Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Typing the Research Paper Text
To Save a Document
For an introduction
to Ofi ce 2010 and
how to perform
basic tasks in Ofi ce
2010 programs, read
the Ofi ce 2010 and
Windows 7 chapter
at the beginning of
this topic, where you
can learn how to start
a program, use the
Ribbon, save a i le,
open a i le, quit a
program, use Help,
and much more.
You have performed many tasks while creating this research paper and do not want to
risk losing work completed thus far. Accordingly, you should save the document. The following
steps assume you already have created folders for storing your i les, for example, a CIS 101
folder (for your class) that contains a Word folder (for your assignments). Thus, these steps
save the document in the Word folder in the CIS 101 folder on a USB l ash drive using the
i le name, Triangulation Paper.
With a USB l ash drive connected to one of the computer’s USB ports, click the Save button
on the Quick Access Toolbar to display the Save As dialog box.
Type Triangulation Paper in the File name text box to change the i le name.
Do not press the ENTER key after typing the i le name because you do not want to close
the dialog box at this time.
Navigate to the desired save location (in this case, the Word folder in the CIS 101 folder
[or your class folder] on the USB l ash drive).
Click the Save button (Save As dialog box) to save the document in the selected folder
on the selected drive with the entered i le name.
To Display the Rulers
According to the MLA documentation style, the i rst line of each paragraph in the research paper is to be
indented one-half inch from the left margin. Although you can use a dialog box to indent paragraphs, Word provides
a quicker way through the horizontal ruler . This ruler is displayed at the top edge of the document window just
below the Ribbon. Word also provides a vertical ruler that is displayed along the left edge of the Word window. The
following step displays the rulers because you want to use the ruler to indent paragraphs.
document saved with i le name, Triangulation Paper
Repeatedly click the
View Ruler button on
the vertical scroll bar to
see the how this button
is used to both show
and hide the rulers.
edge of right
ruler shows edge
of left margin
• displayed, click the
View Ruler button
on the vertical scroll
bar to display the
horizontal and vertical
rulers on the screen
If the rulers are not
edge of top
Figure 2– 17
For what tasks would I use the rulers?
You can use the rulers to indent paragraphs, set tab stops, change page
margins, and adjust column widths.
1. Click View Ruler check
box (View tab | Show