course is for the
user who has little or no experience with
Microsoft Word except for our
Word 2007 Basic 1 course. We will
begin by covering the different Word Views, such as Print Layout,
Draft, and Outline.
Next, we'll spend more time with the
Font Group commands, including underline, subscript, superscript,
the highlighter pen, change case, and clear formatting functions.
You will learn more about the
Paragraph Group functions, including full justification, line
spacing, how to select the entire document with one keystroke, and how
to add/remove spacing before/after a paragraph.
Next, you'll learn how to increase /
decrease paragraph indenting, and set borders and shading for
In the next lesson, we'll cover custom
bulleted lists, numbered lists, the bullet and numbering libraries,
multilevel lists, and sorting lists & paragraphs.
Next we'll learn about one of the most
important and powerful features in Word 2007: Styles. If you
learn how to master Styles, then constructing professional-quality
documents becomes much easier. You'll first learn about the Format
Painter, then what Styles are, how to use them, and how to use the
Normal, Heading 1, and Title Styles.
In the next lesson, you'll continue
working with Styles. You'll learn how to change Style sets, color
sets, font sets, and the overall document Theme.
Next, you'll learn about the Find and
Replace feature. You can find any text in your document, and
optionally replace it with other text. You'll also learn about Replace
All, and the Reading Highlight.
Finally, you'll learn about one of my
favorite features: Shrink to Fit. You can use this to shrink your
document by one page - in case you have a document with just a tiny bit
of text on the last page.
Again, this is the perfect class for
anyone who is new to Microsoft Word 2007, and has finished my
Word 2007 Basic 1
course. If you
have little or no experience with word processing, or you just want to
get familiar with how Word 2007 works, this class is for you.
course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is
for you, please contact me.
Complete Outline - Word 2007
0. Intro (8:00)
Who is This Class For?
How to Learn
1. Setup, Views (8:07)
Inserting Random Dummy Text
Word's Different Views
Full Screen Reading
2. Font Group (8:05)
More Underline Styles
Text Highlight Color
Change Case Button
3. Paragraph Group (6:51)
Align Text Left
Align Text Right
Justify (Full Justification)
Default 1.15 in Word 2007
CTRL-A Select Entire Document
Select Full Lines of Text
Add Space Before Paragraph
Remove Space After Paragraph
4. Paragraph Group (4:39)
Left Right Top Bottom Borders
No Border, All Borders
Inside Outside Borders
5. Paragraph Group 3 (8:08)
Bulleted List (Bullets)
Change Just One Bullet
Numbered List (Numbering)
Word Renumbers Your List
Insert Item Inside the List
Different Styles of Numbers
TAB to demote items
SHIFT-TAB to promote items
Similar to an Outline
Sorting Lists or Paragraphs
6. Styles, Part 1 (7:39)
The Format Painter
Copying and Painting a Format
Making Format Painter Stay On
Why a Style is Best
Setting a Style: Heading 1
Extra Spacing in a Style
7. Styles, Part 2 (6:24)
Change Style Sets
Style Color Sets
Style Font Sets
Changing the Document Theme
8. Find & Replace (6:38)
9. Shrink One Page (1:56)
Zoom > Two Pages
Shrink One Page
Shrink To Fit
10. Review (4:11)
Word 2007 Basic 2
Richard on 1/2/2009:
Word Views: Print Layout, Draft, Outline, etc. Font Options, Underline, Superscript, Highlight, Paragraph Formatting, Justify, Line Spacing, Spacing Before / After Paragraph, Indent, Borders, Shading, Bullet Options, Numbered Lists, Multilevel Lists, Styles, Format Painter, Color Sets, Font Sets, Themes, Find & Replace, Shrink to Fit|
Lisa on 9/14/2009: Richard, How do I change the multilevel list to a different look? For instance if I wanted the first line to be a bullet, then the next line to be a dot and next and arrow. and so on?|
Richard Rost on 9/16/2009: Lisa, this is a little more complex. You'd have to either do it manually (changing each bullet) or define a new LIST STYLE, which is something we'll get into in the Expert classes.|
Alice Duncan on 10/25/2009: I'm 87 years old, my brain goes on vacation periodically, without warning, BUT I DO want to learn. Can you bare with me? It may take awhile but would appreciate patience. Today is 10/25/09. 8 PM|
Richard on 12/20/2009: My student, John S., mentioned to me that he had a hard time replicating the results I got with the multilevel list in this lesson. He hit the TAB key and the list didn't indent as it does in the video. This is the DEFAULT behavior of the list, but if for any reason you've modified your Word settings, it might not work.|
Go to Office > Word Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect options > Autoformat As Your Type tab. Make sure the "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces" box is checked.
Thanks to John for sharing this with me. I'm sure someone else will also encounter this problem.
Carol Case on 6/2/2010: When willthe Expert Levels be readery?|
Reply from Richard Rost:
They're coming. I have a major project that I'm working on right now. As soon as it's finished, I'll be producing more Office 2007 and 2010 lessons.
madeleine on 10/15/2011: RicHard is a great teacher.The lessons are very helpful.|
Rosel Hunter on 11/2/2011: How do I make a single page with 30numbered lines on it|
maribeth on 8/29/2012: Very clear explanations, I just feel I want more,(hoping half price) anyway its good for a starter/beginner like me. Can't wait for the next lesson.|