15. WordArt. The WordArt feature makes it easy to create special effects with you text. For
example, you can slant, rotate, curve, or reverse your text. For quick access to commands, Word
provides a variety of toolbars. You can display the ones you need for the documents you are
creating. The Drawing toolbar provides the commands you need for basic drawing and for
special effects with graphics. To see the name of any button on the toolbar, position your mouse
pointer over the button and pause. Word displays the name of the button. By clicking the "Line"
button, you can draw a straight line. Click the "Line Style" button to transform a line into a
perfect arrow. Notice the two boxes at the end of the line just drawn. Anytime you wish to
change the appearance of your WordArt, these boxes must be present. The computer recognizes
these boxes as the area or text you wish to change. You can also select the color, line width,
arrow style, and shadow of your arrows. Toolbars give you easy access to common commands.
You can drag a toolbar anywhere on the screen. Simply place your cursor in the center of the
toolbar, off center of a button, and press the left mouse button. Drag the toolbar anywhere on the
screen you wish to place it.
16. Drag and Drop Editing. Word for Windows makes it even easier to move information
between documents. Simply display both documents. Select what you want to move and drag
the selection to the other document. When you release the mouse button, Word moves the
selection. Word also automatically corrects the spacing in both of the documents.
17. Microsoft Excel Worksheets. If you use Microsoft Excel, it is easier than ever to insert
worksheet data into a Word document. Notice the cursor pointing to the button labeled "Insert
Microsoft Excel Worksheet" on the MS Word toolbar. Click the "Insert Microsoft Excel
Worksheet" button. Drag to select the number of rows and columns, then work as you normally
would in Microsoft Excel. Three rows and four columns have been selected in the preview.
While you are using the worksheet, the Microsoft Excel menus and toolbars are available
without leaving the document. To return to the Word menus and toolbars, simply click outside
your worksheet. Later on, if you need to edit your worksheet data, just double-click your left
mouse button on the Microsoft Excel worksheet.
18. More to Explore. A new "Help" button: you can click this button and then click on any item
on the screen to find out more information about that item. Double-click the left mouse button to
search for a topic that interests you.
19. Help for WordPerfect users: Take a look at the "Tips for WordPerfect Users." This five-
minute demonstration helps you transfer your skills to Word for Windows. This help command
teaches you mouse procedures and Word commands, as you need them.
20. Ready to Use Standard Forms: Word gives you a variety of standard forms. You can use
them as is...or customize them.
21. Mail Merge: The "Mail Merge" command walks you through the steps that produce:
Customized form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and nametags.