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Create and format documents



Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles

Learn the differences between templates, themes and styles.

Use predesigned Office themes to apply a coordinated set of fonts, colors, and visual effects to your documents.

Add lists, tables, pictures, and other objects



Create a bulleted or numbered list

Use bullets or numbering to make lists easier to read.

Insert a table

Insert a table in a document.

Insert pictures in Office for Mac

Add a picture or clip art to a document from the Media Browser and other locations.

Create a chart from start to finish

Create charts to illustrate data graphically.

Go beyond a basic document



Create and print mailing labels by using Mail Merge

Use the Mail Merge Manager to create mailing labels.

Create a table of contents

Add a table of contents to give longer documents a more professional look and make them easier to read.

Add or change sources, citations, and bibliographies

Automatically generate a bibliography from sources for the citations in the document.

Add or change footnotes or endnotes

Use footnotes and endnotes to explain, comment on, or provide references for text in a document.

Share and collaborate



Use tracked changes

Use the Track Changes feature to view and respond to the changes and comments that you and other authors add to a document.

Compare and merge two versions of a document

See the differences between two versions of the same document.

Sharing documents with other versions of Office

Become familiar with the different formats that you can use to share documents with other Office users.

Protect a document with a password

Learn to use passwords to prevent unauthorized users from opening or changing a document.

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Interactive: Can't find it in Office for Mac 2011?

Use this visual, interactive guide to find where Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac commands are located in Word 2011

Keyboard shortcuts in Word

See the full list of keyboard shortcuts, organized into logical categories.

Customize the ribbon and toolbars

Rearrange, show, and hide tabs on the ribbon.

Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in Word for Mac

See a list of known issues as well as potential workarounds.

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