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This chapter is from the book

The Absolute Minimum

After reading this chapter, you now know how to

  • Select text with the mouse or the keyboard so you can work with that section of text independently from the rest of the document.

  • Move and copy selected text so you can rearrange text as you edit your documents.

  • Correct your mistakes with the Undo feature, which reverses the last action you took on a document.

  • Open multiple documents at the same time and switch back and forth between the open documents.

  • Adjust the zoom setting to make it easier to inspect small details in a document.

  • Switch to a different document view to make it easier to review your documents.

  • Preview a document before printing so you can catch last-minute corrections.

  • Adjust the number of copies and specify which pages you want to print.

  • Use your fax modem to fax a document directly from Word, without printing it first.

  • Use your email program to attach a document to an email message or to include the text in the body of the message.

In the next chapter, you'll learn the basics of formatting documents, including changing fonts, adjusting margins, creating envelopes and labels, inserting symbols, and learning how to use Reveal Formatting.

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