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Microsoft Word 2002 is an incredibly versatile and easy-to-use word processing program that can help you create business and personal documents. You can create simple documents, such as memos and outlines, and complex documents, such as newsletters and Internet-ready Web pages.

The What and Why of Microsoft Word

Word provides you with all the tools you need to quickly create many different types of word processing documents. Whether you work at home or in a busy office, Microsoft Word can provide you with the ability to do any of the following:

  • Create memos and letters

  • Build complex documents like brochures, reports, and even legal pleadings

  • Use clipart, pictures, borders, and colors to add interest to your documents

  • Create your own Web pages and Web site using the different Web Wizards

Additionally, Word provides a number of features that make it easy for you to create great looking documents whether you are working on a simple memo or a complex Web page. You can

  • Quickly format text using Word Styles.

  • Use the Autoformat feature to quickly format an entire document.

  • Use sections in large documents to provide formatting for different document parts.

  • Use the new speech feature for voice dictation and voice commands.

While providing you with many complex features, Microsoft Word is easy to learn. This book will help you understand the possibilities awaiting you with Microsoft Word 2002.

Why Que's 10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Word 2002?

The 10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Word 2002 can save you precious time while you get to know the different features provided by Microsoft Word. Each lesson is designed to be completed in 10 minutes or less, so you'll be up to snuff on basic and advanced Word skills quickly.

Although you can jump around among lessons, starting at the beginning is a good plan. The bare-bones basics are covered first, and more advanced topics are covered later. If you need help installing Word, see the next section for instructions.

Conventions Used in This Book

The 10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Word 2002 includes step-by-step instructions for performing specific tasks. To help you as you work through these steps and help you move through the lessons easily, additional information is included and identified by the following icons.

Plain English

New or unfamiliar terms are defined to help you as you work through the various steps in the lesson.


Read these tips for ideas that cut corners and confusion.


This icon identifies areas where new users often run into trouble; these hints offer practical solutions to those problems.

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