Ch 5: Introduction to Microsoft Word

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This chapter provides an introduction to Microsoft Word. The lessons included demonstrate basic functions of the program so you can get your bearings before diving in.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Chapter Summary

This chapter breaks down the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. You'll learn how to navigate the program's essential features so you can be prepared to apply basic knowledge to new Word projects. Topics discussed include:

  • Toolbars and document views
  • New documents and templates
  • Formatting text and margins
  • Inserting and revising hyperlinks
  • Saving and sharing documents
  • Reviewing and tracking modifications

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7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Introduction to Microsoft Word
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Basic Guide to Microsoft Word: Toolbars & Document Views

1. Basic Guide to Microsoft Word: Toolbars & Document Views

Microsoft Word is the market leader in word processors and the most commonly used text editor for both individuals and organizations. In this lesson, we'll focus on learning the fundamentals of Word, including basic navigation and document views.

New Documents & Templates in Microsoft Word

2. New Documents & Templates in Microsoft Word

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to start from a blank document in Microsoft Word. Also, we'll explore some of the templates that the newest version offers to make our work easier.

Formatting Text in Microsoft Word: Layout & Style

3. Formatting Text in Microsoft Word: Layout & Style

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to style our documents for different purposes and how to switch their layouts to find the most appealing format.

How to Format Margins in Microsoft Word

4. How to Format Margins in Microsoft Word

In this lesson, we are going to learn about margins in Microsoft Word, including how to format them properly and how we can use this setting to power up our publishing skills when it comes to documents or books.

Microsoft Word: Inserting & Modifying Hyperlinks

5. Microsoft Word: Inserting & Modifying Hyperlinks

Microsoft Word has a feature that can significantly improve the interest of your readers. In this lesson, we'll talk about how hyperlinks can easily direct readers to websites, email forms, places within the document, or creating a new document.

How to Save & Share Microsoft Word Documents

6. How to Save & Share Microsoft Word Documents

In this lesson, we are going to learn the different ways to save and share documents in Microsoft Word. We will learn how to work on real-time collaboration and cloud-based syncing, allowing for multiple people to work at the same time effortlessly.

How to Review & Track Changes in Microsoft Word

7. How to Review & Track Changes in Microsoft Word

In this lesson, we'll look at the review and track changes features that can be used in Microsoft Word documents. Let's continue reading to learn more about this helpful document editing tool.

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