About Word

  • What is Word?
<text, tool, product> A popular word processor, part of the Microsoft Office suite. The original Word (versions 1.0 to 4.?/5.0?) was originally text-based (non-GUI) and ran under MS-DOS. Then Microsoft released Word for Windows 1.0 and 2.0. Later they produced new versions for each OS, both numbered 6.0.
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Word 2000 Core

Working with Text

  • Use the Undo, Redo, and Repeat commands
  • Apply font formats (bold, italic, and underline)
  • Use the Spelling and Grammar command
  • Use the Thesaurus
  • Insert page breaks
  • Highlight text in document
  • Insert and move text
  • Cut, copy, paste, and paste special using the Office Clipboard
  • Copy formats using the Format Painter
  • Select and change font and font size
  • Find and replace text
  • Apply character effects (superscript, subscript, strikethrough, small caps, and outline)
  • Insert date and time
  • Insert symbols
  • Create and apply frequently used text with AutoCorrect

Working with Paragraphs

  • Align text in paragraphs (center, left, right, and justified)
  • Add bullets and numbering
  • Set character, line, and paragraph spacing options
  • Apply borders and shading to paragraphs
  • Use indentation options (left, right, first line, and hanging indent)
  • Use Tabs command (center, decimal, left, and right)
  • Create an outline-style numbered list
  • Set tabs with leaders

Working with Documents

  • Print a document
  • Use print preview
  • Use Web Page Preview
  • Navigate through a document
  • Insert page numbers
  • Set page orientation
  • Set margins
  • Use GoTo to locate specific elements in a document
  • Create and modify page numbers
  • Create and modify headers and footers
  • Align text vertically
  • Create and use newspaper columns
  • Revise column structure
  • Prepare and print envelopes and labels
  • Apply styles
  • Create sections with formatting that differs from other sections
  • Use Click and Type

Managing Files

  • Use save
  • Locate and open an existing document
  • Use Save As (different name, location, or format)
  • Create a folder
  • Create a new document using a wizard
  • Save as Web Page
  • Use templates to create a new document
  • Create Hyperlinks
  • Use the Microsoft Office Assistant
  • Send a Word document via e-mail

Using Tables

  • Create and format tables
  • Add borders and shading to tables
  • Revise tables (insert and delete rows and columns and change cell formats)
  • Modify table structure (merge cells, change height, and width)
  • Rotate text in a table

Working with Pictures and Charts

  • Use the drawing toolbar
  • Insert graphics into a document (WordArt, clip art, and images)


Word 2000 Expert

Working with Paragraphs

  • Apply paragraph and section shading
  • Use text flow options (keeping lines together)
  • Sort lists, paragraphs, and tables

Working with Documents

  • Create and modify page borders
  • Format first page differently than subsequent pages
  • Use bookmarks
  • Create and edit styles
  • Create watermarks
  • Use Find and Replace with formats, special characters, and nonprinting elements
  • Balance column length (using column breaks appropriately)
  • Create or revise footnotes and endnotes
  • Work with master documents and subdocuments
  • Create and modify a table of contents
  • Create cross reference
  • Create and modify an index

Using Tables

  • Embed worksheets in a table
  • Perform calculations in a table
  • Link Microsoft Excel data as a table
  • Modify worksheets in a table

Working with Pictures and Charts

  • Add bitmap graphics
  • Delete and position graphics
  • Create and modify charts
  • Import data into charts

Using Mail Merge

  • Create main document
  • Create data source
  • Sort records to be merged
  • Merge main document and data source
  • Generate labels
  • Merge a document using alternate data sources

Using Advanced Features

  • Insert a field
  • Create, apply, and edit macros
  • Copy, rename, and delete macros
  • Create and modify form
  • Create and modify a form control (for example, add an item to a drop-down list)
  • Use advanced text alignment features with graphics
  • Customize toolbars

Collaborating with Workgroups

  • Insert comments
  • Protect documents
  • Create multiple versions of a document
  • Track changes to a document
  • Set default file location for workgroup templates
  • Round trip documents from HTML