Getting Started with Word 2010
LEARN YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORD WINDOW, THE BASICS OF CREATING AND
SAVING WORD FILES, THE VARIOUS WAYS IN WHICH TO DISPLAY A FILE IN ORDER TO SEE
JUST THE ELEMENTS YOU NEED IN A GIVEN MOMENT, AND THE BASICS OF ENTERING TEXT.
- Become familiar with
the various aspects of the Word screen and their functions, including the
Title Bar, Quick Access Toolbar, Ribbon, and more.
- Manage documents in
Word 2010 and learn how to create a new blank document, create a new
document from a template, open an existing document, and add icons to the
Quick Access Toolbar.
- Manage how you view
your Word documents and tell Word how you want to see document content on
the screen, seeing as much or as little as you want in a given moment.
- Use the Word 2010 Help
feature to access a variety of resources and get application help.
- Access the Word
Options window to establish global application settings.
- Learn the basics of
entering and editing text in Microsoft Word, and how to cut, copy, and
paste text for use in elsewhere in the document or in another file.
Format and Print in Word 2010
USE A WIDE VARIETY OF FORMATTING OPTIONS TO ENHANCE THE APPEARANCE
OF YOUR TEXT, INCLUDING COLOR, FONT, SIZE, AND EVEN ANIMATION! LEARN HOW TO ARRANGE
TEXT ON A PAGE TO INCREASE CLARITY AND VISUAL INTEREST USING FORMATTING
FEATURES, THEN PREVIEW AND PRINT YOUR DOCUMENT.
- Work with text in your
Word 2010 document and use simple editing features such as selecting,
cutting, copying, and pasting text to increase clarity and visual
- Use the Font and
Paragraph Groups to format text within your document. Choose from a wide
variety of text enhancements, including color and special effects, then
copy this formatting to other parts of the document with two clicks. Learn
how to use the Format Painter to let you repeat a format for other text.
- Free yourself up to
focus on content, and let Word manage document setup automatically,
including margins, orientation, page number, and headers and footers.
- Use the print options
and live print preview feature to see how your document will appear on
paper, and choose from a wide variety of print options for complete
control over which pages and what content to print.
Useful Tools in Word 2010
WORD COMES PRE-BUILT WITH MANY FEATURES THAT TRACK WHAT YOU TYPE,
AND THEN OFFER CORRECTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS ACCORDINGLY. ADD YOUR OWN
CUSTOMIZATIONS (FOR EXAMPLE, TO CORRECT AUTOMATICALLY THAT ONE WORD YOU ALWAYS
MISTYPE), AND DISABLE BUILT-IN FEATURES YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE. LEARN TO
REPLACE CERTAIN TEXT WITH A FEW CLICKS, AND SET OPTIONS THAT TELL WORD HOW YOU
LIKE TO WORK, SAVING YOU TIME AND REDUCING ERRORS, CREATE A SUMMARY DOCUMENT
FOR EASY REFERENCE AND STORAGE, AND MORE.
- Use Word’s wide
variety of functions to help you enter commonly-used text and special
symbols automatically, and even correct typing errors as you work.
- Let Word monitor what
you type and alert you to possible misspelled words and grammatical errors
and then choose which suggestions to accept.
- Use the Thesaurus to
vary your vocabulary, giving your work additional impact.
- Use the Find &
Replace feature to tell Word what text needs to change, then update an
entire document with a few clicks.
- Learn how to use the
Screenshot feature in Word 2010 which lets you capture a picture of all or
part of an open window and place it in your document.
- Use Proofing options
within Word to establish how Word AutoCorrects and AutoFormats your
- Use bulleted and
numbered lists to present sequential or non-sequential items in a visually
attractive, easy-to-understand layout.
- Insert a cover page or
create your own cover page for your Word 2010 document.
The Table Feature in Word 2010
TABLES ALLOW YOU TO PRESENT NUMERIC OR CATEGORICAL INFORMATION IN
ATTRACTIVE, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND FORMAT. EXPLORE SEVERAL METHODS FOR CREATING A
TABLE, EITHER FROM SCRATCH, FROM A MICROSOFT EXCEL WORKSHEET, OR FROM EXISTING
TEXT. FORMAT YOUR TABLE YOURSELF, OR USE ONE OF WORD’S MANY BUILT-IN FORMATS TO
GIVE YOUR TABLE A PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE INSTANTLY.
- Create a table from
scratch to organize and format groups of related information and then
enter information and format as desired.
- Format an existing
table by using Word’s Table Style Options group. Use one of Word’s many
built-in table styles to give your table a professional appearance
- Customize table
appearance by changing table alignment, table properties, and merging or
splitting cells in a table.
- Modify table structure
and learn how to select and insert rows and columns.
- Put existing document
text (or text pasted from another application using the Office Clipboard)
into table form without having to retype or cut and paste.
- Bring a table from
Microsoft Excel into your Word document, and decide whether or not it
should update automatically from Excel. Learn how to link or embed an
object in Word.
- Sort table data and
arrange column information in Ascending or Descending order (A-Z/ 1-99 or
- Include formulas and functions,
such as basic arithmetic and functional arguments, in your Word table, and
choose the format for displaying numbers (currency, commas, etc.).
Charts in Word 2010
CHARTS ALLOW YOU TO PRESENT NUMERIC INFORMATION IN AN ATTRACTIVE,
EASILY EDITED, AND HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE GRAPHICAL FORM. CREATE A CHART FROM
SCRATCH OR BRING DATA IN FROM MICROSOFT EXCEL, CHOOSING ONE OF WORD’S MANY
BUILT-IN STYLES TO PRESENT YOUR INFORMATION FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT.
- Create a chart in Word
from scratch or from an existing Word table. If you are creating a chart
from scratch, Word presents sample data to assist you. Learn about chart
components such as the axis, legend, and numerical data in Word 2010.
- Easily modify a chart
in Word 2010, edit particular structure components, change colors and
formatting, and more.
- Easily update chart
data without affecting the chart style, structure, or formatting.
- Not all data reflect
equally well in all chart styles; easily experiment to see which fits your
data best, and change existing data to that display with one click (for
example, change a Bar chart to a Pie chart).
- You can change the
data that displays in your chart. Edit chart data to create a single chart
for use with multiple audiences.