Go! With Microsoft Word 2010, Comprehensive

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For introductory computer courses on Microsoft Word 2010 or courses in computer concepts with a lab component on Word. Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation. This approach is based on clearly defined projects for students and a one-of-a-kind supplements package for instructors.

Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.


Robert L. Ferret recently retired as the director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 70 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, WordPerfect, and Word.  Before writing the GO! Series, Bob was a series editor and author for the Learn Series.  He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in geography, and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University.  Bob’s doctoral studies were in instructional technology at Wayne State University.  For fun, Bob teaches a four-week computers and genealogy class and has written genealogy and local history books.


Carol L. Martin is a faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education—Mathematics from Millersville (PA) University and a master’s degree in Training and Development from Pennsylvania State University. For over 35 years she has instructed individuals in the use of various computer applications. She has co-authored several training manuals for use in Pennsylvania Department of Education in-service courses and has written an Outlook textbook.

Table of Contents

Common Features

Chapter 1 Using the Common Features of Microsoft Office 2010


PROJECT 1A PowerPoint File Objective 1 Use Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

Activity 1.01 Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

Objective 2 Locate and Start a Microsoft Office 2010 Program

Activity 1.02 Locating and Starting a Microsoft Office 2010 Program

Objective 3 Enter and Edit Text in an Office 2010 Program

Activity 1.03 Entering and Editing Text in an Office 2010 Program

Objective 4 Perform Commands from a Dialog Box

Activity 1.04 Performing Commands from a Dialog Box

Objective 5 Create a Folder, Save a File, and Close a Program

Activity 1.05 Creating a Folder, Saving a File, and Closing a Program

Objective 6 Add Document Properties and Print a File

Activity 1.06 Adding Document Properties and Printing a File


PROJECT 1B Word File

Objective 7 Open an Existing File and Save it with a New Name

Activity 1.07 Opening an Existing File and Saving it with a New Name

Objective 8 Explore Options for an Application

Activity 1.08 Viewing Application Options

Objective 9 Perform Commands from the Ribbon

Activity 1.09 Performing Commands from the Ribbon

Activity 1.10 Minimizing and Using the Keyboard to Control the Ribbon

Objective 10 Apply Formatting in Office Programs

Activity 1.11 Formatting and Viewing Pages

Activity 1.12 Formatting Text

Activity 1.13 Using the Office Clipboard to Cut, Copy, and Paste

Activity 1.14 Viewing Print Preview and Printing a Word Document

Objective 11 Use the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System

Activity 1.15 Using the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System in Excel

Objective 12 Compress Files

Activity 1.16 Compressing Files

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice



Chapter 1 Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2010


Objective 1 Create a New Document and Insert Text

Activity 1.01 Starting a New Word Document and Inserting Text

Objective 2 Insert and Format Graphics

Activity 1.02 Formatting Text Using Text Effects

Activity 1.03 Inserting and Resizing Pictures

Activity 1.04 Wrapping Text Around a Picture

Activity 1.05 Moving a Picture

Activity 1.06 Applying Picture Styles and Artistic Effects

Activity 1.07 Adding a Page Border

Objective 3 Insert and Modify Text Boxes and Shapes

Activity 1.08 Inserting a Shape

Activity 1.09 Inserting a Text Box

Activity 1.10 Moving, Resizing, and Formatting Shapes and Text Boxes

Objective 4 Preview and Print a Document

Activity 1.11 Adding a File Name to the Footer

Activity 1.12 Previewing and Printing a Document

PROJECT 1B Information Handout

Objective 5 Change Document and Paragraph Layout

Activity 1.13 Setting Margins

Activity 1.14 Aligning Text

Activity 1.15 Changing Line Spacing

Activity 1.16 Indenting Text and Adding Space After Paragraphs

Objective 6 Create and Modify Lists

Activity 1.17 Creating a Bulleted List

Activity 1.18 Creating a Numbered List

Activity 1.19 Customizing Bullets

Objective 7 Set and Modify Tab Stops

Activity 1.20 Setting Tab Stops

Activity 1.21 Modifying Tab Stops

Objective 8 Insert a SmartArt Graphic

Activity 1.22 Inserting a SmartArt Graphic

Activity 1.23 Modifying a SmartArt Graphic

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 2 Using Tables and Templates

to Create Resumes and Cover Letters


Objective 1 Create a Table

Activity 2.01 Creating a Table

Objective 2 Add Text to a Table

Activity 2.02 Adding Text to a Table

Activity 2.03 Inserting Existing Text into a Table Cell

Activity 2.04 Creating Bulleted Lists in a Table

Objective 3 Format a Table

Activity 2.05 Changing the Width of Table Columns

Activity 2.06 Adding Rows to a Table

Activity 2.07 Merging Cells

Activity 2.08 Formatting Text in Cells

Activity 2.09 Changing the Table Borders

PROJECT 2B Cover Letter and Resume

Objective 4 Create a New Document from an Existing Document

Activity 2.10 Creating a Letterhead

Activity 2.11 Creating a Document from an Existing Document

Objective 5 Change and Reorganize Text

Activity 2.12 Recording AutoCorrect Entries

Activity 2.13 Creating a Cover Letter

Activity 2.14 Finding and Replacing Text

Activity 2.15 Selecting and Moving Text to a New Location

Activity 2.16 Inserting and Formatting a Table in a Document

Objective 6 Use the Proofing Options

Activity 2.17 Checking Spelling and Grammar Errors

Activity 2.18 Using the Thesaurus

Objective 7 Create a Document Using a Template

Activity 2.19 Locating and Opening a Template

Activity 2.20 Replacing Template Placeholder Text

Activity 2.21 Removing Template Controls and Formatting the Resume

Activity 2.22 Saving a Resume as a Web Page

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 3 Creating Research Papers, Newsletters, and Merged Mailing Labels

PROJECT 3A Research Paper

Objective 1 Create a Research Paper

Activity 3.01 Formatting Text and Page Numbers in a Research Paper

Objective 2 Insert Footnotes in a Research Paper

Activity 3.02 Inserting Footnotes

Activity 3.03 Modifying a Footnote Style

Objective 3 Create Citations and a Bibliography in a Research Paper

Activity 3.04 Adding Citations

Activity 3.05 Inserting Page Breaks

Activity 3.06 Creating a Reference Page

Activity 3.07 Managing Document Properties

PROJECT 3B Newsletter with Mailing Labels

Objective 4 Format a Multiple-Column Newsletter

Activity 3.08 Changing One Column of Text to Two Columns

Activity 3.09 Formatting Multiple Columns

Activity 3.10 Inserting a Column Break

Activity 3.11 Inserting a ClipArt Image

Activity 3.12 Inserting a Screenshot

Objective 5 Use Special Character and Paragraph Formatting

Activity 3.13 Applying the Small Caps Font Effect

Activity 3.14 Adding a Border and Shading to a Paragraph

Objective 6 Create Mailing Labels Using Mail Merge

Activity 3.15 Opening the Mail Merge Wizard Template

Activity 3.16 Completing the Mail Merge Wizard

Activity 3.17 Previewing and Printing the Mail Merge Document

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Business Running Case 1: Word Chapters 1—3


Chapter 4 Using Styles and Creating Multilevel Lists and Charts

PROJECT 4A Customer Handout

Objective 1 Apply and Modify Quick Styles

Activity 4.01 Applying Quick Styles

Activity 4.02 Modifying Quick Styles

Activity 4.03 Changing the Theme

Objective 2 Create New Styles

Activity 4.04 Creating New Styles

Objective 3 Manage Styles

Activity 4.05 Modifying a Style in the Styles Window

Activity 4.06 Clearing Formats

Activity 4.07 Removing a Quick Style

Objective 4 Create a Multilevel List

Activity 4.08 Creating a Multilevel List

Activity 4.09 Modifying a Multilevel List Style

Activity 4.10 Applying the Current List Style

PROJECT 4B Planning Memo with a Chart

Objective 5 Change the Style Set and Paragraph Spacing of a Document

Activity 4.11 Formatting a Memo

Activity 4.12 Changing the Style Set

Activity 4.13 Changing Paragraph Spacing of a Document

Objective 6 Insert a Chart and Enter Data into a Chart

Activity 4.14 Selecting a Chart Type

Activity 4.15 Entering Chart Data

Activity 4.16 Editing Data

Objective 7 Change a Chart Type

Activity 4.17 Changing the Chart Type

Objective 8 Format a Chart

Activity 4.18 Adding Chart Elements

Activity 4.19 Changing the Chart Style and Formatting Chart Elements

Activity 4.20 Resizing and Positioning a Chart

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 5 Creating Web Pages and Using Advanced Proofing Options


Objective 1 Create a Web Page from a Word Document

Activity 5.01 Saving a Document as a Web Page

Activity 5.02 Applying Background Color

Activity 5.03 Inserting a Drop Cap in Text

Activity 5.04 Sorting Paragraphs

Activity 5.05 Inserting a Horizontal Line

Objective 2 Insert and Modify Hyperlinks in a Web Page

Activity 5.06 Inserting a Hyperlink

Activity 5.07 Inserting a Hyperlink That Opens a New E-mail Message

Activity 5.08 Creating a Web Page for an Internal Link

Activity 5.09 Testing Web Pages in a Browser

Activity 5.10 Editing and Removing Hyperlinks

Objective 3 Create a Blog Post

Activity 5.11 Creating a Blog Post

Activity 5.12 Inserting Hyperlinks in a Blog Post


Objective 4 Locate Word Settings to Personalize Word 2010

Activity 5.13 Examining the Word Options Dialog Box

Activity 5.14 Zooming from the View Tab

Objective 5 Collect and Paste Images and Text

Activity 5.15 Collecting Images and Text from Multiple Documents

Activity 5.16 Pasting Information from the Clipboard Task Pane

Objective 6 Locate Supporting Information

Activity 5.17 Using the Research Task Pane to Locate Information

Activity 5.18 Translating Text from the Research Task Pane

Objective 7 Use Advanced Find and Replace and Proofing Options

Activity 5.19 Using Find and Replace to Change Text Formatting

Activity 5.20 Using Wildcards in Find and Replace

Activity 5.21 Using the Spelling and Grammar Checker

Objective 8 Save in Other File Formats

Activity 5.22 Saving a Document in RTF Format

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 6 Building Documents from Reusable Content and Revising Documents Using Markup Tools

PROJECT 6A Newsletter with Reusable Content and Custom Theme

Objective 1 Create Building Blocks

Activity 6.01 Creating a Building Block in the Text Box Gallery

Activity 6.02 Viewing Building Blocks in the Building Blocks Organizer

Activity 6.03 Creating a Building Block in the Quick Tables Gallery

Activity 6.04 Creating a Graphic Building Block

Objective 2 Create and Save a Theme Template

Activity 6.05 Customizing a Theme

Activity 6.06 Saving a Theme Template

Objective 3 Create a Document by Using Building Blocks

Activity 6.07 Creating a Document Using Building Blocks

Activity 6.08 Managing Files and Restoring Settings

PROJECT 6B Events Schedule with Tracked Changes

Objective 4 Use Comments in a Document

Activity 6.09 Inserting Comments

Activity 6.10 Editing and Deleting Comments

Objective 5 Track Changes in a Document

Activity 6.11 Managing Tracked Changes

Activity 6.12 Using the Reviewing Pane

Activity 6.13 Viewing Revisions in a Document

Activity 6.14 Turning on Track Changes

Activity 6.15 Accepting or Rejecting Changes in a Document

Objective 6 View Side by Side, Compare, and Combine Documents

Activity 6.16 Using View Side by Side

Activity 6.17 Combining Documents

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO! Business Running Case 2: Word Chapters 4—6


Chapter 7 Using Advanced Table Features

PROJECT 7A Product Summary

Objective 1 Create and Apply a Custom Table Style

Activity 7.01 Creating a Table Style

Activity 7.02 Applying and Modifying a Table Style

Objective 2 Format Cells

Activity 7.03 Merging and Splitting Cells

Activity 7.04 Positioning Text within Cells

Objective 3 Use Advanced Table Features

Activity 7.05 Sorting Tables by Category

Activity 7.06 Converting Text to a Table

Activity 7.07 Resizing Tables

Activity 7.08 Using Formulas in Tables

Activity 7.09 Updating Formula Fields in Tables

Activity 7.10 Adding Captions to Tables

Objective 4 Modify Table Properties

Activity 7.11 Wrapping Text Around Tables

PROJECT 7B Expense Form

Objective 5 Draw a Freeform Table

Activity 7.12 Drawing a Freeform Table

Activity 7.13 Adding and Removing Columns and Rows

Activity 7.14 Inserting Text and Graphics

Activity 7.15 Changing Text Direction

Activity 7.16 Distributing Rows and Columns

Activity 7.17 Formatting a Table

Objective 6 Use Nested Tables

Activity 7.18 Changing Cell Margins and Cell Spacing

Activity 7.19 Inserting a Nested Table

Objective 7 Insert an Excel Spreadsheet

Activity 7.20 Inserting an Excel Spreadsheet

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 8 Creating Mass Mailings

PROJECT 84 Customer Letters

Objective 1 Merge a Data Source and a Main Document

Activity 8.01 Using an Excel Spreadsheet as a Data Source

Activity 8.02 Using the Mailings Tab Commands to Begin Mail Merge

Activity 8.03 Filtering Records

Activity 8.04 Inserting Merge Fields

Activity 8.05 Previewing Merged Data

Activity 8.06 Merging to a New Document

Objective 2 Create Envelopes

Activity 8.07 Creating Envelopes

PROJECT 8B Cruise Postcards

Objective 3 Edit and Sort a Data Source

Activity 8.08 Editing a Data Source

Activity 8.09 Sorting a Data Source

Activity 8.10 Using Nested Tables and Formatting the Main Document

Objective 4 Match Fields and Apply Rules

Activity 8.11 Matching Fields to a Data Source

Activity 8.12 Applying Rules to a Merge

Objective 5 Create a Data Source and a Directory

Activity 8.13 Creating a Data Source

Activity 8.14 Creating the Main Document

Activity 8.15 Merging Files to Create a Directory

Activity 8.16 Editing a Directory

Activity 8.17 Inserting a WatermarkSummary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO! 


Chapter 9 Creating Standardized Forms

and Managing Documents

PROJECT 9A Survey Form

Objective 1 Create a Customized FormActivity 9.01 Saving the Form as a Template

Activity 9.02 Displaying the Developer Tab

Activity 9.03 Inserting a Plain Text Content Control

Activity 9.04 Inserting a Date Picker Content Control

Activity 9.05 Inserting a Drop-Down List Content Control

Activity 9.06 Inserting a Combo Box Content Control

Activity 9.07 Inserting a Check Box Content Control

Objective 2 Modify and Protect a Form

Activity 9.08 Setting Content Control Properties

Activity 9.09 Protecting a Document

Objective 3 Use a Template to Complete a Form

Activity 9.10 Filling in the Form

PROJECT 9B Moving Agreement

Objective 4 Customize the Ribbon

Activity 9.11 Creating a Custom Tab

Activity 9.12 Adding Commands to a Tab

Objective 5 Format Pictures and Text Boxes

Activity 9.13 Removing the Background and Correcting Colors in a Picture

Activity 9.14 Cropping, Rotating, and Aligning Pictures

Activity 9.15 Stacking and Grouping Objects

Objective 6 Add a Digital Signature to a Document

Activity 9.16 Adding a Signature Line to a Document

Objective 7 Prepare a Document for Distribution

Activity 9.17 Inspecting a Document

Activity 9.18 Restricting Editing

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!

Business Running Case 3: Word Chapters 7—9


Chapter 10 Working with Long Documents

PROJECT 10A Spring Schedule

Objective 1 Create a Master Document and Subdocuments

Activity 10.01 Creating a Master Document from an Existing Document

Activity 10.02 Collapsing and Rearranging Subdocuments

Activity 10.03 Inserting an Existing File as a Subdocument

Objective 2 Manage a Master Document and Subdocuments

Activity 10.04 Editing a Master Document and Subdocuments

Objective 3 Navigate and Inspect the Master Document

Activity 10.05 Using the Select Browse Object Feature

Activity 10.06 Using the Navigation Pane to View a Document

Activity 10.07 Creating Bookmarks

Activity 10.08 Creating Cross-References

Activity 10.09 Reviewing Word Count and Readability Statistics

Activity 10.10 Finalizing a Master Document

PROJECT 10B Reference Guide

Objective 4 Create an Index

Activity 10.11 Formatting the Document

Activity 10.12 Marking Index Entries

Activity 10.13 Inserting an Index

Activity 10.14 Updating an Index

Objective 5 Create a Table of Contents

Activity 10.15 Assigning Heading Levels

Activity 10.16 Creating a Table of Contents

Objective 6 Create a Table of Figures

Activity 10.17 Creating a Table of Figures

Objective 7 Control the Flow and Formatting of Pages and Text

Activity 10.18 Hiding White Space and Applying Hyphenation

Activity 10.19 Keeping Paragraphs Together on a Page

Activity 10.20 Modifying Page Numbers

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 11 Embedding and Linking

Objects and Using Macros

PROJECT 11A Survey Memo

Objective 1 Embed Objects in a Word Document

Activity 11.01 Using Paste Special to Embed an Excel Chart

Activity 11.02 Using Paste Special to Embed an Access Table

Activity 11.03 Embedding a PowerPoint File

Objective 2 Link Objects to a Word Document

Activity 11.04 Linking to an Excel File

Activity 11.05 Linking to Another Word Document

PROJECT 11B Fair Flyer

Objective 3 Create Macros

Activity 11.06 Saving a Macro-Enabled Document

Activity 11.07 Changing Macro Security Settings

Activity 11.08 Recording a Keyboard-Activated Macro

Activity 11.09 Recording a Button-Activated Macro

Activity 11.10 Creating a Macro That Runs Automatically

Objective 4 Use Macros

Activity 11.11 Running a Macro

Activity 11.12 Editing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor

Activity 11.13 Using a Built-in Word Macro

Objective 5 Write a Procedure in VBA

Activity 11.14 Writing a Procedure in VBA to Apply Quotation Marks

Activity 11.15 Creating Screen Captures

Activity 11.16 Restoring Default Settings

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Chapter 12 Integrating Word with PowerPoint and Modifying the Document Layout

PROJECT 12A Planning Presentation

Objective 1 Integrate Word with PowerPoint

Activity 12.01 Creating an Outline in Outline View

Activity 12.02 Collapsing and Expanding Outline Levels

Activity 12.03 Using a Word Outline to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

Objective 2 Modify a PowerPoint Presentation

Activity 12.04 Modifying a PowerPoint Presentation

Activity 12.05 Publishing a PowerPoint Presentation in Word

PROJECT 12B Park Brochure

Objective 3 Modify the Document Layout

Activity 12.06 Changing Paper Size

Activity 12.07 Changing Character Spacing

Activity 12.08 Inserting Nonbreaking Hyphens and Nonbreaking Spaces

Objective 4 Format Graphic and Text Elements

Activity 12.09 Viewing Document Gridlines and Linking Text Boxes

Activity 12.10 Modifying Text Effects

Activity 12.11 Applying Artistic Effects to Pictures

Activity 12.12 Using a Picture as a Bullet

Summary, Key Terms, Matching, and Multiple Choice

Skills Review

Mastering Word

GO! Fix It

GO! Make It

GO! Solve It


GO! Think

You and GO!


Business Running Case 4: Word Chapters 10—12



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