CHAPTER NO 14
MICROSOFT WORD 2007
WHAT IS WORD PROCESSOR?
A word processing package is used to prepare and edit text. Word processors are used to
create all types of documents such as letters, reports and essays. Using a word processor you can
type, revise and correct a document on the screen before printing it out. The layout of the page
can be changed and a wide variety of different styles of text can be used to improve the
presentation of a document. Tools such as spelling checkers can help ensure that the contents of
a document are accurate.
The functions of a word processor can be divided up into several different categories:
Page Layout: The page layout functions let you decide how each page will be set out.
Text Presentation: The appearance of text can be easily altered. Different fonts and
styles can be used and the size of text can be varied. Text can be neatly lined up on the
Editing of Text: Text editing functions are used to revise and change text that you have
Blocks of Text: The style and position of selected blocks of text can be changed.
Text Analysis: The word processor can look at your document and try to highlight any
errors such as spelling or grammatical mistakes that you have made.
Templates: Template files let you save favorite document layouts that you have created
so that you can use them over and over again.
Other Features: Most modern word processors will offer lots of extra features such as
tables, bullet points and fancy text effects.
Mail Merging: A database of names and addresses can be used to personalize letters that
have been created in a word processor.
To get started first familiarize you with the layout of Microsoft Word 2007. If you will analyze
the layout then you will notice it does not have the regular menu system. It now has tabs and
1. OFFICE BUTTON
2. QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR
1) OFFICE BUTTON
The Microsoft Office button performs many of the functions that were located in the File
menu of older versions of Word. This button allows you to create a new document, open an
existing document, save or save as, print, send (through email or fax), publish or close.
This is also where you can customize your Quick Access Toolbar.
Start new project; Open a Project, Save, Print, etc.
This shows recent documents and is a quick way to open a recent project.
This opens the Word Options window where you can change settings and customize your
Quick Access Toolbar.