Word 2016 For Dummies

Book description

The bestselling beginner's guide to Microsoft Word

Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book, Dan Gookin, this new edition of Word For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's number-one word processing software. In a friendly, human, and often irreverent manner, it focuses on the needs of the beginning Word user, offering clear and simple guidance on everything you need to know about Microsoft Word 2016, minus the chin-scratching tech jargon.

Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide will get you going with the latest installment of Microsoft Word. In no time, you'll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like formatting multiple page elements, developing styles, building distinctive templates, and adding creative flair to your documents with images and tables.

  • Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of the software, Word 2016
  • Shows you how to master a word processor's seven basic tasks
  • Explains why you can't always trust the spell checker
  • Offers little-known keyboard shortcuts

If you're new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word 2016 For Dummies has you covered.

Table of contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. How to Use This Book
      3. Foolish Assumptions
      4. What’s Not Here
      5. Icons Used in This Book
      6. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part I: Your Introduction to Word
      1. Chapter 1: Hello, Word!
        1. Start Your Word Day
        2. Behold the Word Program
        3. End Your Word-Processing Day
      2. Chapter 2: The Typing Chapter
        1. Input Devices Galore
        2. Keyboard Dos and Don’ts
        3. Stuff That Happens While You Type
    4. Part II: Your Basic Word
      1. Chapter 3: To and Fro in a Document
        1. Document Scrolling
        2. Move the Insertion Pointer
        3. Go Back to Where You Once Edited
        4. Go to Wherever with the Go To Command
      2. Chapter 4: Text Editing
        1. Remove Text You Don’t Want
        2. Split and Join Paragraphs
        3. Soft and Hard Returns
        4. Undo Mistakes with Undo Haste
      3. Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That
        1. Text Happily Found
        2. Replace Found Text
      4. Chapter 6: Blocks o’ Text
        1. Meet Mr. Block
        2. Mark a Block of Text
        3. Manipulate the Block of Text
      5. Chapter 7: Spell It Write
        1. Check Your Spelling
        2. AutoCorrect in Action
        3. Grammar Be Good
        4. All-at-Once Document Proofing
        5. Spell Check and Grammar Settings
      6. Chapter 8: Documents New, Saved, Opened, and Closed
        1. Some Terms to Get Out of the Way
        2. Behold! A New Document
        3. Save Your Stuff!
        4. Open a Document
        5. Close a Document
        6. Recover a Draft
      7. Chapter 9: Publish Your Document
        1. Your Document on Paper
        2. Electronically Publishing Your Document
    5. Part III: Fun with Formatting
      1. Chapter 10: Character Formatting
        1. Text-Formatting Techniques
        2. Basic Text Formats
        3. Text Transcending Teensy to Titanic
        4. More Colorful Text
        5. Change Text Case
        6. Clear Character Formatting
        7. Behold the Font Dialog Box
      2. Chapter 11: Paragraph Formatting
        1. Paragraph-Formatting Rules and Regulations
        2. Justification and Alignment
        3. Make Room Before, After, or Inside Paragraphs
        4. Paragraph Indentation Madness
      3. Chapter 12: Tab Formatting
        1. Once Upon a Tab
        2. The Standard Left Tab Stop
        3. The Center Tab Stop
        4. The Right Tab Stop
        5. The Decimal Tab
        6. The Bar Tab
        7. Fearless Leader Tabs
        8. Tab Stop, Be Gone!
      4. Chapter 13: Page Formatting
        1. Describe That Page
        2. Page Numbering
        3. New Pages from Nowhere
        4. Page Background Froufrou
      5. Chapter 14: More Page Formatting
        1. Slice Your Document into Sections
        2. That First Page
        3. Headers and Footers
      6. Chapter 15: Style Formatting
        1. The Big Style Overview
        2. Make Your Own Styles
        3. Style Tips and Tricks
      7. Chapter 16: Template and Themes Formatting
        1. Instant Documents with Templates
        2. Templates of Your Own
        3. The Theme of Things
      8. Chapter 17: Sundry Formatting
        1. Weird and Fun Text Effects
        2. Steal This Format!
        3. Automatic Formatting
        4. Center a Page, Top to Bottom
    6. Part IV: Spruce Up a Dull Document
      1. Chapter 18: Borders and Lines
        1. The Basics of Borders
        2. The Borders and Shading Dialog Box
      2. Chapter 19: Able Tables
        1. Put a Table in Your Document
        2. Text in Tables
        3. Table Modification
      3. Chapter 20: Columns of Text
        1. All about Columns
        2. Column Termination
      4. Chapter 21: Lots of Lists
        1. Lists with Bullets and Numbers
        2. Document Content Lists
        3. Footnotes and Endnotes
      5. Chapter 22: Here Come the Graphics
        1. Graphical Goobers in Your Text
        2. Image Layout
        3. Image Editing
        4. Image Arrangement
      6. Chapter 23: Insert Tab Insanity
        1. Characters Foreign and Funky
        2. Spice Up Your Document with a Text Box
        3. Fun with Fields
        4. The Date and Time
    7. Part V: The Rest of Word
      1. Chapter 24: Multiple Documents, Windows, and File Formats
        1. Multiple Document Mania
        2. Many, Many Document Types
      2. Chapter 25: Word for Writers
        1. Organize Your Thoughts
        2. Large Documents
        3. Dan’s Writing Tips
      3. Chapter 26: Let’s Work This Out
        1. Comments on Your Text
        2. The Yellow Highlighter
        3. Look What They've Done to My Text, Ma
        4. Collaborate on the Internet
      4. Chapter 27: Mail Merge Mania
        1. About Mail Merge
        2. I. The Main Document
        3. II. The Recipient List
        4. III. Fold in the Fields
        5. IV. Preview the Merged Documents
        6. V. Mail Merge Ho!
      5. Chapter 28: Labels and Envelopes
        1. Labels Everywhere
        2. Instant Envelope
      6. Chapter 29: A More Custom Word
        1. A Better Status Bar
        2. The Quick Access Toolbar
        3. Customize the Ribbon
    8. Part VI: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 30: The Ten Commandments of Word
        1. Thou Shalt Remember to Save Thy Work
        2. Thou Shalt Not Use Spaces Unnecessarily
        3. Thou Shalt Not Abuse the Enter Key
        4. Thou Shalt Not Neglect Keyboard Shortcuts
        5. Thou Shalt Not Manually Number Thy Pages
        6. Thou Shalt Not Force a New Page
        7. Thou Shalt Not Forget Thy Undo Command
        8. Honor Thy Printer
        9. Thou Shalt Have Multiple Document Windows Before Thee
        10. Neglecteth Not Windows
      2. Chapter 31: Ten Cool Tricks
        1. Automatic Save with AutoRecover
        2. Accelerate the Ribbon
        3. Ancient Word Keyboard Shortcuts
        4. Build Your Own Fractions
        5. Electronic Bookmarks
        6. Lock Your Document
        7. The Drop Cap
        8. Map Your Document
        9. Sort Your Text
        10. Map Ctrl+F to the Advanced Find Command
      3. Chapter 32: Ten Bizarre Things
        1. Equations
        2. Video in Your Document
        3. Hidden Text
        4. The Developer Tab
        5. Hyphenation
        6. Document Properties
        7. Cross-References
        8. Collect and Paste
        9. Click-and-Type
        10. Word and the Internet
      4. Chapter 33: Ten Automatic Features Worthy of Deactivation
        1. Bye-Bye Start Screen
        2. Restore the Traditional Open and Save Dialog Boxes
        3. Turn Off the Mini Toolbar
        4. Select Text by Letter
        5. Disable Click-and-Type
        6. Paste Plain Text Only
        7. Disable AutoFormat Features (×4)
    9. About the Author
    10. Cheat Sheet
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Word 2016 For Dummies
  • Author(s): Dan Gookin
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119076896