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AARP Word 2010 For Dummies, Mini Edition

AARP Word 2010 For Dummies, Mini Edition

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-118-23262-0

Oct 2011

64 pages

Select type: E-Book


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It's a whole new Word – make the most of it!

Here's exactly what you need to know to get going with Word 2010. From firing up Word, using the spell checker, and working with templates to formatting documents, adding images, and saving your stuff, you'll get the first and last word on Word 2010 with this fun and easy mini guide. So get ready to channel your inner writer and start creating Word files that wow!

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for navigating Word with the keyboard and mouse
  • Advice on using the Ribbon
  • How to edit text and undo mistakes
  • Things to know about saving and naming files
  • How to print documents
Introduction 1

About This Book 1

How This Book Is Organized 2

Part I: Hello, Word 2

Part II: Typing 3

Part III: To and Fro in a Document 3

Part IV: Text Editing 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Part I: Hello, Word! 5

Getting Word Started 6

The good, yet unimaginative, way to start Word 7

The better way to start Word 8

The best way to start Word 9

Start Word by opening a document 10

Looking at Word 11

Around the Word window14

The blank place where you write 16

The mouse pointer in Word18

Printing a Word Document 18

Ending Your Word Processing Day 20

To quit Word 21

Quit what you’re doing without quitting Word 22

Set Word aside 23

Part II: Typing 25

Behold the PC Keyboard! 25

The Old Hunt-and-Peck 28

When to whack the spacebar 29

Backup and erase keys 30

When to press that Enter key 31

Part III: To and Fro in a Document 33

Scroll through a Document 34

Using the vertical scroll bar 34

Using the horizontal scroll bar 36

Scrolling your document with the mouse 37

Move the Insertion Pointer 37

Commanding the insertion pointer with the mouse 38

Moving in small increments (basic arrow keys) 38

Moving from beginning to end 39

The Browse Buttons 41

Get Back to Where You Once Edited 42

Go to Wherever with the Go To Command 43

Part IV: Text Editing 45

Remove Text You Don’t Want 46

Deleting single characters 46

Deleting a word 47

Deleting more than a word 48

Split and Join Paragraphs 51

Making two paragraphs from one 51

Making one paragraph from two 52

The Soft and Hard Returns 52

Undo Mistakes with Undo Haste 53

Redo, the Undo-Undo command 54