Learn about Word 2007



Word blogging tool:

In this video you will see a demonstration of the blogging tool feature of Word 2007. It looks like a much more simple version of word and only shows the groups of commands in the Ribbon that are essential to create a blog. It is even possible to publish a blog online out of Word 2007.
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Word building blocks:

The building blocks function enables the user to create for example text passages, quotes, logos or any element that will be needed more often in a document and save them as a complete block. All settings like margins, fonts or sizes are saved. So you just have to choose the block if it is needed after you created it once and insert it in your document again.
This feature will save a lot of time!
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Word document comparison:

In Word 2007 you have the possibility to compare two documents with each other. If you have the original document and for example a copy that passed through the department you are shown the changes immediately.

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Word document inspector:

There is a new feature in Word 2007 called the Document Inspector. It should be used to check documents before distributing or publishing. The document will be checked for example for comments, revisions, versions or hidden text that is not meant to be seen by any reader.
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Word equation builder:

The new file format of Office 2007 increases file security and decreases filesize up to 50%. The data files are not longer binaries but archives containing mostly xml-data. So it is much easier for developers to work with data contained in this new file-type called “xmlx”.
Microsoft Word 2007 makes the process of embedding equations into a document far easier. This function is interesting for people who have to create annual reports or physics students for example. It is easily possible to create equations from scratch right in the document or choose from a huge archive of predefined ones.
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Word list improvements:

With the improved list function it is much easier to deal with bullets or numbers. There are some predefined bullets to choose from or the user can design bullets and save them to disk. When hovering with the mouse arrow over the bullets a preview of how it might look like is shown in the document.
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Word live preview:

Any change of a setting or command like for example inserting a picture in a document can be previewed live by just hovering over the setting or command in Word 2007. In previous editions of Microsoft Word the user had to apply changes or settings to see how it looks like. With the live preview function working is much more comfortable!
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Word mail merge:

In Microsoft Word 2007 the user now has the possibility to use the mail merge feature. When you are for example writing a letter you also might need to create an address label for the envelope. To do this you are now able to choose the desired address out of a list which is easy customisable and stored in Word 2007. Data can be easily added from databases or your contacts stored in Microsoft Outlook.
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Word new addins:

In this video you are shown that it is possible to download a new add-in from the Microsoft Office Website. This add-in enables Microsoft Word 2007 to save documents as PDF (Portable Data Format) or in the new Microsoft XPS format. These two file formats are meant to support electronic publishing or the electronic exchange of written documents.
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Word new file format:

The new file-format of Office 2007 increases file-security and decreases file-size up to 50%. The data files are not longer binaries but archives containing mostly xml-data. So it is much easier for developers to work with data contained in this new file-type called “docx”.
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Word new ui:

In previous editions of Microsoft Word there was the menu bar on top of the working window which had submenus containing the single commands or settings which had submenus again. The newly designed user interface of Word 2007 mainly consists of the “Ribbon” where all actions, settings and commands are contained in logical groups. This new design makes it much more comfortable to work with a document! If you need maximum space for your document you can also hide the “Ribbon” by a single click.
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Word new viewing controls:

There are some new features in the viewing controls that are contained in the View tab of the Ribbon. For example it is possible to enter into the full screen reading mode where all command or setting tools are hidden and the document can be read like a book. Further there is a new zoom tool that provides the function to zoom in or out a document by an easy to use slider bar. The smaller the document gets the more pages are visible in the working area.
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Word quick cover pages:

Word 2007 has the capability to add professional looking cover pages to any document. There is an archive of predefined cover pages that are installed with the application. If you choose one of these it is very easy to change the content of the page by just clicking on it and entering own data like for example the date. If pictures are contained in such a cover page it is also possible to exchange them with your own ones in a comfortable way.
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Word quick styles:

With Quick Styles located in the Home tab of the Ribbon you can easily change the look of a document. A lot of predefined styles are available. Just put the cursor on the position where you want the change of style to take effect and hover over the different styles to see how the changed style might make your document look like. Quick Styles contain settings like for example colours, fonts and margins.
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Word smartart graphics:

With Smartart Graphics the user is given a very flexible and powerful tool to add graphics, charts or diagrams to a document. It is very simple to customize these graphical objects to match the user’s desires.
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