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Microsoft® Word 2013 QuickSteps, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!

Get up and running on Microsoft Word 2013 right away--the QuickSteps way. Full-color screenshots and clear instructions make it easy to start using the latest release of the leading word processing application. Take control and learn how to create and format documents, apply templates and themes, use mail merge, add tables and illustrations, use special features such as forms and translation, save Word documents as web pages, and much more. Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what you'll see on your computer screen while you're doing a task. This practical, fast-paced guide gets you started in no time!

Use these handy guideposts:

  • Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
  • Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
  • Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. About the Authors
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents 
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Conventions Used in This Book
  10. Chapter 1: Stepping into Word
    1. Open and Exit Word
      1. Use Windows 7 to Open Word
      2. Using Touch
      3. Start Word in Windows 8
    2. Explore Word
      1. Open a Document
      2. Close a Document
      3. Exit Word
      4. Explore the Word Window
      5. Become Familiar with the Ribbon
      6. Use the Mouse
      7. Use the Mini Toolbar in Word
      8. Use Tabs and Menus
      9. Use Views in Word
    3. Personalize and Customize Word
      1. Work with File View
      2. Customize the Ribbon
      3. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
      4. Show or Hide ScreenTips
      5. Add Identifying Information to Documents
      6. Set Preferences
      7. Understanding Versions of Office 2013
    4. Get Help
    5. Open Help
    6. Use the Thesaurus
    7. Define a Word
    8. Translate a Document
  11. Chapter 2: Working with Documents
    1. Understanding Word Files
    2. Create a New Document
      1. Using Templates
      2. Select a Template on Your Computer
      3. Open a Blank Document
    3. Open an Existing Document
      1. Locate an Existing Document
      2. Using SkyDrive
      3. Import a Document
    4. Write a Document
      1. Enter Text
      2. Determine Where Text Will Appear
      3. Insert Text or Type Over It
      4. Insert Symbols or Special Characters
      5. Insert Line or Page Breaks
      6. Select Text
      7. Delete Text
      8. Copy and Move Text
      9. Use the Office Clipboard
    5. Edit a Document
      1. Move Around in a Document
      2. Find and Replace Text
      3. Use Wildcards
    6. Complete and Save a Document
      1. Check Spelling and Grammar
      2. Get SkyDrive for Your Files
      3. Save a Document for the First Time
      4. Save a Document Automatically
      5. Save a Document
  12. Chapter 3: Formatting a Document
    1. Format Text
      1. Apply Character Formatting
      2. Reset Font Defaults
      3. Change Character Spacing and OpenType Features
      4. Change Capitalization
      5. Create a Drop Cap
    2. Format a Paragraph
      1. Set Paragraph Alignment
      2. Indenting a Paragraph
      3. Use the Ruler for Indents
    3. Understand Line and Paragraph Spacing
      1. Set Line Spacing
      2. Use Numbered and Bulleted Lists
      3. Define New Multilevel Lists
      4. Add Horizontal Lines, Borders, and Shading
    4. Format a Page
      1. Turn On Formatting Marks
      2. Set Margins
      3. Copy Formatting
      4. Use a Dialog Box to Format a Page
      5. Use Mirror Margins
      6. Determine Page Orientation
      7. Specify Paper Size
      8. Track Inconsistent Formatting
      9. Set Vertical Alignment
  13. Chapter 4: Customizing a Document
    1. Use Styles
      1. Understanding Themes, Styles, and Templates
      2. Identify Text with a Style
      3. Apply Predefined Style Sets to a Document
      4. Create a New Style
      5. Modify a Style
      6. Clear a Style from Text or a Document
      7. Delete Styles from the Gallery
      8. Examine Current Styles
    2. Use Themes
      1. Assign a Theme to Your Document
      2. Change a Theme
      3. Create a Custom Theme
    3. Use Templates
      1. Apply a Template to a New Document
      2. Create a Template
    4. Work with Documents
      1. Create Section Breaks
      2. Create and Use Columns
      3. Use Tabs
      4. Add Headers and Footers
      5. Add Footnotes and Endnotes
      6. Create an Index
      7. Create a Table of Contents
      8. Create and Use Outlines
      9. Use View Buttons
    5. Use Word Writing Aids
      1. Implement AutoCorrect
      2. Use AutoFormat
      3. Use Building Blocks
      4. Count Characters and Words
      5. Use Highlighting
      6. Add Hyphenation
      7. Explore the Thesaurus
      8. Enter an Equation
  14. Chapter 5: Printing and Using Mail Merge
    1. Print Documents
      1. Set Up Your Printer
      2. Define How a Document Is Printed
      3. Preview What You’ll Print
      4. Print a Document
      5. Print an Envelope
      6. Print Labels
      7. Fax a Document
      8. Send an Email
    2. Merge Lists with Letters and Envelopes
      1. Perform a Mail Merge Using the Wizard
      2. Use Rules
      3. Merge to Envelopes
      4. Merge to Labels
  15. Chapter 6: Using Tables
    1. Create Tables
      1. Create a Table
      2. Dissecting a Table
      3. Use Table Tools
      4. Select Tables, Rows, Columns, or Cells
      5. Change the Table Size
      6. Change Column Width and Row Height
    2. Work with Tables
      1. Enter Information into Tables
      2. Sort Data
      3. Move and Copy Tables, Columns, and Rows
      4. Calculate Values Using Formulas
      5. Working with Formulas
      6. Convert Tables to Text and Text to Tables
      7. Repeat Header Rows
      8. Remove a Table
      9. Format Content
    3. Change a Table’s Appearance
      1. Merge and Split Cells
      2. Change a Table’s Alignment
      3. Wrap Text Around a Table
      4. Change Cell Margins
      5. Apply Shading and Border Effects
      6. Apply Styles to a Table Automatically
  16. Chapter 7: Working with Illustrations
    1. Work with Pictures
      1. Add Pictures from a Computer
      2. Linking Picture Files
      3. Use the Picture Tools Format Tab
      4. Crop Unwanted Areas of a Photo
      5. Position “In-Line” Pictures
      6. Reduce a Picture’s File Size
      7. Wrap Text Around a Picture
    2. Create Drawings
      1. Add Shapes
      2. Use Color Effects
      3. Work with Curves
      4. Add Special Effects to Text
      5. Create a Diagram
      6. Add Objects from Other Programs
      7. Take Screenshots
    3. Modify Illustrations
      1. Resize and Rotate Illustrations Precisely
      2. Position Illustrations
      3. Understanding Illustration Positioning
      4. Use Handles and Borders to Position Objects
      5. Position Illustrations Other Ways
      6. Combine Illustrations by Grouping
  17. Chapter 8: Using Special Features
    1. Work with Forms
      1. Use Microsoft Form Templates
      2. Modify a Template
      3. Create a Form
      4. Use a Form
    2. Translate Text
      1. Translate a Word or Phrase
      2. Translate Selected Text
      3. Translate an Entire Document
      4. Understanding Data Series and Axes
    3. Work with Charts
      1. Create a Chart
      2. Determine the Chart Type
      3. Select Chart Items
      4. Work with Chart Items
      5. Format Chart Items
      6. Format Text
      7. Work with the Data Table
  18. Chapter 9: Creating Webpages
    1. Create and Save a Webpage in Word
      1. Understanding HTML and How Word Uses It
      2. Create a Webpage
      3. Save Word Documents as Webpages
      4. Choosing Suitable Web File Formats
      5. Use Word to Create HTML Elements
    2. Work with Webpages in Word
      1. Configure Web Options in Word
      2. Understanding Hyperlinks
      3. Insert a Hyperlink
      4. Verify How a Page Will Look
      5. Remove Personal Information from the File Properties
      6. Remove Word-Specific Tags from a Document
  19. Chapter 10: Using Word with Other People
    1. Mark Changes
      1. Track Changes
      2. Review Changes
      3. Add Comments
      4. Highlight Text
    2. Work with Multiple Documents
      1. Save Several Copies of a Document
      2. Compare Documents
  20. Index