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Courses - Microsoft Word 102
Description: Using Microsoft Word 1
Running Time: 99 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Word 101
Windows 101 recommended
Windows 102 or Windows 110 recommended
We use Word XP in this course, but the lessons are valid for all versions of Word from 95 to 2003. There are cosmetic changes in Word 2007. Order before 12/17/2018 to get a FREE upgrade to our 2007 version when released!

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This course picks up where Word 101 left off. We'll be creating a business document in this course. Specifically, we'll be creating a "computer tips" document to give to the customers of our fictional company, PCResale.NET. We'll begin class by creating that document, or you can download a copy of the text from our Web site.

We'll learn some powerful formatting techniques, such as how to use the Format Painter to quickly copy formats from one area of the document to another.

You will learn how to search your documents and substitute text using the Find and Replace feature.

We'll see how to format our paragraphs, and change the Line Spacing in our documents; make them double-spaced, single-spaced, or odd multiples like 1.5 spaced.

You will see how to insert Page Breaks in your document, both by using the menu bar, and with a cool keyboard shortcut trick.

We'll see how to automatically number our pages.

You will learn how to put a Header and Footer on all of the pages of your documents.

We'll learn all about Page Setup, adjusting your Page Margins, and how to change the Orientation of your page (Portrait v. Landscape).

You will learn how to insert Footnotes into your document, and how to make Word automatically keep them in order.

We'll teach you how to turn off the annoying Spelling and Grammar checker that constantly runs in the background (I don't like it - I'll tell you why in class).

You will learn how to run a manual Spell Check and Grammar Check. We'll go through all of the different options - like how Ignore, Ignore All, and Add to Dictionary are all different, and when to use them.

We'll also take a few minutes to learn how to use Word's built-in Thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms.

Next, you'll learn all about Graphics. We'll show you how to insert Clip Art into your documents. We'll teach you all about different Text Wrap options (so the text wraps smoothly around your image). You will learn how to move and resize images.

You will learn how to insert graphics and images you have stored on your hard drive (saved from your scanner, digital camera, or any other source) into your Word documents.

We'll see how to create cool text effects using WordArt.

You will learn how to insert cool AutoShapes such as Stars, Banners, Rectangles, Ovals, and more into your document... and put text in them.

Finally, you'll learn how to work with different toolbars, turn on the ones you want, and disable the ones you don't want.

This is a great "next step" for someone who knows a little bit about Word, has taken our Word 101 course, and wants to learn more. This is also a great course to take if you have been using Word for some time and want to pick up a few new tips and tricks, especially with regards to document formatting and graphics.


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Student Interaction: Microsoft Word 102

Richard on 1/1/2007:  Editing Large Documents, Format Painter, Line Spacing, Headers & Footers, Footnotes, Images, WordArt, Clipart, More
Marvin on 10/22/2007: I just bought a copy of your Word 102 and while going through your lesson three on editing, at about 9 minutes in they talk about replacing PC with computer. It shows that it will put "COMPUTER" in, but all caps, then it show replacing and it is not in caps, but never tells what you do to keep it from reverting to all caps. Am I missing something?
Richard Rost on 10/22/2007: Marvin, you're right. It actually happens at about time index 11:30. I hit REPLACE and then it magically just goes to lowercase "computer." I think a segment of the video is actually missing - it's just a real tiny clip. I think what I did was to click on the MORE button and select "MATCH CASE" which forces Word to search for "PC" and not "pc" or "Pc" and then replace it with the case of the replace text exactly... "computer" and not "COMPUTER" for example. That probably got accidentally deleted in editing... and I'll be sure to fix it in the Word 2007 video.
Carol Case on 12/7/2007: Suppose I want something different in each header. For example:
Company Newsletter Page 2 then
Page 3 Company Newsletter

Richard Rost on 12/9/2007: I don't think I've covered this yet, and I will in an upcoming class, but you can create different headers and footers for your FIRST PAGE and/or EVEN v. ODD pages by going into File > Page Setup and on the LAYOUT tab, checking those boxes under the Headers and Footers section.

If you want totally different headers and footers (like for a new chapter in a book) you can do it with a SECTION BREAK - again, I'll cover this in a future lesson.

Autry L. Roberson on 10/25/2008: where would I find out how to fill in a scanned form ?
Richard Rost on 10/27/2008: If you scan in a form as an image, you can then use TEXT BOXES to type data over it to make it look "filled in." I show this in Word 102 when I cover AutoShapes.

Now, if you want software that will automatically convert your scanned in document to an editable form, then you need something like OmniForm. See this:

Mildred Gordon on 11/10/2008: Thank you for explaining to me how to use footnotes.

 L on 9/14/2009: just a great course to either refresh or just starting. I so glad i got it,and many thanks the instructor is great put you at ease & he's humorous. I just love it. Thanks
David Usher on 3/1/2010: How do I change capitalized words to regular words using find and replace. The program skips this!

Reply from Richard Rost:

In Word 2003 you select the text, click on Format > Change Case and select the type of case you want.

In Word 2007, there is a Change Case button under Home > Font Group.


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