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.
Dan Gookin wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies. The author of several bestsellers, including all previous editions of Word For Dummies, Dan has written books that have been translated into 32 languages with more than 11 million copies in print.
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