The Abcs Of Word 97
INTRODUCTION ord 97 is the latest version of Microsoft's immernsely popular word processing application. Word 97 build on the success of previous versions of word and adds a number of new features, such as on-the-fly grammer-checking, tighter integration with the other office applications, and the ability not only to surf the World Wide Web but Also to easly create Web Pages. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THIS BOOK? Thios book aims to teach you everything you need to know to use Word productively in your home or office. Word has many features that you will not only never use but that you will also never even need to know about. This book discueees only the features that you're likely to use the most. If you need to learn to use an esoteric feature that Word offers, the knowledge you gain from this book will stand you in good stead for either puzzling out what each command and feature does or for determinedly ransacking the Help file. HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ALREADY? In order to be concise, this book assumes that yo know the following about the Windows 95 and Windows NT 4 graphical user interface. * How to use Windows and navigate its interface enough to stard Word with either the keyboard or the mouse. * How to use Windows programs-how to start them and how to exit them; how to use the menus and dialog boxes to make choices; and how to get help whenever you need it by pressing the F1 key or clicking any convenient Help button. * That you click toggle buttons (such as those for bolface and italic) to select them, and that they'll appear to be pushed in when they've been selected. * That you select a check box for an item by clicking in it to place a check mark there, and that you clear a check box by clicking in it to remove the check mark. * That you notrmally click the left (or primary) mouse button to choose an item or to perform an action, and that, in the windows 95/NT 4 interface, you click the right (or secondary) mouse button to produce a context menu (sometimes called a shorcut menu) of commands suited to that item. * The basics of using the Windows Explorer for file management and how to manage files within windows' common dialog boxes by using the commands on the context menu. * That windows applications let you open multiple documents at the same time, and that you can switch among them by using the windows menu.