Category: Microsoft Word 2007

Disable Name Auto Suggest

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Display Week Numbers

SUMMARY: Display every week’s number of the year in Outlook 2007’s Monthly Calendar, useful when scheduling certain types of appointments.Read More

Request Receipts on Every EMail

SUMMARY: Tired of recipients claiming they don’t receive your e-mail? Force all e-mail to come with a delivery and/or read receipt request.Read More

Insert a Page Break

Summary: Force text and images to appear on the next page of a Word 2007 document.

Page breaks force the following text or image to appear on the next page. Page breaks help ensure that the table of contents does not start at the middle of the page, nor should indexes, copyright pages, or in many cases, the starts of chapters.

There are a couple of ways of inserting page breaks into your Microsoft Word 2007documents:word_2007_page_break


Keyboard

Just press Ctrl + Enter to insert a page break.

Ribbon

1. Click the “Insert” tab in the ribbon at the top of Word 2007.

2. In the “Pages” group click the “Page Break” command.

Automatic Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Summary: Word 2007 can create bulleted and numbered lists automatically as you type.

Microsoft Word 2007, similar to previous versions, is configured to automatically create bulleted and numbered lists as you type. This way you can create lists without having to navigate the Ribbon.

Watch the movie then follow the quick instructions below.

 Word 2007 converting an asterisk to a bulleted list.

To create a bulleted list, simply prefix a line of text with an asterisk *and a space, and Word 2007 will convert your text to bullets. For example:

* This will get converted to a bullet

To create a numbered list, simply prefix a line of text with “1) ” or “1. ” and Word 2007 will convert your text to a list. For example:

1. This will get converted to a numbered list

To create an outlined list, simply prefix a line of text with “A) “, “A. “, “i) “, “i. “, “I) “, or “I. ” (for example) and Word 2007 will convert your text to a list. For example:

A. This will get converted to an outlined list.

Following lines of text will continue to get converted to list form until you press theEnter key twice. And if you want to add a blank line between list items, press Shift + Enter.

Prevent Automatic Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Summary: Prevent Word 2007 from creating automatic bulleted and numbered lists as you type.

Microsoft Word 2007 automatically creates bulleted and numbered lists as you type. While many people appreciate this feature, others would rather take more control over their document editing. Perhaps you do not want the automatic formatting that comes with list creation, or you may prefer creating a list with actual asterisks.

To disable this automatic feature:

1. Access the Microsoft Word 2007 Options menu.

2. Select “Proofing” in the left pane.

3. Underneath the “AutoCorrect options” section, click the “AutoCorrect Options” button.

4. When the “AutoCorrect” multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the “AutoFormat As You Type” tab.
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5. Underneath “Apply as you type”, uncheck “Automatic bulleted lists” and “Automatic numbered lists”.

6. Click “OK” on the dialog boxes to save your settings.

Microsoft Word 2007 – Add Line Number Indicator to the Status Bar

When multiple people are reading and proofing a Microsoft Word 2007 document, it may prove beneficial to mention that an edit is requested at a particular line number on a given page. Read More

Microsoft Word 2007 – Switch Between Portrait and Landscape Modes

Many printed documents are designed in portrait mode, allowing more lines of text to appear on the printed page. However, some documents, such as computer code printouts and screen printings, are best done in landscape mode, supporting wider lines.

It’s easy to switch between the two page orientations in Microsoft Word 2007.

1. Click the “View” tab in the ribbon at the top of Word 2007.

2. In the “Page Setup” group, click the “Orientation” command.

3. Choose your desired page orientation from the pop-up that appears

Microsoft Word 2007 – Navigate Ribbon and Menus with the Keyboard

As the interface of Microsoft Word 2007 is quite different from previous versions of Microsoft Word, you may be confused how to navigate the Ribbon and menus with the keyboard.

With previous versions, pressing the Alt key on the keyboard allowed you to navigate the various menus. Then, it was as simple as pressing the correct shortcut key to activate a given function.

With Word 2007:

Press the Alt key to activate Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar shortcuts. Your Word 2007 ribbon bar should appear similar to below:

Activating the Word 2007 Ribbon with the keyboard

From here, press one of the shortcut keys next to the Quick Access Toolbar or Ribbon to select an option or sub-menu. For example, pressing the letter P opens the “Page Layout” group of the Ribbon as shown below:

Activating the Page Layout group of the Word 2007 Ribbon via the keyboard

From here, enter the shortcut key or keys to activate a desired command. For example, note that the commands for “Watermark”, “Page Color”, “Page Border”, and the “Paragraph” dialog box all start with the letter “P”. To activate the desired command you should key in the two-character keyboard shortcut.

As a full example, to activate Word 2007’s page background watermark feature, press the following keys in succession:

Alt (to access the keyboard shortcuts)
P (to access the Page Layout group)
PW (to access the Watermark feature)

Microsoft Word 2007 – Toggle Printing Background Colors and Images

Depending on your Microsoft Word 2007 configuration, document background colors or images may not appear when printed. If disabled, this may have been done so to increase the speed of printouts and save printer toner / ribbon.

Depending on your needs, however, you may want this background information printed, even if it slows down the printing process or costs more per page to print certain documents.

To toggle this option:

1. Access the Microsoft Word 2007 Options menu.

2. Click “Display” in the left pane.

3. In the “Printing Options” section, check or uncheck “Print background colors and images” as desired.

4. Click “OK” to close the “Word Options” dialog box.