Word 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide
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Make the most of Word 2013-without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to learn Word and use it quickly to prepare powerfully effective documents! Even if you've never used Word before, you'll learn how to do what you want, one clear and easy step at a time. Word has never, ever been this simple!



Who knew how simple Word 2013 could be?



This is the easiest, most practical beginner's guide to using Microsoft's incredibly powerful new Word 2013 word processing program...simple, reliable instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn:



* Navigate Word 2013's updated interface and make the most of the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, and other handy tools

* Quickly develop any document, from reports to resumes, brochures to calendars-even web pages

* Control margins, indents, alignment, columns, and spacing

* Improve document appearance with themes and style sets

* Organize and present data attractively with Word tables and charts

* Build professional-quality visuals with SmartArt and WordArt

* Use images from multiple sources, including screen captures and Bing Image Search

* Master long documents, tables of contents, cross-references, and footnotes

* Collaborate with others using Word's tracking and revision tools

* Easily create personalized mailings and email

* And much more...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 178 x 228 x 22mm | 589.67g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 0789750902
  • 9780789750907
  • 1,615,780

Table of contents

Introduction ...............................................................................................................1

Who This Book Is For ................................................................................................ 2

How This Book Is Organized .................................................................................... 2

Conventions Used in This Book ............................................................................... 3

I Word Basics

1 Getting to Know Microsoft Word .........................................................................5

Introducing Word ...................................................................................................... 6

What's New in Word 2013? ..................................................................................... 8

Starting Word ............................................................................................................. 9

Exploring the Program Window ............................................................................11

Finding Help with Word Issues and Topics ..........................................................14

Exiting and Closing in Word ..................................................................................16

2 Basic Word Operations .........................................................................................19

Working with the Ribbon ........................................................................................20

Using Ribbon Elements .....................................................................................21

Hiding and Displaying the Ribbon ...................................................................24

Working with the Quick Access Toolbar ...............................................................25

Using Context Menus and Toolbars ......................................................................26

Dealing with Dialog Boxes .....................................................................................27

Working with Word View Modes and Zoom Tools ..............................................29

Changing View Modes ......................................................................................29

Zooming Your View ............................................................................................32

3 Setting Up Accounts and Services ......................................................................35

Introducing Web and Cloud Connectivity ............................................................36

Using a Microsoft Account .....................................................................................39

Signing In ............................................................................................................39

Adding and Switching Accounts ......................................................................41

Customizing Your Account .....................................................................................42

Customizing Your Account Picture ...................................................................43

Changing the Background and Theme ............................................................46

Adding Services .......................................................................................................47

Adding Apps ............................................................................................................50

II Building Simple Documents

4 Document Basics ....................................................................................................55

Starting a New Document ......................................................................................56

Saving Documents ...................................................................................................58

A Word About File Types ..................................................................................60

Other File-Saving Options to Consider ...........................................................62

Opening and Closing Documents .........................................................................62

Viewing Multiple Documents .................................................................................65

Moving, Copying, and Pasting Data Between Files ............................................66

Assigning Document Protection ............................................................................67

5 Template Basics ......................................................................................................71

Understanding Templates ......................................................................................72

Applying a Template...............................................................................................72

Finding More Templates ........................................................................................76

Saving Templates ....................................................................................................78

6 Adding Text ............................................................................................................81

Typing and Editing Text .........................................................................................82

Selecting Text ..........................................................................................................84

Moving and Copying Text ......................................................................................85

Cutting and Pasting Text ...................................................................................86

Copying and Pasting Text .................................................................................86

Using the Mini Toolbar ......................................................................................87

Working with the Clipboard Pane ....................................................................87

Adding Text with Quick Parts ................................................................................88

Inserting a Quick Part ........................................................................................89

Creating Your Own Quick Parts ........................................................................91

Inserting Symbols ....................................................................................................92

III Making Documents Look Impressive

7 Formatting Text .....................................................................................................95

Applying Boldface, Italics, and Underline ............................................................96

Changing the Font ..................................................................................................98

Changing the Point Size .......................................................................................100

Using the Font Dialog Box ...................................................................................102

Adding Color to Text ............................................................................................103

Copying Formatting from One Place to Another ..............................................104

8 Formatting Paragraphs ...................................................................................... 107

Controlling Alignment...........................................................................................108

Indenting Text ........................................................................................................110

Simple Indents ..................................................................................................111

Custom Indents ................................................................................................111

Special Indents .................................................................................................112

Setting Indents with the Ruler.........................................................................112

Setting Tabs ...........................................................................................................115

Using Bulleted and Numbered Lists ...................................................................118

Controlling Spacing ...............................................................................................120

Line Spacing ......................................................................................................121

Paragraph Spacing ...........................................................................................123

Character Spacing ............................................................................................125

9 Formatting Pages ................................................................................................ 127

Setting Margins ......................................................................................................128

Creating Columns ..................................................................................................130

Changing Vertical Alignment ...............................................................................132

Adding Headers and Footers to a Document ....................................................134

Adding Headers and Footers .........................................................................135

Adding Page Numbers ....................................................................................138

Inserting Pages, Breaks, and Sections ................................................................139

Inserting Pages .................................................................................................139

Inserting Breaks ................................................................................................140

10 Advanced Formatting ........................................................................................ 143

Applying a Theme .................................................................................................144

Applying Styles ......................................................................................................146

Choosing Style Sets .........................................................................................149

Assigning Styles ................................................................................................150

Creating New Styles .........................................................................................151

Adding Special Effects ..........................................................................................152

Inserting Drop Caps .........................................................................................152

Applying Text Effects .......................................................................................153

Adding a Watermark ........................................................................................154

Adding Borders and Shading...............................................................................156

Adding Text Borders ........................................................................................157

Adding Page Borders ......................................................................................158

Adding Shading ................................................................................................159

IV Adding Visual Interest with Tables, Charts, and Graphics

11 Adding Tables to Word Documents ................................................................ 161

Inserting a Basic Table ..........................................................................................162

Inserting and Creating Quick Tables ...................................................................165

Drawing a Custom Table ......................................................................................167

Inserting Excel Spreadsheets as Tables ..............................................................169

12 Editing Tables ...................................................................................................... 171

Selecting Table Parts ............................................................................................172

Changing Column Widths and Row Heights ......................................................173

Resizing by Dragging .......................................................................................173

Using the Tab Tools .........................................................................................174

Using the Table Properties Dialog Box .........................................................175

Adding and Deleting Columns and Rows ..........................................................176

Adding and Deleting Cells ...................................................................................180

Merging and Splitting Table Cells .......................................................................181

Changing Cell Alignment and Margins ...............................................................184

Repositioning and Resizing Tables ......................................................................186

Dressing Up a Table with Table Styles and Borders .........................................188

13 Adding Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams ........................................................... 193

Working with SmartArt ..........................................................................................194

Inserting SmartArt ............................................................................................196

Customizing SmartArt Graphics ......................................................................197

Changing Layouts, Colors, and Styles ...........................................................202

Formatting SmartArt ........................................................................................203

Inserting Charts ......................................................................................................205

Understanding the Chart Types ......................................................................206

Understanding Chart Parts ..............................................................................207

Inserting a Chart ...............................................................................................209

Entering Chart Data .........................................................................................210

Editing Charts ...................................................................................................212

14 Adding Simple Graphic Elements .................................................................... 217

Drawing Shapes .....................................................................................................218

Repositioning and Resizing Shapes................................................................222

Formatting Shapes ...........................................................................................223

Inserting WordArt Objects ...................................................................................226

Inserting Text Box Objects ...................................................................................231

15 Inserting Pictures and Videos ........................................................................... 237

Understanding Picture File Types ........................................................................238

Inserting Images from the Internet ......................................................................240

Using Pictures from Office.com ......................................................................242

Searching for Pictures Using Bing ..................................................................244

Searching for Pictures on SkyDrive ................................................................246

Inserting Your Own Pictures .................................................................................248

Capturing Screenshots ..........................................................................................250

Embedding Videos ................................................................................................254

16 Fine-Tuning Your Graphics ................................................................................ 259

Resizing, Positioning, and Wrapping Text Around Graphics ...........................260

Rotating and Flipping Objects .............................................................................267

Layering and Grouping Objects ..........................................................................270

Layering Objects ..............................................................................................271

Grouping Objects .............................................................................................275

Adding Picture Styles and Borders ......................................................................276

Adding Flourishes with Effects .............................................................................279

Assigning Effects ..............................................................................................279

Applying Artistic Effects to Pictures ...............................................................281

Cropping Pictures ..................................................................................................282

Adjusting Pictures ..................................................................................................285

Correcting Picture Problems ...........................................................................285

Tweaking Colors ...............................................................................................286

Removing Backgrounds ...................................................................................287

V Using Specialized Word Tools

17 Tools for Longer Documents ............................................................................ 291

Structuring Documents with Outline View ..........................................................292

Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes ......................................................................297

Adding Captions ...................................................................................................299

Inserting Cross-References ...................................................................................301

Creating an Index ..................................................................................................302

Creating a Table of Contents ...............................................................................306

Inserting Bookmarks ..............................................................................................307

Navigating Long Documents with the Navigation Pane ...................................310

18 Using Proofreading Tools .................................................................................. 315

Highlighting Text with a Highlighter Pen ...........................................................316

Inserting Comments ..............................................................................................317

Finding and Replacing Text .................................................................................319

Checking Spelling and Grammar .........................................................................322

Using AutoCorrect .................................................................................................324

Using the Word Thesaurus ...................................................................................327

Researching and Translating Words ....................................................................328

Checking a Document for Hidden Data .............................................................330

19 Printing Documents ............................................................................................ 333

Previewing and Printing a Document ..................................................................334

Previewing Pages .............................................................................................335

Managing Print Settings ..................................................................................336

Controlling Page Setup ........................................................................................342

Printing Envelopes and Labels .............................................................................343

Printing Envelopes ...........................................................................................343

Printing Labels ..................................................................................................346

Using Word's Mail Merge Tool ............................................................................349

Online Elements

20 Collaborating on and Reviewing Documents

Tracking and Reviewing Documents

Turning on Tracking

Working with Comments

Reviewing Changes

Comparing Documents

Editing Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

Sharing Documents with Others

21 Using Word on the Internet

Emailing Documents

Turning Word Documents into Web Pages

Adding Hyperlinks

Working with SkyDrive

Managing SkyDrive from Your Browser

Using Word to Access SkyDrive

Using Web Apps

Bonus online chapters may be found on the Que product page http://www.quepublishing.com/

title/9780789750907 within the "Downloads" tab.

TOC, 9780789750907, 6/11/2013
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About Sherry Kinkoph Gunter

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited oodles of books over the past 20 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office programs, digital photography, and web applications. Recent titles include Sam's Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes and Microsoft Office for Mac Bible. Sherrybegan writing computer books back in 1992 for Macmillan, and her flexible writing style has allowed her to author for a varied assortment of imprints and formats. Her ongoing quest is to aid users of all levels in the mastering of everchanging computer technologies, helping users make sense of it all and get the most out of their machines and online experiences. Sherry currently resides in a swamp in the wilds of east central Indiana with a lovable ogre and a menagerie of interesting creatures.
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