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Microsoft Word 2007 Full Tutorials

Microsoft Word 2007 is popular word processing application software developed by Microsoft Corporation. Before MS Word 2007, Microsoft has launched MS Word 2003 in the year of 2003. MS Word 2003 is the most popular word processing application software among computer users. Although Microsoft has launched many updated version of MS Word but none can take the level of MS Word 2003. Even in today, it is seen many computers. If you want to learn about MS Word 2007 then are at the right place. This article help you to learn most of thing about MS Word 2007. Lets go!

How to Open or Start MS Word 2007

The starting of MS Word 2007 is same as MS Word 2003. To start MS Word 2007 follow the steps below. Click Start button> Programs or All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Word 2007.

or

Click Start button > type word 2007 in the search programs and files box > press Enter on the keyboard

How to do Page Setup

Before start typing anything, you need to setup your page first. To setup your page follow the steps. Click Page Layout on the menu bar > Margins > Custom Margins… > Page Setup dialog box opens. Here you need to set the margins and select Orientation (By default it is Portrait) > Click Paper and select paper size > Once you have done click O.K

How to Save your documents

After typing your documents you need to save it before you want to exit from SM Word so that you can use your documents later. You can save your document two ways in Microsoft word. Either clicking on Save or Save As from Office button.

The difference between Save and Save As is you cannot save your same document with different name simply clicking on Save option. If you want to save your same document with different name you have to click on Save As and then type the desired name every time you want to save. This is the main difference between Save and Save As.

To save your document click the Office Button (located extremely top of the left corner) > Click Save or Save As > Type desired file name >  Now click Save

or press Ctrl + S on the keyboard > Type desired file name >  Now click Save

N.B - If you wish to use your document in MS Word 2003 then you need to change Save as type from Word Document to Word 97-2003 Document and then click Save.

How to Open an existing document

Whenever you wish to use your earlier saved document you can easily use it. To open an existing document in Microsoft word 2007 follow the steps. You can your existing document in three ways.

First Process - First you need to open MS Word 2007 > After opening MS Word 2007 click Office Button (located extremely top of the left corner) > click Open > Browse your desired file > Click Open

Second Process - Press Ctrl + O on the keyboard > Browse your desired file > Click Open

Third Process - Locate the place where your file is located and then either double on it or right click on it and then select Open.

How to Increase font size

To increase the font size you need to do the following steps.

1. First select the font or sentence
2. Click Home tab (if it is not selected) on the menu bar
3. On the Font group, click the grow font button or click on the downward arrow of font size and select from the list
 Or
First select the font or sentence and press Ctrl + Shift + > or dot (.) on the keyboard.

How to Decrease font size

To decrease the font size you need to do the following steps.

1. First select the font or sentence
2. Click Home tab (if it is not selected) on the menu bar

3. On the Font group, click the grow font button or click on the downward arrow of font size and select from the list
 Or
First select the font or sentence and press Ctrl + Shift + < or , on the keyboard.

How to make text UPPERCASE

To make some selected text or sentence or all your sentence uppercase or capital letter do the following steps.

1. First select your sentence
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected) 
3. On the Font group, click the change case (Aa) button
4. Select UPPERCASE

How to make text lowercase

To make some selected text or sentence or all your sentence lowercase or small letter do the following steps.

1. First select your sentence
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Font group, click the change case (Aa) button
4. Select lowercase

How to make text or sentence Bold

To make text bold you need to do the following steps.

1. First select your text
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Font group, click on B
 Or
First select your text and then press Ctrl + B on the keyboard

How to make text or sentence Italic

To make text bold you need to do the following steps.

1. First select your text
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Font group, click on I
 Or
First select your text and then press Ctrl + I on the keyboard

How to make text or sentence Underline

To make text bold you need to do the following steps.

1. First select your text
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Font group, click on U
 Or
First select your text and then press Ctrl + U on the keyboard

How to change font or text colour

You can change font or text colour according to your choice. To change font colour you need to do the following steps.

1. First select your text or font
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Font group, click on the small downward arrow of the font colour button
4. Select your desire colour

How to insert page number

To insert page number you need to do the following steps ::

1. Click the Insert tab in the menu bar (if not selected)
2. On the Header & Footer group, click Page Number button Move your mouse on Top of Page, Bottom of Page, ….. options to see the position and
4. Click on the desired one

How to insert Header & Footer

To insert header & footer in MS word 2007 just do the following steps ::

To insert header

1. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
2. On the Header & Footer group click on Header
3. Select the position & style from the list. Scroll down to see more options
4. To insert according to your choice click on Edit Header and place the mouse pointer where you want to insert header.

To insert footer 

1. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
2. On the Header & Footer group click on Footer
3. Select the position & style from the list. Scroll down to see more options
4. To insert according to your choice click on Edit Footer and place the mouse pointer where you want to insert footer.
Or
Double click at the header (at the top of the page) & footer (at the bottom of the page) position and insert header and footer.

How to remove Header & Footer

To remove header & footer in MS word 2007 just do the following steps ::

To remove header

1. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
2. On the Header & Footer group click on Header
3. Click on Remove Header

To remove footer 

1. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
2. On the Header & Footer group click Footer
3. Click on Remove Footer

Or

Double click at the header (at the top of the page) & footer (at the bottom of the page) position and delete all the header and footer contents or texts.

How to insert Bullets

To insert bullets in your document click at the position where you want to insert bullets  >  Select Home tab (if not selected) in the menu bar  >  click the small downward arrow of the bullets button in the Paragraph group  >  Select the desired bullets  >  If you want more bullets then click Define New Bullet…  >  Click Picture to select picture bullet or click Symbol to insert symbol bullets  >  Select desired symbol as a bullet  >  Click O.K.  >  Click O.K

How to insert Numbers

To insert numbers in your document follow the below steps ::

1. Select the position where you want to insert numbers
2. Select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. Click the small downward arrow of the numbering button in the Paragraph group and select the desired one.
4. Click OK

How to change line spacing

To change line spacing in MS Word 2007 you have to perform the following steps ::

1. Select the lines first whose line spacing you want to change
2. You need to select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. Click the small downward arrow of the Line Spacing button in the Paragraph group
4. Select the desired one.
5. If you want to insert according to you then click Line Spacing Options..
6. Change the value of Line spacing
7. Click O.K.

How to make text Superscript and Subscript

Superscript and subscript refers to number that are positioned slightly higher or slightly lower than the text on the line. You can do this by two ways. To do so you need to follow the steps below ::

1. Select the text or number that you want to format as superscript or subscript.
2. you need to select Home tab on the menu bar (if not selected)

for superscript - Click X2 in the Font group or Press Ctrl + Shift + = on the keyboard

for subscript- Click X2 in the Font group or Press Ctrl + = on the keyboard

How to insert Pictures

To do so follow the steps below:

1. First click the pointer where you want to insert a picture
2. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar
3. Click on the Picture on the Illustrations group
4. Browse and select your desired picture
5. Click on Insert to insert your picture to your word document. Now you need to format your picture so that you can move it through the document.
6. Right click on the image or picture
7. Select Format Picture…
8. Click on Layout
9. Select Tight
10. Click on O.K

How to insert an external Link 

You can link any external file like word document, PowerPoint presentation, Excel sheet, audio or video file etc. To link an external file you need to follow the steps ::

1. First place the pointer where you want to insert a link
2. Click on the Insert tab on the menu bar (if not selected)
3. On the Link group, click on the Hyperlink
4. Browse the file that to be linked Against text to display: type the desired word that to be displayed as a link

How to hide Sub-Menus

To hide sub-menus you need to right click anywhere on the Menu bar and then select Minimize the Ribbon

How to see hidden Sub-Menus

After hiding the sub-menus if you wish to see then right click anywhere on the Menu bar and then select Minimize the Ribbon

How to change default file Save format

The file or document you have saved in Microsoft word 2007 is saved with (.docx) format. You can not open those files or documents in Microsoft word 2003. If you want  to open those files or documents in Microsoft word 2003 you need to save those files or documents in (.doc) format. You can change the extension when you save your document or you can change the default extension prior to do anything. To change the settings follow the below steps ::

1. Click on Office Button (extremely top of the left)
2. Click Word Options
3. Select Save (located left side)
4. Click small downward arrow to see the list against Save file in this format : (Word document (*.docx)
5. Select Word 97-2003 document (*.doc)
6. Click O.K.

How to change default file save location

You can change the default location from My Documents for all document that will be created in future. To do so you need to follow the steps below ::

1. Click on Office Button (extremely top of the left corner)
2. click Word Options
3. select Save
4. Click Browse and browse your location where you want to save all your word documents by default against your default file location.
5. Click O.K.

Keyboard shortcuts for MS Word

Magics of F8 in MS Word


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