Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Author: Navin Kumar

In Microsoft Word documents, the space between the edge of the paper and the text is known as margin. Thus, you have left and right margins as well as top and bottom margins in a document.

In MS Word, you can set margins of your choice. When a new document is created, it starts with the default margins (generally 1” left & right as well as  top and bottom margins). You can change this to some standard settings offered by MS Word or you may set custom margins as per your choice.

Some documents require text to be vertically aligned in a particular way. For instance, text in an invitation card is generally vertically centred between top and bottom margins. In MS Word, it is possible to align text with top margin or bottom margin or to centre it between margins.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set margins and vertical alignment through two tasks.

Task-1: Setting Margins

Download the practice document “Alice’s Adventures in the Wonderland” from About Tutorials page. Open this document and and do the following:
  1. Set the margins to “Narrow” setting offered by MS Word.
  2. Change the top margin to 0.75”, bottom margin to 0.75”, left margin to 1.5” and right margin to 1”.
  3. Change the margins of 3rd page onwards to “Wide” setting i.e. left and right margins = 2” and top and bottom margins = 1”.

Monday, 16 February 2015


Author: Navin Kumar

You must have noticed that books and magazines are printed in a variety of sizes. Therefore, different sizes of paper are required to suit the requirement of printing. Microsoft Word allows users to choose a variety of paper sizes for their documents. The default paper size is US Letter (8.5”x11”) or A4 (8.27”x11.69”) but MS Word offers a large menu of standard paper sizes to choose from and also allows setting of a custom paper size of your own.

Paper on which text is printed could have two orientations – portrait and landscape. In portrait orientation, height of the paper is larger than its width whereas in landscape orientation, the width is larger than the height.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set paper size and paper orientation in a MS Word 2007 document.

Task-1: Changing Paper Size

Download the practice document “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” from About Tutorials page and do the following:
  1. Change its paper size to Legal (8.5” x 14”).
  2. Further, change the paper size to 7”x8”.
  3. Finally, change the paper size of page 2 onwards to A4 size (8.27”x11.69”).

Step-by-step Instructions

Download the practice document “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and open it.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

NUMBERED LISTS - MS Word 2007 Tutorial

Author: Navin Kumar

Often, documents need to show a numbered list of items. This is a frequent requirement in documents relating to financial and scientific subjects. In long documents, the paragraphs are numbered for easy reference. Microsoft Word offers easy functionality for making numbered lists.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make simple as well as multilevel numbered lists in MS Word 2007 documents.


The table below shows the names of some districts of two States of India – Bihar and Haryana, and also the names of two blocks of each district.

West ChamparanBettiah
AmbalaNarain Garh

Create a new MS Word 2007 document and do the following:
  1. Make a simple numbered list showing the names of states at the top, then the districts and blocks .

Saturday, 25 January 2014

BULLETS - MS Word 2007 Tutorial

Author: Navin Kumar

Bullets are used to prominently display information that is to be shown as an unordered list. They are an important ingredient for business and technical documents.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a bulleted list from scratch, apply bullets to existing text and make sophisticated multilevel bulleted lists in Microsoft Word 2007 Documents.


Your task is to apply bullets to the following list:
NCR, Delhi
Delhi University
St Stephens College
Hindu College
IP University
Madhubala Institute of Communication
Netaji Subhash Engineering College
Patna University
Patna Science College
Patna College
Magadh University
Commerce College
AN College
To carry out this task, first create a new document and save it as "Bullets Task". In this document, do the following:
  1. Apply bullets to the above list as you type it.
  2. Remove bullets from the list.
  3. Now apply a different bullet to the list.
  4. The list gives the names of universities and colleges of the National Capital Region (NCR) and Bihar State. Present the list in the shape of a multilevel bulleted list with territory at level 1, universities at level 2 and colleges at level 3.
  5. In the multilevel bulleted list, change the bullets such that level 1 bullet is a solid black square, level 2 bullet is a solid black circle and level 3 bullet is an arrow.