Category: Microsoft Word 97

Microsoft Word 97 – UNCAPPING TEXT

EVER SEEN TEXT LIKE THIS AND WANT TO SCREAM? IF SO, YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW OF A WAY IN WORD TO CONVERT THIS TEXT TO THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. JUST HIGHLIGHT THE ALL-CAPPED TEXT AND CHOOSE “FORMAT” FROM THE MAIN MENU, SELECTING CHANGE CASE”. ON THE DIALOG BOX THAT APPEARS, SELECT “SENTENCE CASE.” Whew! This converts your text to uppercase *and* lowercase as it should be. You may, however, still need to convert proper nouns and names to uppercase, as desired.
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View Six Pages at Once

Summary: Preview multiple pages of your Word 97 documents onscreen simultaneously.Read More

Microsoft Word 97 – Custom Bullets

You are not forced to use the small round bullets with Word. You can use diamonds, telephones, mailboxes, or other characters. Choose “Format” from the menu bar, selecting “Bullets and Numbering”. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that appears, click the “Modify” button. You will then see a dialog box with up to six default bullets which you can modify. To modify a bullet, click on it once and then press the “Bullet” button. Another dialog box will appear. You can now choose any font and any character in that font for bullets – try the “Wingdings” font for some interesting choices! When you are done choosing a bullet, press “OK” and close both dialog boxes.Read More

Microsoft Word 97

Help increase your productivity when writing documents with Microsoft Word 97 by following our tips. Some of these tips may work with other versions of Microsoft Word.Read More

Microsoft Word 97 – Insert Copyrights and Trademarks

To insert copyright and trademark symbols in your text, you have two options.

1. Rely on AutoCorrect. Type in (c), (r), or ™ to get the copyright, restricted trademark, or trademark symbol.

2. Use these keyboard shortcuts. ALT-CONTROL-C gives you the copyright symbol, ALT-CONTROL-R gives you the restricted trademark symbol, and ALT-CONTROL-T gives you the trademark symbol.

Microsoft Word 97 – Blinking and Animated Text

This is one of those things that make me wonder – what exactly were the Word97 developers drinking when they finished this program? Well, you might as well try this at least once.

Select a section of text with your mouse. Right-click the text and choose “Font” from the popup menu that appears. On the multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, select the “Animation” tab. Now, select an animation that you would like to see. You can see examples of each animation in the preview window. When you are done, press “OK” to close the dialog box.

I think I’m going to start filing status reports this way with lights around my text. Wonder how that would look on my performance evaluation?

Microsoft Word 97 – Table of Contents is Easy

Do you need to make a table of contents to your document? Instead of just typing up your entries, let Word handle everything.

Select the lines of text that should be your TOC (Table of Contents) entries, and click on the pull-down next to your fonts pull-down (it normally says “Normal). Change what should be your main TOC entries to Header 1, the sub-headings to Header 2, etc.

Now, position your cursor where you want the TOC to appear. Choose “Insert” then “Index and Tables.” On the multi-tabbed dialog box that appears, choose “Table of Contents.” Choose your options, such as whether or not you wish to choose page numbers, and click “OK.” You instantly have what is called a table of contents “field.” To update this field (which you should do when you update your headers or when headers are moved from one page to another), right-click this `field’ and choose “Update Field.”

Microsoft Word 97 – Write on Wood, Marble, Stone

Word 97 has some very interesting effects. Did you know that you could change Word’s background color? How about giving your document a gradient fill or a background texture? It’s all available – if you know where to look.
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UNCAPPING TEXT

Summary: Change the capitalization of text in Word 97 documents.

EVER SEEN TEXT LIKE THIS AND WANT TO SCREAM? IF SO, YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW OF A WAY IN WORD TO CONVERT THIS TEXT TO THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. JUST HIGHLIGHT THE ALL-CAPPED TEXT AND CHOOSE “FORMAT” FROM THE MAIN MENU, SELECTING CHANGE CASE”. ON THE DIALOG BOX THAT APPEARS, SELECT “SENTENCE CASE.” Whew! This converts your text to uppercase *and* lowercase as it should be. You may, however, still need to convert proper nouns and names to uppercase, as desired.

If you don’t want to go through the menus, just press SHIFT-F3 to toggle through the sentence casing schemes Word provides

Adding Line Numbers to a Document

Summary: For legal contracts, computer code, or documents that need to be edited, number the lines in your Word 97 documents.

For computer programs or just for editing purposes, it may be useful to number the lines on a page. That way, instead of referring someone to paragraph two, line fifteen, you could just point that person to line thirty on the document. Luckily, you do not have to manually add the line numbers yourself.

Click the “File” menu, selecting “Page Setup”. On the “Page Setup” multi-tabbed dialog box that appears select the “Layout” tab. Now, click on the “Line numbers€” button. Choose the options that you want (restart numbering after each page, start at a particular number, etc.) and press “OK” to close the dialog boxes.

Note that while you are editing, you will normally not see the numbers – but they are there! Do a page preview to see the numbers. If you want to see the numbers while editing, click the “View” menu and select “Page Layout”. Now you can edit your document and see the numbers simultaneously.