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Word 2013 For Dummies

Word 2013 For Dummies

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By (author) Dan Gookin

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 30mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118491238
  • ISBN 13: 9781118491232
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 106,859

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This bestselling guide to Microsoft Word is the first and last word on Word 2013 It's a whole new Word, so jump right into this book and learn how to make the most of it. Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin puts his usual fun and friendly candor back to work to show you how to navigate the new features of Word 2013. Completely in tune with the needs of the beginning user, Gookin explains how to use Word 2013 quickly and efficiently so that you can spend more time working on your projects and less time trying to figure it all out. Walks you through the capabilities of Word 2013 without weighing you down with unnecessary technical jargon Deciphers the user interface and shows you how to take advantage of the file formats Covers editing documents, working with text, using grammar and spelling tools, formatting, adding images and other design elements, and more Get the word on the latest Word with Word 2013 For Dummies !

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Dan Gookin wrote the original For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, in 1991 and launched a phenomenon. Since then, his list of bestsellers continues to grow. There are more than 12 million copies of his books in print, translated into 32 languages. Dan welcomes visitors at his website, www.wambooli.com.

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Learn to: Create, customize, edit, and publish documentsShare documents and collaborate with other usersAdd graphics and a creative formatTake advantage of the latest features in Word 2013This book makes Word 2013 easy to use and (almost) painless to master -- you have Dan's word on itWhether you've used other versions of this popular program or never processed a single word, this friendly guide will get you going with Word 2013. You'll quickly get up to speed and begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your documents in no time. No matter what you need to do, Dan Gookin has the first and last word on Word 2013!Start smart" -- learn where to start with Word, explore the screen, and see how Word works on a tabletEditing ecstasy -- tinker with text, delete or move text blocks, split paragraphs, and replace incorrect wordsSecrets of spell checker -- discover what it does and doesn't know, create a custom dictionary, and fix persistent typosSuch characters -- customize font, size, and color for documents with characterMore formatting fun -- format multiple page elements, develop styles, and build distinctive templates Grab 'em with graphics -- add some creative flair to your documents with images and tablesTeam up -- use Word's collaboration tools to review, mark, and accept changes on another person's documentMail merge magic -- create personalized letters, e-mails, envelopes, labels, and directories"Open the book and find: Secrets of saving your stuffA word processor's seven basic tasksHow (and when) to use mail mergeLittle-known keyboard shortcutsWhy you can't always trust spell checkerTips for incorporating art into your documentsHow to make sense out of tabs and tab stopsTen unusual things to watch for in Word

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Word 2013 7 Chapter 1: Hello, Word! 9 Chapter 2: The Typing Chapter 21 Part II: Your Basic Word 31 Chapter 3: To and Fro in a Document 33 Chapter 4: Text Editing 41 Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That 49 Chapter 6: Blocks o' Text 61 Chapter 7: Spell It Write 73 Chapter 8: Document Calisthenics: New, Open, Save, and Close 83 Chapter 9: Publish Your Document 95 Part III: Fun with Formatting 107 Chapter 10: Character Formatting 109 Chapter 11: Paragraph Formatting 121 Chapter 12: Tab Formatting 133 Chapter 13: Page Formatting 149 Chapter 14: Document Formatting 161 Chapter 15: Style Formatting 173 Chapter 16: Template and Themes Formatting 185 Chapter 17: Sundry Formatting 195 Part IV: Spruce Up a Dull Document 205 Chapter 18: Lines and Shading 207 Chapter 19: Able Tables 215 Chapter 20: Columns of Text 227 Chapter 21: Lots of Lists 233 Chapter 22: Here Come the Graphics 241 Chapter 23: Fun with the Insert Tab 255 Part V: The Rest of Word 265 Chapter 24: Multiple Documents, Windows, and File Formats 267 Chapter 25: Word for Writers 275 Chapter 26: Let's Work This Out 289 Chapter 27: Mail Merge Mania 299 Chapter 28: Labels of Love 315 Chapter 29: A More Custom Word 323 Part VI: The Part of Tens 331 Chapter 30: The Ten Commandments of Word 333 Chapter 31: Ten Cool Tricks 337 Chapter 32: Ten Bizarre Things 345 Chapter 33: Ten Avuncular Suggestions 351 Index 355