Working with Text
Use the Undo, Redo, and Repeat command
To undo mistakes, go to the Standard
toolbar and click the Undo button. Click the small black arrow to display
a list of the most recent actions that you can undo. Keep in mind that when you
undo multiple actions, you also undo all actions above it in the list. Should
you decide that you did not want to undo an action, click the Redo button
on the Standard toolbar. To repeat your last action, click
Edit-->Repeat, or press the F4 key. Note that if you
cannot repeat the last action, the Repeat command will change to Can't
Apply font formats (Bold, Italic and Underline)
To apply bold formatting to text or
numbers, select the text that you want to format, and click the Bold
button on the Formatting toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+B keyboard
shortcut. To apply italic formatting, click the Italic toolbar button or
press CTRL+I. To add a basic underline, click the Underline
toolbar button or press CTRL+U.
Use the Spelling feature
To spell-check a document, click
Spelling and Grammar on the Standard toolbar or use the F7
shortcut key. Whenever Word finds a possible spelling error, it allows you to
make your changes in the Spelling and Grammar dialog box. You can also
edit a spelling error directly in the document by typing your correction and
then clicking Resume in the Spelling and Grammar dialog
Word 2000 flags individual words that do
not appear in its built-in dictionary by placing a jagged red underline beneath
the word. Review these words by right-clicking each underlined word. The
resulting shortcut menu presents alternative word choices and the ability either
to add the word to Word's dictionary or to open the Spelling and Grammar
Use the Grammar feature
By default, Word checks both spelling and
grammar. If you want to check spelling only, clear the Check grammar
check box in the Spelling and Grammar dialog box. By default, Word 2000
flags phrases and sentences that it perceives as grammatical errors with a green
jagged underline. Right-click the phrase, and the resulting shortcut menu will
provide suggestions and the ability to open the Spelling and Grammar
Use the Thesaurus feature
To find synonyms, antonyms, or related
words, select Tools =>Language => Thesaurus. You can also find a
synonym for a word by right clicking on the word and pointing to Synonyms
on the shortcut menu.
Insert page breaks
To insert a page break, place the mouse
pointer where the new page is to start, and then click Insert => Break.
In the Break dialog box, select Page break. To remove a
page break, switch to Normal View. Once there, click anywhere on the page break
indicator and press Delete.
Highlight text in document
Word 2000's highlighting function works
much like an ordinary highlighting pen. On the Formatting toolbar, click the
Highlight button, and then select the text that you want to highlight.
Click the small black arrow on the Highlight button to choose another
highlighting shade. To turn off highlighting, click Highlight again or
press the ESC key. By default, highlighted text appears in the printed
Insert and move text
By default, Word 2000 operates in Insert
mode, where inserted text can be placed without overwriting subsequent text.
Enable Overtype mode by double-clicking the OVR indicator on the status bar.
You can also move text by selecting the
text to be moved, placing the mouse pointer anywhere within it, and dragging the
selection to its new location in the document. This feature, called
drag-and-drop text editing, can be toggled by selecting Tools ->
Options, clicking the Edit tab, and clearing the Drag-and-drop
text editing check box.
Cut, Copy and Paste Special using the Office Clipboard
Copying or moving text using Word 2000's
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Special tools can be
accomplished in four steps:
1. Select the text to be moved or
2. Click the Cut or Copy
buttons on the formatting toolbar. Alternatively, right-click inside the
selected text and choose Cut or Copy from the shortcut
3. Place the cursor in the destination
4. Click the Paste button on the
Formatting toolbar, or right-click in the destination location and choose
Paste from the shortcut menu.
You can also do the above steps using
shortcut keystrokes: CTRL+C is copy; CTRL+X is cut; CTRL+V
The Paste Special command is useful
for pasting text or graphics in a different format from which they were
originally. In step four of the above procedure, clickEdit -> Paste Special....
For example, text copied from a browser in HTML format can be pasted into Word
2000 as plain text, greatly reducing potential formatting problems in the
Copy formats using the Format Painter
To copy paragraph or character formatting,
place your cursor inside the paragraph that contains the formatting you want to
copy. Next, click the Format Painter button on the Standard toolbar.
Finally, select the paragraph or text to which you want to apply the copied
formatting. Double-click the Format Painter to reapply the copied
formatting multiple times. Click the Format Painter again or press
ESC to turn off Format Painter.
Select and change font and font size
Word 2000 contains several ways to format
font characteristics. All of them have one thing in common: you must first
select the text for which you want to adjust font formatting.
1. Use the Font and Font Size
drop-down list boxes on the Formatting toolbar.
2. Click Format => Font.
In the resulting Font dialog box, adjust font and font size with the
3. Right-click within the selected text and
choose Font... from the shortcut menu. In the resulting Font
dialog box, adjust font and font size with the appropriate controls.
4. Press CTRL+D. In the resulting
Font dialog box, adjust font and font size with the appropriate
Find and replace text
Find and Replace is actually one of Word
2000's most powerful features. To find and replace any text, click Edit =>
Find or press CTRL+F. In the Find and Replace dialog box,
enter the search text and press Find Next. To replace any text, you can
select the Replace tab directly from within the Find and Replace
dialog box and specify the replacement text, or you can click Edit =>
Replace directly. (CTRL+G is the keyboard shortcut for
Apply character effects (superscript, subscript, strikethrough, small caps and
Character effects – like superscript,
subscript, strikethrough and small caps – are all applied through the
Font dialog box. Use one of the methods given above to locate the
Font dialog box.
Here is an example: To make text or numbers
superscript, select the text and click Format => Font. In the
Effects portion of the Font dialog box, select the
Superscript check box.
Do not confuse character effects with
text effects, which are found under the Text Effects tab in the
Font dialog box.
Insert date and time
First, place the cursor where you want to
insert the date or time into your document. Second, click Insert =>
Date and Time. Under Available formats, select the appropriate
date or time format. If you need the date or time to automatically update
itself, place a check in Update automatically.
To insert a symbol that does not appear on
your keyboard, place the cursor in the document where you want to insert the
symbol. Click Insert => Symbol. In the Symbol dialog
box, select an appropriate font from the Font drop-down list box (the
so-called "Dingbat" fonts, such as Webdings and Wingdings, are particularly
useful for using custom bullet characters). You can click and drag the mouse
pointer within the symbol set to magnify each symbol. Click Insert to
place the selected symbol into your document.
The Special Characters tab contains
frequently used symbols such as copyright, trademark and the em/en dashes.
Create and apply frequently used text with AutoCorrect
In addition to automatically catching
common typing mistakes such as two INitial capitals, non-capitalized days of the
week (such as wednesday or friday), and accidental usage of the
cAPS LOCK KEY, you can also program AutoCorrect to replace shorthand keystrokes
with longer text elements. For example, you can program AutoCorrect to replace
your initials with your full signature. To do this, open the AutoCorrect window
by clicking Tools => AutoCorrect.... Under Replace text as
you type, you will find over one hundred pre-programmed AutoCorrect
triggers. Create an AutoCorrect trigger by entering the trigger text into the
Replace: text box. Next, enter the expanded text into the With:
text box. Finally, click the Add button to add your new AutoCorrect entry
to Word's library. Thereafter, AutoCorrect will automatically replace your
trigger text with your expanded text. By default, the AutoCorrect library is
available to all documents created in Word 2000.
Working with Paragraphs
Align text in paragraphs (Center, Left, Right and Justified)
To quickly and easily set paragraph
alignment, place the cursor anywhere within the desired paragraph and click the
Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify buttons
from the Formatting toolbar. Justify forces the selected paragraph(s) to
flush left and right. To do this, Word 2000 often creates extra spaces between
letters and between words.
Add bullets and numbering
The Bullets button and the
Numbering button on the Formatting toolbar create either bulleted or
numbered lists at the cursor location. An existing list can be converted into a
bulleted or a numbered list by first selecting the appropriate text and then
using the Bullets or Numbering buttons. To break off a bulleted or
a numbered list, use one of these methods:
1. Press ENTER twice after the final
2. Click either the Bullets or
To apply another style for a bulleted or
numbered list, place the cursor anywhere within the list and click Format
=> Bullets and Numbering (alternatively, right-click at the cursor
location and point to Bullets and Numbering...). In either the
Bulleted or the Numbered tabs, select an appropriate list format
and click OK.
Set character-, line-, and paragraph-spacing options
Character spacing refers to adding or
subtracting space in between individual characters. Open the Font dialog
box and click the Character Spacing tab. You can adjust either the
kerning (space between characters) or the leading (how high text "sits" off its
default baseline position) by making changes to the Spacing: and
By: boxes. The Scale: drop-down list box allows you to scale
selected text to several pre-set percentages. Scaling is useful for constraining
a document to a certain number of pages.
To change line spacing or to add/subtract
space between paragraphs, click Format => Paragraph. Choose one
of the six line spacing options in the Line spacing: drop-down list box.
For some options you will need to specify information in the By: text
box. For example, to specify three spaces between every line, select
Multiple for Line spacing: and 3 for At:.
To add or remove buffer space between
selected paragraphs, adjust the values in the Before: and After:
Apply borders and shading to paragraphs
You can add a border to any or all sides of
selected paragraph(s), to all pages in a document, to pages in a section, to the
first page only, or to all pages except the first, in many different line styles
and colors. First, highlight the appropriate paragraph(s), and then click
Format -> Borders and Shading. The Borders tab gives you the ability
either to choose a preset paragraph border style, or to design your own using
different line styles and position options.
Paragraph shading is done under the
Shading tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box. Choose a shade
color in the Fill portion and a shading gradient in the Patterns
and Style: area of the Borders and Shading dialog box.
Use indentation options (Left, Right, First Line and Hanging Indent)
Select the paragraph(s) to which you want
to change line spacing or paragraph spacing, then click Format =>
Paragraph. Set paragraph indents by adjusting the values in the
Left: and Right: spin boxes. Set first-line or hanging indents by
selecting the appropriate option from the Special: drop-down list box and
entering the appropriate measurement in the By: text box.
An alternative method for setting paragraph
indents is by using the Indent markers on the ruler.
Yet another way to indent (albeit only a
left indent) is by using the Increase Indent and the Decrease
Indent buttons on the Formatting toolbar.
Use the Tabs command (Center, Decimal, Left and Right)
To set tab stops, select the paragraph then
click at the far left of the horizontal ruler until the icon changes to the type
of tab you want. The five different tab stops are shown and described in the
After you have selected the type of tab
stop, click on the horizontal ruler where you want to set a tab stop. To set
precise measurements for tabs, click Format => Tabs.... In the
Tabs dialog box, set precise values for the type(s) of tab stops desired
in the document.
To move tab stops, place your cursor within
the appropriate paragraph, and drag the tab marker on the horizontal ruler to
its new location. To clear tab stops, simply drag the tab stop off the ruler
into the document space.
Create an outline style numbered list
To change a bulleted or numbered list into
an outline style numbered list, select the list, click Format => Bullets
and Numbering and click the Outline Numbered tab. Select one
of the seven preset styles or click Customize... to create your own.
Set tabs with leaders
A dot leader is normal seen in a table of
contents, but you can create a dot leader at anytime by typing the text that
will immediately precede the leader, and then clicking Format =>
Tabs. In the Tab stop position: area of the Tabs dialog
box, type the position for a new tab, or select an existing tab stop to which
you will add leader characters. Next, under Alignment, select the
alignment for text typed at the tab stop. Finally, under Leader, click
the leader style that you prefer and click Set.
Working with Documents
Print a document
To print a single copy of the active
document using your default printer with its default settings, click the
Print button on the Standard toolbar. To print with options, press
CTRL+P or click File => Print.
The Print dialog box allows you to
change the printer in use, set properties for that printer, adjust the number of
pages to be printed, and the number of copies to be printed (among several other
Use Print Preview
To preview a document before you send it to
the printer, switch to Print Preview mode by clicking the Print Preview
button on the Standard toolbar or by clicking File => Print
Preview. Click anywhere on the document to zoom in; click again to zoom
The Print Preview toolbar is actually quite
useful. You should spend some time getting to know each of this toolbar's
Use Web Page Preview
Web Page Preview converts a copy of the
active document to HTML on the fly and loads it into your default Web browser.
To view your document in HTML format, click File => Web Page
Navigate through a document
There are several ways to navigate through
a Word 2000 document. Here is a simple list of some of the most common
- Using the horizontal and vertical scroll
- Using the scroll wheel (for those with a
- Using the keyboard (do a
search in Word Help for “move around in a document” for a very
comprehensive list of available keyboard
- Using Word 2000’s Go To feature
(see below for instructions).
- By using Document
Map. Click the Document Map button on the Standard toolbar. The viewing
area splits into two panes. The pane on the left contains a hyperlinked list of
your document headings (if you have used heading styles). Click a hyperlink to
jump to that portion of the document.
Note- you can return to your last location
in the document by pressing SHIFT+F5. This is Word 2000’s
GoBack command. For example, say you are reading a document online and
you see a cross-reference on page 112 for a paragraph located on page 51. After
scrolling to page 51, you should click to place your cursor and then press
SHIFT+F5. Word 2000 will transport you to your original
Insert page numbers
To insert page numbers into a document,
click Insert => Page Numbers. On the Insert menu, click
Page Numbers. Under Position:, specify whether you want the page
numbers at the top or the bottom of each page. Under Alignment:, specify
the horizontal alignment of the page numbers. If you have a title page, for
example, and do not want a page number on the first page of your document, clear
the Show number on first page check box. Press the Format...
button to specify advanced options, such as changing the number format or
directing Word 2000 to reset numbering after section breaks. More information on
page number formatting is provided later in this document.
Set page orientation
To change a document’s page
orientation, click File => Page Setup =>Paper Size,
and select either Portrait or Landscape. By default, the
orientation change affects every page in the document. To change the page
orientation for part of a document, select the text to which the orientation
change will apply, open the Page Setup dialog box, and choose Selected
text from the Apply to: drop-down list box. Word 2000 will
automatically insert section breaks before and after the selected text to
accommodate the change in page orientation.
Another method of opening Page Setup
dialog box is by double-clicking inside the horizontal ruler.
Although it is possible to set top, bottom,
left and right margins by using the horizontal and vertical rulers in Print
Layout view, a more precise method is by clicking File => Page
Setup and adjusting the margin values listed on the Margins tab.
In the From Edge: area you can specify how far from the top edge and how far
from the bottom edge your headers and footers appear in your
Use Go To to locate specific elements in a document
To quickly jump to a specific page, table,
or other browse object in the document, click Edit => Go To...,
select what type of object you are looking for under Go to what:, specify
the actual search string under the appropriate heading on the right side of the
dialog box, and then click Next.
Two other ways to open the Go To... dialog
box: CTRL+G, or by double-clicking anywhere in the status bar.
Note- Go To is an extension of the Find and
Replace feature, and that they share the same dialog box.
Create and modify page numbers
To change the page number format, click in
the appropriate document section if you are using different page number formats
for different sections, or place your insertion point anywhere and click
Insert => Page Numbers to open the Page Numbers dialog
box. Any changes made here will be applied to the appropriate page numbers when
you click OK. Click the Format... button to open the Page
Number Format dialog box. If desired, select a different numbering style
from the Number format: drop-down list box. Again, your changes will
update the document when you click the OK button.
Create and modify headers and footers
To add headers or footers to a document,
click View => Header and Footer. To create a header, enter your
desired text or graphics in the header area. To create a footer, click the
Switch Between Header and Footer button on the Header and Footer toolbar
to move to the footer area.
Spend some time familiarizing yourself with
all functions available on the Header and Footer toolbar.
When you create or change a header or
footer, the header or footer appears throughout the entire document. To have a
different header or footer for part of a document, highlight the section that is
to be changed, and deselect the Same as Previous button on the Header and
Align text vertically
To change the vertical alignment of text
(such as when creating a title page and you would like the text centered
vertically), select the desired text, click File => Page Setup,
click the Layout tab, and select the appropriate option from the
Vertical alignment: drop-down list box.
Create and use newspaper columns
To convert selected text or an entire
document into newspaper columns, select the appropriate text or press
CTRL+A to select the entire document. Next, click Format =>
Columns. In the Columns dialog box, you can either choose one of
Word 2000’s five preset column formats or design your own. If you choose
to convert only selected text to newspaper columns, then Word 2000 will
automatically place section breaks before and after the selected text to
accommodate the different page formatting.
A shortcut method of creating newspaper
columns is by clicking the Columns button on the Standard toolbar. Click
it and drag to the right until you have the desired number of columns. When you
let go of the mouse button, Word 2000 will create the desired column
Revise column structure
To revise the column structure, highlight
the section that you want to change and then click Format =>
Columns to open the Columns dialog box and make any necessary
changes. Any modifications you make to column structure will be updated in the
document as soon as you click OK.
Prepare and print envelopes and labels
To create either an envelope or a mailing
label, click Tools => Envelopes and Labels, and then click the desired
tab, Envelopes or Labels. Word 2000 places whatever address you
have provided under Tools => Options => User
Information in the Return Address: portion of the dialog
Word 2000 gives you the choice of printing
one copy of an envelope or a label, adding the envelope to your document, or
creating a separate document for your mailing label sheet.
Although the Envelopes and Labels function
is fine for doing single envelopes or a for creating a sheet of single-address
mailing labels, make sure to use Word 2000’s Mail Merge function for
cranking out multiple-address envelope and mailing label sets.
A style is a collection of paragraph and/or
character formats that you can name, save, and apply multiple times in your
documents. Word 2000’s Normal template comes with over 90 built-in styles.
The fastest way to apply a style is to select the appropriate text, point to the
Formatting toolbar, and select a style from the Style drop-down list
To view, modify, and create styles, click
Format => Style. Another location in Word to preview styles is
the Style Gallery. To see the Style Gallery, click Format =>
Theme and click the Style Gallery... button.
Create sections with formatting that differs from other sections
You can use sections to apply different
page layout features (page orientation, page numbering, headers and footers, and
so on) to different areas of the same document. To create a section break, place
your insertion point where you would like the new section to begin and click
Insert => Break. In the Section break types portion of
the Break dialog box, select the type of break you want. You can have
your new section begin on a new page, inline (or continuous) with surrounding
text, on the next odd page, or on the next even page.
Use Click and Type
Click and Type allows you to place your
insertion point in (practically) any blank area of the document in order to
insert text or graphic elements. Click and Type is enabled by default. You can
disable Click and Type by clicking Tools => Options, clicking
the Edit tab and clearing the Enable Click and type check
To use Click and Type, double-click a blank
area of the document. The mechanics of Click and Type are actually quite simple:
Word 2000 simply places a left-aligned tab stop where you place the insertion
Microsoft Word 2000 Help has a good article
on Click and Type. To find it, perform a search in Answer Wizard using the
string “overview of click and type.”
Locate and open an existing document
To locate and open an existing Word
document, press CTRL+O, click the Open button on the Standard
toolbar, or click File => Open. You can navigate to your
desired file by using the Places bar or by opening the Look in: drop-down
list box. If the file you are looking for is not a Word .DOC file, change the
search file extension in the Files of type: drop-down list
You will notice that the Places Bar in the
following graphic has been customized. You can download a wonderful piece of
freeware called the
WOPR PlaceBar Customizer
that will help you do the job.
Use Save and Save As (different name, location or format)
To save a document, press CTRL+S,
click the Save button on the Standard toolbar, or click File =>
Save. To save a document in a different location, under a different name,
or in an alternate file format, click File => Save
Save as Web Page
To save a Word 2000 document in HTML
format, click File => Save as Web Page.... In the Save
As dialog box, click Change Title... to change the page title that
will appear in your browser’s title bar.
Create a folder
To create a folder from within Microsoft
Word 2000, open the Save As or Open dialog box and click the
Create New Folder toolbar button.
Create a new document using a Wizard
To create a new document using a wizard,
click File => New. Depending upon how Word 2000 has been
installed on your machine, the New dialog box will contain multiple sheet
tabs that contain various wizards for tasks such as creating memos, faxes, and
legal pleadings. To open a new document using a wizard, either double-click the
wizard template icon, or select the appropriate icon and click
Note that the New button on the
Standard toolbar does not open the Open dialog box; the New button
opens a blank document based upon the currently attached template.
Use templates to create a new document
To create a new document using a non-wizard
template, follow the instructions under “Create a new document using a
wizard,” and substitute one of Word 2000’s other built-in templates
for a wizard template.
In Word 2000, you can create a hyperlink
not only to a Web page, but also to a document bookmark, an e-mail address, a
new document, or to another existing document. The easiest way to create a
hyperlink is to create and select the text that the reader will click to use the
hyperlink, and then click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard
toolbar. Alternatively, you could click Insert => Hyperlink, or
Next, select the type of bookmark in the
Link to: portion of the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. You will then
have slightly different navigation options depending upon what kind of hyperlink
you are creating. For example, an Internet hyperlink will require an Internet
URL; a hyperlink to a separate file will require a file path, and so
Use the Office Assistant
To invoke the Office Assistant manually,
click Help => Show the Office Assistant. Using the Office
Assistant is as easy as typing a question in its help balloon and clicking
To tweak Office Assistant options,
including turning it off permanently, you can either right-click the Office
Assistant and choose Options... from the shortcut menu, or you can click
the Options button on the Office Assistant help balloon. On the
Options tab of the Office Assistant dialog box, clear the Use
the Office Assistant check box to turn Office Assistant off
Send a Word document via e-mail
If you are using Microsoft Outlook and you
have configured Outlook to use Word 2000 as your e-mail editor, you can convert
any active Word 2000 document into an e-mail message by clicking the E-mail
button on the Standard toolbar. Click Send a Copy to send the e-mail
Alternatively, you can send the active Word
2000 document either as an e-mail message or as a message attachment by clicking
File => Send To, and choosing either Mail Recipient or
Mail Recipient (As Attachment) from the cascading submenu.
Create and format tables
There is a multitude of ways to create a
- Draw the table using the Draw Table button on
the Tables and Borders toolbar (found by clicking the Tables and Borders
button on the Standard toolbar, or by clicking Table => Draw
- Clicking the Insert Table
button on the Standard toolbar and dragging to select the desired number of rows
- Clicking Table =>
Insert => Table... and specifying table dimensions in the
Insert Table dialog
For accuracy and
simplicity, I will discuss only the third option. After placing your insertion
point where you would like the table to appear and opening the Insert
Table dialog box, specify the number of columns and the number of rows,
column width options, and whether you would like to apply an AutoFormat to the
Once you have created the table, you have a
tremendous number of options available for formatting the way data looks and
behaves in the table. The first rule is to select the desired cell(s), row(s),
or column(s) before making any formatting decision. Select the entire table by
placing the cursor anywhere inside the table and clicking
ALT+double-click. Try double-clicking inside the table or on a selected
cell, column or row- there are many options available there. Remember also that
the Table menu contains all of these options, plus more. For global table
properties, click Table => Table Properties.
Add borders and shading to tables
To add borders or shading to a table, click
anywhere in the table if you want to shade the whole thing, or select just the
cell(s) you would like to shade. Next, click Format => Borders and
Shading. On the Shading tab, select a fill color from the provided
palette (click More Colors... for more color options) and a fill gradient
from the Style: drop-down list box.
Revise tables (insert & delete rows and columns, change cell
You can insert and delete rows and columns,
and change cell formats within a table. To add rows or columns to a table,
select the same number of rows or columns as the number of rows or columns that
you want to insert. Next, click Table => Insert, and select the
appropriate option from the cascading submenu. Alternatively, you can quickly
add a row at the end of a table by clicking the last cell of the last row and
pressing the TAB key.
To add a column to the right of the last
column in a table, click just outside the rightmost column. Then click
Table => Insert and click Columns to the Right in the
To resize a table, click within the table
and rest the mouse pointer in the table until the table resize handle appears.
Rest the pointer on the table resize handle until a double-headed arrow appears,
and drag the table boundary to the desired size.
To make multiple rows or columns the same
size, select the columns or rows that you want to make the same size,
right-click in a highlighted area and select either Distribute Columns
Evenly or Distribute Rows Evenly from the shortcut menu.
To change the space between cells in a
table, place your insertion point within the table and click Table =>
Properties.... On the Table tab, click Options.... Under
Default cell spacing, select Allow spacing between cells and enter
the appropriate measurement. To modify the cell format, select and then
right-click the cell. A shortcut menu will appear. You can then select the
formatting options that you want from there.
Modify table structure (merge cells, change height and width)
To change the column width to a specific
measurement, click a cell in the appropriate column. Then, click Table =>
Table Properties... and click the Column tab. Finally, choose the
options that you want. To make the columns in a table automatically fit the
contents, click inside the table, click Table => AutoFit, and
then click AutoFit to Contents from the cascading submenu.
To change a row height to a specific
measurement, click a cell in the desired row. Click Table =>
Properties..., and then click the Row tab. Finally, select the
options you want.
To merge two or more cells into a single,
larger cell, select the desired cells and click Table => Merge
Cells. To reverse the process, select the desired cells and click
Table => Split Cells.
To move an entire table, click inside the
table and hover your mouse pointer in the upper right portion of the table until
the table move handle appears. Click and drag the table move handle to move the
Rotate text in a table
Click the table cell that contains the text
that you want to rotate, and then click Format => Text
Direction.... Finally, choose the orientation that you want. This works well
for rotating text inside of text boxes.
Working with Pictures and Charts
Enable the drawing toolbar
To turn on the drawing toolbar for use,
either click the Drawing button from the Standard toolbar or click View
=> Toolbars => Drawing. Another “hotshot” method
for displaying toolbars is right-clicking on any individual toolbar
Insert graphics into a document (WordArt, Clip Art, Images)
To insert graphic objects into a document,
place the insertion point where you would like the graphic to appear. Next,
click the appropriate button or choose the appropriate menu command depending
upon the type of art desired.
- For WordArt, click the Insert WordArt button on
the Drawing toolbar or click Insert => Picture => Word
Art.... Browse the WordArt Gallery for the desired
- For Clip Art, click the Insert Clip
Art button on the Drawing toolbar or click Insert =>
Picture => ClipArt.... Browse the Clip Art Gallery for the
- For images, click Insert
=> Picture => From File.... Browse for the desired image.