The Secrets of MS Word:. Using Microsoft Word Like an Expert. Objectives. After attending this workshop, students should be able to complete the following tasks involving MS Word: .
The Secrets of MS Word:
Using Microsoft Word Like an Expert
After attending this workshop, students should be able to complete the following tasks involving MS Word:
Formatting before You Type
Click on the page layout tab
Click the margins icon
Select the option for “Normal” margins
Make sure that you are on the “Home” tab.
Find the paragraph menu.
Click the spacing icon on the “Paragraph” menu.
Click “Remove space after paragraph.”
To access the font style menu, click here.
To access the font size menu, click here.
Click the Arrow on the Style Menu and select “Times New Roman.”
Click the Arrow on the Font Size Menu and Select “12.”
Click the Office Button
Click the “Word Options” button
Select “Proofing” on the Word Options menu.
Make sure to check the options you want on this page. Commonly You want to check all the options checked in this example.
Then, click the “Auto Correct” button.
Click on the “AutoFormat As You Type” tab. Click to check the options you desire. Uncheck those you don’t want. Typically, you only want the options selected in this example.
Click on the “AutoFormat” tab. Click to check the options you desire. Uncheck those you don’t want. Typically, you only want the options selected in this example.
The ruler is located directly above the writing page. Being able to view the ruler will be a great help when you later try to format your Works Cited page or a block quote.
If the ruler is not visible, click the “View” tab and check the box next to the word ruler.
Click the “Insert” tab.
Select the “Page Number” icon.
Place the cursor over the option for “Top of the Page.”
Select “Plain Number 3”
After you click your page number style option, the page number will appear in the header.
Type your name followed by a space to create an MLA style header.
Begin creating an APA header as you would an MLA header, but on the “Top of the Page” menu, select “Plain Number 1.”
Type the title of your paper in all caps.
Tab twice to right justify the page number.
On the design tab, click the box labeled different first page. Your header will disappear, for now. (Don’t worry it will appear after you have more than one page).
Type the words Running head: followed by the title in all caps, and then tab twice.
To close the header, click the red “Close Header and Footer” Button . It is red and located in the right corner of the screen.
Formatting After You Type
If you desire to change the entire document (i.e. change the font size, font style, text alignment, layout, text color, etc…). You can use the “Select All” option:
Go to the “Home tab.”
On the “Editing” menu, click on the word Select.
Click on “Select All”
To justify text, select the text you want to justify and choose the justification alignment you desire:
Full--text is flush to the margin on each side.
Right – Text is aligned on the right side of the page.
Left – Normal alignment.
To center text, select the text you want to center. Click on the centering button. (It is located on the Paragraph tab and has lots of centered lines on it).
Select your text.
Locate the “Font” tab.
Click on the appropriate button:
As you type
Text that is already typed
Make sure to hit the return key after each list item so that each item is on a separate line.
Select the list.
Click the bullet icon or the numbered list icon.
Numbered list icon.
Creating a References Page
Using Editing Tools