How To Use The Insert Ribbon Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007
The Insert Ribbon tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007 is equally important as that of the Home Ribbon tab as we are going to realize. It has useful commands that you can you use to modify your data. It has the following groups:
Cover Page – Under the pages group, you will be able to insert or remove a cover page where you will add title, author, date and other information.
Blank Page – This option will help you to insert a new blank page at the cursor position. Click on where you want your blank page to appear and click on blank page command.
Page Break – This command creates a new page at the current position (you can also use the short cut keys Ctrl + Enter). This is the best way to create another page rather than using the return (enter) key several times.
The Insert Ribbon Tab
Tables – Use this command to insert a table to your document. You have 5 ways of coming up with a table using this option by simply clicking on the drop down button and selecting the option you want to use:-
Select Boxes – Select the boxes that correspond to the size of your table in terms of rows and columns.
Insert Table – Using this option, you will be able to insert a table automatically by defining how many rows and columns you want.
Draw Table – This option lets you draw a customized table outline first before dividing it into rows and columns that you want.
Convert Text To Table – You can convert text to a table using this command. Highlight the text you want to convert to a table and click on convert text to table. You will have to set the columns you want and what you want to use to separate your text.
Excel Spreadsheet – This option inserts a table using Excel spreadsheet. You will be taken to Excel where you will have access to the full features of Excel even calculations. After you are done and close the Excel, the table will appear on your word document. To make any changes, just double click and you will be taken back to Excel.
Quick Tables – these are built in table design templates that you can use to create various types of tables.
Creating Tables in Word 2007
This command will help you insert pictures, clip arts, shapes, smart art, and charts to your document.
Hyperlink – Use this option to create a link to a web page, a picture, an e-mail address, or another program.
Bookmark – Bookmark helps to assign a name to a specific point in a document.
Cross-reference – This option will help you to insert a link that will refer to items such as headings, figures, and tables.
Header and Footer Group
Header – A header is a text that appears at the very top of your page. Using the header option, you will be able to set up, edit, or even remove a header.
Footer – This option will help you to set a footer to your page. The footer appears at the bottom of the page.
Page Numbers – You will use this command to insert page numbers either at the top or bottom of your page. After inserting, you can also format them by clicking on format page numbers and changing things like number format and specifying where the numbering will start.
Text box – Use this option to insert pre-formatted text boxes. These text boxes can be moved with ease from one point to another.
Quick Parts – Use this option to insert reusable pieces of content like fields, title and author information among others.
WordArt – Use this command to insert decorative text in your document.
Drop Cap – Use this to create a large capital letter at the beginning of a paragraph.
Signature Line – Use this to insert a signature line indicating the individual who must sign the document.
Date and time - This will help you to insert the current date and time on your document. If you want the date and time to be automatically updated as that of your computer, check the update automatically box.
Object – Use this option to insert an embedded object into the document.
Equation – This command will help you to insert common mathematical equations or help you to build your own equations using a library of math symbols.
Symbol – Use this option to insert symbols that are not on your keyboard such as copyright and trademark symbols, paragraph marks and Unicode characters. There are thousands of symbols you will access using this command.
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