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Using Word videos now online for ETDRs

The Information Technology Assistance Center has several new videos available to help with using Word 2007 to write your Electronic Theses, Dissertation, and Reports. These 2- to 3-minute, narrated videos show specific examples in Word 2007 and are helpful if you’re just starting to work with Styles.

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Graduate students: Using equations in your ETDR?

If you’re using Word 2007 and plan to add equations to your thesis or dissertation, be sure to save the ETDR template as a Word document (.docx).  Do not check the “Maintain compatibility with Word 97-2003” box.

If you save the template as a Word 97-2003 document (.doc) or with compatibility maintained, you will not be able to use the Word 2007 Equation editor in your document.

If you run into problems with equations in your ETDR, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722) and ask to meet with an ETDR consultant.

Microsoft Office training for all K-Staters

Microsoft Office Training sessions are scheduled this spring semester and are free to all K-Staters. To register for these sessions, see the IT Training page.

Transitioning to Word 2007
Wed, Jan. 13, 1-2 p.m. (Hale 301)
Tue, Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m. (Hale 301)
Thu, March 18, 11 a.m.-noon (Hale 301)
Thu, April 22, 11 a.m.-noon (Hale 301)
Mail Merge in Word 2007
Wed, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-noon (Fairchild 9)
Mon, March 22, 11 a.m.-noon (Fairchild 9)
Word 2007 Seminar
Mon, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-noon (Fairchild 9)
Wed, March 17, 10 a.m.-noon (Fairchild 9)

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Microsoft Word training seminars Tue-Wed, Dec. 22-23

Special, two-hour Microsoft Word 2007 training seminars are being offered by iTAC at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in Fairchild 9. The sessions will be predominantly question-and-answer sessions, with additional usability tips and best practices provided.

K-Staters who attended or registered for a Word class this past semester have been contacted so they can attend and further their skill set. Visit the registration page for details.

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Do you hate Microsoft Word? Online help for K-Staters

Almost everyone gets frustrated at some point with Microsoft’s Word software. Watch a short, 2-minute video recently created by iTAC that highlights tools and tips to make using Word easier. The video’s opening screenshot (“Reason 1,244 Why I Hate Microsoft Word”) leads into ways to save time when using Word 2007.

Word 2007 tip: Setting defaults in line and paragraph spacing

With the advent of Word 2007, Microsoft made some “adjustments” to the default look-and-feel of the default documents. For example, each paragraph has a 6-point space after it. How can those be changed?

Let’s say you want to change the after-paragraph spacing to zero spacing. Here’s how:

1. Open a new document in Word 2007.
2. Under the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the tiny box in the lower right corner. This will open the Paragraph dialog box. Continue reading “Word 2007 tip: Setting defaults in line and paragraph spacing”

Microsoft Word templates, troubleshooting, how-tos for grad students and others

A web space named Using Word went live this spring to provide training and troubleshooting resources for graduate students using Microsoft Word to write their ETDRs (electronic theses, dissertations, and reports). The site may also be helpful to other Word users at K-State.

The documentation covers the four latest versions of Microsoft Word — 2003, 2007, Mac 2004, and Mac 2008. It includes how to download and use the ETDR Word templates, plus instructions and tips on 14 topics, including:

iTAC to begin Microsoft Office training in August

iTAC is developing training for Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2007 to begin in August. To design effective training sessions, we need to know the features that are important to you. Take a few minutes and complete the Microsoft Office Training Needs Survey to let us know which features in the Office Suite you use most and which applications to include in our training offerings.

Office 2007: How to add “Get Started” training tab

To ease the transition to Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft has made a “Get Started” training tab available so users can skip a few steps in accessing online training. With the click of a tab, online training is available. The tab links to online video demos, interactive guides, online training courses, and even the online community of users. Tabs are available for Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Excel 2007. Continue reading “Office 2007: How to add “Get Started” training tab”