Word 2004

Word 2004 Handout

Word Quick Reference Guide

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Creating a Basic Document
• Familiarize Yourself with the Word Environment
o Menu Bar
o Tool Bars
o Document
• Get Help Using Word
o Help Icon on the Tool Bar
o Help Menu on the Menu Bar
• File Menu
o New Blank Document
o Project Gallery
• Save a New Document
• Preview a Document
• Print a Document

Formatting Text
• Format Menu
• Tool Bars
• Formatting Palette
o Change Font and Size
o Apply Font Styles and Effects
o Change Text Color
o Highlight Text
Proofing a Document
Reference Tools
Part of the new Office 2004 Toolbox, Reference Tools combine the powers of the dictionary, thesaurus, Encarta Encyclopedia, and MSN Internet search for a comprehensive library of information. Reference Tools are the new way to find definitions and synonyms and to do research on the Web — all from one convenient place.
To use Reference Tools in Word 2004, on the Tools menu, click Reference Tools.
• Use the Thesaurus
• Check Spelling and Grammar

• Reviewing Tools
o View Menu
o Toolbars
o Reviewing
• Add Comments

Adding Tables
• Create a Table
• Enter Data in a Table

• AutoFormat a Table
• Convert Text into a Table
Inserting and Modifying Pictures
• Set Picture Contrast or Brightness
• Crop a Picture
• Wrap Text Around a Picture

• Insert a picture or clipart, click on it and the Picture tools appear. Change the contrast, crop or rotate using these tools

Navigation Pane
For Word 2004, the Document Map has been completely re-engineered as the Navigation Pane, the simple new way to navigate through long documents. The Navigation Pane is now much easier to read, and it comes with a new thumbnail section that allows you to quickly navigate through miniature pages of your document to find the section you need.
To switch to the Navigation Pane, on the View menu, click Navigation Pane.

Notebook View
Microsoft Word 2004 introduces notebook layout view, the new way to capture your thoughts and ideas in the equivalent of an electronic notebook. With notebook layout view, you can:
• Organize and search your notes.
• Flag notes for follow-up.
• Assign tasks.
• Attach audio recordings to your notes by using your computer's built-in microphone or a microphone connected to your computer.

Use notebook layout view to take meeting or lecture notes, gather research materials, and more.
To use notebook layout view in Word 2004, on the File menu, click Project Gallery, and then on the New tab, click Word Notebook.