Word 2003

Getting Started

Word 2003

Getting Started

Getting Started
What is Word? ............................................................................................................................. 3 Starting Word .............................................................................................................................. 4 Screen Layout ............................................................................................................................. 4
The Title Bar .....................................................................................................................................4 The Menu Bar ...................................................................................................................................5 Ask a Question .................................................................................................................................6 Additional Menu Text........................................................................................................................7 The Ruler ..........................................................................................................................................8 The Typing Area ...............................................................................................................................8 The Vertical Scroll Bar......................................................................................................................9 The Horizontal Scroll Bar..................................................................................................................9 Document Views.............................................................................................................................10 The Status Bar................................................................................................................................10

Toolbars ..................................................................................................................................... 11
The Standard Toolbar.....................................................................................................................11 The Formatting Toolbar ..................................................................................................................12 The AutoText Toolbar .....................................................................................................................12 The Control Toolbox .......................................................................................................................13 The Database Toolbar....................................................................................................................13 The Drawing Toolbar ......................................................................................................................14 The Forms Toolbar .........................................................................................................................14 The Frames Toolbar .......................................................................................................................15 The Mail Merge Toolbar .................................................................................................................15 The Outlining Toolbar .....................................................................................................................15 The Picture Toolbar ........................................................................................................................16 The Reviewing Toolbar...................................................................................................................16 The Tables & Borders Toolbar .......................................................................................................17 The Visual Basic Toolbar................................................................................................................17 The Web Toolbar ............................................................................................................................18 The Web Tools Toolbar ..................................................................................................................18 The Word Count Toolbar ................................................................................................................19 The WordArt Toolbar ......................................................................................................................19

Task Panes ................................................................................................................................ 20

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What is Word?
Word 2003 is a word processing application that can be used to create a range of documents, from simple letters and faxes to complex reports. Documents can include: Borders, shading and other formatting Tables of text and figures Graphics and diagrams Newspaper-style columns Tables of contents and indexes You can exchange information between Word, Excel and PowerPoint as required, for example: You can copy text, images and even entire slides from PowerPoint into a Word document You can copy any worksheet range or chart from Excel into Word

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Starting Word
Once you have switched on your computer and logged on to Windows, and you have previously installed Word, you are ready to launch the application and start creating and editing documents.

If you have a Word icon on your desktop, you can double-click on this to launch Word.

If you don't have an icon on your desktop, you can launch Word via the Start menu.

Click on the Start button to display the Start Menu Click on the green All Programs arrow - a sub-menu will be displayed Choose Microsoft Office Choose Microsoft Office Word 2003

If you are using Windows 2000, or the classic Start menu of Windows XP, choose Start, Programs, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Word 2003.

Screen Layout
The Title Bar
The title bar is positioned at the top of the screen and displays the name of the application as well as the name of the current document. If the current document has not been saved, the word "Document" will appear followed by a sequential number matching the number of documents created in the current session.

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The standard Windows controls appear at the end of the Title Bar:

Click on Minimise to hide the window and place it on the Task Bar. Click on the Task Bar button to restore the window. Click on Maximise to enlarge the window so that it fills the entire screen. Click on Restore to return the window to its original size. Click on Close to close Word.

The Menu Bar
The menu bar is positioned under the Title Bar and is used to access all of the available commands of Word.

Word 2003's menus are personalised - they show only the commands used most often. When Word is launched, the most popular options display in each menu - these can be selected as follows:

Click on the required menu name to display a list of available commands then click on the required command. Alternatively, hold [Alt] and press the underlined letter in the menu name. To open the File menu, for example, press [Alt F]. Once the menu is open, press the underlined letter of the command you wish to run. To cancel a menu without running a command, click anywhere in the main part of the screen.

To select an option not displayed in the menu by default: Click on the menu in the menu bar. Click on the menu again to display the full menu or click on the arrow at the bottom of the menu to expand it.

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Once you have selected a menu item from the full menu, it will appear automatically in the Personalised menu.

Ask a Question
The "Ask a Question" box appears at the end of the menu bar. This box can be used to find help on any Word topic.

Click in the Ask a Question box and type the Word feature you want to know more about. Press [Enter] to display a drop-down list of related help topics.

Click on the topic you want to read about. The help topic will display in a new window. Click on the close button in the top-right corner of the help window to close this when complete.

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Additional Menu Text
Some menu commands display additional text. This can often provide clues on what will happen when the menu command is selected.

A menu command followed by three dots indicates that a dialog box will be displayed when the menu command is selected. The dialog box will offer further choices and selections. A menu command followed by a right arrow-head indicates that a sub-menu will be displayed when the command is selected. A tick in front of the menu command indicates that the option can be either on or off, and is currently on. An icon in front of the menu command indicates that there is a toolbar shortcut for the menu command. To run the command without using the menu, click on the icon on the toolbar. A key combination after the name of the command indicates that there is a keyboard shortcut for the menu command. To run the command without using the menu, press the given keystroke combination. If a command is greyed out, this means that the command cannot be used at present. For example, the Edit, Copy command will be greyed out if no text is currently selected

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The Ruler
The ruler allows you to set tabs and indenting and shows the position of text between the left and right margins of the page. The ruler can be hidden or re-displayed by choosing View, Ruler. The option will be ticked if the ruler is currently displayed. The following diagram shows some of the symbols that you may see on the ruler:

The Typing Area
The typing area is the large white area below the ruler and above the horizontal scroll bar. This is where you type the text that makes up the document. A flashing cursor shaped as a vertical line will indicate the position where you typing will appear. The cursor can be moved by clicking the mouse in a different position of the text area, or by using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

The short horizontal line below any text indicates the bottom of the document.

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The Vertical Scroll Bar
The vertical scroll bar is positioned at the right hand edge of the screen. The scroll bar is used to move around large documents and contains other useful shortcuts for navigating documents.

The vertical scroll bar contains the following elements:

The Previous Page and Next Page buttons at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar are used to browse through the pages of a document. The objects through which these buttons browse can be changed as follows: Click on the Browse button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar Select the type of object you wish to browse e.g. section or table Use the Previous Page and Next Page buttons to browse the selected objects Click on the Browse button and choose Browse by Page to return to normal

The Horizontal Scroll Bar
The horizontal scroll bar is positioned along the bottom of the screen, just above the Status Bar. The scroll bar is used to move around large documents and contain other useful shortcuts for viewing documents.

The horizontal scroll bar contains the following elements:

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Document Views
There are four main views in which you can work in Word:
Normal view shows text as it will print but does not show headers, footers or certain formatting options Web Layout view is used to make on-screen reading easier – text and graphics are sized to fit the screen rather than the printed page Print Layout view is fully WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and shows the document exactly as it will print Outline view is used for reporting and allows you to view different levels of text and quickly reorganise the document Reading layout view is designed for reading documents on screen. When this view is selected, all toolbars except the Reading Layout and Reviewing toolbars are hidden.

The Status Bar
The status bar appears at the bottom of the screen and shows the cursor position within the document as well as other messages and indicators. The following diagram shows the different areas of the status bar:

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Toolbars
Toolbars provide shortcuts to commonly used tasks and allow you to execute commands with a single click of the mouse button. Two toolbars are displayed by default - the Standard and Formatting toolbars.

The Standard Toolbar The Formatting Toolbar

The Standard and Formatting toolbars are displayed on the same line. As with the menus, the most frequently used icons are placed on the toolbars, with less frequently used icons hidden from view.
To choose an icons not currently in view:

Click on the right arrow at the end of the toolbar. Click on the button you wish to use. The button will be added to the toolbar automatically.

The Standard Toolbar
The standard toolbar contains shortcuts for frequently used tasks such as saving, printing and spell check. The following diagram shows the icons of the Standard Toolbar.

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The Formatting Toolbar
The formatting toolbar is located under the standard toolbar and contains formatting shortcuts such as bold, justification and borders.

The AutoText Toolbar
Used to create and use AutoText entries

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The Control Toolbox
Used with macros to create customised dialog boxes

The Database Toolbar
Used with mail merge documents and other database tables, this toolbar contains options for sorting, managing fields and finding records

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The Drawing Toolbar
Used to create and format drawing objects such as lines, arrows and boxes

The Forms Toolbar
Used with Word’s form feature to quickly add form items and change properties

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The Frames Toolbar
Used with Word's web features to add and maintain frames to show multiple documents on one screen

The Mail Merge Toolbar
Used with Word's mail merge feature to create standard letters to multiple recipients

The Outlining Toolbar
Used to enter and manipulate different levels of text in more complex documents

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The Picture Toolbar
Used to insert and format graphic images

The Reviewing Toolbar
Used to track changes in shared documents, this toolbar contains options for comments, revisions and version control

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The Tables & Borders Toolbar
Used to draw, erase and format tables

The Visual Basic Toolbar
Used to record, play and edit macros

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The Web Toolbar
Used when connected to the World Wide Web, this toolbar contains shortcuts for navigating web pages

The Web Tools Toolbar
Used to add elements to web pages, such as form fields, video clips and scrolling text

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The Word Count Toolbar
Used to keep track of the number of words and other elements in your documents

The WordArt Toolbar
Used to add and format WordArt effects

The following is an example of WordArt - effects that can be added to text and positioned anywhere on the worksheet.

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Task Panes
The task pane displays on the right-hand side of the screen and provides easy access to related topics. The following Task Panes are available in Word:

Task Pane Getting Started

Example

Description This task pane shows when you start Word. It allows you to search for help on any topic, or open a recently-used document.

Help

This task pane lets you search for help on any Word topic. You can also view helprelated website and visit community and download sites.

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Task Pane Search Results

Example

Description This task pane shows the results of the last search you performed in Help.

ClipArt

This allows you to search for ClipArt images on your computer and the web, based on any keywords you enter.

Research

The Research task pane allows you to find reference information from a number of sources without leaving Office 2003. You can insert any found information into your document.

Clipboard

It is possible to hold multiple entries in the Clipboard - allowing you to copy and paste more than one item at a time. The Clipboard Task Pane is used to choose the item you wish to paste at that time.

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Task Pane New Document

Example

Description Allows you to create a new blank document, or a document based on a template or an existing document. This task pane also provides one-click access to recently opened documents so that they can be opened again at any time.

Shared Workspace

If you have access to Sharepoint, you can use this task pane to add items to shared workspaces, or access items that colleagues have added. The Document Updates task pane allows you to synchronise local and shared workspace documents.

Protect Document

This task pane is used to protect documents and set the types of changes that can be made.

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Task Pane Styles and Formatting

Example

Description This task pane is used to format the text of your document based on formatting applied to other text elsewhere in the document. The task pane can also be used to clear formatting from text and create styles.

Reveal Formatting

This task pane gives details of all formatting applied to the selected text. Character formatting such as fonts, size and colour is given, as well as paragraph formats such as line spacing and indenting. The pane can be extended to show page formatting such as margins and paper size.

Mail Merge

This task pane guides you through the mail merge process, allowing you to create personalised letters, emails, envelopes or labels to a large number of recipients.

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Task Pane XML Structure

Example

Description This task pane allows you to format your document using XML elements.

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