Microsoft Office Word

Overview

Microsoft Word is the application used to type a paper or write a letter. It has built in features to allow the user to control what happens with the text they input. Word allows you to change fonts, insert tables and charts, change the text alignment, bullet or number key points, or highlight main ideas. It also has a built in spell check to ensure error free documents.

Importing Brand Templates

You can import the new branded templates into Word.  Here are the instructions for both Office 2010 (for Windows) and Office 2008 (for Mac).

In Office 2010 for Windows:

  1. Click on the Word button for your desired template (brochures & programs, envelopes, mailing labels, menu, name badges, one-pagers, postcards, posters, stationery, table tents) at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/index.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in Word.
  3. Make any necessary changes in the text boxes on the template.
  4. When your changes are complete, click "File" then "Save as" and select this location in the navigation menu on the left: Microsoft Word \ Templates
  5. Give your file a name (you can leave it the same).  In the "Save as type" field, select "Word template."  Click "Save."  The file is now saved as a template on your local computer - you don't have to re-download it every time.
  6. To create a new file using the saved template, click on "File" then "New" then "My templates."
  7. Select your template, verify the option for "create new document" is selected, and click "OK."
  8. Type in your text and save as you normally would.

 

In Office 2008 for Mac:

  1. Click on the Word button for your desired template (brochures & programs, envelopes, mailing labels, menu, name badges, one-pagers, postcards, posters, stationery, table tents) at valpo.edu/brand/downloads/index.php
  2. If prompted, open the template in Word.
  3. Make any necessary changes in the text boxes on the template.
  4. When your changes are complete, click "File" then "Save as."
  5. Give your file a name (you can leave it the same).  Click in the "Format" field and select "Word template."  Click "Save."  The file is now saved as a template on your local computer - you don't have to re-download it every time.
  6. To create a new file using the saved template, click on "File" then "Project Gallery."
  7. Click on the template you created, then click "Open a copy."
  8. Type in your text and save as you normally would.