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Signature Word 2007 : Lecture Hall : Chapter Outlines and Summaries : Chapter 1

Chapter 1

  • Open Microsoft Word by clicking the Start button on the Taskbar, pointing to All Programs, pointing to Microsoft Office, and then clicking Microsoft Office Word 2007.
  • The Office button displays as a Microsoft Office logo and, when clicked, displays a list of options and most recently opened documents.
  • The Quick Access toolbar is located to the right of the Office button and contains buttons for commonly used commands.
  • The Title bar is located to the right of the Quick Access toolbar and displays the document name followed by the program name.
  • The Ribbon area contains tabs with commands and options divided into groups.
  • The insertion point displays as a blinking vertical line and indicates the position of the next character to be entered in the document.
  • The mouse displays on the screen as an I-beam pointer or as an arrow pointing up and to the left.
  • Use the vertical scroll bar to view various parts of the document.
  • The Status bar displays the number of pages and words, View buttons, and the Zoom slider bar.
  • Word automatically wraps text to the next line as you type information. Press the Enter key only to end a paragraph, create a blank line, or end a short line.
  • Word contains an AutoCorrect feature that automatically corrects certain words as they are typed.
  • Word contains both an automatic spell checker feature that inserts a red wavy line below words not contained in the Spelling dictionary and an automatic grammar checker that inserts a green wavy line below a sentence containing a grammatical error.
  • The AutoComplete feature inserts an entire item when you type a few identifying characters and then press Enter or F3.
  • Document names can contain a maximum of 255 characters, including the drive letter and folder names, and may include spaces.
  • The insertion point can be moved throughout the document without interfering with text by using the mouse, the keyboard, or the mouse in combination with the keyboard.
  • You can move the insertion point by character, word, screen, or page, and from the first to the last character in a document. Refer to Table 1.2 for keyboard insertion point movement commands.
  • The scroll box on the vertical scroll bar indicates the location of the text in the document screen in relation to the remainder of the document.
  • Click the Select Browse Object button located at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to display options for browsing through a document.
  • You can delete text by character, word, line, several lines, or partial page using specific keys or by selecting text using the mouse or the keyboard.
  • A specific amount of text can be selected using the mouse or the keyboard. Refer to Table 1.4 for information on selecting with the mouse and refer to Table 1.5 for information on selecting with the keyboard.
  • Use the Undo button on the Quick Access toolbar if you change your mind after typing, deleting, or formatting text and want to undo the action. Use the Redo button to redo something that has been undone with the Undo button.
  • Word’s Help feature is an on-screen reference manual that contains information about all Word features and commands.
  • Click the Microsoft Office Word Help button or press F1 to display the Word Help window. At this window, type a topic and then press Enter.
  • Dialog boxes contain a Help button you can click to display the Word Help window with information specific to the dialog box.


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