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Nine double-click tricks for Word

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You probably already know about double-clicking in Word to select a word or paragraph. But did you know about these double-click tricks for getting through your work faster?
Microsoft Word 2007: Tips and Techniques to Boost Productivity
1. Set a tab. Double-click on a tab in the ruler bar and Word opens the Tabs dialogue box, where you can set tab-stop positions and alignments.

2. Change indents or spacing. In the ruler bar, double-click any of the three symbols at the left, or the baseball-diamond object at the far right, and Word opens the Paragraph dialogue box, where you can change the indents and spacing options.

3. Adjust the margins. On the ruler bar, double-click in the darker area to the left of the indent objects (mentioned above) to open the Page Setup dialogue box. That's where you can adjust the margins, change the page orientation (landscape or portrait), choose the paper type, and specify header and footer settings.

4. Track your changes. At the bottom of the Word window, click on the grayed-out TRK button to turn the Track Changes feature on or off. To set options, right-click the TRK button and choose Options.
You spend so much time in Word, get the resource you need to make that time more valuable— Microsoft Word 2007: Tips and Techniques to Boost Productivity
5. Switch to overtype or insert mode. Double-click the OVR button, also at the bottom of the Word window, to switch between overtype and insert mode.

6. Write a Macro. In the same status bar, double-click on REC to open the Record Macro and begin recording your keystrokes and menu choices.

7. Change your bullet type or number format for a list. Double-click a number or bullet in a list to open the Bullets and Numbering dialogue box. Change a "1." to a "1)" or a circle bullet to a square bullet.

8. Launch spell-check. Double-click on the spell-check button (the open-book icon with an "X" on one page) in the status bar.

9. Jump straight to a note. Double-click a footnote or endnote number in the text of your document and Word moves you to the footnote or endnote text itself. To return to the note number within the document, double-click on the number in the footnote or endnote area.
Microsoft® Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel has edited the transcript of her live training session and added screen shots to help guide you through Word.

Her Word 2007 Executive Summary shows you:
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  • How to find everything you need in the new 2007 interface
  • Formatting tricks and tips to allow you to change your mind without spending hours reformatting and adjusting
  • Page layout tips for headers, footers and section breaks, so you can master even the most complex projects
  • How to repeat success with features like macros, styles and Quick Parts
  • Features like tracking changes and document protection, to allow you to collaborate
  • And so much more!

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