What is Word?
Word is a word processing
software. It is used to create documents
such as letters, flyers, and research papers for
school. The software includes many
professional-looking templates you can choose
from, or allows you to design documents to suit
your needs. To get started, select a
template and save it as a document.
Name the file using this
new doc Mine
would be nunez
tammy new doc
Create a document using a
Create a Document Using Templates and Saving
Select File > New to
find a Word template
Enter a template type,
such as business, resume,
in the Search
for online templates box.
You can also look online if you don’t see a
template that suits you.
Select a template
thumbnail to see a larger preview. Use the
arrows on either side of the preview to
scroll through related templates
Select Create when
you find a template you like.
NOTE: If you frequently use a particular
template, pin it so that it’s always there
when you start Word. Point to the template
in the list of templates, and select the pin
icon that appears below the thumbnail in the
list of templates.
Select File > Save or
Ctrl + S. This will go to Save
this is the first time saving the document.
Select your Z:/
drive and give your file an
appropriate name. Click SAVE to save
Create A New Document Without A Template
Create a blank document
Select File > New.
Select File > Save or
Ctrl + S. This will go to Save
this is the first time saving the
Select your Z:/ drive and
give your file an appropriate name.
Click SAVE to save the file.
very top left corner, you can see the
flashing cursor, and it's just a matter
of typing away, so let's type in
something like MEMORANDUM in all caps
and press Return, no problem.
if you wanted to type something in the
center? Notice as you move your mouse
pointer around, the I-beam pointer shows
you a little tip about text alignment.
left half of the page, you can see the
text alignment will appear to be left
move to the center of the page it
changes to display center alignment, and
as you move way to the right side,
it turns into right alignment.
you'd like to have the date on the
right-hand side. Well, you could use
some old fashioned methods like hitting
the Tab key, or the Spacebar, which
would be a mistake. Best way would be
just to go to the right side, when you
see that right-aligned icon or tip,
double-click to go right there.
see I'm ready to start typing something
in like today's date.
to type in Monday, and you can see the
current date actually shows up.
press Enter to lock it in, and it's
to press Return.
Everything else would be right-aligned
unless I go somewhere else in the
document and double-click.
double-click right in the center here
see your cursor is flashing, waiting for
you to type away.
So if I
wanted to type something here,
filler text. You can see it's centered
on my page, and I can go back over here
to the left-hand side, double-click
anywhere to start typing over there.
actually double-click anywhere on a
blank page, or any other page for that
matter, to start typing.
cool feature, and not many people are
aware of it.
up to File,
need to save this, click Don't
Save, and we're back to the last
obviously if I'm ready to start typing
in this document, I just click where I
want to type.
Automatically when you click somewhere
in existing text and start typing, it's
inserted, and the rest of the text is
pushed aside to make room.
words, you're not typing over content by
wanted to, well, you just select that
content, and start typing right over it.
that should be North, double-click South
to select it, and type in North.
it comes to inserting text, well, a new
blank document leaves your cursor
flashing, waiting for you to start
typing, but it's good to know you can
double-click anywhere on a page to start
typing, and with existing text, you're
automatically inserting that, not
accidentally typing over content that
you want to keep.
it comes to selecting text, we already
know we can click and drag, we can
double-click, there are many other
options when it comes to selecting text
Open, Switch View and Close Document
Go directly to the File tab,
That allows us to go browsing all locations whether they
be online or locally on our hard drive.
Select it and click Open.
So this document opens up. And as
we scroll down, you can use your wheel mouse or the
scrollbar. You can see it's multiple pages. And in fact,
if we look at the bottom left-hand corner, seven pages
So we can continue to view the
document, scrolling this way, getting a feel for the
layout of the document, the formatting, etc.
If you're more interested in just
reading the document, you can switch modes.
Let's start by going to the View tab.
You'll notice in the Views section,
we have a number of different options like Read
Mode. Give that a click.
Now in Read
Mode, you're not actually editing your document.
You're just looking at it, and
you're probably looking at it in a different way.
There's no scrollbar to scroll up
and down. Instead, we're going to be moving left to
right so we have a button on the left for navigating and
a button on the right.
You'll also notice the number of
pages has jumped.
As we click that navigation
button, we're going to move from left to right through
You could go up to the View menu.
Notice there's no ribbon across
But from the View menu,
we can go down to Layout and
see that we're actually using something called Column
Better suited for reading, but we
can switch to Paper
you prefer that traditional view and using a scrollbar
to scroll vertically through the document.
So it's very similar to Print
that we can't do document editing.
If you want to, you would go back
to the View menu
and choose Edit
That switches you back to Print
Or, if you prefer, go down to the
bottom right-hand corner and you'll see that Print
can be selected from here as well. Give it a click.
Alright, let's go up to File.
To close a document, we simply
select Close from
If you have made changes to your
document, you'll be prompted to save them.
If you didn't it simply closes up
the file and takes you to any other open files where you
left off, in this case our new blank document.
you will learn to:
Add and Edit Text
Change Text Case
Using Word Art
Formatting Shapes and Text Boxes