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Word 2016 For Dummies

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-119-07689-6 October 2015 384 Pages

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The bestselling beginner's guide to Microsoft Word

Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book, Dan Gookin, this new edition of Word For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's number-one word processing software. In a friendly, human, and often irreverent manner, it focuses on the needs of the beginning Word user, offering clear and simple guidance on everything you need to know about Microsoft Word 2016, minus the chin-scratching tech jargon.

Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide will get you going with the latest installment of Microsoft Word. In no time, you'll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like formatting multiple page elements, developing styles, building distinctive templates, and adding creative flair to your documents with images and tables.

  • Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of the software, Word 2016
  • Shows you how to master a word processor's seven basic tasks
  • Explains why you can't always trust the spell checker
  • Offers little-known keyboard shortcuts

If you're new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word 2016 For Dummies has you covered.

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

How to Use This Book 2

Foolish Assumptions 3

What’s Not Here 3

Icons Used in This Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

Part I: Your Introduction to Word 5

Chapter 1: Hello, Word! 7

Chapter 2: The Typing Chapter 19

Part II: Your Basic Word 27

Chapter 3: To and Fro in a Document 29

Chapter 4: Text Editing 37

Chapter 5: Search for This, Replace It with That 45

Chapter 6: Blocks o’ Text 55

Chapter 7: Spell It Write 67

Chapter 8: Documents New, Saved, Opened, and Closed 77

Chapter 9: Publish Your Document 89

Part III: Fun with Formatting 101

Chapter 10: Character Formatting 103

Chapter 11: Paragraph Formatting 115

Chapter 12: Tab Formatting 127

Chapter 13: Page Formatting 143

Chapter 14: More Page Formatting 157

Chapter 15: Style Formatting 171

Chapter 16: Template and Themes Formatting 183

Chapter 17: Sundry Formatting 191

Part IV: Spruce Up a Dull Document 201

Chapter 18: Borders and Lines 203

Chapter 19: Able Tables 211

Chapter 20: Columns of Text 225

Chapter 21: Lots of Lists 233

Chapter 22: Here Come the Graphics 241

Chapter 23: Insert Tab Insanity 255

Part V: The Rest of Word 265

Chapter 24: Multiple Documents, Windows, and File Formats 267

Chapter 25: Word for Writers 275

Chapter 26: Let’s Work This Out 287

Chapter 27: Mail Merge Mania 297

Chapter 28: Labels and Envelopes 313

Chapter 29: A More Custom Word 321

Part VI: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 30: The Ten Commandments of Word 331

Chapter 31: Ten Cool Tricks 335

Chapter 32: Ten Bizarre Things 343

Chapter 33: Ten Automatic Features Worthy of Deactivation 349

Index 355