O'Reilly logo

PCs All-in-One For Dummies®, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2. Using Word

In This Chapter

  • Starting Word

  • Changing views in Word

  • Typing and editing text

  • Using Find and Replace

  • Creating tables

  • Setting tabs and margins

  • Formatting your document

  • Printing in Word

  • Building Web pages in Word

It's time to dive into Word (specifically, Word 2010), which is probably one of the top five most-used applications on the face of this planet. I first used Word when it was a character-based DOS program. (Yes, it's that old. And so am I.) Even then, it was easy to use and produced flawless printed pages — which, in my opinion, are the two all-important requirements for any word processor.

Word is now the cornerstone of most PC-based word processing; it's versatile enough to perform equally well for everything from a kid's homework to the most professional-looking yearly report. Therefore, this chapter starts with the basics — key shortcuts and the different views you can use in Word — and ends up delving into more advanced topics, such as collaborative features and Web page creation. If you're familiar with Word 2007, take heart: You'll be in calm waters, as the program hasn't changed much.

One note about this chapter (and the others in this Office minibook): As Popeye might say, "It ain't quite completes." A casual walk through any computer bookstore will convince you that a dozen 400-page books completely concentrate on Word (or Excel or PowerPoint or Access), so you don't find tons o' advanced features or tons o' complex tips in these 30-or-so pages. However, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required