Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
• There are lots of different ways to start Word, but you can always
ﬁ nd it by going through the Start menu.
• You should save your work before you start, and keep saving regularly.
• Your cursor shows you where any new characters or edits will appear.
• You can reposition your cursor using the keyboard or mouse, so that you
can go back and change what you’ve written, or delete something.
• You can select text using the keyboard or mouse. Once selected,
you can delete it, move it or format it.
• The ribbon lays out the controls in Word. You click the tabs on the
top to bring different sets of controls to the front.
• Cut and paste enables you to copy or move text around your
document, between documents or even between different programs.
• To change the formatting or alignment of your text, select it and
then click the appropriate formatting option on the Home ribbon.
• To reverse the last thing you did, use the Undo button.
• Word’s built in spelling and grammar checker can help weed out
errors, but it’s not perfect. You can override it any time you want.
• You can print your entire letter or choose speciﬁ c pages.
• Close Word using the X in the top-right corner.
• You can open your ﬁ les to work on them again by double-clicking
them in Windows, or using the File tab or Ofﬁ ce button to ﬁ nd
recent ﬁ les and Open others.