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Here are some handouts from our workshops and a checklist of useful skills. These all refer to Word 2003, but Word 2007 is not so terribly different that you will not be able to accomplish the same things.
Word 2003 for Windows is our introductory how-to. (It does contain a few things, however, that some supposedly expert users don't know.)
Turn-offs in Word 2003 shows you how to disable some of Word's lame and annoying default settings: the red and green lines and the automatic capitalization, to name two.
New! Office 2007 is rather different if you're used to Office 2003. Here is a survival handout [.pdf] You will also probably want to check our Office 2007 page.
Fun with Lists in Microsoft Word will show you how to number, bullet, and alphabetize lists--even alphabetizing by last names.
CutePDF Instructions show you how to put your documents into PDF format so everyone can read 'em and so they'll keep your original fonts, layout, and formatting. (Please note: CutePDF Writer is great for Office 2003, but not good for Office 2007. For Office 2007, download and install Microsoft's (free) Save As PDF add-on.)
Special Characters in Microsoft Word shows you Word's easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for typing foreign characters. For Windows or Mac.
Graphics in MS Office #1 shows how to do some basic things with lines, arrows, circles, fill, and no fill while making a Venn diagram.
Pumpkins in Word introduces you to some of Word's graphics tools as you create your own homegrown pumpkins. (These same tools will work in PowerPoint.)
Graphics in Geometry showcases some very good examples of Draw graphics from Matt Pinder's Geometry classes at Eagle Point High School: chapter tests 1A, 3A, 4A, and 5A.
MS Word Checklist lists things you ought to or might want to know about MS Word.
Resizing Digital Photos shows you how to crop and resize photos for the web—even how to resize them by pixels instead of inches.
Digital Graphics Resources for teachers and students