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Part: I Getting Started > Getting Acquainted with Word

Hour 1. Getting Acquainted with Word

Whether you use a computer at home or at the office, if you work with text documents of any sort, you will probably come to view Word as your “home base” on the computer. Word gives you quick access to the commonly used commands, while also providing a host of more advanced features that enable you to create a variety of specialized documents. You can “talk” to Word in a variety of ways—with menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts. The exact methods that you use are a matter of personal preference. Experiment with all of the methods described here and see which ones you like best.

Highlights of this hour include

  • Pointers on installing Word

  • Starting Word

  • Elements of the Word window

  • Getting around in Word

  • Working with task panes

  • Moving and resizing the Word window

  • Getting help

  • Closing documents and exiting Word


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