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The KWord Handbook

Mike McBride

Gary Cramblitt

Revision 1.5 (2006-04-23)

KWord is a complete word-processing and simple desktop publishing program. It is part of the KOffice suite of utilities.

This manual describes KWord 1.5.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
What parts of this guide should I read?
2. Fundamentals
Starting KWord
An Introduction to Templates
The difference between Text Oriented and Page Layout templates
3. Step by Step Tutorial
Tutorial: Choosing the initial template
Tutorial: Selecting a frame and entering text into that frame
Tutorial: Changing the size of a frame
Tutorial: Moving a frame on the page and layering frames
Tutorial: Adding a new frame/Making text flow between two frames
Tutorial: Deleting a frame
Tutorial: Summary
4. The KWord Window
Using Rulers
5. Detailed Guides: Document Creation, Storage, and Printing
Beginning a New Document
Starting a new document from a template
Opening an existing document
Saving a Document
The Save Command
The Save As... Command
Retrieving a Saved Document
Using the dialog box
Printing A Document
6. Detailed Guides: Editing your Document
Selecting Text
Using The Mouse
Using The Keyboard
Using Multiple Views
Creating a new view
Splitting the current view into two separate views.
Changing the split view orientation
Changing the size of views
Remove View
Close all views
Cut/Copy/Paste and the Clipboard
The Copy Command
The Cut Command
The Paste Command
Finding and Replacing Text
The Find Command
The Replace Command
Automatically mark misspelled words
Finding related word (Thesaurus)
Enabling/Disabling Autocorrection
Configuring Autocorrection Options
Manually applying autocorrection
Using autocompletion
Configuring autocomplete
7. Detailed Guides: Document Layout
Formatting the Page
Formatting the Page (Text Oriented Document)
Formatting the Page (Page Layout Document)
Working with Frames
Selecting a frame
Adding a Text Frame to a Document
Deleting a Frame From a Document
Moving a Frame
Resizing a Frame
Reconnecting Frames in a Frameset/Changing text flow.
Raise and Lower Frames
Hard Frame Breaks
Setting the Properties for a Frame
Using the frame settings dialogs
Using frame styles
Formatting Paragraphs
Indents and Spaces
General Layout
Bullets and Numbering
Using Tab Stops
Setting Tab Stops
Moving Tab Stops
Removing Tab Stops
Tab filling
Formatting Characters
Changing Size, Font, Font Style, Text color and Background Color
Changing Font Case
Text styles
Introduction to text styles
Changing the text style of text
Creating a text style
Deleting a text style
Editing a text style
Import a text style
Simple lists
Complex lists
Adding a new Table
Moving between cells in a table
Deleting a Table
Insert Row in Table
Insert Column in Table
Delete Row in Table
Delete Column in Table
Change column width
Join Cells in Table
Split Cells in Table
Ungroup a Table
Protecting a cell in a table.
Formating a Table
Using table styles
Using headers and footers
Creating Templates, Saving a document as a template and Deleting Templates
Creating a new template
Removing a template
Removing a template group
8. Detailed Guides: More than just text
Entering Document information
Insert Graphics from a file
Using a picture from a scanner
Changing the size of a picture
Move Pictures
Delete Graphics
Saving Graphic in separate file
Switching between inline and framed pictures
Table of Contents
Preparing the document
Creating the table of contents
Changing the look of the table of contents.
Document Variables
Date and Time
Page Numbering
Section Title
Other Variables
Custom Variables
Updating All Variable Values
Updating One Date or Time Variable Value
Using expressions
Add, change and delete expression groups and expressions
Document Links
Insert a new document link
Opening a document link
Copy a document link
Changing a document link
Deleting a document link
Converting a document link to text
Document Comments
Adding a comment to a document
Adding to or changing the comment in a document
Deleting a comment from a document
Hiding all comments in a document
Footnotes and Endnotes
Add a new footnote or endnote
Change reference of footnote
Delete a footnote or endnote
Change the look of footnotes
Change the placement of the footnotes
Change the look of endnote entries
KOffice Data
General instructions
Working with the inserted component
Inserting files
Document bookmarks
Creating a new bookmark
Jump to a previously created bookmark
Rename a bookmark
Delete a bookmark
Add a formula
Moving a formula
Removing a formula
Editing a formula
9. For Users with Disabilities
Installing the kdeaccessibility Module
Visual Impairments
Motor Impairments and Mouseless Operation
XAccess Features
Mouse Emulation
Mouse Navigation
Keyboard shortcuts
Resizing panels
Setting focus to widgets
10. Advanced Topics
Document Structure
Show and hide Document Structure area
Navigating the document structure area
Edit a text frame, frameset, or paragraph using the document structure area
Speak the text of a text frame, frameset, or paragraph using the document structure area
Jump to a frame, frameset, or paragraph using the document structure area
Delete frame or frameset using the document structure area
Edit a frame or paragraph properties using the document structure area
Mail Merge
Using an external SQL database as a data source
Using a KSpread file as a data source
Using your KDE Address book as a data source
Using an internal representation of tabular data to create documents
11. How do I...
How do I get the pages numbers on the outsides of the pages and the title in the middle of the header (like a novel)?
How do I create a .pdf file?
How do I remove template categories from the startup dialog.
12. The Menu Items/Toolbars
Introduction to the Menubar and Toolbars
Hiding, Changing, and Moving Toolbars
Hiding Toolbars
Moving Toolbars around
Changing the look of your toolbars
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Insert Menu
Format Menu
Frames Menu
Table Menu
Tools Menu
Settings Menu
Help Menu
File Toolbar
Format ToolBar
Insert Toolbar
Edit Toolbar
Paragraph Toolbar
Table Toolbar
Border Toolbar
Formula Toolbar
Selecting Colors from a Select Color dialog
Selecting files using the file dialog
13. KWord Options
Configure Key Bindings (keyboard shortcuts)
Defining custom keyboard shortcuts
Configure Toolbars
Adding a button to a toolbar
Deleting a button from a toolbar
Moving a button on a toolbar
KWord Options
Configure KWord User Interface
Configure document options
Configure Spelling.
Configure formula options
Configure miscellaneous options
Configure path options
Configure Text-To-Speech options
14. Questions and Answers
15. Credits and Licenses
A. Installation
How to obtain KWord
Compilation and Installation
B. KWord Command Line Options
C. Import/Export Filters
Introduction to Filters
Filters included in KWord
D. Key Bindings Summary
E. KWord Technical details
KWord file format
KWord 1.1 and earlier
KWord 1.2
KWord 1.3 (current version)
Kword MIME types

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