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Using Word Processing Software on a Mac

If you're using a Mac for word processing, this is the place to come for tips, tricks, and advice. Likewise, if you're looking for word processing software for your Mac, you're at the right place!
  1. Customizing Word for Mac (8)
  2. Security and Word for Mac (4)
  3. Using Charts and Tables (7)

Create a Table of Contents in Word for Mac 2011

How to Convert Footnotes and Endnotes in Word 2010
Footnotes and endnotes are a great way to cite text, add comments, as well as additional information to a document. Many use them for reference citations in research and school papers. Read How to Convert Footnotes and Endnotes to learn how to convert them in your document!

How to Insert Endnotes in Word for Mac 2011
Endnotes are a great way to cite text, add comments, as well as additional information to a document. Many use endnotes for reference citations in research and school papers. Read How to Insert Footnotes to learn how to insert footnotes in your document!

Endnotes are a great way to cite text, add comments, as well as additional...
Endnotes are a great way to cite text, add comments, as well as additional information to a document. Many use endnotes for reference citations in research and school papers. Read How to Insert Footnotes to learn how to insert footnotes in your document!

Create a Table of Contents in Word for Mac 2011

How to Insert a Table in Mac Pages 08
Explore ways to easily insert a table into Pages.

How to Insert a Table in Mac Pages 09
Explore 4 different ways to easily insert a table into Microsoft Word.

How to Create a Pages Mail Merge
Do you need to create a mail merge using Word Perfect? This article shows you how to complete the merge.

How to Create a Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 Mail Merge
Looking for information on creating a Mail Merge in Microsoft Word 2010? This article walks you through the steps of creating a simple mail merge.

Working With Passwords in Apple's iWork Pages
In today's world, you need to guard your sensitive data carefully. Otherwise, you can fall victim to identity theft or other cybercrimes. Fortunately, you can protect your iWork Pages documents with a password. Learn how it's done!

Insert Headers and Footers in iWork Pages
If you're working on an academic paper or business report, you'll want to use headers and footers. They let you add page numbers, document titles, and more. Learn how to insert headers and footers in your iWork Pages documents.

Inserting Columns in Apple's iWork Pages
Columns are an essential part of many documents such as newsletters and marketing brochures. Learn how to insert and edit columns in your iWork Pages documents the easy way.

Save a Copy of Your iWork Pages Documents Automatically
It is always a good idea to have a backup of your iWork Pages documents. That way, you can revert to an earlier version. Or, if the original gets deleted, you have a copy to fall back on. Fortunately, Pages includes an automatic backup feature. Learn how to activate it.

Creating Your Own Template in Pages
Templates are an easy way to save time when creating documents. They let you specify formatting and document elements like tables, charts, and boilerplate text. Documents based on the template will automatically contain the formatting and elements. Learn how to create your own templates in Apple's iWork Pages.

Inserting a Table in Pages
Tables are an important part of many word processing documents. For example, they're an easy way to display data in academic papers and business reports. Learn how to create tables in your iWork Pages documents.

Using Track Changes in iWork
Track Changes is a handy feature for anyone who collaborates with coworkers and others on documents. It lets you see the changes others make to your document. It also lets you accept or reject these changes easily. Learn how to get started with Track Changes and other collaboration tools in iWork.

Creating a Table of Contents for Mac Documents
Don't spend hours trying to create a table of contents the hard way. Instead, use Word's built-in tools to create your table of contents the easy way. Word will even update it automatically as you work on your document! Find out how it's done.

Using Track Changes and Review Tools in Mac Word
Word's Track Changes feature is indispensable if you frequently collaborate on documents. It lets you see changes made by other collaborators. You can then accept or reject the changes easily. Learn what you need to know about Track Changes in Mac Word.

Saving Time in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
Word 2008 for Mac boasts plenty of time-saving features. You can make typing easier and error free. Or, make it easier to find the file you need when you need them. More importantly, you can save time by making sure your Mac Word documents will be compatible with any version of Word.

Here are some tips that will help you accomplish all this and so much more:

Inserting a Cover Page in a Word 2008 Document
A nicely designed cover page is often a necessity with certain types of documents. For example, many professors require a cover page for academic papers. But, a cover page is the finishing touch that will make any document stand out. Find out how to insert a cover page the easy way!

Adding Symbols and Special Characters to Word 2008 Documents
Word 2008 makes it easy to insert symbols and special characters in your documents. That is, if you know where to look for the special characters option. If you need a little extra help working with symbols and special characters in Word 2008, read my tip!

Running a Compatibility Report in Word 2008
The documents you create in Mac Word 2008 can be opened in earlier versions of Word. You can also open them on Windows machines. Unfortunately, though, not all formatting is compatible with other versions of Word. So, it makes sense to check file compatibility before sharing a document. My tip will show you how to check compatibility by running a Compatibility Report. Find out how it's done!

Password-Protecting a Mac Word Doc
Don't take chances with your personal information. When working in Mac Word 2008, be sure to password-protect your sensitive documents. This will help keep snoops and identity thieves out of your information. Fortunately, password-protecting a Mac Word 2008 document is easy. Find out how it's done!

Enabling Track Changes in Word 2008 for Mac
When you're collaborating on a document, it is important to see changes others have made. Mac Word's Track Changes feature will help you with this. You'll immediately see the changes. Plus, Track Changes gives you the option of accepting or rejecting changes quickly. Find out how to get started!

Editing Document Properties in Mac Word 2008
Properties can tell you a lot about your document without even opening it. Properties can contain document statistics, the document title, review information and even comments. To learn more about working with Properties in Word 2008 for Mac, read this quick tip!

Tools for Creating Academic and Research Papers in Word 2004
Academic and research papers require special formatting. Diagrams, charts, captions, page numbers, and footnotes or endnotes are all important. They help you present a professional document and clarify your work. Find out how to work with each of these elements in Word 2004 for Mac in this step-by-step tutorial.

Creating a Template for Mac Word
If you find yourself creating the same document over and over, you can save some time by creating a document template. Fortunately, creating a template in Word for Mac is simple. Just follow these few steps...

Office 2004 for Mac -- Saving a Word File as a PDF
Mac users are all too aware of compatibility issues when sharing documents. The PDF format is the best way to share a document with other users. In addition to being a cross-platform format, PDF files won't compromise security -- they don't carry viruses. Recent versions of the Mac OS has built-in support for PDF. This means you don't need extra software to create PDF files. Find out how it's done!

Office 2008 for Mac Review
It's been four years since Microsoft released Mac Office 2004. Now, Microsoft has released Mac Office 2008, the latest version of the venerable Office suite for Macs. Find out what changes to expect and whether you should upgrade to Office 2008 by reading my review.

Apple iWork -- iWork 2005 Review
If you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Word for Mac, iWork may be an ideal solution for you. Apple's iWork is all new for 2005. It will appeal to users looking for an easy to use word processor and presentation program. But those who need a full office suite may need to look elsewhere.

Review -- Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
If you're looking for an office suite for Mac, no doubt you've considered Microsoft Office 2004. It has everything you'd expect from a top-shelf office suite and then some. Find out what's new in Office 2004 for Mac and see if it is the right program for you.

Adjusting Margins in Mac Word 2008
The default margins in Mac Word 2008 will be fine in most situations. But, there are times when you will want to make them larger or smaller. Fortunately, it is easy to change the document margins in Word 2008. And each margin can be adjusted independently. Click here to learn how to adjust your document's margins.

Creating a Mac 2008 Template From a Word Document
Templates are an easy way to save time in Mac Word 2008. You simply create a document containing formatting and boilerplate text. Then, you can create documents based on the template with a few clicks. The original template is untouched and can be reused over and over! Learn how easy it is to save time by creating a template in Mac Word 2008.

Specifying AutoRecover Options in Mac Word 2008
Data loss can happen to anybody. Fortunately, Mac Word 2008 has an AutoRecover feature. In the event that Mac Word 2008 crashes, AutoRecover will restore your document. This can save you a lot of time and energy. Learn how to turn on AutoRecover and specify how often AutoRecover saves your document.

Changing the Margins in Mac Word 2008
Word's default margins are perfect for most documents you create. But, there will be times when you need to adjust the margins. Unfortunately, it isn't terribly easy to find the margin settings in Mac Word 2008. Read my quick tip--I'll help you find and change the margin settings in Mac Word 2008!

Customize AutoCorrect in Mac Word 2008
AutoCorrect is one of the more helpful features in Mac Word 2008. It helps you avoid spelling errors by replacing commonly misspelled words with the correct spelling of the words. There are a number of AutoCorrect entries in Mac Word 2008. You can make it even more useful by customizing the feature. Add names and proper nouns that you type...

Creating a Table of Contents in Mac Word 2008
Long documents like annual reports and academic papers need a table of contents to help readers navigate the document. Fortunately, it is easy to insert a table of contents in Mac Word 2008. You don't even need to worry about updating it as your document changes. Word will update it for you automatically. Click here to learn how to insert a...

Applying Styles to Mac Word Documents
The Styles feature in Mac Word 2008 was designed to make it easier to achieve consistent formatting throughout your documents. With a couple of clicks, you can apply advanced formatting to specific portions of your document. And, you can apply the same style to multiple elements. Click here to learn how easy it is to use Styles in Mac Word 2008.

Track Changes Makes Document Collaboration Easier
Track Changes is one of the most helpful features in Microsoft Word 2008. That is particularly true if you frequently collaborate with others. The Track Changes feature tracks the insertions, deletions and formatting changes you make to a document. During the review process, your collaborators can accept or reject the changes you make...

Turning off the Elements Gallery at Word 2008 Startup
When you open Mac Word 2008, the Elements Gallery opens by default. It is designed to help you select the type of document you want to create. For new users, it can be a handy feature. But more advanced users will just want to get started on their document. Fortunately, you can disable the Elements Gallery at startup. Read my tip to learn how...

Inserting Pre-formatted Headers and Footers With the Document Elements Gallery
A header or footer is a great way to keep the pages of your document organized. It is easy enough to insert a header or footer into your Mac Word document. However, you’ll want to format the header or footer to suit your needs and tastes. Or, you can take the easy route. You can use the Document Elements gallery to insert a pre-formatted header...

A watermark is a handy way to provide information about a document. For example, it can be used to indicate that a particular copy of a document is a draft. Of course, watermarks can also add a professional touch to your work. Fortunately, Word provides plenty of options for inserting watermarks in Mac Word documents. Click here to find out how...

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