Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Basic Word Processing
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Basic Word Processing
With Word 2007, Microsoft completely overhauled its world-famous
electronic typewriter. Gone were menus that buried commands two or more
levels deep. In their place were tabs and the ribbon, a dynamic,
turbocharged toolbar that put the most common tasks out in plain view as easy-to-find
buttons. Word 2010 improves on this model, letting you work with documents even
more efficiently and giving you easy-to-find, detailed information about your
document with Backstage view.
This chapter gets you up to speed—fast—with Word 2010 basics. Learn where
everything is onscreen; find out how to create, save, and open documents; and check
out the different ways to view your creations. Whether you’re looking for a quick
refresher or a step-by-step guide to getting started with Word, you’ll find it here.
Opening Word
You can open Word in several different ways, depending on how you installed it, but
the most common method is clicking the lower-left Windows Start button. From the
menu that appears, select All Programs Microsoft Office Microsoft Word 2010.
Word opens, displaying the screen shown in Figure 1-1.
If you’ve opened Word recently, it appears as an option on the Start menu; if that’s
the case, save yourself some menu burrowing and just click Start Microsoft Word
2010. You can also open Word by opening a document you’ve been working on. In
Windows 7, click Start Documents, and then select the one you want from the
Documents library. Alternatively, click Start and then click the right-pointing arrow
next to Microsoft Word 2010. This opens a list of documents you’ve saved recently;
make your pick and Word launches automatically.
 
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