Considered by many to be the ultimate in word processing programs, Microsoft Word offers a vast array of features and options to get your documents looking just right. First-time users of Word will be happy to note that they can jump right in to Word 2010 without worrying about being behind, as this incarnation of the program is easier than ever to use.
One of the most useful things about Word is the ability to apply a template. As with almost all MS Office 2010 programs, you can search for and apply a template with the greatest of ease. Start by clicking on the File tab, then click on Available Templates. From there, you’ll see a list of possibilities that will include Sample Templates, Recent Templates, and even Office.com Templates.
If you want to make a new document, you can do that by following the prompts:
To create a new document, click on File. After that, click on Available Templates and click on Blank Document and click Create. This will open up a brand new Word document that you can work with as you see fit.
To open an existing document on your computer, click on File. Click on Open and use the dialogue box to locate the file on your computer. Once you’ve done so, you can either double-click the file itself or click the file once and click on Open in the box window.
Saving a document is as easy as the other basic tasks we’ve covered. When you’re ready to save, click on File and click on Save As. This will let you pick a destination for your new Word document.
Once you’ve settled on the place, name your document in the dialogue box and click on Save As. This will set your file up just how you want it in the location of your choosing.
In other entries, we’ll discuss how you can save your Word 2010 documents to make them compatible for older versions of Word. We’ll also go over formatting basics and table creation, so stay tuned.