Join Mariann Siegert for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring differences in the Word 2007 interface, part of Building Templates in Word.
If you're working in Word 2007, you'll notice a few differences as we're navigating through the 2010 application, but don't worry; you'll be able to follow along with all of the features that we cover. In this movie, I'm going to highlight a few of the common tasks that are different, so you'll know where to go when your screen looks a little bit different. Most of these differences have to do with Word's backstage view. To get your keyboard shortcuts, go to the Office button, or the pizza, and go down to Word options, then Customize, Keyboard shortcuts down here at the bottom, click on the Customize button, and here you are! To view the Developer ribbon, go to the pizza button, Word options, go to Popular, and then you'll see a little checkbox for Show Developer Tab in the ribbon.
Click that, click OK, and you'll see that the Developer ribbon has been added. To get to the Trust Center, go to your Office button. Next, go to Word Options, and you'll see Trust Center on the left. It's the second from the bottom, and here's Trust Center Settings over on the right. To get to Message Bar, underneath the Macro Settings, click on Message Bar. In Word 2007, to get to Advanced Properties, go to the Office button, and go to Word Options, and you'll see Advanced about halfway through.
To get to File Locations, go to the Office button, Word Options, Advanced, and you'll see File Locations if you scroll all the way down to the very bottom, underneath of the General area; here's File Locations. To turn on the option for prompt before saving the normal, go to the Office button, Word Options, Advanced, scroll down to the Save section, and select the option for Prompt before saving the normal template, and click on OK.
In 2007, just go to the Office button, and click on New to see all of your templates. Now that you've seen some of the common differences in the interface, let's get started.
- Using, applying, and modifying templates
- Creating custom templates
- Using organizers to copy styles, AutoText, and macros
- Adding building blocks and content controls
- Inserting field codes and document properties
- Creating style set templates
- Creating global, workgroup, and add-in templates
- Modifying the Normal.dotm template