Whether you're participating or not, I'd like to know if those of you who are interested in the topic have specific editing tasks using Word, or editing features of the program, that you think I should cover. Please do so using the comments link at the bottom of this journal entry, or by e-mail if you prefer.
What we'll cover
Word has a lot of editing features, and since we have just the afternoon, I'm planning on looking at some of the major Word tools I use every day, including:
- Paragraph and character styles
- The Track Changes features
- Using variables and cross-references
- Auto-numbering and -bulleting
as well as some tips and tricks, including how to strip out formatting, working with web documents, and when it's best just to print out your document and use a red pen. The seminar takes place in a computer lab, so you will have your own machine with Word running, and you'll be trying some of these techniques yourself.
If you think I should focus on any of the items above in particular, or if you have suggestions for other topics I should address or ways people might like to learn about them, I'd like to know. Please leave a comment or send an e-mail with your thoughts.
Needless to say, the ideas of those who are paying to come to the seminar have priority.