Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a new document
Creating a new document
You’ll start by creating a blank document and adding elements to it.
1
Choose File > New > Blank Document > Create.
2
Choose File > Save As. Even though you haven’t added anything to the document,
saving a i le right after you create it is good practice. It makes it easy to save
modii cations as you build the document, and helps Microsoft Word recover your i le
should your computer or software stop working correctly.
3
Navigate to your Word01lessons folder, then in the File name text i eld, type word0101 .
Click Save. The dialog box closes, and the blank document is on your screen.
You will now open another document that contains information you will copy into your
blank document.
4
Choose File > Open.
5
Navigate to your Word01lessons folder, and then double-click word0102 to open this i le.
6
In the word0102 i le, click to place your cursor at the beginning of the document before
the i rst paragraph. At the top of your screen, make certain that the Home tab is selected.
7
In the Editing group of the Ribbon, which is located to the far right of the screen by
default, choose Select > Select All.
Editing Group of the Ribbon Select Menu.
8
In the Clipboard group of the Ribbon, click Copy.
Now that you’ve copied the content, you can close the word0102 document by clicking
the X in the upper-right corner of the document window.
9
Return to the original document, word0101, and click Paste.
You can press Alt+Tab to toggle between documents at any time.
10 Choose File > Save. It’s important to save your document often, and it is a good habit to
develop in order to keep your documents safe.
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