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Key Points

  • You can create all kinds of documents—from short and sweet to long and complicated—in Microsoft Word.

  • The Word window is arranged to give you maximum work space and yet position all tools within easy reach of the mouse.

  • Word includes nine menus that contain all the commands you need for different document tasks.

  • You can choose most common commands by using the menus, toolbars, or shortcut keys.

  • Word offers four views that enable you to see your document in different perspectives: Normal, Web Page Layout, Print Layout, and Outline views.

  • You can start a new document by choosing the command you want in the task pane.

  • Use one of the many templates in Word to start right off with a document that has been designed and formatted in advance.

  • You can enter text a number of different ways in Word: by typing, using AutoText, speaking into a microphone, or writing on the Word Writing Pad or a graphics tablet.

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