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Creating new documents

Creating new documents provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as pa… Show More

Word 2007 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Creating new documents

Creating new documents provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Word 2007 Essential Training
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  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
  2. 28m 22s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 20s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 22s
    3. Navigating the interface
      11m 24s
    4. Navigating documents
      6m 16s
  3. 18m 39s
    1. Creating new documents
      5m 25s
    2. Importing documents
      4m 35s
    3. Saving documents
      5m 41s
    4. Sending documents
      2m 58s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 44s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 30s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 27s
    1. Selecting text
      3m 45s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 2s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      3m 35s
    4. Undo, Redo, and Repeat
      3m 26s
    5. Copying, pasting, and moving text
      4m 36s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 3s
  6. 20m 27s
    1. Using indents
      3m 51s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 10s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 9s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 23s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 53s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 58s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 3s
  8. 20m 9s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 36s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 18s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 45s
    2. Modifying Display and Document settings
      6m 47s
    3. Modifying toolbars and keyboards
      8m 46s
  10. 15m 7s
    1. Creating a bulleted list
      7m 27s
    2. Creating a numbered list
      3m 36s
    3. Editing a list
      4m 4s
  11. 55m 25s
    1. Creating tables from scratch
      5m 29s
    2. Creating tables from text
      3m 25s
    3. Inserting an Excel spreadsheet
      5m 3s
    4. Modifying tables
      7m 44s
    5. Formatting tables
      7m 32s
    6. Making calculations in a table
      4m 13s
    7. Creating charts
      5m 43s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 7s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 28s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 17s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 37s
    3. Editing and deleting Styles
      3m 37s
  13. 9m 21s
    1. Creating and using Building Blocks
      4m 27s
    2. Editing and organizing Building Blocks
      4m 54s
  14. 26m 23s
    1. Creating a Mail Merge
      13m 27s
    2. Creating a Data Source
      5m 21s
    3. Merging to create envelopes and labels
      7m 35s
  15. 8m 55s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 14s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 10s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 31s
  16. 10m 35s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 9s
  17. 10m 12s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 41s
  18. 24m 12s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 39s
  19. 40m 40s
    1. Tracking changes
      7m 40s
    2. Reviewing changes
      3m 42s
    3. Sending and faxing documents
      3m 39s
    4. Password-protecting documents
      3m 4s
    5. Linking and embedding
      10m 7s
    6. Inspecting a document
      2m 43s
    7. Encrypting a document
      2m 45s
    8. Adding a digital signature
      7m 0s
  20. 30m 9s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 40s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 42s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 25s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye

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Creating new documents
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Creating new documents provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Word 2007 Essential Training

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From a new interface to timesaving content galleries, the latest version of Word brings a lot to the table. Instructor David Rivers explains each of its new features and attributes, from understanding and navigating its new interface, to using new formatting controls and extensive page layout techniques. Whether new to Word or wanting to learn about the new version, Rivers gives insight for increased productivity and professional documents with Word 2007. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

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Creating new documents

When it comes time to create a new document in Word 2007, you can start from scratch with a new blank document or you can get some help from Microsoft through templates that have either been installed or are available online. If you're connected to the Internet the options to choose from are incredible. So let's say in this scenario you'd like to create a resume. We'll look it doing it from scratch first then we'll check out the help that's available through templates. So first thing I want to do is close any documents that I have open. We'll go up to the Office button, down to Close, give it a click, and I have no other documents open at this time. Perfect.

So now I want to create my new document. I'm going to go back to the Office button, give it a click and now I'll click on New. And the next thing that happens is the New Document dialog box opens up and you can see what selected here by default. It's Blank document. I've also got another one here, Blank and Recent is the category, so new blank document. This one's always going to show up and then any other recent ones I may have created new. I want to do a new blank document, so make sure it's selected. That's right, nothing. Just a blank page.

So when I click Create that's exactly what I get. I'm working now in my new document, which is a blank page. Mine's numbered Document 4, your's may have a different number. It depends on how many other documents you've worked with so far. But mine's labeled Document 4 until I name it otherwise. Okay so let's start typing some text here. I'm going to type in "Curriculum vitae" Make sure to spell it right. I'll hit the Enter key and down on the next line I'll just type in my own name. There we go. OK, so this could take a while obviously.

Not only do I need to enter my content, but I've also got to worry about the formatting as well. So maybe there's a better way. And indeed there is. We're going to go up to the Office button now and then go down to New. and from the New Document dialog box, look down the left-hand side here. You've got Installed templates, My templates, if you wanted to create your own, New from an existing template and then look at this, Microsoft Office Online has a whole bunch of templates in various categories. Featured, agendas, look at this, business cards down here, envelopes, faxes, greeting cards down here, invitations and if I use the scroll bar, look at that list, it goes on and on.

I'm going to scroll all way back up and just worry about what I've got installed. So I'll click Installed templates right here. And over here in the next window I see some of those installed templates, like a new blog post. Or equity fax. Equity is the style. And there's an equity style letter, merge fax, and I've got a scrollbar here that I'm going to scroll down through the various different types of documents and templates I can create. Reports... Ah, there's a resume. It's under the Equity labels so it's got a certain style to it.

So if I want that one I can go with it. But I'll keep scrolling though, because there might be a better one. Go through the Meridians, you can see there's some reports and letters and resumes under the Meridian style. And then we get to Oriel, and I've got letter, fax, there's another letter, a merge letter, a report and there's the one I want, right there. Oriel resume. I'll give it a click, check out the preview, yeah, that looks great. That's exactly what I want and down below I'm actually going to be creating a new document from this template.

I don't want to create a new template quite yet, but I could create a new template based on this one if I wanted to. So I'll click Create with Document selected and now it starts to create my new document and all I need to do is fill in some blanks. And you can see up here, it's got an objective and as I hover over the area that says, "Type your objective", it gets highlighted. That means I'll be able to click on that and type right over what's there. These are little markers in my document. Type the school name, the completion date. Then we get into experience where I've got job titles and start dates.

Over here on the right you can see my name is showing up. Just my first name, so I can click right here after my first name and finish it off. I'll type in, in caps, RIVERS. Down below that here it says, "Type your address". There's your phone number, so I'd simply come in here, click and start filling in the blanks, so to speak. So for example, type your objectives. "To get a great job." You've got the idea. So that's just one template of many that are installed on my computer, like I said, with an Internet connection you can have access to tons more.

I'll go up here to my Office button and click New again just to review some of the ones that are online. So I invite you, if you're connected to the Internet, to scroll through this list and just experiment with some of these. Look at this, we've got postcards, there's resumes down there and you'll have a whole slew of resumes to choose from online. Of course you have quite a few that are installed with the application so clicking Installed templates will give you this list here and you can see the list does go on for quite a while.

So I've got another style down here under the Urban heading and you can see that the Urban resume, if I click on it, is a totally different style. So that I can have the exact same information but it can look so much different depending on the template I choose. I'll click Cancel down here. So creating a new document in Word is extremely fast and easy now with a lot of options. So like I said, explore some of those templates and have fun creating.

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