Monday, January 28, 2008

CIS Presents - Buttons you haven't pressed in office 2007

The CIS presentation “Buttons You Haven’t Pressed Yet in Office 2007” gave a general overview of functions Word 2007 has that were not present in previous versions.

Some things I learned are:

  • The interactive guide under the Get Started tab will show you how to do things in Word 2007 that you knew how to do in Word 2003, but you can’t find.
  • You can change how often word Autosaves your work by clicking the Word Options button.
  • You can change text styles quickly under the Home tab.
  • You can quickly copy the format of text using the format painter button under the Home tab.
  • A nice feature Word 2007 added is that when you copy and paste text Word asks if you want to keep the original format or if you want it to match the style of the document.
  • Word 2007 allows more picture editing features such as adding 3D effects, cropping and shaping.
  • You can add Smart Art under the insert tab. Smart art is a graphical way of presenting information.
  • Quick Parts under the Insert tab allows you to quickly add various items such as a cover page to your paper.
  • Under the Page Layout tab you can add watermarks to the background of your paper, or even change the page color if you are using it for a presentation.
  • If you are working on a paper with a group you can track changes made to the paper under the Review tab. You can also add comments, and accept or deny changes that someone else proposes.
  • Under the References tab you can add a bibliography and citations to your paper.

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