Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Word 2007 Essential Training
Watching:

Importing documents


From:

Word 2007 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Importing documents

Opening a document and importing a document are really one and the same. Opening a document in Word usually refers to opening a Word document. It's when you start opening other types of documents that you might use the term importing. For example, if someone gave you a WordPerfect document and you wanted to open it up in Word you might call that importing a WordPerfect document, when the truth is you really just open it like you would a Word document with one tiny extra step. So let's check this out. We'll go to the Office button and give it a click.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 40s
    1. Welcome
      40s
  2. 28m 24s
    1. Getting started with Word
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 23s
    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 35s
    1. Using Print Preview
      2m 45s
    2. Using Quick Print
      2m 31s
    3. Setting print options and printing
      7m 19s
  5. 23m 29s
    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 37s
    6. Showing formatting
      3m 4s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Using indents
      3m 52s
    2. Setting justification
      3m 19s
    3. Changing line spacing
      4m 11s
    4. Setting tabs
      6m 10s
    5. Using the Highlighter
      2m 58s
  7. 38m 26s
    1. Changing margins
      5m 54s
    2. Changing orientation
      2m 29s
    3. Page numbering
      5m 41s
    4. Choosing paper size and source
      3m 59s
    5. Headers and footers
      7m 23s
    6. Applying a Page Background
      7m 56s
    7. Using Watermarks
      5m 4s
  8. 20m 10s
    1. Checking spelling and grammar
      4m 54s
    2. Finding synonyms
      3m 37s
    3. Looking up words and translations
      4m 55s
    4. Setting document proofing options
      6m 44s
  9. 23m 19s
    1. Modifying Environment settings
      7m 46s
    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 28s
    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 44s
    8. Modifying chart data
      2m 8s
    9. Modifying chart appearance
      12m 29s
    10. Creating text from a table
      1m 41s
  12. 10m 18s
    1. Using Styles
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Styles
      3m 38s
    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 58s
    1. Sorting text
      4m 15s
    2. Sorting numbers
      2m 11s
    3. Sorting in tables
      2m 32s
  16. 10m 36s
    1. Creating Macros
      5m 40s
    2. Playing a Macro
      1m 46s
    3. Editing a Macro
      3m 10s
  17. 10m 13s
    1. Working with Newspaper Columns
      5m 31s
    2. Working with Parallel Columns
      4m 42s
  18. 24m 13s
    1. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      10m 23s
    2. Working with Shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Working with SmartArt
      8m 40s
  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 12s
    1. Creating cross-references
      3m 41s
    2. Creating a table of contents
      4m 8s
    3. Creating an index
      4m 43s
    4. Creating footnotes and endnotes
      7m 17s
    5. Using hyperlinks
      4m 24s
    6. Using bookmarks
      3m 26s
    7. Using a document map or thumbnails
      2m 33s
  21. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
Word 2007 Essential Training
7h 8m Beginner Jan 23, 2007

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

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.

Subjects:
Business Word Processing Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
Word
Author:
David Rivers

Importing documents

Opening a document and importing a document are really one and the same. Opening a document in Word usually refers to opening a Word document. It's when you start opening other types of documents that you might use the term importing. For example, if someone gave you a WordPerfect document and you wanted to open it up in Word you might call that importing a WordPerfect document, when the truth is you really just open it like you would a Word document with one tiny extra step. So let's check this out. We'll go to the Office button and give it a click.

And then we'll click on Open. Now I'm navigating to my Lesson 2 folder of my exercise files, make sure you're looking at that folder first of all, so you may need to navigate there. By default, I am listing all Word documents only. How I know that? If I look down to the bottom here, I can see that All Word Documents is selected. So that's all I'm going to see. Even if there's other types of documents in this folder, I won't even see them here. And that is the default, but we can change that. We can also change the view, because right now I can see that I've got two Word documents, but the icons look slightly different.

The job posting icon looks like the old Word that I'm used to seeing and this newsletter here has a different icon that looks slightly different. As I hover over the document with my mouse pointer, you see the type is Microsoft Office Word document. OK. If I hover over job posting, this is a Microsoft Office Word 97 to 2003 document. This is an older version of Word. New versions now have an extension of .DOCX. So whenever we create a new document in Word 2007 it will have a DOCX extension.

Now the older versions just had DOC on the end. So that was between Word 97 all the way up to version 2003 that we saw that .DOC extension. So. I'm looking at all Word documents, whether they are old or new, and I open on the exact same way. So if I go up to job posting here again, give it a click and then click on Open, I'm going to open up that document in Word 2007. And what I've really done, if you think about it, is I just imported this document since it was an older format of Microsoft Word.

Now the same applies when choosing a document created in a totally different application like Corel WordPerfect for example. We just have to make sure that the WordPerfect documents are going to be listed and selectable first, and that's in that list of files we saw on the Open dialog box. So here's what I mean by that. We'll go back to our Office button and click Open again. And now we're going to change our view slightly, I'll click View here. And I'm going to change it to Details, because it shows me a little bit more information about the list of documents I'm looking at.

Now we're still looking at all word documents but we're seeing more information about them here. I knew to go to the right border and when I get this double arrow, I'm going to click and hold my mouse button down and just drag it to the right so I can see more information. I'd also like to see more in this column. It seems to be getting cut off so I'm going to go to the column border here. When I see the double arrow. I'll click and drag it to the right as well. OK. So there's my Word 97 to 2003 document, the one I just opened, and there's my newsletter, which is just our standard Microsoft Office Word document, the new version with the .DOCX extension.

Now there may be other files lurking in this folder. I wouldn't know that because I'm only listing the Word documents, but if I click this drop-down, I've got a whole bunch of other choices to select from, including webpages and templates and rich text format. There's some WordPerfect options here as well, or I can simply go to the top and click All Files. So this is going to list every single file in my Lesson 2 folder, and sure enough, there's one that ends with .WPD. This is a WordPerfect document. It's call job posting, the icon looks different and you can see it's a WPD file.

SO I'm going to click on that and then I'll click the Open button. So it takes my Corel WordPerfect document, converts it on the fly, and opens it up here in Word 2007. You can see there might be a little bit of editing I need to do. It may not look exactly like my other document. For example, sometimes not every font translates the same, but in effect, what I've done is I've just imported my WordPerfect document. So that's really all there is to it. There are other formats to choose from too, so you'll want to explore those and you can relax knowing that you'll never have to redo work that's already been done in some other application.

There are currently no FAQs about Word 2007 Essential Training.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Word 2007 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked