21 Great Tips For Using Microsoft Word 2007/2010

Microsoft Word is a complex program that can do thousands of things.
I've dabbled with it over the years, doing small, easy things. When Word 2007 was released it had a new interface, called the Ribbon. I can't comment on whether the Ribbon is an improvement or not, but I can pass along some sites with tips to help you work with the newer versions of Word. Most of these tips work with Word 2007 and Word 2010. If something applies to only one version it's mentioned in the article.
Without further ado, here are the various tips I've gathered, in no particular order.

Have fun,

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by rhiannon on 2. May 2011 - 18:32  (71299)

@ouman77 I started out using WordPerfect and used it for some years. After I started using Word and had an opportunity to compare them I found WordPerfect was easier for me to use. I don't use either of them extensively, for the types of things I do either one works. :)

by JerryC (not verified) on 2. May 2011 - 14:32  (71286)

Having regularly updated MS Office to the latest versions, I have personally found it easy to learn the basics of each version. The ribbon seems to be a "love it", or "hate it" feature. It took me a little while to get used to it but I have grown fond of it. However, there are so many hidden features that it is really nice to see information like this shared.
I see a few things already that are going to make it even easier to use Word 2010 than it already is.
Keep up the great work - it's awesome to have such great resources shared.

by rhiannon on 2. May 2011 - 18:41  (71301)

@JerryC Thanks. :)
The Ribbon does seem to be a love it or hate it type of thing. I like it because much of what I need is easy to get at with a few clicks. The first thing I looked up was how to change the line spacing.
I can't seem to get used to the default and don't want to press Shift+Enter every time I need a line break to get one line spacing. :)

by ouman77 (not verified) on 2. May 2011 - 13:05  (71283)

I've used WordPerfect since ver. 4.2 and have always found it easier to use than MS Word. Twice I've had "lessons" in the use of MS Word - and both times found it frustrating to try to use. I hope that the tips do help the multitude of MS Word users.
Just 'coz I don't use it, don't stop passing on useful tips. :-)

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