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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.
Before we can begin to work with this new version of Microsoft Word, we obviously need to start it up or launch the program/ With Windows Vista, things have changed slightly. Now there's a whole separate title at lynda.com on Windows Vista, so we won't go deeply into it here but to launch an application like Word 2007 here's what you can do. So go down to the bottom left corner here, and click on our Start button. It looks a little bit different than it did if you're used to Windows XP but when we click it, you'll see there is a pop-up menu. Again there are some differences, but there also some similarities.
And you can see we've got All Programs right up here. So if I wanted to, I could go to All Programs, and try to navigate through the various folders and try to find Microsoft Office and then find Word and so on, but I really like this new features, it's called the Quick Search bar down here where it says Start Search. I'm just going to click down there and I'm going to start to type Microsoft. So micro is all I need to type and you can see right at the top I've got all the Microsoft titles and right at the top is Microsoft Office Word 2007. So I'm going to give that a click to launch our program.
So there we have it. We're ready to start using Word now and as you can see, things have changed quite drastically so we'll need to get acquainted with our new environment before we can start using it efficiently and we're going to do that next.
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