What’s New with Word 2008 for the Mac?





Elements gallery - The Elements Gallery is located below the toolbars in Word. It provides quick access to some of the most-used features. From the Elements Gallery, you can add SmartArt graphics, WordArt, charts, and tables.

Document Elements – Cover Pages, Table of contents, Header, Footer
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Quick Tables – Quickly insert preformatted tables
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Charts – Insert chart styles such as bar, pie, line, scatter
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SmartArt – New way to illustrate graphics and diagrams
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WordArt – More updated, 2-D, 3-D
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Toolbars
  • Formatting toolbar is “docked”
  • Add other toolbars from the View Menu
    • These can be docked or floating
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Moving Toolbox – toolbox and formatting pallet combination
• Formatting Palette
• Object Palette
• Citations
• Scrapbook
• Reference Tools
• Compatibility Report
• Projects
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Scrapbook - You can use the Scrapbook to collect and store multiple items or "clips" and then use them in any Office application. The collected clips remain in the Scrapbook until you remove them, even if you quit all Office applications running on your computer or shut down your computer.
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Citations - On the Citation Style pop-up menu, click the style that you want to change the bibliography's citations to. All citations in your document's bibliography change to the new style. Word supports standard bibliography citation styles including APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian.
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Document Themes
• Fonts
• Colors
• Effects
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Publication Templates
In Publishing Layout View, you can create professional-looking printed materials including newsletters, flyers, brochures, and more. Start from scratch or begin with a designer template from the Elements Gallery.

• View Menu – Publishing Layout
• Choose Publication Templates from the Gallery
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Ligatures – In Publishing View – Formatting Palette – Font – Check box
• Joined decorative characters
• Will not work in any other versions
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For ligatures to display, the font that you use must contain ligature characters. Not all fonts contain ligatures. To view all the characters available in any font, you can use Apple's FontBook application, which is included with all Macintosh computers.

Template – A template is a type of document that already contains content, such as text, styles and formatting. Think of a template as a very helpful starting point. Save a document as a template in the Save As dialog box
This will place the template in the “My Templates” folder on your computer. To access and use the template choose Project Gallery, My Templates
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Save As PDF - It is now easier to save and share your documents, presentations, and workbooks by using the popular Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF helps ensure that your documents appear with the correct layout and fonts on any computer that can view PDF files. The PDF file format option is now available directly from the Save As dialog box on the File menu in Word.
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Compatibility - When you create a document or template in Word, Word automatically saves the document or template in the new Open XML Format. Use the Compatibility Report to avoid using features of Office that are incompatible with other versions of Office.
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Notebook Layout - With features such as note flags, section tabs, and audio recording options, notebook layout view makes it easy to enter, organize, and format your notes.
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