pressing the letter. 2. Press Alt-o. 2. so you might have nothing to save.doc. If you have entered text. Click File on the Menu bar. Click Exit. 3. Click Open. and fonts. Press Alt-b. find. 4. 3. 2. To start a new paragraph. Choose File > Open from the menu. This lesson does not require you to enter any text. To exit Microsoft Word: 1. 3. copy. press the Enter key. click No. you do not need to press a key to move to a new line as you do when typing with a typewriter. you would save your work before exiting. The file is named "lesson3. Open File To continue working on a file you previously saved. 4." Type lesson3. The file you created during the previous lesson appears. . replace." A shorthand notation of the above demonstration would read as follows: 1. paste. Lesson 4: More Basic Features This lesson covers cut. Typists who are slowed down by using a mouse usually prefer using keys. Press Enter.

When you cut text." 3. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence "I am content where I am. Click the Cut icon . You can paste Clipboard information as often as you like. Highlight "I want to move. Each time you execute Cut or Copy. Look for the file name "lesson3. you replace the old information on the Clipboard with whatever you just cut or copied. 4. you can cut (delete) text from one area of a document and save that text so it can be pasted elsewhere in the document. 3." Paste . Click File. I am content where I am. I am content where I am. When you copy text. Your text should now read: " I am content where I am. Choose Edit > Paste from the menu. I want to move. Exercise 1 Cut ." Press the spacebar to leave a space." 3. Choose Edit > Cut from the menu. 2. 4.Using the Menu 1. it is also stored on the Clipboard. 4. 2." Alternate Method -. it is stored on the Clipboard.doc" near the bottom of the drop-down menu." Alternate Method -. Your text should now read: "I am content where I am.Opening a File by Using the Drop-Down Menu 1.doc.Alternate Method -. Information stored on the Clipboard stays there until new information is either cut or copied.Cut by Using the Icon 1. Cut and Paste In Microsoft Word. Type the following: I want to move. Highlight "I want to move.Paste by Using the Icon . Type the following: I want to move." The file you created during the previous lesson opens. 2. You can also copy text. Your text should now rea "I am content where I am. 2. Click "lesson3.Using the Menu 1. 3.

I am content where I am. 3. Your text should now read. Your text should now read." 2. Click the Paste icon . copied data is stored on the Clipboard. Type the following: You will want to copy me. 4." Alternate Method -. Type the following: I want to move." 3. Press the spacebar to leave a space. 3. " I am content where I am. One of me is all you need." Alternate Method -." 2. Your text should now read: "I am content where I am. I want to move. ." Copy and Paste In Microsoft Word. "I am content where I am.Using the Menu 1. I want to move. Choose Edit > Paste from the menu. Press Ctrl-v. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence "I am content where I am." 3. 3.Paste by Using Keys 1. As with cut data." Press the spacebar to leave a space. 2. 4. 4. Paste .Using the Menu 1. 2. Highlight "I want to move.1. Press Ctrl-x. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence: "One of me is all you need. Exercise 2 Copy . 2. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence: "I am content where I am. you can copy text from one area of the document and place that text elsewhere in the document. Choose Edit > Copy from the menu. Highlight "You will want to copy me. Press the spacebar to leave a space.Cut by Using Keys 1.

3. One of me is all you need. Your text should now read: "You will want to copy me." Press the spacebar to leave a space.Copy by Using Keys 1. Alternate Method -. Type the following: You will want to copy me. If you wish to store text permanently so you can use it repeatedly. Highlight "You will want to copy me. 4. One of me is all you need. the old information is lost. One of me is all you need. Exercise 3 ." Alternate Method -." 2. One of me is all you need." 3. 2." 3." AutoText Cut and Copy both store information on the Clipboard. 4. Each time you store new information on the Clipboard. Alternate Method -. Your text should now read: "You will want to copy me. Type the following: You will want to copy me. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence: "One of me is all you need." Alternate Method -. Click the Paste icon .4. 2. Press Ctrl-v.Paste by Using Keys 1. use AutoText. Place the cursor after the period in the sentence "One of me is all you need.Paste by Using the Icon 1. 2. Highlight "You will want to copy me. You will want to copy me. One of me is all you need. Click the Copy icon . 3. Your text should now read: "You will want to copy me. Press the spacebar to leave a space. You will want to copy me. Press Ctrl-c. You will want to copy me.Copy by Using the Icon 1.

Choose Insert > AutoText > New from the menu. Press the spacebar twice to leave two blank spaces. If you want to spell check your entire document. Grammar errors display with a green wavy line under the error. If you want to spell check part of your document. Click OK. Change the name by typing AT in the Please Name Your AutoText Entry field. Word suggests correct spellings. The suggestion displays in the dialog box. Click Change. Exercise 4 1. 11. Then press F7 and click the spelling icon menu. press F7 and click the spelling icon . Open thr door for Mayrala. highlight the area you want to spell check. "The" is misspelled. 2. so it is highlighted on the screen and noted in the Not in Dictionary box. or choose Tools > Spelling and Grammar from the menu. AutoText information is stored permanently. Microsoft Word suggests a name. Spelling errors display with a red wavy line under the word. These suggestions are found in the Suggestions box.1. Highlight "AutoText information is stored permanently." 3. or choose Tools > Spelling and Grammar from the . Type AT. 5. 6." 3. 9. She is a teacher from the town of Ridgemont. make sure "the" is highlighted in the Suggestions box. 6. Press F3. simply type the name and press F3. Include all errors. 5. She is a teacher from the town of Ridgemont. Type the following exactly as shown. Note: If the word is misspelled in several places in the document. 4. Spell Check Word checks your spelling and grammar as you type. ." Note: Whenever you need the text. Click anywhere in the text area to remove the highlighting. Place the cursor between the period in the sentence you just typed and the paragraph marker (¶). 2. Press F7 or click the Spelling icon on the Standard toolbar. 4. 7. To change the word to the correct spelling. 10. 8. Highlight: "Open thr door for Mayrala. Your text should now read: "AutoText information is stored permanently. click Change All to correct all misspellings. Type the following: AutoText information is stored permanently.

8.7. 7. Click Add to Dictionary. Click Find Next. Alternate Method -. If you want to search the entire document. 2. Her daughter attends Eastern High School. 6. Find and Replace If you need to find a particular word or piece of text. Click No. you would have clicked on Yes." 3. Note that the "East" in Eastern is highlighted. simply execute the Find command. Note that "east" is highlighted. you can replace it with new text by executing the Replace command. Highlight: "Monica is from Easton. Note: If a word appears in several places in the document. The following message should appear: "Word has finished searching the selection. Type the following: Monica is from Easton. click Ignore All so you are not prompted to correct the spelling for each occurrence. The name "Mayrala" is not in the dictionary. Click No. 8. 5. Do you want to search the remainder of the document?" 9. She lives on the east side of town.Using the Menu 1. Click Find Next. If you wanted Word to spell-check the entire document. Her daughter attends Eastern High School. but it is correct. you can use the Find command. The following should appear on your screen: "Word finished checking the selection. you should add that word to the dictionary by pressing the Add to Dictionary button.Find by Using Keys . Word will then recognize the word the next time it encounters it. Choose Edit > Find from the menu. highlight that area and then execute the Find command. If you frequently use a word not found in the dictionary. 9. After you have found the word or piece of text you are searching for. If you want to limit your search to a selected area. 10. Click Ignore Once to leave "Mayrala" in the document with its current spelling. Click Find Next. Type east in the Find What field. "Ridgemont" is not found in the dictionary. Note that the "East" in Easton is highlighted. Exercise 5 Find . Click Find Next. 4. Do you want to continue checking the remainder of the document?" 10. Click Cancel. She lives on the east side of town.

The following message will appear: "Word has finished searching the selection." 2. or click 8 in the box below the Size field. 5. Font Size In Microsoft Word. Highlight: "Monica is from Easton." 3. 6. Type the following: I am the smallest. In the Replace With box. 12. Click Find Next. 4. 13. 7." Alternate Method -. The "East" in Eastern is highlighted. Click Close. Your text should now read." 2. Eastern becomes Western. .Using the Menu 1. Press Ctrl-h.Using the Menu 1. Do you want to search the remainder of the document?" 11. Replace . She lives on the east side of town. Follow steps 4 through 13 in the preceding section. Her daughter attends Western High School. The following exercise illustrates changing the font size.1. Choose Format > Font from the menu. She lives on the west side of town. Highlight "Monica is from Easton. but type East in the Replace With box." 2. 4. 10. "Monica is from Easton. 3. Follow steps 5 through 10 in the preceding section. She lives on the east side of town. Click No. Her daughter attends Eastern High School. Highlight "Monica is from Easton. Type 8 in the Size field. 3. I am the biggest. 3. Change Font Size . She lives on the west side of town. I am a little bigger. you can change the size of your font (text). 2. Highlight "I am the smallest. Choose Edit > Replace from the menu. Press Ctrl-f. type west. Choose the Font tab. Click Find Next. Click Replace." 5. Her daughter attends Western High School. Type "east" in the Find What box.Replace by Using Keys 1. Do not replace the "East" in "Easton. Click Replace. 8. Word replaces east with west. 9. Her daughter attends Eastern High School.

type 24. or click 24 in the box below the Size field. Choose Format > Font from the menu. Click OK. Type 24 in the Size field. 9. I am the biggest. In the Font Size box on the toolbar." 4. Click OK. Choose the Font tab. 17. 5." 3. 12. Highlight "I am a little bigger. Type 14 in the Size field." Alternate Method -. type 8. Press Enter. on the toolbar. 11. Highlight "I am the smallest. This feature is illustrated in the following exercise: Change the Font . on the toolbar. Highlight "I am the biggest." 7. 7. In the Font Size box 11. Press Enter. 16. Your text should now look similar to the following: "I am the smallest. . Choose Format > Font from the menu. 15. Highlight: "I am the smallest. 14." 2." 8. or click 14 in the box below the Size field. I am the biggest. Choose the Font tab. Fonts In Microsoft Word. Choose the Font tab.6. 3. I am a little bigger. In the Font Size box 8. type 14. Highlight "Arial. 10. 9.Change Font Size by Using the Toolbar 1. Press Enter. Press Ctrl-spacebar to set the formatting back to the default. Highlight "I am a little bigger.Using the Menu 1. 4. Type the following: Arial Courier Times New Roman 2. Click OK." 13." 10. I am a little bigger. Choose Format > Font from the menu. 6. Highlight "I am the biggest. you can change the font (the "family" of type you use for your text).

9. Choose Format > Font from the menu. 14." 9." 11. Ctrl-spacebar sets the formatting back to the default. 3. Highlight "Courier. 12.Change the Font by Using the Formatting Toolbar 1. 3. Click to open the Font pull-down menu Formatting toolbar. Choose the Font tab. Click to open the Font pull-down menu Formatting toolbar. highlight "Courier. click "Courier New. In the box below the Font field. Highlight "Times New Roman. 5. Highlight "Arial Courier Times New Roman." 10. Click "Arial. Choose File > Save As from the menu." 4. Click "Courier. Name your file by typing lesson4. In the box below the Font field. Highlight "Arial." 12." 7." 8. . 8.5." 16. click "Arial.doc in the File Name field. 11. 2. Next. Click to open the Font pull-down menu Formatting toolbar." 13. Next." 6. click "Times New Roman. Click OK." 6. Press Ctrl-spacebar. Choose the Font tab. 15. 10. highlight "Times New Roman. In the box below the Font field. Click "Times New Roman. Your text should now look similar to the following: "Arial Courier Times New Roman" on the on the on the Save File Save your file by following these instructions: 1. Click OK. Specify the correct folder in the Look In field." 2. Click OK. 7. Your text should now look similar to the following: "Arial Courier Times New Roman" Alternate Method -. Choose Format > Font from the menu. 17.

We will also look at indentation. Press Enter. Line Spacing sets the space between lines within a paragraph. It will be used to illustrate first-line indent. Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page Lesson 5: Working with Paragraphs Open Microsoft Word. Placing the cursor anywhere in the paragraph enables you to format it. you can indent the first line of your paragraph. You will set the space between paragraphs during the exercise. Space Before tells Microsoft Word how much space to leave before the paragraph. Sample Paragraphs ¶ We will use this paragraph to illustrate several Microsoft Word features. Click File. ¶ We will use this paragraph to illustrate some additional Microsoft Word features.Space After Sample Paragraphs ¶ . subsequent paragraphs will have the same format unless you change their format. After you set a paragraph format. You will need text to work with to perform the exercises for this lesson. Highlight Exit. Space After tells Microsoft Word how much space to leave after the paragraph. but do not leave spaces between paragraphs. It will be used to illustrate Space Before. When you are formatting a paragraph. With first-line indent. you will learn various ways to format a paragraph.4. Click Save. Following are the sample paragraphs with Space After set to 12 pt. and Line Spacing. 5. Do not press Enter to move to a new line -. Indentation enables you to indent from the left or right margin of your document. Space After. Press Enter once to end the paragraph. so type the following exactly as shown. Space After sets the amount of space after the paragraph. The exercises that follow give you a chance to see how Space Before and Space After work. Example -. Note: This document will contain Lesson Three and Lesson Four. 6.Microsoft Word automatically wraps at the end of a line. you do not need to highlight the entire paragraph. In the lesson that follows. End paragraphs where you see the end-of-paragraph marker (¶). ¶ Space Before and Space After Space Before sets the amount of space before the paragraph.

Highlight all of the text you typed (the title and both paragraphs): Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu." Space After 1. Enter 18 pt in the Before field. Single spacing is the default. You now have 18 points before "Sample Paragraph. 3. Line Spacing Line Spacing sets the amount of space between lines within a paragraph. Indentation enables you to indent from the left and/or right margins of your document. 3. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. Enter 12 pt in the After field. starting with "We will use" and ending with "within a paragraph. 2. For double-spaced lines. 4. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. The spacing for each line is set to accommodate the largest font on that line. the Line Spacing is set to one-anda-half times the single-space amount. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab.¶ We will use this paragraph to illustrate some additional Word features. Exercise 2 1." 1. Highlight the first paragraph you typed. Space After tells Microsoft Word how much space to leave after the paragraph. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Line Spacing sets the space between lines within a paragraph. Space After. At 1. 5. We will also look at Indentation. Click to open the drop-down menu on the Line Spacing field. Space Before tells Microsoft Word how much space to leave before the paragraph. ¶ Exercise 1 Space Before Highlight the title of the sample text: "Sample Paragraphs. . 4. It will be used to illustrate Space Before. and line spacing.We will use this paragraph to illustrate several Microsoft Word features. 4.5 lines. It will be used to illustrate first-line indent. you can indent the first line of your paragraph. You now have 12 points after each paragraph. there will appear to be extra space between lines where the smaller fonts are located. If there are smaller fonts on the line. 2. Click OK. Click OK." 2. 3. With first-line indent. the line spacing is set to two times the single-space amount.

5. 2. Place the cursor anywhere in the paragraph. 3." 2. The first line of your paragraph is now indented . We will illustrate Space Before. Space After tells Word how much space to leave after the paragraph. Space Before tells Word how much space to leave before the paragraph. Click to open the drop-down menu on the Special field. 3. Example -. Click OK. Space After. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Click in the Special pull-down menu. Click 1. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. The amount of the indent is specified in the By field.5. Enter 0. Click First Line. 4. 7. Highlight the second paragraph you typed. Indentation Indentation allows you to indent your paragraph from the left or right margin.First-line Indent The first-line indent feature indents the first line of the paragraph. then Click None. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. The remainder of the paragraph is indented by the amount specified in the Indentation field. Exercise 3 1. 5. Line Spacing sets the space between lines within a paragraph.25 inches.Indentation We will use this paragraph to illustrate several Word features. . 6. Your line spacing for the paragraph is now 1. Click OK. 6. 5. 4. as in the following example. Special Note: To remove the first line indent: 1. The following examples show different types of indentation. First-Line Indent This exercise demonstrates how you can indent the left side of the first line of your paragraph. beginning with "We will use" and ending with "of your document. Example -.25" in the By field. Click OK.5 Lines. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. and Line Spacing.

You can use Center to center your titles.Left-Justified Sample Paragraph This is a sample paragraph. Centered text is centered between the left and right margins. Your paragraph is now indented one inch from both the left and right margins. 5. Justified text is flush on both sides. Centered text is centered between the left and right margins. as in the example. Example -. Right-justified text is aligned on the right. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. It is used to illustrate alignment. We will illustrate first-line indent. Highlight the second paragraph. Type 1" in the Right field. It is the default setting. Alignment Microsoft Word gives you a choice of several types of alignment.Right-Justified Sample Paragraph This is a sample paragraph. Click OK. With first-line indent. Left-justified text is aligned on the left. Left-justified text is aligned on the left side. Example -. Exercise 4 1. beginning with "We will use" and ending with " of your document " 2.Centered Sample Paragraph . It is used to illustrate alignment. We will also look at Indentation. you can indent the first line of your paragraph. 4. Example -. Justified text is flush on both sides. Indentation enables you to indent from the left or right margins of your document. Left-justified text is aligned on the left. Right-justified text is aligned with on the right. Right-justified text is aligned on the right side. 3. Type 1" in the Left field. Centered text is centered between the left and right margins.We will use this paragraph to illustrate some additional Word features. You can use Center to center your titles.

Example -. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. Click OK. 3. Highlight the text. Centered text is centered between the left and right margins.Left-Justify by Using Keys . Click to open the Alignment pull-down menu. You can use Center to center your titles. You can use Center to center your titles. 5. The following exercises demonstrate how to justify text. 3. It is used to illustrate alignment.Right-Justify by Using Keys 1. The paragraph is now right-aligned. Centered text is centered between the left and right margins. Left-justified text is aligned on the left. 6." Highlight the paragraph. Right-justified text is aligned with on the right.Justified Sample Paragraph This is a sample paragraph. Left-justified text is aligned on the left. Click Left. It is used to illustrate alignment. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. 4. Justified text is flush on both sides. Right-justified text is aligned with on the right. Justified text is flush on both sides. Alternate Method -. 2. Click to open the Alignment pull-down menu. 6. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. 2. beginning with "We will use" and ending with "within a paragraph.This is a sample paragraph. Alternate Method -. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Highlight the first paragraph you typed." 2. Left-Justify 1. Click Right. 5. 4. beginning with "We will use" and ending with "within a paragraph. Click OK. The paragraph is now right-aligned. Exercise 5 Right-Justify 1. Return to the first paragraph you typed. Justified text is flush on both sides. The paragraph is now left-aligned. Press Ctrl-r.

Click OK.Using the Menu 1.Right-Justify by Using the Icon 1. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. The paragraph is now left-aligned. 3. The paragraph is now right-aligned. Click Justified. .Left-Justify by Using the Icon 1." 2. 2." 2. 4. 5. Click the Align Left icon Center . Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Click to open the Alignment pull-down menu. 5. The paragraph is now left-aligned. 6. Click OK. Alternate Method -.Using the Menu 1. Alternate Method -. The text is now centered.Justify and Center by Using the Icon 1.1. Click the Align Right icon .Justify and Center by Using Keys 1. Highlight the text. Click to open the Alignment pull-down menu. Click the Center icon . 3. Press Ctrl-e. 4. beginning with "We will use" and ending with "within a paragraph. The paragraph is now justified. Alternate Method -. 2. The text is now centered. The paragraph is now centered. beginning with "We will use" and ending with "within a paragraph. Press Ctrl-l. 2. 3. 6. Highlight the text. Highlight the first paragraph you typed. Highlight the text. 2. Click Centered. Highlight the first paragraph you typed. Justify . The text is now justified. Highlight the text. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. Alternate Method -. . Press Ctrl-j. 2. Highlight the text.

3. Choose the Indents and Spacing tab. click to open the pull-down menu. Hanging Indent The hanging indent feature indents each line except the first line by the amount specified in the By field. 7. Click Hanging. 5. Highlight the paragraph you just typed. Specify the correct folder in the Save In field. Type the following: Hanging Indent: The hanging indent feature indents the first line by the amount specified in the Left field. Notice how the indentation changes. . Exercise 6 When you begin typing the following paragraph." 9. as shown in the example. Click the Justify icon . The text is now justified. the setting from the previous paragraph carries over. 2. type 2. 8. Click OK. 2. it will not affect your ability to perform the exercise. 3.doc in the File Name field. When you start a new paragraph in Microsoft Word. Choose File > Save As from the menu.3. you might find that your paragraph is indented one inch on both sides. In the Special field. If you wish. Save File and Exit Microsoft Word Save your file by following these instructions: 1. 10. If you choose not to reset the indentation. Place the cursor after the colon following "Hanging Indent. you can reset the indentation. The amount in the Left field plus the amount specified in the By field indent all subsequent lines. 4. Example: Hanging Indent Hanging Indent: The hanging indent feature indents the first line of the paragraph from the margin by the amount specified in the Left field. 6. 1. Subsequent lines are indented by the amount specified in the Left field plus the amount specified in the By field.0". In the By box. Press the Tab key. Choose Format > Paragraph from the menu. Name your file by typing lesson5.

6. Note how the cursor moves across the page. Numbering. Choose Format > Tabs from the menu. 5. The Tabs dialog box opens. The Tabs dialog box opens. 5. when you print your document the arrow does not print. To set your tab stops to 1. The arrow is a nonprinting character. Enter 1. Press the Tab key a few times.5". undo. Undo. Note how the cursor moves across the page. 4. You select the one you wish to use.Numbering . Click Set. The Tab Key The default tab setting for Microsoft Word is .5 inches. and help. 7. Several bulleting and numbering styles are available. Choose File > Exit from the Menu Lesson 6: Tab Key. 8. and Printing This lesson is on the Tab key. numbering. 3. 4. Try the exercises to see how it works. Press the Tab key a few times. Note how the cursor moves across the page. Click OK. Choose Format > Tabs from the menu. open Microsoft Word. 2.5 in the Tab Stop Position field. and 6": 1. bulleting. To begin this lesson. you can easily create bulleted or numbered lists of items. To change the default tab setting: 1. When you press the Tab key. Enter 1" in the Default Tab Stops field. 2. printing. Bullets and Numbering In Microsoft Word. Examples -. The cursor stops at every inch. Redo. Click OK.5".4.5" in the Tab Stop Position field. Enter 6 in the Tab Stop Position field. Illustration Press the Tab key a few times. Click Set. 3. as shown in the examples. Bulleting. You can also set up custom tab stops. 3. Enter 3. the cursor moves 1/2 inch across the page and an arrow appears on the screen. redo. Click Save.

Examples -.Bulleting Exercise 1 1. Apple Orange Grape . Type the following as shown.

Your list is no longer numbered. on the Formatting toolbar. Choose Format > Bullets and Numbering from the menu. . 2. 5. 2.2. 1. 3. 3. Click the Numbering icon numbered. Several styles are available to you. Your list is now numbered. 4. 6. To remove the numbering: 1. Click OK. Highlight the list you typed. . Click None. Choose Format > Bullets and Numbering from the menu. Click the style you want to use. Your list is now bulleted. 5. Several styles are available to you. Choose Format > Bullets and Numbering from the menu. 3. Highlight the list again. Click OK. Choose the Bulleted tab. 2. Alternate Method -. Your list is no longer bulleted. Click OK. 3. Choose Format > Bullets and Numbering from the menu. Highlight the list again. Highlight the list you typed. Your list is no longer numbered. Highlight the list again. 4. 2.Bulleting by Using the Icon 1.Numbering by Using the Icon. Choose the Numbered tab. Your list is now To remove bulleting: 1. Click the style you want to use. To remove the numbering: 1. 4. Mango Cherry Highlight the words you just typed. Click again on the Numbering icon Bulleting 1. Click None. 2. Click OK. Highlight the list you typed. Alternate Method -. 4.

3. Type: Undo example. Press Ctrl-z. 6. 4. Click the Bullets icon To remove the bulleting: 1. Highlight the list again. 4. Choose Edit > Undo Typing from the menu.Undo & Redo by Using Keys 1. 6. Click the Bullets icon on the Formatting toolbar." Press Ctrl-u to underline. Name your file by typing lesson6. Choose File > Save As from the menu. 2. 2. Alternate Method -.2. 7. Press Ctrl-z.doc in the File Name field. File Close . Your list is no longer bulleted." Press Ctrl-b to bold. 3. Your text is bolded. The typing disappears. you can use Redo. Choose Edit > Redo Typing from the menu. The typing disappears. Press Ctrl-y. Save File Save your file by following these instructions: 1. 2. Choose Edit > Redo Bold from the menu. The underline is removed. 4. The bolding is removed. 5. Choose Edit > Undo Bold from the menu. Press Ctrl-y. 3. The typing reappears. Undo & Redo You can quickly reverse most commands you execute by using Undo. If you then change your mind. 5. Exercise 2 1. Highlight ". Your list is now bulleted. 7. again. Highlight "Undo example. Click Save. The typing reappears. Specify the correct folder in the Look In field. Don't exit Microsoft Word. Type Undo example.Undo example. The underline reappears. 2.

Open New File 1. Among them are these: • • • • • Reporting Security Ease of use Customizability Operating system When looking at reporting. 3. and internal needs that might be specific to your company. you need to review at a long list of criteria. Customized reporting means you can create your own custom reports. When reviewing software features. Click Blank Document in the New Document pane. hardware. You will want to check these reports against your current reports. you must review these two reporting features: Standard reports: Standard reports are reports that come with the software when you purchase it. You must consider many factors. 2. Selecting Accounting Software Many accounting software packages are on the market today. Choose File > Close from the menu. Refer to the previous lessons and exercises if you need help. Selecting the right one for your company can be a daunting task. Type and save the following document. Exercise 3 This exercise is intended to bring together all the things you have learned. click on the X in the upper right corner of the New Document Pane to close the pane. accounting issues. If you Custom reports: . If you need to close the pane. You are going to open a new file for the next exercise.Close your file by following these instructions. such as software. Choose File > New from the menu.

The Insert Table dialog box opens. Lesson 7: Tables This lesson will teach you how to create tables. Selecting Auto allows Microsoft Word to determine the size of your column widths. Each exercise in this lesson is dependent on your having completed the exercise that preceded it. Alternatively. . While preparing to print. Your table should look like the one shown here. Type 5 in the Number of Rows field. Type 4 in the Number of Columns field. you will want to print it. 2. Exercise 3 -. 3. Alternate Method . Creating a Table To create a four-column. five-row table: 1. 2. you can specify the number of copies you want and the pages you want to print. You use tables to format all or part of your document into columns and rows. Complete the exercises in sequence. Click OK. you can enter the column width you desire.Printing by Using the Icon Click the Print icon on the Standard toolbar. Printing After you have finished typing your document.Print Your Document 1. Select Auto in the Column Width field. Click OK.need information that is not contained in the standard reports. 4. 5. Choose Table > Insert > Table from the menu. with four columns and five rows. To begin this lesson. you will need to write your own customized reports. Choose File > Print from the menu. open Microsoft Word.

. 2. 3. The maximum table size you can create by this method is a four-row by five-column table. Click the Insert Table icon. Press Enter (or click) to create the table.Alternate Method -.Creating a Table by Using the Insert Table Icon You can also create a table by clicking on the Insert Table icon on the Standard toolbar. Highlight the number of rows and columns you need. 1.

Click in the first cell in the first column. In addition. Use the Tab key to move from cell to cell from left to right. George Banks. In this exercise. Press the Tab key. 3. Salesperson Kennedy. Press Shift-Tab six times. and fourth (Puzzles) columns of the table you created. Moving Around a Table Each block in a table is called a cell. The following exercise demonstrates. Press Ctrl-b to bold the row. 2. simply type as you normally would. you will select the first row of the table and bold all of the text on the row. 3. Type Dolls in the first cell in the second column. 1. Sally White. 1. you can move around the table by using the left. Enter the text shown below into your table. Pete York. Use Shift-Tab to move from cell to cell from right to left. up. Right-Aligning Text You learned about alignment in Lesson Five. third (Trucks). and down arrow keys. Choose Table > Select > Row from the menu. 3. This lesson does not cover the Tables and Borders toolbar. . Press the Tab key nine times. Entering Text into a Table To enter text into a table. Note: You can also move to a cell by clicking in the cell. Press Tab to move to the next cell. Click anywhere on the first row of your table. Continue until you have entered all of the text. 1. Jennifer Dolls 1327 1421 2190 1201 Trucks 1423 3863 1278 2528 Puzzles 1193 2934 1928 1203 Selecting a Row and Bolding the Text You learned about bolding in Lesson Three. The cursor moves forward nine cells. you will right-align the second (Dolls). Press the Tab key. Type Salesperson in the first cell in the first column. In this exercise. 2. right.Note: Microsoft Word has a Tables and Borders toolbar. 2. The cursor moves backward six cells.

Your table should look like the one shown here." 2. 1. Press the Tab key. Then press the right arrow key until you have highlighted "Dolls. You need to highlight "Dolls. Type the text shown here. 3. Atwater. Choose Table > Select > Column from the menu. Move to the last column of the last row of your table.1. You can then type any additional text you need to add." and "Puzzles. The simplest way to add a new row is to move to the last column of the last row and press the Tab key." Place the cursor before the "D" in "Dolls. Note: All of the formatting options you learned about in previous lessons can be applied to cells in a table. Kelly 4098 3079 2067 . Make any needed corrections before continuing. Adding a New Row to the End of the Table You can add additional rows to your table." and "Puzzles." "Trucks." Press the F8 key to anchor the cursor. 3. Press Ctrl-r to right-align the cells. 2." "Trucks.

2. Choose Table > Select > Table from the menu. In this exercise. 3. 3.Adding a Row Within the Table You can add a new row anywhere in the table. 2. Choose the Column tab. Pillar. the first column of your table might not be wide enough and the text might be wrapping. Choose Table > Table Properties from the menu. Type 1" in the Preferred Width field. George: 1. 5. 4. Your table is selected. Choose Table > Insert > Rows Above from the menu. The exercise that follows demonstrates. Click anywhere in your table. To add a row just above York. 6. you will select the entire table and adjust all the column widths. 1. Add the information shown here to the new row. This will cause Microsoft Word to set all the columns to a width of one inch. James 5214 3247 5467 Resizing the Columns You can easily change the size of your column widths. Place the cursor anywhere in the fourth row (the row with York. Click OK. George as the salesperson). Depending on your font. .

2. Place the cursor anywhere in the first column. Place the cursor anywhere in the Dolls column. 6. After the width indicator appears. Adding a New Column to a Table You can add new columns to your table. Choose Table > Table Properties from the menu. Sally Region S Dolls 1327 Trucks 1423 Puzzles 1193 . This causes the width indicator to appear.5 in the Preferred Width field. left-click and drag with the mouse to adjust the column width. Label the new column Region and add the text shown in the table below. Choose Table > Insert > Columns to the Left from the menu. 3. 5. Type 1. 4. 3.To widen the first column: 1. Alternate Method -. Click OK.Resizing Your Column Widths by Using the Width Indicator You can resize your column widths by placing the cursor on the line that separates two columns. To add a new column between the Salesperson and Dolls columns: 1. Choose Table > Select > Column from the menu. 2. Salesperson Kennedy. Choose the Column tab.

2. Select Text in the Type field (because you are sorting text). 3. 7. Choose Table > Sort from the menu. George Region N N S S S S Dolls 5214 1421 4098 1201 1327 2190 Trucks 3247 3863 3079 2528 1423 1278 Puzzles 5467 2934 2067 1203 1193 1928 The Sum Function You can perform calculations on the numbers in your table. Select Header Row (because your table has titles across the top of the table). Kelly Banks. To sort your table data by Region and within Region by Salesperson in ascending order: 1. Select Ascending. 2. Select Ascending.White. In this exercise. 10. George Banks. 4. Several functions are available to you. . Kelly N N S S S 1421 5214 2190 1201 4098 3863 3247 1278 2528 3079 2934 5467 1928 1203 2067 Sorting a Table With Microsoft Word. James York. 5. Press the Tab key to create a new row. and sum the Dolls. Select Text in the Type field (because you are sorting text). A review of all of the functions is beyond the scope of this tutorial. Select Region in the Sort By field. 1. Jennifer Kennedy. Trucks. place the word "Total" at the bottom of the Salesperson column. Click OK. Pete Pillar. but the exercise that follows demonstrates the Sum function. 9. Select Salesperson in the Then By field. it is easy to sort the data in your table. 8. and Puzzles columns. Microsoft Word should have sorted your table like the one shown here: Salesperson Pillar. Place your cursor in the cell located on the last row in the last column. Pete Atwater. you will add a new row to your table. Sally York. Jennifer Atwater. James White. 6. Click anywhere on your table.

##0 in the Number Format field. 9. 15. 6. if it does not automatically appear. if it does not automatically appear. 2. 14. Type =SUM(ABOVE) in the formula field. 3. Move to the Puzzles column. George row: 1. Move to the Dolls/Total cell. Alternatively. your calculations are now incorrect. Move to the Dolls column. 13. 16. 2. you must first move to the cell that contains the function and then press the F9 key. Deleting a Column You can delete columns from your table.3. 7. Choose Table > Delete > Rows from the menu. Select #. Choose Table > Delete> Columns from the menu.##0 in the Number Format field. George row. Select #. 2. Press F9. Click OK. This selection causes Microsoft Word to separate thousands with a comma. Place your cursor anywhere in the Trucks column. Choose Table > Formula from the menu. and select Update Field from the context menu. you can move to the cell that contains the function. Place your cursor anywhere in the York. Choose Table > Formula from the menu. 8. To cause a function to recalculate. Type =SUM(ABOVE) in the formula field. 17. 11. if it does not automatically appear. . Deleting a Row You can delete rows from your table. Move to the Puzzles/Total cell and right-click. Click OK. Move to the Trucks column. Type Total in the cell on the bottom row in the Salesperson column. 4. Select #. Type =SUM(ABOVE) in the formula field. 12. 18. This selection causes Microsoft Word to separate thousands with a comma. To recalculate: 1. Because you deleted a row in the previous exercise. 10. Click OK. Recalculate Unlike a spreadsheet. This selection causes Microsoft Word to separate thousands with a comma. To delete the Trucks column: 1. 5. Microsoft Word does not automatically recalculate every time you make a change to the table. Choose Table > Formula from the menu. To delete the York.##0 in the Number Format field. right-click.

3. YL724. or tab must separate columns of text. To correct this problem. 23. Truck Name. Car Green. the table heading will display on the first page but not on subsequent pages. Type Toy Sales in the new cell. 1. Table Headings If Microsoft Word splits your table with a page break. In the exercise that follows. merge the cells. 3. Choose Table > Convert > Text to Table from the menu. Color. however. 29. 1. Merge Cell Using Microsoft Word. 4. you will convert comma-delimited text into a table.turn two or more cells into one cell.4. and add a title to the table. Note: The context menu is a useful tool. A980. Choose Table > Insert > Rows Above from the menu. Highlight the text. a delimiter such as a comma. Type the following as shown (do not bold). M 2. 2. you can designate rows as headings. you are going to create a new row at the top of your table. When you right-click. you can merge cells -. 2. Choose Table > Heading Rows Repeat from the menu. You can execute a command by selecting an option from the context menu. X023. Choose Table > Merge Cells from the menu. paragraph marker. Microsoft Word supplies you with a list of menu choices. Converting Text to a Table You can convert text to a table. 46. 5. Move to the cell located on the first row of the first column of your table (the Salesperson cell). Van Red. In this exercise. Press Ctrl-e to center the title. . Heading rows are repeated on the top of your table at the top of each page. M Linda. Place your cursor on the row. Age. Sex Bob. Style. To designate a row as a heading: 1. Click Update Field. F Tom. Item Blue.

shading. 6. special fonts." 2. splitting a single table into two tables is easy. Microsoft Word should have converted your text to a table and your table should look like the one shown here. Microsoft Word lists all Formats in the Table AutoFormat dialog box. Splitting a Table With Microsoft Word.4. Sex. Choose Table > Split Table from the menu. While in the Table AutoFormat dialog box. click a format to see that format displayed in the Preview . 7. You should now have two tables. Select the Commas radio button in the Separate Text At frame. Click OK. To separate the table you just created into two tables: 1. Age. Table AutoFormat You can use AutoFormats to apply borders. Select Auto in the Column Width field. Type 3 in the Number of Columns field. 5. Place your cursor anywhere on the row that reads "Name. and color to your table.

5. 5. Age. Do not select Last Row and Last Column. 2.doc in the File Name field. Select Heading Rows and First Column in the Apply Special Formats To frame.box. Name your file by typing lesson7. 4. Specify the correct folder in the Look In field. To apply an AutoFormat to your Name. Click Apply. You can customize how the format is applied. Your table should look like the one shown here. Click Save. 2. Click anywhere in the table. Choose Table > Table AutoFormat from the menu. 4. . Choose File > Save As from the menu. Click Table Colorful 1 in the Table Styles box. 3. 3. and Sex table: 1. Choose File > Exit from the menu to close Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word comes with a long list of AutoFormats. Check the features you want in the Formats to Apply and the Apply Special Formats To frames. Save File Save your file by following these instructions: 1.

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