Microsoft Office Word 2007 for Beginners An Overview Samantha TerBeest Willmar Public Library
Lesson Plan for Today Getting Started The Ribbon The Office Button Opening a Document Viewing a Document Moving Around in a Document Help
Getting Started Open Microsoft Office Word from the Desktop Double-Click this Icon: This Will Open Microsoft Office Word
Getting Started Continued… The Title Bar Displays the Name of the Document When You Open Word the Document will Always be Called “Document1” The Office Button is at the Top Left We Will talk about this button later The Top Right Buttons are: Minimize, Maximize, and Close Buttons Ribbon – Next from Top Contains Important Groups Divided into Tabs
What it All Looks Like… CloseOffice Button Title Bar Minimize Minimize Ribbon
The Ribbon What is it? Displays commonly used commands On the top of the ribbon are 7 basic Tabs/Activity Areas Home Insert Page Layout Reference Mailings Review View Within the tabs are little boxes called Groups Some have Galleries when this appears: Each Group has a Dialog Box Launcher which offers even more options
The Home Tab The most commonly used commands for formatting and manipulating text The Home Tab Activity Area GroupA Gallery Dialog Box Launcher
The Insert Tab Commands for doing all the various types of inserting such as pictures, tables, date and time, symbols & many other options
Page Layout Tab The options for arranging the overall appearance of the document
The Reference Tab The cross-referencing, indexing and controlling various references is done here.
The Mailings Tab Contains the mail merge and the printing of envelopes and labels commands.
The Review Tab Spelling and grammar checking are at home here and some other powerful controls for commenting, tracking, and comparing documents.
The View Tab Controls how the document is displayed on the screen.
The Office Button Located in the upper left-hand corner Has Several Commands New Used for starting a new document Can choose a template for the different types of documents Open Used to Open a Document Or to load one into Word Save Used to store the document on the hard drive of the computer
The Office Button, Cont. Commands, Cont. Save As Allow you to save a document by a specified name or in a specified folder Print Sends documents to the printer Prepare, Send, and Publish Powerful Commands that offer various options Not Covered in this course Close Another Way to Close your document
Opening a Document There are Two ways of Opening a Document Using “Open” Under the Office Button Clicking “Open” in the upper left-hand pane You must know where the file is located and what the file is called.
Viewing a Document There are Four Ways to View a Document: Dragging the Borders Makes Screen Larger or Smaller Using the Zoom Controls Makes page bigger or smaller Using the “Page Up”/ “Page Down” Keyboard buttons Moves Page to the next “screen’s worth” of text Using the “Next Page”/ “Previous Page” Buttons Moves to the next page or the previous page