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Subject:Re: MS Word resources From:Chuck Murray <Charles -dot- Murray -at- oracle -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Sat, 19 Jun 2004 14:02:31 -0400
In addition to the Word resources that Janet Swisher lists, I'll mention
my "Intermediate Word Workshop." It focuses on the kinds of things
mentioned or implied in Joel Konkle-Parker's original posting: paragraph
styles, table of contents, index, and smart use of Word options. I tried
to take a fairly simple and practical approach, and I realize that some
of my recommendations won't appeal to Word "purists" or advanced users;
however, I aimed for things I thought would work and "stick" with my
technical writing students (I teach part-time at Northeastern
University) and with "general" users.
The "workshop" is a set of files packaged in a single ZIP file. The
workshop could be self-administered, or it could be delivered as an
instructor-led workshop. In either case, depending on how many of the
modules you did, how familiar you already were with Word, and how much
practice you included, the time required could range from one to three
or more hours, with maybe 2.5 hours for a capable Word user to do
everything pretty thoroughly.
To get this file, go to http://blackboard.neu.edu and log in as username
= schmoe and password = joe; click Chuck Murray's Tech Writing Courses;
click Course Documents; click the "Intermediate Word Workshop" link, and
follow the instructions for the word_workshop.zip file. (It contains a
README.txt file with more detailed instructions.)
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