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Microsoft Word Basics

In our age of bitcoins and HYIPs, one should not forget about the good old Word. Let's go back to the beginning and cover the basics of working in Word.

For those who, by the nature of their work, often work with text editors, there are many questions regarding those functions that are rarely used when creating a regular document, but can be extremely useful if you are preparing a report, abstract, term paper or some then another job for public viewing.

How to make a table of contents

In a text editor from Microsoft, there are several ways to make the table of contents of the document.

The first involves the use of parts of text that already exists in a paragraph.

The second is to emphasize the first words in a paragraph with heading styles.

Regardless of whether you have a ready-made document to which you need to set the content, or you will do it as you write, to create a table of contents, you must perform the following procedure.

  • Position the cursor where you want to insert the content.
  • Select the “Insert” section in the toolbar.
  • From the drop-down context menu, select the subsection “Link”, and already in it there is such an item as “Table of Contents and Index” .
  • Open the section titled “Table of Contents”. In it, select the section “Structure pane”.
  • The “Table of Contents and Index” dialog box opens. Here you can set the required parameters.
  • Select TOC elements in the text and mark them with headings to include in this part.

If you have Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, the path will be slightly different. In the toolbar, select the “Links” tab and then the “Table of Contents” section. You will see the same dialog box as described in step 5.

Set options and select a portion of the text to include in the content.

How to make pagination

When working with a Microsoft Word document, you may need to create numbering. There are three scenarios for this task:

  • count from first page;
  • document numbering not from the beginning;
  • counts from the second page.

As a rule, the title information is located on the first page. It is not accepted to number it.

Therefore, we will consider the most common scenario: counting from the second page. There are a few simple steps to complete this task.

  • Open the “Insert” section in the toolbar.
  • Select “Page numbers” here.
  • When you hover over this tool, a drop-down list will open. Choose a suitable numbering arrangement from the proposed options.
  • Here you can also select the option “Format page numbers”. A dialog box will open. In it, in the “Page numbering” section, specify the number of the one with which it will begin (in our case, from 2).

Close the headers and footers window.

The numbering will be set according to the specified parameters automatically.

How to make 2 pages on 1 sheet

This option may be needed to print a document. In order for two pages to be printed on different sides of one sheet, you need to follow the steps below.

  • From the toolbar, select the File tab.
  • In the section that opens, open the “Page settings” item.
  • Next, open the “Pages” section. Here select the “2 pages on one sheet” printing option.

You can send your document for printing. It will be executed according to the specified parameters.

How to make a border

It is possible that when working with your document, you will need to enclose the text in a frame. This can be done in a couple of simple steps.

  • On the toolbar, select a tab called “Page Layout”.
  • A new panel will open before us. Here you need to select a section called “Page number”. In it, select the "Page Borders" option.
  • A separate window will open. Here we select the tab called “Page”. In it we need a section "Frame".
  • In the window that opens, set the parameters of the future frame: line type, color, width, part of the document to use it.

After you set the required parameters and click the "Ok" button, the frame will appear in the document automatically.

How to write under the line

Sometimes a document requires a signature column. In this case, an option such as an inscription under the line is required. This can be done by creating a table.

  • Place the cursor where you want the text below the line in the document.
  • From the toolbar, select the option to create a table. In the window that opens, set the parameters: 1 row, 1 column.
  • You only need to give the resulting table an upper border.

After that, a cell for filling will appear in your document. It will look like a line, under which you can make the desired inscription.

How to make semicircular text

To use the option to position text in a circle, you must use WordArt shapes. To get the desired effect, just follow a simple algorithm of actions.

  • Select the tab named “Insert”. Here, select WordArt from the available options and set the style you want.
  • In the field that appears on the document, enter the text you want and select it.
  • On the toolbar, you will have a tab at the top called “Drawing Tools”. Open it and in the Format section select the Text Effects option.
  • At the very bottom of the drop-down list, click on the “Convert” command.

You will see a list of transformation types. Select a semicircle from the available options.

How to make landscape page layout

In Microsoft Word, you can set the page orientation (vertical or horizontal) both for the entire document and for a separate part of it. To select landscape layout you need to follow a simple sequence of steps.

  1. On the toolbar, click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Here select the option you want: “Landscape”.

If you want to make a separate orientation only for a part of the document, then you need to select that part of the document for which you need a separate markup and go to the markup tab. Here, bring up the page setup dialog.

In the "Orientation" section of the dialog box that appears, select the desired layout option (portrait or landscape) and check the "Apply to selection" box.

After that, the desired fragment will be automatically converted to a landscape page, and the rest of the document will remain unchanged.

The Topic of Article: Microsoft Word Basics.
Author: Jake Pinkman