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Using Word X

Word is by far the most common word processor; despite this, using it can be a real headache. Computer User Services has compiled some sound Word advice to help you through your composition.

Though these guides were written for Word X, much of the information providedalso applies to Word 2004. Both Word X and Word 2004 are installedon IRC machines.

  • Microsoft Word X: A Beginner's Guide

    A thorough introduction to word processing. Includes topics such as text editing, copying and pasting, and spell checking.

  • Writing Your Thesis in Word X

    A guide to using the thesis template, and some tips on formatting for printing.

  • Styles in Word X

    An overview of styles in Word X. Styles are one of the most important but least used features of Word. Using styles can help keep formatting in a document consistent and orderly.

  • Inserting Objects into Word X

    Word X allows you to insert a large number of image formats into your documents, such as JPEGs and PDFs.

  • A Guide to Endnote

    Endnote allows you to insert and format your bibliography. Endnote can connect to a number of libraries and download catalogue information.

  • Footnotes in Word X

    The footnote feature in Word can be a remarkable time saver, or it can be a source of frustration. This help sheet provides some details on the more intricate workings of this function to help save you time and sanity.

  • Tables in Word X

    Along with standard word-processing capabilities, Word has the power to format text and graphics in tables, allowing you to create side-by-side paragraphs and display tabular data. Word also allows you to place a variety of borders around your table and its cells.

  • Troubleshooting Word X

    When Word goes awry.

  • Foreign Characters in Word X

    If you need accented letters or foreign letters for French, Spanish, and German in Word, our handy list of keyboard shortcuts comes in handy.

  • Advanced Formatting in Word

    A detailed guide to making Word formatting work exactly as you want. In addition to this guide to book-like layouts, Susan C. Daffron has many other useful clear and concise instructions for making Word work. 

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