Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word

Research fuels innovation—and with this focused guide to Microsoft Word, you can help increase your team’s collaborative power and effectiveness, and bring new research to life. Writing proposals, reports, journal articles, theses, and other technical documents as a team poses unique challenges, not the least of which is consistent presentation and voice. You must also manage the formatting and accuracy of figures, equations, and citations, and comply with the style rules of external publications. In this book you’ll learn from the authors’ extensive experience managing the authoring and publication of technical content, and gain specific practices and templates you can apply right away.

  • Focuses on the unique challenges of writing and producing documents in an academic or commercial R&D setting
  • Demonstrates how to use Microsoft Word to increase the quality of collaborative document preparation—including formatting, editing, citations management, commenting, and version control
  • Includes downloadable templates that help automate creation of scientific documents
  • Offers best-practices guidance for writing in teams and writing in the scientific genre

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Using templates in Word 2013
Chapter 2. How to design templates
Chapter 3. How to work with headings
Chapter 4. How to work with figures
Chapter 5. How to work with tables
Chapter 6. How to work with equations
Chapter 7. How to work with citations

Appendix A. Becoming a Microsoft Word 2013 power user
Appendix B. About STREAM Tools
Appendix C. File template for a single-column report or paper
Appendix D. File template for a double-column paper
Appendix E. File template for a thesis, book, or long report
Appendix F. IEEE template with STREAM Tools enabled
Appendix G. NIH template with STREAM Tools enabled

Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735670447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735670440
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