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Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Word 2003


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2958-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2958-3

More than any other, this book offers systematic, real-world guidance for experienced Word users, based upon the types of print and electronic documents you actually create, and the productivity challenges you actually face. It goes far beyond the basics, offering hundreds of advanced tips and techniques for maximizing productivity, automating short and long documents, using Word's powerful Web content creation capabilities, and much more. It also includes practical coverage of Word's latest features for collaboration and XML-based integration with other software and processes. Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Word 2003 reflects the insights of one of the world's most experienced and best-selling Word authors, offering objective guidance on both troubleshooting and the feature "gotchas" that Microsoft doesn't publicize.

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Essential Document Creation and Management Techniques

Essential Document Creation and Management Techniques in Word 2003

Table of Contents


Who Should Read This Book? How This Book Is Organized. How This Book Is Designed. What's on the Companion Web Site. Conventions Used in This Book.


1. What's New in Microsoft Office Word 2003.

Discovering Microsoft's Key Word 2003 Enhancements. Research Tools. Review and Collaboration Improvements. Document Security with Information Rights Management (IRM). Productivity Improvements. XML Support.

2. Navigating Word.

Quick Tour of the “Cockpit”. Using Find, Replace, and Go To. Getting Help. Activating Word or Office. Troubleshooting.

3. Essential Document Creation and Management Techniques.

Creating New Documents. Using the New Document Task Pane. Basic Editing. Saving Your Documents. Using Word's Program and File Recovery Features. Retrieving Your Documents. Finding the File You're Seeking. Switching Among Files You've Opened. Troubleshooting.

4. Quick and Effective Formatting Techniques.

Understanding the Basics of Direct Formatting. Introducing Font Formatting. Working with Paragraph Formatting. Controlling How Paragraphs Break Between Pages. Using Bullets and Numbered Lists. Comparing, Selecting, and Copying Formatted Text. Using On-the-Fly Format Checking. Troubleshooting.

5. Controlling Page Features.

Using Word's Page Setup Features. Using Headers and Footers. Working with Multiple Columns. Using Borders and Shading. Troubleshooting.

6. Printing and Faxing in Word.

Printing the Entire Document. Specifying What to Print. Other Useful Print Settings. Creating a Print File from Which You Can Print Later. Printing Envelopes in Word. Using E-Postage with Word. Printing Labels. Printing Many Files at the Same Time. Using Print Preview. Sending a Fax from Word. Troubleshooting.

7. Using Word's Speech Control, Dictation, and Handwriting Features.

Understanding Word's Speech Features. Preparing for Speech Recognition. Training Word to Understand Speech. Issuing Voice Commands to Word. Dictating to Word. Creating Multiple Speech Profiles. Using Word's Handwriting Features. Using Additional Ink Features on the Tablet PC. Troubleshooting.


8. Making the Most of Word's Proofing and Research Tools.

Using Automatic Spelling and Grammar Checking. Disabling or Hiding Automatic Spelling and Grammar Checking. Checking Spelling Through the Spelling and Grammar Dialog Box. Controlling Spelling Settings. Creating Custom Dictionaries for Custom Needs. Spell Checking Text in Foreign Languages. A Closer Look at the Grammar Checker. Using the Word Thesaurus. Using Word's Built-In Language Translation Tools. Working with Additional Research Services. Counting a Document's Words, Pages, Lines, and Characters. Displaying Readability Statistics. Controlling Hyphenation. Troubleshooting.

9. Automating Your Documents.

AutoCorrect: Smarter Than Ever. AutoText: The Complete Boilerplate Resource. AutoFormatting: The Fastest Way to Format. Working with AutoSummarize. Working with Smart Tags. Troubleshooting.

10. Streamlining Your Formatting with Styles.

Why Styles Are So Valuable. What Styles Are and How They Work. Understanding and Using Word's Default Styles. Creating Styles. Changing Styles. Managing Styles. Troubleshooting.

11. Templates, Wizards, and Add-Ins.

What Templates Are and How They Work. Using Word's Built-In Template Library. Using Templates from Microsoft Office Online. The Normal Template: Crucial to All Documents. Creating a New Template. Understanding Global Templates. Understanding the Relationship Between Styles and Templates. Attaching Templates to Documents and Email Messages. Linking CSS Style Sheets to Web Pages. Using Themes to Change the Styles in Your Template. Previewing New Templates with Style Gallery. Moving Elements Among Templates. Managing Templates to Minimize Your Work. Using Workgroup Templates. Storing Templates on a Web Server. Using Word Wizards. Understanding Word Add-Ins. Troubleshooting.

12. Structuring and Organizing Information with Tables.

Understanding What Word Tables Can Do. Word's Multiple Approaches to Creating a Table. Editing in a Table. Changing a Table's Structure or Formatting. Adding Table Borders and Shading. Controlling Table Breaks and Table Headers. Using Table Styles. Working with Table Properties. Converting Text to Tables. Calculating with Tables. Sorting the Contents of Tables. Troubleshooting.


13. Getting Images into Your Documents.

Opportunities to Use Graphics Effectively. Inserting a Photo or Another Image You've Created. Finding and Inserting Images Through the Clip Art Task Pane. Working with Microsoft Clip Organizer. Finding Other Sources of Images. Editing Images to Serve Your Needs. Minimizing Graphics File Size by Compressing Pictures. Adding Alternative Text to Your Image. Using WordArt. Working with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Troubleshooting.

14. Using Word's Quick and Easy Drawing Tools.

Understanding How Word Drawings Work. Drawing Lines and Other Basic Shapes. AutoShapes: Word's Library of Predrawn Shapes. Controlling Colors. Adding Depth to Your Graphics. Editing Objects in a Word Drawing. Troubleshooting.

15. Visualizing Your Message with Graphs, Diagrams, and Org Charts.

Understanding Graphs and Charts. Creating Data to Be Graphed. Choosing Among Word's Extensive Selection of Charts. Working with Chart Options. Formatting Chart Elements. Creating a Chart from Scratch. Creating and Using Custom Chart Types. Using Trendlines. Using Error Bars. Revising Charts Automatically. About Word's Organization Chart Feature. Changing Organization Chart Layouts. About Word's Business Diagrams Capabilities. Troubleshooting.

16. Word Desktop Publishing.

Word 2003: Almost a Full-Fledged Desktop Publishing Program. When to Use WordAnd When Not To. Planning Your Document. Quick and Easy Brochures with the Brochure Template. Using Publication Layouts from Microsoft Office Online. Using Drop Caps. Inserting Symbols and Special Characters. Using Text Boxes. Troubleshooting.


17. Using Mail Merge Effectively.

An Overview of Word's Mail Merge. Starting a Mail Merge with the Mail Merge Wizard Task Pane. Working with the Mail Merge Toolbar. Selecting a Starting Document. Selecting Recipients. Preparing the Content of Your Main Document. Printing or Delivering Your Merged Documents. Customizing Merged Documents with Word Fields. Troubleshooting.

18. Outlining: Practical Techniques for Organizing Any Document.

The Benefits of Outlining. The Role of Heading Styles and Outline Levels in Outlining. Creating a New Outline. Understanding Outline View. Controlling Your Outline View. Applying Outline Levels to Specific Text. Printing Your Outline. Using Word's Automatic Outline Numbering. Using List Styles. Troubleshooting.

19. Master Documents: Control and Share Even the Largest Documents.

The Advantages of Master Documents. Creating Master Documents and Subdocuments. Working with Master Document and Subdocument Files. Style Behavior in Master Documents and Subdocuments. Reorganizing a Master Document. Creating a Table of Contents, an Index, or Cross-References for a Master Document. Printing Master Documents and Subdocuments. Working with Others on the Same Master Document. Inserting Files Rather Than Using Master Documents. Using Insert File to Insert Part of a Document. Troubleshooting.

20. Tables of Contents, Figures, Authorities, and Captions.

Tables of Contents. Introducing Tables of Figures and Captions. Introducing Citations. Troubleshooting.

21. Building More Effective Indexes.

How Word Indexes Work. Creating a New Index Entry. Compiling Your Index. Building Indexes from Multiple Documents. Automating Indexing with Index AutoMark Files. Placing More Than One Index in a Document. Troubleshooting.

22. Using Footnotes, Bookmarks, and Cross-References.

Using Footnotes and Endnotes. Using Bookmarks. Working with Cross-References. Troubleshooting.

23. Automating Your Documents with Field Codes.

Understanding Fields. Fields That Might Already Be in Your Document. Viewing Fields. Inserting a Field Using the Field Dialog Box. Placing Fields Directly into a Document. Updating Your Fields. Shortcuts for Working with Fields. Finding and Replacing Field Contents. A Closer Look at Field Instructions. A Closer Look at Field Formatting. Nesting Fields. Troubleshooting.


24. Using Word to Develop Web Content.

Web Page Development: Word's Strengths and Weaknesses. Creating and Saving a Web Page in Word. Viewing HTML Source Code. Adding Content to Web Pages in Word. Building Multi-Column Layouts with Tables. Using Frames. Using Nonstandard Fonts. Using Web Scripting. Troubleshooting.

25. Using Word to Develop XML Content and Use XML Applications.

An Overview of XML. Scenarios and Applications for Using XML in Word. Working with XML Schemas. Setting XML Options. Using the XML Structure Task Pane. Saving to XML. Working with XML Solutions. Publishing Content to the Web via XSLT Transformations. The Limits of Word's XML Support. Troubleshooting.


26. Managing Document Collaboration and Revisions.

An Overview of Word's Team Writing Tools. Introducing Word's Reviewing Interface. Working with Comments. Working with Track Changes. Limiting the Changes Reviewers Can Make in Your Document. Printing Documents with Markup. Keeping Track of Changes Among Multiple Documents. Resolving Proposed Changes. Using Word's Versioning Feature. Streamlining the Review Process with Microsoft Outlook. Troubleshooting.

27. Online Document Collaboration Using SharePoint Team Services.

What Is SharePoint? Creating a SharePoint Team Site. Using the Shared Workspace Task Pane to Work with Your Site. Creating and Saving Documents for a SharePoint Team Site. Sharing Documents Using SharePoint Team Services. Searching and Categorizing Documents Using SharePoint Portal Server. Subscribing to Discussions and Documents. Troubleshooting.

28. Creating Forms.

Word's Forms Capabilities: An Overview. Understanding the Workflow Associated with Building and Distributing Word Forms. Building the Skeleton of Your Form. Adding Interactivity with Form Fields. Advanced Form Field Features. Converting Electronic Forms to Printed Forms. Protecting an Entire Form with Editing Restrictions. Filling In Online Forms. Saving Only the Data in a Form. Printing Only the Data in Forms. Troubleshooting.

29. Leveraging Microsoft Office 2003's Power from Word.

Word and Office: Tightly Integrated into a Single System. Integrating Excel and Word. Working with Access and Word. Using PowerPoint with Word. Using Outlook with Word. Using Microsoft Equation Editor 3.1. Using Microsoft Office Document Imaging. Troubleshooting.

30. Using Word as an Email Editor.

Creating Email Using Microsoft Word. Establishing Settings for Your Message. Creating File Attachments. Controlling Message Priority and Other Options. Sending Your Message. Setting Formatting Defaults for All Your Mail Messages. Troubleshooting.

31. Customizing Word.

Deciding Which Word Features to Customize. Controlling How Word Starts. Customizing Toolbars and Menus. Organizing Entire Toolbars or Menus. Changing the Appearance of Toolbar Buttons and Menu Items. Creating Toolbar Buttons or Menu Items That Insert Pictures or Hyperlinks. Adding, Renaming, and Deleting Custom Toolbars and Menu Bars. Restoring Default Settings to a Menu Bar or Toolbar. Adding a Keyboard Shortcut to a Menu Item. Creating New Keyboard Shortcuts. Controlling Word's Customization Options. Changing Word Options. Troubleshooting.

32. Recording and Running Visual Basic Macros.

Macros: The Basics. Creating Macros That Run Automatically. Running Your Macro. Moving Project Items Among Templates and Documents. Running Word Commands: Word's 400+ Built-In, One-Step Macros. Troubleshooting.

33. Word Document Privacy and Security Options.

Understanding and Using Word 2003's Privacy and Security Features. Using Permissions to Restrict Who May Use Your Documents. Preventing and Controlling Word Viruses. Other Methods for Securing Documents. Troubleshooting.

34. Managing Word More Effectively.

The Word 2003 File Format. Converting from WordPerfect. Displaying Word 2003 Files on Computers Without Any Version of Word. Batch File Conversions. Using Document Properties to Simplify Document Management. Troubleshooting.

35. Using Word's Multilingual and Accessibility Features.

An Overview of Language Support in Word, Office, and Windows. Setting Up Windows for International Environments. Word and Office Multilingual Features. Entering Asian Text with Input Method Editors. Changing Proofing Languages During a Spell Check. Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface Pack. Changing Language Settings After You've Installed the Office 2003 MUI Pack. Using Foreign Dates and Times in Your Documents. Language File Organization in Microsoft Office. Unicode and International Font Support in Word. Troubleshooting.

Appendix A. What's on Que's WOPR CD.

What Is WOPR?



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