How to make Microsoft Word

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How to use Microsoft Word

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Step 1:   From the desktop or from your ‘Start’ menu, open Microsoft Word .

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Step 2: Microsoft Word will open up and present you with an option to select a document template, or a blank document .  

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Step 3: If you don't want to use any of the templates on display, click on the blank document .

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Step 4: A new blank document will open up ready for you to start typing .

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Step 5:  The flashing cursor (mouse pointer) in the document tells you where you’re typing. Wherever the flashing cursor is placed, the letters that you type will be inserted at that point. When you start a blank document, the flashing cursor will be at the start of your document ready for you to start typing .

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Step 6:   As you type, the cursor will also move with each letter. This guides you so that you know where the focus is for typing.

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Step 7:  The mouse can be used for moving around a document. When the mouse pointer is moved over a text area, the pointer will change from an arrow to a ‘text select’ or ‘I-beam’ icon.

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Step 8:   Move the text select/mouse pointer with your mouse to where you would like to change or add text. Click the  left-hand mouse  button. This will then place the flashing cursor at the point where you have clicked so that you can edit or insert text.   Step 9:  You can also move around your document using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

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Step 10:   Pressing these arrow keys will move the flashing cursor up a line of text, down a line or left one character or right one character. Using a combination of keystrokes can also move the cursor further – e.g. holding down the  Ctrl  (control) key and pressing the  left arrow key  will move the cursor left one word. Holding down  Ctrl  and pressing the  up arrow key  will move the cursor to the start of each paragraph.

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Step 11:   Start a new document in Word and type your text. Step 12 :  Click  File  in the top left-hand corner of the screen.  

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Step 13 :  From the menu, choose  Save .  

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Step 14 :  A ‘Save’ dialogue box will come up. At the top and at the left-hand side in the list of folder options, it will show the folder where you’ll be saving the document. If you wish to change this folder, navigate through the folders on the left-hand side of the dialogue box to choose the one where you want to save your document .

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Step 15 :  Word will automatically give your document a name, based on the first few words of your text. If you don’t like the one given, once you have chosen the destination folder, type a name for your document in the ‘File name’ box. Come up with a name that is concise but will allow you to find the document easily again.

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Step 16 :  Once you have typed in the name of your document, click  Save .  

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