Most of us create documents that contain only text, but when we illustrate that text with graphics, it can help get our message across. But the problem is that most of us don't have the design skills to easily enhance our documents, since our first priority is on getting the text right.
The good news is that by using Microsoft Office 2007's SmartArt graphics, we can create designer-quality illustrations with just a few clicks of a mouse.
I just found out about an easy way to create a table in Microsoft Word — all you do is type +----+ and press the enter key, and Word will automatically insert a table. The plus sign + symbol indicates a column break, and the hyphen – symbols indicate the width of the column in the table.
Once created, you can use your mouse to drag the column widths to adjust them to fit.
When adding data to cells in the table, you can tab from one column to the next.
If you find yourself often entering the same "boilerplate" text, headers, footers, images, or formatting into a Word 2007 document, try using the Quick Part feature to create re-usable "building blocks". Here's how:
1. In a Word 2007 document, use your mouse to select the text and/or images you want to re-use.
You can easily alphabetize the text of a one-level bulleted or numbered list in MS Word 2007.
Here's how to do it:
1. Select the items in a bulleted or numbered list. 2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the AZ button to choose Sort. 3. In the "Sort Text" dialog box under "Sort by" click Paragraphs, and for "Type" click text, and then click either Ascending (A to Z) or Descending (Z to A).