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MSWord Formatting Tips etc. A Presentation by Joan Vinall-Cox
  • 1. MSWord Formatting Tips etc. A Presentation by Joan Vinall-Cox
  • 2. My Research Connection
    • My central interest
      • The impact of the online computer on writing and teaching writing
      • Show, not tell!
  • 3. How to Make Your Writing Easier!
    • Brief look at EndNote
      • References
      • Templates
    • Brief look at MsWord
      • MSWords thesis template
      • Quick overview of
        • the Outline View
        • Styles
        • generating a Table of Contents
  • 4. EndNote Supportive Software
    • Software that supports academic writing
    • Inserts itself into MSWord, Word Perfect etc.
  • 5. You enter the info
    • You create a library of your literature sources
    • You choose what style to format your citations and references
    • Your references are automatically generated as you cite
  • 6. Manuscript Format
    • You can choose a specific template
  • 7. MSWord More Than Typing
    • Under File , New
    • For a Thesis template
  • 8. Support & Guidance
    • It doesnt just save your formatting work, it reminds you of whats needed
  • 9. Outline View 1
    • Under View , click on Outline
    • This screen opens, with this Toolbar
    • Its linked to the other Views through the Styles field
  • 10. Outline View 2
    • You can set up your outline here, or just check it by
      • Showing different levels of titles
      • Dragging and dropping chunks to new positions
      • Changing levels of headings using the arrow icons
  • 11. Styles
    • You set your Style in this field, or by setting up your title levels in the Outline View
    • You can change the formatting of Styles under Format , clicking on Styles , near the bottom of the menu
  • 12. The Table of Contents Connection
    • Styles helps you keep your formatting consistent
    • But whats really great is
      • Generating a Table of Contents with just a few clicks
  • 13. Generating a Table of Contents
    • Go to the top of your document
      • Insert a page break
    • Under Insert , click on Index and Tables , (near the bottom)
    • Choose your format
    • Click on OK
  • 14. And
    • Once you put the title on, this is what it looks like!
    • You can only generate a Table of Contents if you have been using Styles for your headings
  • 15. More Info
    • For more information on how to use the Outline View, go to http://ec.hku.hk/writing_turbocharger/planning/outlining.htm
    • For more information on how to format Styles, go to
      • http://ec.hku.hk/writing_turbocharger/formatting/styles.htm
    • For more information on how to use these aspects of MSWord in a Composition course, go to http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/~vinall/NewTools.htm
  • 16. The Online Computer
    • You can make your work look very professional yet avoid much of the picky work
      • With software such as EndNote
      • By using some of the more complex aspects of word processing software,
    • Often, by using the online computer, you can even teach yourself how to use these
    • Its worth the time and effort!
  • 17. For more about computers and writing
    • Check out my website
      • http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/~vinall/
    • And thanks for your time,
            • Joan Vinall-Cox