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Assemble professional documents with Word 2007's building blocks

Now that you've written your report, make it pop. Mary Ann Richardson explains how you can put together a great-looking document in a hurry using Word 2007's built-in components.

When you need to find an important report in a Word document in a hurry, you don't want to spend time formatting it. But this doesn't mean you have to sacrifice presentation for substance. You can still achieve a professional look by assembling the document from Word 2007's built-in components.

Before you begin writing your report in Word 2007, follow these steps to add headers, footers, a confidential watermark, and a cover page.

1. Open a blank Word 2007 document and click the Insert tab.

2. Click the Quick Parts command drop-down arrow in the Text group.

3. Click the Building Blocks Organizer.

4. Scroll to the Footer gallery and select Tiles.

5. Click the Insert button.

6. Click the Close Header And Footer button.

7. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.

8. Click the Quick Parts command drop-down arrow in the Text group.

9. Click the Building Blocks Organizer.

10. Scroll to the Header gallery and select Tiles.

11. Click the Insert button.

12. Click the Close Header And Footer button.

13. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.

14. Click the Quick Parts drop-down arrow in the Text group.

15. Click the Building Blocks Organizer.

16. Scroll to the Watermark Gallery and click Confidential 1.

17. Click the Insert button.

18. Click the Quick Parts command drop-down arrow in the Text group.

19. Click the Building Blocks Organizer.

20. Click Tiles in the Cover Page Gallery.

21. Click the Insert button.

22. Scroll to and double-click the footer section in the document.

23. Click Page Number in the Header & Footer group in the Ribbon.

24. Click Format Page Numbers.

25. Type 0 in the Start At text box and click OK.

26. Click the Close Header And Footer button.

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