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Word 2007 Basic Level 2
Beginner Microsoft Word Tutorial - 70 Minutes

This course picks up where Word 2007 Basic 1 left off. In this course, we will focus on the font group commands, paragraph formatting, styles, and themes. Here's a look at what you will learn:

Word2007   - Word Views
  - Font Group Commands
  - Paragraph Formatting
  - The Format Painter
  - Styles & the Style Gallery
  - Find & Replace
  - Shrink to Fit
Word 2007
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If you would like a preview of what's covered in this class, click here to watch the video introduction for this course (free of charge), or scroll down for more information.


Word 2007 Basic Level 2
Description: Word 2007 Basic Level 2
Versions: Microsoft Office Word 2007
Pre-Requisites: Word 2007 Basic 1 strongly recommended
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Cost: $9.99

This course is for the novice 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 your paragraph.


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.

Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.


Complete Outline - Word 2007 Basic 2

0. Intro (8:00)
Topics Covered
Version Used
Who is This Class For?
How to Learn

1. Setup, Views (8:07)
Start Word
Inserting Random Dummy Text
Save Document
Word's Different Views
Print Layout
Full Screen Reading
Web Layout

2. Font Group (8:05)
Underline Styles
More Underline Styles
Highlighter Pen
Text Highlight Color
Change Case Button
Clear Formatting

3. Paragraph Group (6:51)
Align Text Left
Center Text
Align Text Right
Justify (Full Justification)
Line Spacing
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)
Increase Indent
Decrease Indent
Paragraph Borders
Left Right Top Bottom Borders
No Border, All Borders
Inside Outside Borders
Paragraph Shading
No Color
5. Paragraph Group 3 (8:08)
Bulleted List (Bullets)
Change Bullets
Bullet Library
Change Just One Bullet
Numbered List (Numbering)
Word Renumbers Your List
Insert Item Inside the List
Different Styles of Numbers
Numbering Library
Multilevel List
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
Title Style

7. Styles, Part 2 (6:24)
Change Style Sets
Style Color Sets
Style Font Sets
Changing the Document Theme
Theme Sets

8. Find & Replace (6:38)
Editing Group
Find Next
Reading Highlight
Clear Highlighting
Replace All

9. Shrink One Page (1:56)
Print Preview
Zoom > Two Pages
Shrink One Page
Shrink To Fit

10. Review (4:11)
Review Topics
What's Next?



Student Interaction: 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.
Melodie Ledford on 5/22/2013: Time Index: 2:10

I tried typing in =rand(1,5)on a document and it didn't work. What could I be doing incorrectly?

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'm not sure, to be honest. It's always worked for me.

Melodie Ledford on 5/25/2013: These tutorials have been EXCELLENT!!! I can't wait to get to the next lesson!!

Reply from Richard Rost:


Pamela S on 7/10/2013: Hi Richard love how you teach! Two questions for you. I am doing the Word 2007 and could not do this command the equal sign than rand and than parenthesis. I had to type all of the text in myself. And on the multilevel list I could not add the a b c etc after the numbered 4 Don't uses cleaner on your LCD screen. I tried several times to no avail. Help please : )

Reply from Richard Rost:

Pamela, these features work in most versions of Word. Without seeing your system, it's almost impossible for me to tell you what's wrong.

stacey post on 7/29/2013: Hello! Is there any way to have both the video AND my Word program on the screen at the same time? Currently I am minimizing Word and having to bring it back up to follow along with the instructions. This is very time consuming so I hope there is another solution! Thank You!

Reply from Richard Rost:

I've kept my videos small so that they should fit on the screen side-by-side with Word (or whatever program you're using). If you use my Online Theater you have limited formatting options available, but if you DOWNLOAD the videos to your computer then you can watch them with whatever video program you have installed (I recommend VLC Player, but Windows Media Player works fine). Then you should be able to size them next to each other without a problem. You won't benefit from the student forums, but you can check those after you're done.

stacey post on 7/31/2013: THANK YOU!!!! I am so excited that I am able to do exactly what I need by having the multiple views on the screen. Now I can follow along with you perfectly. Your expert instruction and fabulous customer support make it so much easier to learn something that until very recently was overwhelming! Can't wait to be able to add this new skill set to my resume, thank you again.

Reply from Richard Rost:

You're very welcome. I'm glad you're enjoying the lessons.

stacey p on 8/7/2013: uh oh! I was playing with margins and somehow I have done something wrong. What are the ones you are using for the document? I don't know what my default would be.....thanks

Reply from Richard Rost:

Honestly, I recorded this class YEARS ago, so without re-watching it, I don't remember what margin settings I used. :)

Denise S Werst on 2/2/2014: Does the clear formatting option remove paragraph breaks?
Kathryn Cooney on 5/22/2014: If I have to stop my lesson, how do I know where I have left off without marking it down on a piece of paper?

Reply from Richard Rost:

If you're using the Online Theater, in the bottom left corner of the SETTINGS section, it will display the last lesson you watched. If you want to keep track of the TIME in the middle of a lesson, you can put it in the NOTES box below that for next time.

Charles Stackhouse on 7/1/2014: Really enjoying your courses i am learning alot of information. Have created six spread sheets today they look professional.
Jackie Appleby on 11/30/2014: I am using office 2013 and I do not have the change styles button. How do I get to those options?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

There should still be the Styles on the HOME tab.
Is there the option in the DESIGN tab also?
The ribbon hasn't changed much from 2007/10 to 13.
What options do you get?

Jackie Appleby on 12/2/2014: I have the big box with the predefined styles in it on the home tab. I don't have the change styles button with style set, colours and fonts in.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

That should be in the DESIGN tab.

There is a MS article that should be useful.

cher cagle on 2/7/2015: Love your classes Cant wait for the next one
valorie on 1/9/2016: I was unable to create the automatic horizontal line shortcut that you teach in this Basic 2 Document Setup lesson. After much internet research I discovered that this and other shortcut options box can be turned on or off in the Proofing Autocorrect features. Do you explain this in another area that I missed?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

You could try searching in the Course Index to see what topics are covered, I can't remember off hand which one it was in.

Fackson Mashuda on 4/26/2016: I am a computer novice but your computer basic 1 lessons were so helpful to me, I am here in Africa, Zimbabwe but the problem is I don't know the way forward to get the next lessons.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

You can Order more.

Amber Turner on 1/3/2017: How long will it take for me to get to start my courses?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

It should approve once the payment has gone through, you should get an email saying it's been approved and ready to watch.
Is it not in the Theater?
If not try Customer Service.

Augusto B on 1/16/2018: I want to buy the handbook but I just couldn't do it. I was not able to find how to do it

Reply from Alex Hedley:

You need to own the video course first, then it's an option in the order form.

Augusto Bernal on 1/17/2018: I can not open HB.Handbook

Reply from Alex Hedley:

It it listed in the Theatre?

Augusto B on 1/21/2018: yes

Reply from Alex Hedley:

So you click on download link and what happens?

Augusto B on 1/21/2018: of couerse I own the video and I finally downloaded it
Modi Waggeh on 3/17/2018: More power to your elbow !
I completed level 2 just right now but I observed one thing which is when I select a style with a black color and use a theme, the theme won't affect the color of the text while but if I choose a style with a color the theme will change the color of some of the text I don't know why

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Did you choose style that was part of the theme or just a colour from the colour picker?


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