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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter II.2. An Open and Shut Case

In This Chapter

  • Opening Word documents

  • Using templates and wizards

  • Making your Web pages

  • Finding and recovering files

  • Saving documents

  • Sending Word docs everywhere

Word has some pretty slick ways of dealing with a wide variety of file formats, from the unknown to the mysterious. As you'd normally expect, Word can open and save its own files, but Word can work with other kinds of files as well. Every once in a while you might receive a document that you just can't get to open. Word can often help with this problem. Some file formats are widely shared, such as RTF (Rich Text Format) files. Word can open and save files as RTFs and in other formats as well. You also have ways to protect the information inside your Word files. And of course, Word has a master Normal.dotx template that can make styling your text a breeze. And if you don't know what that is, don't worry because we explain it all in this chapter.

Opening the World in Word

You'd think that opening files would be an old hat to most everyone who has ever touched a computer by now, but a lot of people still don't know about some ways to open files in Word. You might use some of these methods all the time, whereas you might use others once in a blue moon, but it's good to know they're available just in case!

Trying out templates

A plethora of Word templates come pre-built in Project Gallery. With these templates, you can create great-looking documents for specific purposes or audiences without going ...

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