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If you're coming to Word 2010 from Word 2003 or an earlier version, this Word looks a lot different. Where is the Word you knew?
Change can be uncomfortable--even time-consuming. And who has the time?
That's why we've gathered all our handy getting-started Help in one place. You'll find out what's new if you're coming from Word 2003, or if you're completely new to Word.
The interactive guide can lead you through this new look fast. Or print out the new visual reference.
You'll find articles, videos, and training courses, so you can choose the Help that helps you the most.
If you're already familiar with the ribbon, we'll just show you the new things you can do in Word 2010.
For a quick look, you can get to the Help any time from the Backstage view. Just click the File tab, click Help, and then click Get Started.
Don't have Office 2010 yet? Download the trial version.
You're on your way!
-- Joannie Stangeland
Welcome to the blog family, Joannie. Looking forward to your posts!
I just installed Word2010...I am impressed. I am writing a history; the book trim size will be 6 x 9...I need a book-page template to fit that sixe book...where in Word2010 do I find or how do I craeate such a book-page template or did I overlook something? Tenderfoot.
Thank you for your challenging question! I also didn't find any booklet templates on the site--and I tried searching online, but the first couple sites I went to didn't have that size.
First question: Have you checked with your printer? Often times, printers have specific software that they want you to use, and it might be set up just right.
If not, you can use Word 2010 by setting up for Book fold pages (on the Margins tab, in the Page Setup dialog box, which you can open by clicking the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher). Then choose 11x17 paper, and set up your margins so that they include the extra (the 11 - 9 = 2 extra inches) plus the margins that you actually want.
The 11x17 size does seem like a lot of paper will be wasted, but I couldn't find another paper size in Word that met the 9x12 minimum (9x12, turned to landscape orientation and folded, gives you 6x9).
Best wishes on your book, and we'll work on providing some booklet templates on the site.
I cannot get the Word 2007 program to stay open when I close a word doc. How can I change that ?
That takes some getting used to. In Word 2007 and Word 2010, clicking the red X in the upper-right corner closes Word completely. If you want to close a document but keep Word open, use the Close command (click the Office Button in Word 2007 or the File tab in Word 2010 to access the Close command). You can also add that command to the Quick Access Toolbar or, in Word 2010, you can add it to the ribbon.
Yes where is the old Word 2003. I tried to either keep a table from breaking up over two pages, which didn't work. Or, if it did break-up, then make the first row the header for the part of the table which flowed over. This didn't work either. I know follow the directions: Table Tools, Layout Tab, Data Group, Click "Repeat Header Rows". No it didn't work . I know, about highlight the top row of the table and right click, select properties, and then check "repeat as header row at the top of each page"; soory that doesn't work either.
That sounds frustrating. Two tips:
1. On the Table Tools Design tab, make sure that the Header Row check box is selected (it's in the Table Style Options group).
2. On the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Table group, click Properties, and then click the Row tab. Clear the check box that says "Allow row to break across pages" and select the check box for repeating the header row at the top of each page.
When I tested this, I was fine until I added a lot of text to the last row on my first page (I wanted to see what happened). After that, I had to repeat the steps a couple of times to get the header row on the second page again.
Win 7 Pro Word 2010 bookfold printing: I print a directory of 8 sheets (32 pages). I cannot get word to print the pages in the correct order for the reverse side of the sheets. I have changed the sort order, but it just gets worse. I have used 2 different printers (both HP). When it prints, it prints the first side OK ending with page 1 and 32 on top of the stack as expected. When I insert the stack back into the printer, I am expecting page 2 and 31 to print on the reverse of 1 and 32. I get pages 16 and 17. On the HP C4700 I can change the sort order before printing the reverse side and force it to work, on the HP1000 operating with a HP 930C driver, I cannot. I can re-stack the first half and also get it to print.
I'm having a hard time visualizing this. But I checked Microsoft Answers here: social.answers.microsoft.com/.../a79e4004-b3fa-4167-a4b6-4b9515a9d594, and I found some helpful details.
I hope it helps!
I am working with Word 2010 and using it to build bibliographies. I am wondering if I can create and save bibliographies separately or if I can only store one master list which has to be sorted and sifted. I understand that when you use the bibliography to fill in citations for a paper it generates a source list for that paper. But, I need to create three master lists if possible. I wont be writing papers with all of these lists. Mostly building annotated bibliographies. Also.. maybe the update one day could include the ability to type in an annotation when plugging info into the entry form. I see you can use the comment box, but this is not visible except in edit mode.
Thanks for your time!
Windows 7 Pro and all the Office programs, especially Word, are terrible. I have never seen such absolute trash.
I am getting rid of my stock in Microsoft because it is obvious the people with the intelligence to create the earlier versions of Windows and Office have left the company and have been replaced by total ignorants. Now, it takes 5-10 minutes to get out a page or a blank letterhead.
Dear DonRor --
Thank you for your comment. I'm sorry for your frustration.
I can't copy/cut into the clipboard from Word 2010 (haven't tried with Excel). Clipboard remains empty; clicking paste icon does nothing. There was something in clipboard when I first installed Office and Word, but I deleted that. Since then, I can't perform the copy/cut/paste functions.
Dear Morris --
At the bottom of the Clipboard task pane, click the Options button. If the Collect Without Showing Office Clipboard option is selected, click it to turn it off. If that doesn't work, let us know.
Hiya, I am writing an essay and the margins is on normal, but, the text starts on the top of the paper and ends on the end of it. It's not how it should be, in the middle, i really don't know what to do..