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  Friday, February 15, 2008 – Permalink –

Word Math

An Add-in, of course


Microsoft has a downloadable add-in for Word called Microsoft Math.


"To use the add-in, open Word 2007, type Alt-= to create a RichEdit math object, type an equation or expression, and right-click on the equation to see options for solving and graphing within Word."


Math Word

Also see:
Math Add-in



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  Tuesday, January 22, 2008 – Permalink –

Migrate to Word 2007

Move the parts.


If you've been having trouble with converting to Word 2007, this might help.

This topic discusses migration considerations for Microsoft Office Word 2007, including:

  • Migrating files to the new file format

  • Migrating AutoText entries

  • Migrating customizations

  • Migrating Add-ins

  • Migrating AutoCorrect entries

  • Migrating the data key




Microsoft - Migration considerations



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  Wednesday, October 31, 2007 – Permalink –

Single spaced +

2007 gives you more than you ask for


This quote from The Microsoft Office Word Team's Blog explains their thinking behind making line spacing "looser" in 2007 than it was earlier.


"(A) lesson here for me is that lots of people seem to think of Word as a typewriter (remember typewriters?). There are many examples of this, in the way people construct a table of contents for their Word documents, use the TAB key to align columns, and the way they always hit ENTER twice after typing each paragraph (for those who are fans of extra space between paragraphs).

Many, many of the feedback comments on the line-spacing issue had to do with wanting "single spacing." But, of course the line spacing in the new template is single spacing. It's just that it's a little bit "more" than single spacing used to be: 1.15, instead of 1.0.

But what is 1.0? You might think that if you're using an 11-point font that line spacing of 1.0 would be 11 points. But if you lay out paragraphs that way - depending on the font you're using - the parts that stick below one line will crash into the parts that stick up from the line below. You need to allow some extra space between lines.

In a former life when I set type on a Compugraphic phototypesetting machine, the convention we used was about 20% extra space, so we'd set 10-point type on a 12-point line. Larger fonts demanded more breathing room. This was at a newspaper, so we spaced things a bit tighter than you'd expect to see in, say, a report or a brochure (or, dare I say a professional looking document).


What does single spacing really mean anyway?



How to fix it:
Default line spacing in Word 2007 differ from earlier versions of Word



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  Thursday, October 25, 2007 – Permalink –

2003-2007 Compatibility

Exchange the future and the past


"Microsoft has added new file formats to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. To help ensure that you can exchange documents between Microsoft Office releases, Microsoft has developed a Compatibility Pack for the Office Word, Office Excel, and Office PowerPoint 2007 File Formats"


Use earlier versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word to open and save files from 2007 Office programs


Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007



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  Monday, October 08, 2007 – Permalink –

First look at Word 2007?

We all have to start somewhere


Here is a 30 minute course:


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create and save a document.
  • Accept or reject suggested revisions for spelling and grammar as you type.
  • Change page margins.
  • Adjust spacing by deleting any extra spaces between words or extra lines between paragraphs.

Create your first document in Word



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  Wednesday, May 23, 2007 – Permalink –

Menus in 2007

Curmudgeon candy


I have not tried this product, because I'm forcing myself to eat the dog's food.

If you can't stand the ribbon, you might want to take a look.


Bring back the Office 2003 menus and toolbars to your copy of Microsoft Office 2007.

Frustrated by endless searches for features on the Ribbon? Download and install this software and easily use the familiar main menu, the standard toolbar and formatting toolbar in Office 2007, as you did in Office 2003.

All new features items of Microsoft Office 2007 have been added into the main menu and toolbars.
  • Classic Menu for Word 2007
  • Classic Menu for Excel 2007
  • Classic Menu for PowerPoint 2007

AddInTools.com



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  Monday, May 14, 2007 – Permalink –

Equations = 2007

Real text


Remember, back in the old days of pre-2007 Word. Equations were a pain. Messy to set up with the Equation Editor and difficult to edit and reformat.


Brace {yourself} there've been changes.



  • Equations are regular Word text (not objects), so they're integrated with regular Word formatting.

  • High-quality display and typography: we're using TeX standards and a brand-new Math Font to produce great-looking equations

  • Two input methods: UI and Linear Format (keyboard syntax)

  • MathML support: now you can write an equation in Word, paste it into a calculating or graphing application, and get results!

Equation Demo

Equations in Word 2007



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  Friday, April 06, 2007 – Permalink –

Getting '07 Reference Guides

Where'd they hide that thing?


Wondering where your favorite Word 2003 commands are located in the new Word 2007 interface? Or just want to explore the rich, new design with a little guidance?

... rest the mouse pointer over a Word 2003 menu or button to learn its new location in Word 2007. To see an animation of the location of the command or button in Word 2007, just click it.



Command reference guides for:

Word
Excel
PowerPoint





The versions above require an internet connection.
Below are the links to download the guides to your machine.

PowerPoint
Excel
Word



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  Thursday, April 05, 2007 – Permalink –

Getting Started with '07

Ribbon add-in tutorial portal


Download the Get Started Tab for Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2007 .

(You'll have to do this separately for each application)




" This add-in adds a Get Started tab to the Word 2007 Ribbon. Commands on this tab give you easy access to free content on Office Online, such as training courses, video demos, and other Office Online content designed to help you learn Word 2007 quickly.

An Office Online interactive command mapping tool, also available on the Get Started tab, shows you where to find Word 2003 buttons and commands in Word 2007. Office Online Community discussions are also available directly from Word with this add-in."


Also:
07 Reference Guides



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