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1 NTAPs Microsoft Word Training An Intermediate Training for Poverty Law Advocates

2 About NTAP Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project NTAP fights injustice to low income persons by helping poverty law programs improve client services through efficient and innovative technology solutions. (Oct 1, 2006) (fka

3 About Trainers Gabrielle Hammond, Exec. Dir Madhu Lakshmanan, Content and Usability Coordinator

4 NTAPs Services Training and Assistance Information Online Promote Successful Technology Initiatives for Poverty Law Use

5 Objectives for Today Understand the Tool of Your Trade Explore Using New Functions & Use Old Functions in New Ways Ultimate Goal is to Help You Be Competitive and Efficient Advocates

6 Topics to Cover Today Section 1: Formatting Tips: Paste Special Format Painter AutoCorrect, AutoText, AutoFormat Find and Replace Headers & Footers Section 2: Headers & Footers Section & Page Breaks Section 3: Track Changes Section 4: Protecting Your Document Word Redaction Remove Personal Information & Password Protection Section 5: Toolbar Edits

7 Paste Special Format Painter AutoCorrect & AutoText Find & Replace Section 1: Formatting

8 Paste Special: Why is it Important? When you copy content from a website, other documents or emails to a document, it usually gets messy. Paste Special allows you to copy-and- paste information without transferring unwanted formatting code.

9 Examples in Use Cut-and-Paste from Email into Document Cut-and-Paste from Website into Document Cut-and-Paste between Documents

10 How to Paste Special? From the Menu Bar: Edit > Paste Special. Choose Unformatted text. Click OK. Note for Word 2002 and 2003 Users: In Word 2002 and 2003, you get yet another option. In Tools > Options > Edit you can tick Show Paste Options buttons to give you even more control. If you click that option, when you paste (using ctrl-v or Edit > Paste), you see a little clipboard thingy, which contains a drop down menu.


12 Paste Special – Dialog Box

13 Applications of Paste Special: Web Text Website text comes in all colors and fonts sizes, even white text on a dark background. If you copy white text and paste it into Word, it is invisible. Use Paste Special: Default option is HTML – thatll create invisible text, so try unformatted text.





18 Advanced Paste Special To copy a picture from a web page or to/from an e-mail or convert picture to smaller size: (use.gif or.jpeg)

19 Paste Special Format Painter AutoCorrect & AutoText Find & Replace Section 1: Formatting

20 Format Painter What? Looks like a paintbrush in Toolbar. Why? Can apply formatting you have in one part of a document to any other part of the document with one click.

21 Format Painter - Application Format Painter can copy character attributes if you choose the (font style, font size, bold, italics etc). It can also copy paragraph attributes (alignment, indentation, bullets etc.) It can apply the original formatting to your next click. Multiple Locations: If you want to apply the same formatting to more than one item, select the formatting you want, double-click Format Painter, and then select each word, phrase, or paragraph you want to apply formatting to. When you're finished, press ESC. Note: You can also use a feature called Styles to apply formatting to multiple locations in a file. Advantage of this is that you can select all instances of that formatting and change all of them at once if you want. Format->Styles and Formatting.

22 Format Painter – Example Add text from an email to your pleading. Formatting is messed up. Correct with Format Painter. Say you've written a quarterly report for one of your funders, in Word. You like the look, especially your headings, which are 14 pt. Bookman Old Style, centered, green, and bold, with a nice subtle shadow. Thirty minutes before you're supposed to present the report, you need to add four new sections to the report. You spend twenty minutes adding the information and manually reformatting all of the text to match the existing headers. You spend the next two wishing that you hadn't chosen such complicated formatting for your headings.

23 Format Painter How to use Format Painter Select the text with the formatting you want applied elsewhere in the document. On the Standard toolbar, click Format Painter icon. Select the text you want to apply the formatting to. The text takes on the new formatting.




27 Paste Special Format Painter AutoCorrect & AutoText Find & Replace Section 1: Formatting

28 AutoCorrect What? Corrects typos as they occur. It does this by replacing text you type with something else. Why? You need to know how to turn it off. You can use it to apply replace characters with special symbols you commonly use (such as the § symbol). Very Important: You can use it like a mini- macro. You can save A LOT of time if you use it to replace text you type as a shortcut, with longer, standardized text that you tire of retyping again and again. You can assign abbreviations to frequently used names, phrases, and terminology, for example such as the copyright symbol.

29 AutoCorrect: How? From the Tools menu, select AutoCorrect Options…to: Change Rules: (i.e., correct two CAPITAL letters together.) Change Formatting: You will see a grid that shows character(s) and the symbol Word will convert it to. If you are done with the © symbol transformation, simply highlight it and Delete or modify. Scroll through to see what else Microsoft wants to correct for you.

30 AutoCorrect for MiniMacros How Do I Use Replace Text? Say you type in your name and your programs address, contact, etc. Select the text and copy it. From the Tools menu, select AutoCorrect Options…In the With field, paste your text. Replace Text: This feature, can revolutionize your work and make up for all the frustration youve accumulated from the tool. Youll see a line that says Replace and With. (Note: You can also access this feature Insert>AutoText.) In the Replace field, type the code you want to use to have Word automatically generate that text. Remember: if you use commonly used words, like address, then every time you type the word address, your programs name and contact will show up. Choose a code that is not a series of characters you normally type. Notice you can select Plain Text or Formatted Text. This will simply allow you to carry over specific formatting, if desired.

31 Applications for AutoText & AutoCorrect Commonly used words: Your programs name The name of courts you file in Your signature Small sentences you type often (confidentiality clauses, closings, etc.) Opposing Counsel names





36 AutoText What? AutoText finishes words you are typing. You can use AutoText for words you will still type out (versus use a code as in AutoCorrect), but you want Word to finish your typing for you to save time. Any text entered as AutoText will be utilized for word prediction. Examples: Name of your program Your name Your courts name Opposing parties (common) Some sentences or phrases

37 AutoText How? 2 Ways: Tools>AutoCorrect Options… Select AutoText Insert>AutoText Example: Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project

38 Find and Replace What? Change a certain word or phrase that is repeated throughout the document. Save time by typing a code that will be replaced later. How? Edit > Find Note: Word also lets you conduct expanded searches for such things as matching case, whole words, wildcards, sounds like, all word forms, character formats, and special punctuation. To access these features, click the More button in the Find and Replace window.

39 Section 2 Headers & Footers Page and Section Breaks

40 Headers and Footers Go to the View menu, and choose Header and Footer from the list. You will be placed in the header area first and provided with a floating toolbar. To move to the footer area, click the Switch Between Header and Footer button on the Header and Footer Toolbar.

41 Multiple Headers/Footers What if you want different footers or headers on pages in your document? Word will only break the connection of headers and footers by sections that is sections, not pages. If your document isn't already sectioned then you'll need to create section breaks at any point where the header or footer will be different from the previous pages. Once the section breaks are in then you're ready to begin.

42 Page and Section Breaks Word has two main features for controlling pagination: Paragraph style pagination options: Format>Paragraph Manual page and Section breaks: Insert>Break… Show Paragraph symbols to view the double dotted line Word inserts to show where section breaks occur.

43 Paragraph Style Breaks Format>Paragraph… Keep with next - keeps a paragraph with the paragraph following it Example: You have a pleading with a heading at the bottom of a page and the text on the next page. This can keep it together.


45 Section Breaks Sectioning your document allows you to apply different attributes -- Header, Footer, Columns, or Page Numbers -- within the same document. Example: You have a grant or a pleading with Exhibits. You want the main document to be paginated 1 – 10. You want the Exhibits to be paginated Exhibit A – C. You can change this in the footer if you create sections first.

46 Section Breaks Example 2: You have a document that has two columns but then has one column thereafter on the same page. Create a section to change these attributes.


48 Section 3: Track Changes Collaborative Editing

49 Track Changes You can access this several ways on Word: Tools>Track Changes View>Toolbars>Reviewing TRK (Located bottom of your screen next to OVR and REC. Click on it to activate)




53 Remember! Make sure when you are sending the final: Select Show Final Showing Markup to make sure all changes have been accepted or rejected. Otherwise, your recipient will see all the edits and iterations.

54 Section 4: Protecting Your Document Word Redaction Remove Personal Information

55 Word Redaction Why? Helps you black out words easily from your document, but still have them edit-able by the recipient. You can protect confidential information. How? Download: (Search Word Redaction. Free.)



58 Remove Hidden Text Why? There is information associated with each document that lists authors who contributed, dates edited, and potentially other information registered to the computer user. When you are ready for your final version, remove hidden data.


60 Password Protect Your Doc Requires a password to open and/or read only. Tools>Options>Security


62 Section 5: Toolbars Create and Edit

63 Edit Your Tools Right click on your tool bar to Customize. Or, View>Toolbars>Customize In this mode (Customize), you can click and drag icons, add tools, and drag stuff off that you dont use.

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