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Word 2007 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Dan Gookin
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Book Description

  • Dan Gookin's For Dummies guides to Word have consistently led the pack, selling more than 1.7 million copies in previous editions
  • The author's irreverent sense of humor and crystal-clear prose make getting up to speed on Word a snap
  • Thoroughly updated to cover Word's new interface, new file format options, and new collaboration and connectivity features
  • An essential resource for everyone who wants to hit the ground running with Word 2007 and make the most of all the new features

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From the Back Cover

The word is "easy" with this friendly guide!

Take advantage of cool new file formats and cruise around Word's new interface

From bestselling author Dan Gookin, here are words to live by about the world's most popular word processing program — Word 2007. From starting things up (there's a good, better, and best way) to formatting your documents, dressing them up, and giving them style, here's everything you need to know to make sure your words get noticed!

Discover how to

  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Navigate with scrollbar buttons
  • Undo and redo edits
  • Format text, paragraphs, and pages
  • Split windows on a single document
  • Collaborate and review documents

About the Author

Dan Gookin started the whole Dummies phenomenon with DOS For Dummies in 1991. He's the author of numerous bestsellers with more than 11 million copies in print.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8614 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OC06AY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,572 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really dumb August 29, 2007
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I'm a big fan of the Dummies series; the information is usually complete and explained well. The Word 2007 volume, however, is nothing but fluff. The writer explains the features of Word 2007 by using words like "thing" and "stuff". The banter is usually tolerable (or easy to skip over) in the Dummies series, but this book has so much of it that it's no surprise there is no room for explaining new features such as the new interface, particularly the ribbon. The writer says the ribbon can't be modified. That's not true. Reading this book is like eating cotton candy.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I HATE THIS BOOK! September 17, 2009
By jj
This book is just plain awful!

I will give you examples. I've been trying to do a simple header with a page number. He tells you how to do a header, but he does not tell you that it's a mistake to use the header button if you want to also have a page number on your header. For that, you just use the page number button and within that you can add your header information. I ran in circles trying to figure this out.

He tells you the easy way to add a cover sheet, EXCEPT if you make your cover sheet and then do your page numbers, it does not create a separate section for the cover sheet, so you will have a page number for it---GRRRR. Which means you have to start over.

There are no nice screen shots to tell you how to do something. At best you get the picture of the button you need to use and a paragraph (OR TEN!) on how to find that button. I HATE THIS BOOK!

I bought it for one reason, it will tell you how to insert a file into a document and the other (better written ones with the nice screen shots) did not have that in the index. It's easy to insert a file into a document, BTW, but I made a diagram on the right (beside all his paragraphs). The diagram is four blocks with a word in each block. That's it, Dan, that's all you needed. He has the irritating habit of telling you all the things you can do with something, like highlighting. Yes, there may be more than one way to turn it off, more than one color, etc., etc., etc.,---but I just want to get the ^&%$ to work and move on. Put that in a little box somewhere for people who care!

So, not only is the book misleading (see above with headers), it's confusing without the screen shots, and when he does give you a summary that actually works, it's so wordy you want to scream.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Word 2007 for Dummies January 27, 2008
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The book is exactly what it is! If you have word, get this. O.K., don't use your real name when buying it. Don't let the "Dummies" intiminate you. It is very helpful, having neat little tips that you would't normally find. I have found that an instruction manual should be written for the person with the lowest level of experience as possible. This is the one.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ease of use June 12, 2007
I have had to use Word for dummies at least a dozen times and there does not seem to be question that the book can not answer.

The index in the rear of the book is very easy to use.

I have four dummies books that I use.

I am very happy with allof them.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless unless you're a novice to word processing. March 7, 2007
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I read this book cover to cover with the heavy use of a highlighter. I can only conclude the author is seriously unfamiliar with the featured product. Microsoft puffs the idea of the new "ribbon" approach to Word which the author all but ignors apart from a brief mention. The idea of adding PDF and XPS features gets less than cursory mention. Use the new Microsoft Upgrade to publish Blogs and Webpages directly? The author discourages this practice and recommends using a seperate software program. Therefore; if the author all but ignores the new features of this program, is it not fair to conclude he simply did a cut and paste from one of his previous "Dummy Books"? There is absolutely nothing in this book you couldn't know from having used "Microsoft Word 97". Don't waste your money or highlighter efforts on this worthless tomb.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars expected more information March 26, 2009
I have read many of the Dummies books and they have helped me enormously. This time I am disappointed. Since Word 2007 has a completely different screen, I hoped you would show different screens for each of the new drop-down lists so we could find it easier. This is more like another book on Word, without relating to the vast changes in the 2007 edition, which is what I needed most for work.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Word 2007 for Dummies April 25, 2009
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This has been a tremendous help in wending my way through all the many new features in Word 2007 which had me baffled. Well worth the price. Too bad it doesn't come WITH Word 2007 because "Help" sure isn't.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Word for Dummies January 6, 2009
By Bjr
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Purchased this as a reference for someone who was a novice with Word but I find myself using also. Very easy to read and understand for beginers.
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More About the Author

Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He combines his love of writing with his gizmo fascination to create books that are informative, entertaining, and not boring. Having written more over 120 titles with 12 million copies in print translated into over 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes seems to work.

Perhaps his most famous title is the original DOS For Dummies, published in 1991. It became the world's fastest-selling computer book, at one time moving more copies per week than the New York Times #1 bestseller (though as a reference, it could not be listed on the NYT Bestseller list). From that book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomena to this day.

Dan's most popular titles include PCs For Dummies Word For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For Dummies. He also maintains the vast and helpful Web site,

Dan holds a degree in Communications/Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Presently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his sons playing video games inside while they watch the gentle woods of Idaho.

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