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  • The beyond-the-basics, beneath-the-surface guide to Microsoft Word 2016: comprehensive coverage, real solutions!
  • By world-renowned Microsoft Word expert and trainer Faithe Wempen, who has taught hundreds of thousands of Word users
  • Covers all aspects of working with Word 2016, from its updated interface to its breakthrough collaboration and graphics tools
  • Includes all versions of Word 2016, including stand-alone installations, Office 365, and mobile versions
  • For all serious Word users who want to get the most out of Word 2016, from writers to corporate professionals


  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 1008
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5566-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5566-7


Word 2016 IN DEPTH

Beyond the Basics…

Beneath the Surface…In Depth

Do more in less time!

Are you ready to harness the full power of Word 2016 to create professional documents? Then, you’re ready for Word 2016 In Depth. In this comprehensive guide to Word, you’ll learn the skills and techniques for efficiently building the documents you need for both your professional and your personal life. Faithe Wempen delivers step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting advice, and insider tips to help you improve your written image in business, academic, organizational, and personal settings.

•    Accelerate formatting by creating and applying themes and styles

•    Incorporate graphical content such as clip art, photos, SmartArt, and charts

•    Save your work in a variety of formats, including backward-compatible Word files, PDF and XPS page layouts, graphics, HTML, and more

•    Perform mail and data merges to generate catalogs, form letters, labels, and envelopes

•    Learn about the fields that drive many of Word’s most powerful features, and how to look behind the scenes to customize field behaviors

•    Use indexing, tables of contents, and master documents to organize book-length works

•    Cite sources and document references in a variety of formats, including APA and MLA

•    Collaborate with other people, even simultaneously, managing each person’s comments and changes

•    Create complex math formulas without leaving Word

•    Write and edit macros that automate repeated tasks

•    Work with your Word documents anywhere via OneDrive® and Office Online

•    Create user-interactive forms that include a variety of field types

All In Depth books offer

•    Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions

•    Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own

•    Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style

Learning, reference, problem-solving...the only Word 2016 book you need!

This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Word, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details.

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Table of Contents


1 Creating and Saving Documents 5
Understanding the Word Interface 5
Tabs and the Ribbon 5
Backstage View 7
The Mini Toolbar 9
Galleries, Dialog Boxes, and Panes 9
Working with Views 12
Switching Document Views 12
Showing or Hiding Onscreen Elements 14
Changing the Zoom 14
Displaying Multiple Documents and Windows 15
Using the Help System 16
Starting a New Document 18
Creating a Blank Document 19
Creating a Document Based on a Microsoft Template 20
Creating a Document Based on a Personal Template 21
Saving a Document 23
Choosing a Save Location 24
Managing the Quick Access List (or Favorites List) 27
Selecting an Appropriate File Format 28
Saving in Web Format 32
Opening a Document 34
Opening a Recently Used Document 34
Opening a Document with the Open Dialog Box 35
Changing the File List View in the Open Dialog Box 36
Opening Other File Types 36
Opening Files in Special Modes 37
Making a Document Read-Only 38
Working with File Properties 39
Defining Custom Properties 42
Automatically Updating Custom Properties 43
Setting File-Handling Preferences 43
Returning to the Word 2010 Style of Saving and Opening 44
Setting the Default Save Location and File Type 44
Setting an AutoRecover Interval 46

2 Typing and Editing Text 47
Text Entry and Editing Basics 47
Switching Between Insert and Overtype Modes 48
Undoing, Redoing, and Repeating 49
Inserting Symbols and Special Characters 50
Moving Around in a Document 55

Scrolling 56
Moving the Insertion Point with Click and Type 56
Navigating with Keyboard Shortcuts 57
Selecting Text and Other Objects 58
Moving and Copying Text and Objects 61
Moving or Copying Text with Drag-and-Drop 61
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste 61
Keeping or Discarding Formatting When Pasting 62
Pasting with Paste Special 65
Using the Office Clipboard 66
Locating Specific Content 67
Finding and Replacing 67
Using Go To 77
Displaying a Document Map 77
Displaying Page Thumbnails 78
Evaluating Readability 79
Viewing Word Count 81
Controlling Hyphenation 81
Enabling or Disabling Automatic Hyphenation 82
Turning Off Automatic Hyphenation for Specific Text 83
Hyphenating a Document Manually 84
Inserting Dummy Text 85
Working with Building Blocks 85
Creating a Building Block 86
Inserting a Building Block 87
Deleting Building Blocks 89
Changing a Building Block’s Properties 89

3 Correcting and Printing Documents 91
Correcting Spelling and Grammatical Errors 91
Checking the Spelling of an Individual Word 92
Fixing Individual Grammatical Errors 93
Performing an Interactive Spelling and Grammar Check 95
Finding Proofing Errors 96
Customizing Spelling and Grammar Options 97
Customizing Grammar Rules 99
Managing the Spelling Dictionaries 100
Checking Spelling and Grammar in Multiple Languages 105
Automating Corrections with AutoCorrect 106
Rejecting an Automatic Correction 107
Setting AutoCorrect Options 107
Changing or Removing an AutoCorrect Entry 109
Adding a Plain Text AutoCorrect Entry 110
Adding a Formatted or Graphical AutoCorrect Entry 110
Configuring Math AutoCorrect 111
Working with Actions 112
Performing an Action 112
Configuring Action Settings 113
Using Research Tools 114
Checking a Word’s Definition with a Dictionary 114
Finding Words with a Thesaurus 115
Translating Text into Other Languages 117
Looking Up Information at a Research Site 121
Customizing and Extending the Research Tools 122
Printing a Document 124
Printing Quickly with Default Settings 125
Printing the Current Document 125
Using Print Preview


Updates & Corrections

This book is part of Que's Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Office 2016, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on quepublishing.com. For more information, visit quepublishing.com/CUP.

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