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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-338306-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338306-5

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 résumés, 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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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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