Basics of Microsoft Word

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Basics of Microsoft Word

  1. 1. The Basics of Microsoft Word Getting Started and Formatting your paper
  2. 2. What is Microsoft Word? <ul><li>Microsoft Word is a very common word processing system. This program is very useful for typing papers and other text-based documents. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opening Microsoft Word <ul><li>Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner. </li></ul><ul><li>Select “All Programs” </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Microsoft Office” </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word should be one of your choices. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other ways to open Word <ul><li>Sometimes there is a link directly on the desktop. You can double click this link. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Check your Font Size and Style <ul><li>Make sure that settings are correct! Most teachers will tell you what they prefer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Font Size and Style
  7. 7. Changing font appearance <ul><li>Once you have selected your Font, you can make more changes. </li></ul><ul><li>These options are often used for titles and citations </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Bold, Italic and Underlined text
  9. 9. How to Double-space <ul><li>Click the “Format” button at the top of the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the “Paragraph” option. </li></ul><ul><li>Double spacing is one of the “Line Spacing:” options. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Example of a double-spaced paper
  11. 11. Checking your Margins <ul><li>Most teachers will prefer one inch margins around the edge of your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “File” then select “Page Setup” </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure all four sides are set to 1” </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to align your text Your Teacher will let you know what information they want in your header
  13. 13. How to align your text
  14. 14. How to align your text Align Left button
  15. 15. Header and Footer <ul><li>You can use a Header and Footer to add information that needs to be on each page of your document. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Page Numbers, your name, date, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Basic Features of Headers and Footers
  17. 17. Basic Features of Headers and Footers
  18. 18. Including Lists and Numbers <ul><li>Microsoft will help you create and organize lists. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets are good for lists that do not need to be numbered. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Including Lists and Numbers <ul><li>Bullets are good for lists that don’t have a specific order. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: groceries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Numbers are good for lists that go in a specific order. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: instructions on how to change oil. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Using Spell Check In the “Tools” menu, select “Spelling and Grammar”
  21. 21. Summary <ul><li>Ask your teacher or the librarian if you have any questions about Microsoft Word. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Microsoft’s official site if you have more questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word Help and How-to </li></ul></ul>

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