Word 2002 for Windows

Peachpit Press
Maria Langer  
Peachpit Press
Total pages
June 2001
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Word 2002 for Windows
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For any course in Digital Graphics, Web Design, Web Scripting and Development, Multimedia, Page Layout, Office Tools, and Operating Systems.

These task-based, visual reference guides feature step-by-step instructions and plenty of screen shots to guide students and teachers through the most important tasks. Visual QuickStart Guides are the ideal way to get students up and running quickly, and are used for intermediate and advanced students as a quick reference.


  • Task-based-Information is broken down into concise, one- and two-page tasks.
    • Allows students to learn the most important tasks of a program or operating system and get right to work on any project. Ex.___

  • Step-by-Step-Numbered, easy-to-follow instructions.
    • Succinct numbered instructions provide a logical approach to learning tasks. Ex.___

  • Visual Reference-Plenty of screen shots illustrate the step-by-step instructions.
    • Visually demonstrates and reinforces the instructions for a particular task as the students work at their computers. Ex.___

  • Quick Reference Tabs-Tabs on each page identify the task.
    • Easy for the instructors and students to find a particular task and makes these texts useful after the course ends. Ex.___

  • Shaded sidebars.
    • Sections that call attention to important features and additional helpful information. Ex.___

  • Tips.
    • Highlighted through the book offer author advice, time-saving shortcuts, and pointers for students who want a further understanding of the program. Ex.___

  • Industry-leading Authors.
    • Many of the authors are industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers, providing students with expert, professional training. Ex.___

  • Value-priced.
    • All Visual QuickStart Guides are reasonably priced, making them an affordable option for learning multiple software programs. Ex.___

Table of Contents

1. The Word Workplace.

Meet Microsoft Word. The Word Screen. The Mouse. Menus. Shortcut Keys. Toolbars. The Task Pane. Dialogs. Views. Document Navigation. Windows. The Office Assistant. Word Help.

2. Word Basics.

Word Processing Basics. Running Word. Exiting Word. Word Documents, Templates, & Wizards. Creating Documents. Opening Existing Documents. Entering Text. Formatting Marks. The Insertion Point. Inserting & Deleting Text. Click and Type. Selecting Text. Editing Selected Text. Copying & Moving Text. Paste Options. The Office Clipboard. Undoing, Redoing, & Repeating Actions. Find & Replace. Saving Documents.

3. Formatting Basics.

Formatting Basics. Revealing Formatting. Font Formatting. Applying Font Formatting. Paragraph Formatting. Applying Paragraph Formatting. Tabs. Page Formatting. Applying Page Formatting.

4. Advanced Formatting.

Advanced Formatting. Character Spacing. Drop Caps. Changing Case. Bullets & Numbering. Borders & Shading. The Format Painter. Styles. AutoFormat. Page, Section, & Column Breaks. Columns. Headers & Footers.

5. Writing Tools.

Word's Writing Tools. The Spelling & Grammar Checkers. AutoCorrect. The Thesaurus. Hyphenation. Word Count.

6. Printing Documents.

Printing Documents. Page Setup. Print Preview. Printing.

7. Inserting Text & Graphics.

Special Elements. AutoText & AutoComplete. Word Fields. Symbols & Special Characters. Footnotes & Endnotes. Files. Pictures. Working with Graphic Objects.

8. Outlines.

Outlines. Building an Outline. Rearranging Outline Components. Viewing Outlines. Working with an Outline in Another View. Creating a Table of Contents.

9. Tables.

Tables. Creating a Table. Anatomy of a Table. Selecting Table Cells. Entering & Formatting Table Information. Inserting & Deleting Cells. Merging & Splitting Cells & Tables. Resizing Columns & Rows. Using AutoFit. Table Headings. Table AutoFormat. Removing a Table.

10. Envelopes & Labels.

Envelopes & Labels. Creating an Envelope. Creating Labels.

11. Mail Merge.

Mail Merge. The Mail Merge Wizard. Creating or Opening a Main Document. Creating or Opening a Data Source. Completing a Main Document. Previewing the Merge. Completing the Merge.

12. Working with Others.

Collaboration Features. Document Properties. Comments. Versions. Change Tracking. Document Protection.

13. Using Other Programs.

Using Word with Other Programs. OLE Objects. Using Excel with Word. Using PowerPoint with Word. Using Outlook with Word.

14. Web Pages.

Web Pages. Creating a Web Page. Editing Text. Formatting Text & Pages. Hyperlinks. Working with Web Page Files.

15. Setting Word Options.

The Options Dialog. View Options. General Options. Edit Options. Print Options. Save Options. User Information Options. Compatibility Options. File Locations Options. Security Options. Spelling & Grammar Options. Track Changes Options.

Appendix A: Menus & Shortcut Keys.

File Menu. Edit Menu. View Menu. Insert Menu. Format Menu. Tools Menu. Table Menu. Window Menu. Help Menu.


Back Cover

If you've touched a computer in the past decade, chances are pretty good that you've used Microsoft Word. Now in its umpteenth revision, Microsoft has made this application more user-friendly than ever. Word 2002 offers enhanced formatting tools, streamlined feedback process, and improved reliability and security. In addition, new voice recognition capabilities means users can now dictate and format their documents without having to touch a keyboard.

Word 2002 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is fully updated to bring readers up to date with these new features. This guide starts with Word basics: text, formatting, and printing. It then moves on to more complex Word features, such as objects, tables, charts, and outlines. Finally, this Visual QuickStart Guide takes Word to the Web and shows the reader how to create Web pages using Word 2002. This task-based, visual guide can be used as a tutorial or as a task-based reference.


Maria Langer has written more than 20 computer books. She also writes for MacWEEK, MacAddict, NetProfessional, FileMaker Pro Advisor, and Computer User. She is a consultant, Webmaster, computer trainer, and regular speaker at Macworld Expo.