Microsft Word 2002 is a great piece of software that allows you to perform word processing. You can type anything you like and then format the text if you wish by using the many options that Microsoft Word 2002 has.
Microsft Word can be used to type up work, keep track of something you wish, write a note to remind you about something, and pretty much about anything you like. Microsoft Word 2002 then allows you to format the text if you wish by changing the font type of the text, chaging the font size, and changing the font colour. Another useful formatting tool is the ability to underline something, make some text bold, or make some text italic. Microsoft Word also lets you check how many words you have in your document and this can be done by using the word count tool.
A very important tool in Microsoft Word 2002 is the ability to check your spelling and grammar. This tool allows you to check for any spelling or grammar mistakes in your text so is a very useful tool to ensure that you are making no mistakes. For example I use this to check the spelling and grammar for a dooyoo review before I submit it. Once you click on the spelling and grammar tool it will take you to each individual mistake in the text and then it will make suggestions for you so that you can change it if you wish.
Microsoft Word 2002 also has a lot of drawing options so you can draw with many shapes such as rectangles, circles, and triangles. It also has arrows that you can draw and this useful if you wish to label anything in a diagram. Microsoft Word also has the ability to draw tables and this is useful if you wish to include any data in atable or if you wish to compare two topics side by side.
Overall Microsoft Word 2002 is a great word processing tool but there are now later versions which are slightly better. However, these newer versions still have the same functions as Microsoft Word 2002 but they now have extra features as well.
Well I must confess, I'm not the best when it comes to spelling or Grammar. If you go way back to some of my first reviews, you will probably find a few very basic errors. After about ten substandard reviews on Dooyoo, a fellow member sent me a message, telling me my reviews were pretty poor and I needed to improve on a few things. He suggested writing my reviews in Word or something similar, then pasting them onto my Dooyoo page when done. So this is what I tend to do now, and although I still make the odd mistake, my review quality tends to be a lot higher!
So why is Microsoft Word so helpful? Well as I mention it helps with spelling and grammar. If I were to spell 'the' wrong and type teh it would automatically correct it for me. Clever! Other words I spell wrong are highlighted with a red line underneath. For instance, every time I type Dooyoo, I get a red line. How Dooyoo is not in the dictionary by now I'm not sure!
Word also helps with your grammar. Sometimes I get a green line under an entire sentence. This is to show that the content is wrong. Word will sometimes give you suggestions on how to correct the sentence or just suggest you try a different way of saying it.
Another feature I use when writing my reviews is the word count, you can highlight a section and find out how many words you have typed. Making sure it's past the magical 150 mark! Another one that I must admit I don't use, but probably could is the thesaurus. This can suggest other words that may enhance your sentence. For instance Dooyoo is good, from good I get, fine, excellent, superior, high-class, first-class etc... So this can improve your work.
There are many other helpful features on Word. I don't tend to use these when writing my reviews, but when doing other work I often make use of some of them. For instance there are a few hundred different text styles you can use. The standard one that you tend to have is 'Times New Roman' but there are all kinds of weird and wonderful styles you can play about with. You can use Bold, or Italics, or you can underline sections to make them stand out. You can alter the layout of your work, use colour, change the size of the text, and many other features.
Obviously it's important when typing long documents that you can save your work and come back to it later. Also you can print out your work, and Word gives you various options when it comes to printing.
And Word is not just for words! You can add pictures to your work, charts, and shapes, pretty much anything you want. I have been using Word for many years and am still probably not familiar with all the different features you can use on here.
Overall would say Microsoft Word is a wonderful tool that can really help you with any kind of document you are looking to produce. And if like me you struggle with you spelling and grammar, it could be that perfect tool for helping you to up the standard of your reviews, and maybe even improve your overall ratings.
Ah Microsoft Word, my arch enemy so much of the time...
First, the positives:
Word is pretty good at doing its job - you can create pretty good looking documents when you need to and it is pretty easy to use. Even novice computer users will have no problem colouring text, changing font sizes and styles and even adding in more advanced features such as tables and images.
There's a spell checker that can be configured to check your spelling as you type, underlining words in red that you've spelled wrong. There's also a thesaurus that suggests other words to use in your document.
Now, the negatives:
That bloody paperclip! I know you can turn it off, but for God's sake who in the hell at Microsoft thought that would be a good idea!? Yes, I am writing a letter, now go off and die whilst I type it!!
Word is sometimes a little too smart for its own good too. Its auto formatting can be a right pain... select a bit of text and make it into a bulleted list and Word bullets the whole document for you! Want to indent one paragraph? No you don't, let's indent it all!
They're only relatively minor bugs, but when working to tight deadlines they can really get on your nerves!
Microsoft word is aptly named, as it deals with just that, words. And it deals with them well. Basically, you type things into the blank space in the middle of the program, and it saves them, and then you can load them back up later.
This is good for writing large documents, which you may want to print later on, but can't right now.
The interface is good, and nicely laid out, but it seems a bit dated, even for 2002.
you can use autodraw to highlight and point to words, or create shapes, but importing a picture isn't really that good. Once its in, you can't move it freely about the page, you're locked to the same column you put it on, and you can only really resize it. The program is, to be fair, minimalist, but good at what it does and is advertised to do, and is still the most widely used text entry program available.
CTRL+F4 (Closes Active Window) ALT+F4 (closes program Window)
Works with any window program. CTRL+V (Paste) CTRL+C (Copy) CTRL+X(cut)
(Some convenient functions without bothering to use mouse)
Microsoft Office 2003.
Menu bar can be edited by right clicking and choosing customize...
Choose customize and edit Menus as per your requirement and Toolbars as per your requirement, please remember the heavier your window, the longer it takes to load, but if you know what you are doing you can play with menu editing and command editing, custom commands can be made and custom menus can be made (with macros). Below are some defaults I am explaining:
Word processing program comes with MS office package.
Menu = File (commands under this menu and their brief functions)
New=opens a new blank file, which you will have to give name and can select location of saving.
Open=opens a file already created from the location you save it at last use.
Close=closes the file window, but keeps the word program open.
Save=saves the present work, good use it every 5 minutes, will not loose work in power failure.
Save as=gives you the option for naming a file and selecting any directory you want to save to.
save as web page=4 or 5 options, can save in xml,htm,mht and other options, save all formats as web page and then you can upload the page to your web site.
File search=opens for you the right hand side file search menu, to make your selections.
Permission-> unrestricted access, do not distribute, restrict permission as(Network environment)
Versions....=Authors comments and their directions for the file saved.(Network environment)
Web page preview=Lets you see the actual formatting and look of the file as webpage
Page setup=sets up margins, layout, paper (print options)
Print preview=Preview the page to be printed and adjust margins drag and drop method and etc.,
Print=select printer, page range, number of copies, options=background pictures, reverse print.
Sent to=mail recipient, exchange folder, PowerPoint, fax modem, etc.,
Properties=general, summary, statistics, contents, custom (fill up by file owner)
Recently opened files=under tools menu go to options to choose number of recent file list.
Exit=closes the word program.
Menu =edit (commands under this menu and their brief functions)
Undo typing= CTRL+Z or choose this command to undo typing of last word or sentence.
Repeat typing= CTRL+Y or choose this command repeat word or last action.
Cut=select the word by mouse or SHIFT+ARROW key and cut picture or word etc.(CTRL+X)
Copy=select the word by mouse or SHIFT+ARROW key and cut picture or word etc.(CTRL+C)
Office clipboard=click this command to see in right hand side clipboard and contents.
Paste=short cut (CTRL+V) use this command to paste last item copied by CTRL+C.(copy)
Paste special=gives options of Html paste, formatted text or unformatted text etc.,
Clear=Clears formatting and delete contents.
Select all=(CTRL+A) selects everything in active window.
Find=find words or sentences and matches case etc., replaces text (Very useful)
Replace= replace 22 with 85, replaces all instances of 22 with 85 in the open document.
Go to=jumps to the paragraph, sentence, line, word etc.,
YOU CAN ADD OTHER COMMANDS TO A MENU BY EDITING IT.
Menu =view (commands under this menu and their brief functions)
Normal=gives flat page view with rewind and forward buttons in right hand corner of window.
Web layout= my view, it gives page breaks and page looks like floating etc., with side ruler.
Print layout=Drag rulers (side/top)to adjust print margins, pages etc.
Reading layout=splits window in 2 panes and give bold letters to help reading.
Outline= I never tried this view, but there are some uses for it definitely.
Task pane = Right hand side, getting started pane.
Toolbars= Select a toolbar to view the button on top of the documents.
Ruler= Side and Top rulers for measurement of documents for printing etc.,(on/off)
Document Map=splits the window in to right and left window to make it easier for work.
Header and Footer = Lets you insert header and footer of documents.
Markup= Tracking of changes done for multi user documents. (Comments etc.)
Full Screen = full screen.
Zoom= zoom percentage for easier reading and keeping original formatting for printing.
Menu=Insert (commands under this menu and their brief functions)
Break = line break and page break (Manual) by default it is automatic.
Page Numbers = Inserts page numbers automatically, I keep it manual
Date and Time=Inserts Date and Time of the computer clock, keep it right to use this function.
Auto Text= Define auto text like(Yours Faithfully etc.,) you can insert it thru auto text.
Field= you can define fields and pre supplied by Microsoft and insert them thru this command.
Symbol=Inserts symbols like copy right, trade mark etc.,
Comment=to make easy for multi users and for our reminder notes.
Reference=Like comments, notes, tables etc.,
Web Component=Insert web components like time stamp, etc., if using web page in word.
Picture = Inserts picture from file, clip art etc.,
Diagram =Provided by Microsoft or made by you. Can use primary colors for color print etc.
Text Box = Can add text box formatted by word art tools (Very useful)
File = Inserts a file in the file.
Object = Graph, Clip, Chart, Slide etc., can be inserted.
Bookmark=any point can be bookmarked to navigate in the document easily later.
Hyperlink= Link to any point in the document can access from it other files, places etc.,
Other menus are FORMAT, TOOLS, TABLE, WINDOW, and HELP.
There are some regular commands under the above menus, because this review was going beyond the limit allotted by this site, I am ending the review here only.
Hope you had some useful information about your favorite word processing software
Yo Microsoft Word is wonderful software.
Chances are if you've got a computer you've got a piece of word processing software somewhere... Chances are, if you've got word processing software you've used it at least once - whether you're just the occasional letter or note writer, the student who types up numerous essays, the business person who types up plenty of reports, the budding novelist, or whatever, there aren't that many people who haven't yet used some form of word processing software. One of the most famous pieces of word processing software is that which comes courtesy of Bill Gates' Microsoft... imaginatively named Word. Although it's already been outdated by Word 2003, Word 2002 is a very popular piece of software provided either on its own, or as part of an Office pack, such as Office XP. There's so much to Word that it would be the equivalent of re-writing a manual if I were to mention everything, therefore I'm just going to touch on a few of the main points about the programme, and give a bit of a run down on what's new in this version of the application. The Looks ************* The general looks of Word 2002 aren't that dissimilar to previous versions of Word, though there are subtle changes. The screen is as you'd expect, with menu bars and tool bars distributed at the top of the screen, and the blank area in the centre of the screen in which you can type. One of the more obvious changes compared to previous versions is the fact that a new menu area regularly appears down the right hand side of the screen - this replaces many of the pop up windows that appeared in previous versions of Word. For example, on starting a new document within Word the New Document menu will appear down the side of the screen - this menu contains options to open previous documents (previous document names a
re listed and you can open them by single-clicking on the document name as they're listed as hyperlinks), create a new document (the choices of blank document, blank web page and blank email are listed), new from existing document (which lets you select an existing document to create a new version of), or new from template (which lists various templates). This new menu area comes in very handy, because as well as it appearing when you select certain options from the menu bars, or icons from tool bars that require you to choose options from another menu, you can also use a drop down button at the top of this new menu area to go straight to a particular menu (such as Clipboard, Insert Clip Art, Search, Mail Merge etc). Using Word ************* Word is a simple word processor to use no matter what your level of computer literacy. For the novice user, just being able to type and save or print without even using any of the other functions is a simple task. For more curious or advanced users it is simple enough to 'play' with various options within the program to easily change the look and layout of text. Word contains a variety of templates to help with certain tasks, such as letters and faxes, though to be honest, if you are confident at using Word and like to create your own documents it's often much quicker to just type your own documents than use a template and then spend your time re-formatting it. For someone less experienced however these can be very useful in assisting the user in creating more professional looking documents without having to know more complicated functions. As someone who is self-taught in using Microsoft Office I can certainly vouch that Word is easy to pick up and pretty fool proof. The fact that you can undo plenty of actions means that you are unlikely to mess up a document and not be able to get it b
ack to how it was! The easiest way to learn how to make use of the different tools within the programme really is to just play with it. I am currently training to teach ICT, and use Word 2002 at the secondary school where I teach, and I've certainly found that the pupils who are confident enough to click away and make their own mistakes are the ones who can get the most from the programme. Microsoft Help?? ************* Microsoft help files are often notorious for being unhelpful. The 'paper clip' and his buddies (the Office Assistants) introduced in previous editions of Office products are still there to pester you, but can be turned off, and unlike in previous version of Word, once turned off (or hidden) they do tend to stay away! (If you have trouble keeping your Office Assistant away, click on 'Options' when he appears asking you to type your question, and take the tick out of the box saying 'use the Office Assistant'). The easier way to get assistance while using Word 2002 is to just use the help file, which lets you search either by typing in a question, searching a table of contents, or browsing through an index. The help menu in Word 2002 also links to the Microsft internet site, so if you are online whilst using Word you can quickly link to the Microsoft site to obtain Office updates. The fact that Word 2002 can directly link to the Micrsoft site also gives you access to a larger clip art library - as well as accessing images that come along with Word 2002, when searching for a piece of Clip Art, Word will also check the Microsoft library and display all the images from there too. New for Word 2002 ************* As already mentioned, visually, Word 2002 looks very similar to previous editions, however there have been q
uite a few additions to the application. The following are just some of the changes - you'd be bored if I listed them all! ~ Auto-Correct Options Smart Tags - these make it a bit easier to control those things that Word does automatically to your document when it thinks it's trying to be helpful, for example, when it automatically changes the first letter in a word you've typed to a capital - a tag appears next to the amendment Word has made - by hovering your mouse over the blue line that is the tag it expands into a button, clicking the drop down arrow next to this button gives you various options such as to stop Word from making this type of amendment or to undo this occasion etc. I've found this to be a really useful addition! ~ Multiple Document Interface - since Word 2000 word has opened each document you've wanted open in a separate window - this option lets you open multiple documents all within the one Word window. ~ Name, Address, and Date Smart Tags - Word 2002 recognises names, addresses, and dates and tags them so you can obtain additional information relating to these from the Web or other Office applications. Personally I've found little use for this feature so far. ~ Table of Contents - Word 2002 can automatically detect headings and can generate and update a TOC without the user having to apply styles etc. ~ Translation - Word can translate words within a document (so long as you install the feature from your disc) - this is limited to dictionaries that are installed, but can be useful - probably not best to solely rely on it for homework purposes though! ~ Watermarks - you can now easily select a picture, logo, or custom text to apply as a watermark in the background of a document. ~ Easier to Review / Share Documents - there are many updated f
eatures within Word 2002 that make it easier to review documents and share them between users, for example the Reviewing Toolbar makes it easy to filter documents for changes and to accept and reject changes. Similarly when sending a document to others for review Word 2002 automatically turns on the correct reviewing tools so that on its return the document owner can quickly merge all the feedback received. The Verdict ************* I've always been a fan of Office applications, so perhaps am a bit biased, but I have to say that I do find Word 2002 really easy to use. The additional tweaks and features make it a simple programme to find your way around and it's quite easy to create really good looking documents. The help file is generally helpful in answering questions on how to do things, but until you are familiar with certain terminology it can be a bit more difficult to find what you want. Microsoft will always have its criticisers, and I'm sure there will be people who read this who would avoid Microsoft products as much as possible, but I'm happy with this product and would highly recommend it. If you've already got a fairly recent version of Word (e.g. 2000 onwards) it's probably not worth looking into upgrading to this, however if your Office products are any older you might want to consider changing to this new updated version. I've certainly found it doesn't crash quite so often as previous versions! You can get hold of a copy of Office XP (which includes Word 2002) in auctions starting from £1.00 no reserve on eBay - I got my copy of Office XP, brand new and unregistered, on eBay for around £60. Ok, so for this price they're probably not being obtained or sold quite how Mr Gates hoped they'd be, but it's the genuine article and it works fine.
87;ord 2003 (the next version on) will cost you around £169.99 on its own from somewhere like PC World, and Office 2003 will cost you about £349 for the standard edition (unfortunately I'm unable to find prices for the 2002 versions from these from PC World as they only have the most up to date products on their website it seems, but this is just to give you an idea that you can get just as good a product much more cheaply if you're prepared to shop around - I'm happy to recommend the ebayer whom I bought my Office XP CD from should you wish to know!). I'm torn as to whether to give it just 4 stars, or to go for 5... For me, it does all I want it to do and a bit more, so I guess it's going to be 5 * * * * *. Capital letters courtesy of: http://www.chuckleweb.co.uk/fixit.php