This is based on the Microsoft's Microsoft® Word® Users'
Guide to Microsoft® Word® For over a year, Microsoft worked closely with some of the
leading experts in the legal community to create the Microsoft Word
Legal User's Guide. The Guide contained step-by-step instructions to help
legal users accomplish the tasks necessary to build robust legal documents
in Microsoft Word 97 or Microsoft Word 2000.
This Intermediate Users'
Guide is based closely on the Legal Users' Guide and supplements it. It
contains all the text from the original Legal Users' Guide together with
additional guides and links to other resources. Each chapter also contains
a link to the corresponding original Legal Users' Guide.
The guide is not intended as a sales guide, telling you about all of
the useful features in Word. Rather, the guide is focused on showing
professionals step by step instructions for building great
You do not need to read the guide in any particular order. It is broken
up into chapters so that you can focus on what you need at a particular
time. However, Microsoft recommended that users work their way through the
entire guide as it contains much useful information. Especially useful is
the guide to third-party solutions that legal users can purchase and
download to enhance the power of Word in a legal setting.
Notes from revisor/supplementor (CK): One of my first professors in law
school said that every subject should be taught last. By that he meant
that each course in law school meant more in context of other legal
knowledge. It is all interrelated and an understanding of one (seemingly
unrelated) part allows a deeper understanding of every other part. A
similar statement can be made of attempting to learn the maze that makes
up that complex engine for document creation known as Microsoft Word. You
will probably gain by re-reading the chapters in this guide after you have
read and digested the other chapters.
As revised, this set of tutorials applies to Word 97-2003. Most of it
will help you with Word 2007 as well, except for the change in interface.
The new interface is not yet addressed in this guide. Most of the commands
and methods discussed, continue to work in Word 2007, but you'll have to
find the commands.
I am trying to slowly upgrade this to address the Word 2010 interface
(skipping Word 2007 which I never implemented). An excellent guide to the
Word 2007/2010 interface and the differences can be found in the book
Microsoft Word 2010 Bible by Herb Tyson, MVP.
download the original of this users guide from Microsoft.
This page last edited by Charles Kenyon on
Wednesday 22 February 2012