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Word 2007 Things to Know

Martin England

KingsburyWhere’d My Insert Key Go?
Do you find the use of the delete and backspace keys tiresome when editing a Word 2007 document? In the past, typing over old text was as simple as using the insert key. With Word 2007, this option must be turned on manually. Here’s how:

  1. With Word 2007 open, select the Office button and choose, ‘Word Options’.
  2. Select, ‘Advanced,’ and then check the box marked, ‘Use Insert Key to Control’ Overtype Mode. Note: you can turn on overtype mode permanently by checking the Use Overtype Mode directly below this feature.
  3. Select, ‘OK’ to apply changes. Overtype mode is now easily activated by simply using your insert key.


Creating Bookmarks
Navigating through large Word 2007 documents, such as academic research papers, is a tiresome process. The creation of bookmarks allows authors, editors and readers quick access to important sections of a Word 2007 document without the added labor of scrolling.


To insert a Word 2007 Bookmark, follow these steps:

  1. With Word 2007 open, choose the section of the document you would like to Bookmark.
  2. On the Ribbon, select the Insert tab.
  3. Select, ‘Bookmark,’ located in the Links section
  4. Assign the Bookmark a name. Note: Bookmark names must begin with a letter and cannot contain spaces.
  5. Choose, ‘Add.’


Accessing these Bookmarks is easy.
1. Select the Insert tab.
2. Choose, ‘Bookmark,’ located in the Links section.
3. Choose the Bookmark for which to open.
4. Choose, ‘Go To.’



Track Changes

  1. Open a document with Word 2007.
  2. Select the Review tab.
  3. Select the Track Changes button on the Ribbon, and using the drop-down menu, choose, ‘Track Changes.’ As you make edits, the changes will appear. If the document is shared and edited multiple times, each editor’s changes will appear as a different color.

Accepting/Rejecting Changes
Once all edits to the document have been made, accepting or rejecting these changes is simple.

  1. Open a document with Word 2007.
  2. Select the Review tab.
  3. Use the Accept or Reject buttons to control each edit. Each button will allow you to either review each of the changes singularly, or accept/reject all changes at once.
  4. The Previous and Next buttons can also be used to navigate through the document while reviewing each change.