Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 (Tutrial and Tips)
Parts of Microsoft Word 2007
• Microsoft Office Button The Microsoft Office button is located in the upper left hand corner of the Microsoft Word window. The Microsoft Office button is a replacement for the traditional "File" menu and provides many of the same functions, such as "Save," "Open" and "Print."
• Quick Access Toolbar• The Quick Access Toolbar is about an inch to the right of the Microsoft Office Button. You can open the Quick Access Toolbar by pressing on the button with a bar over a downward facing arrow. The Quick Access Toolbar contains features that are accessed frequently and also lets you customize another major component of Word, the Ribbon.
• Ribbon• The Ribbon is a horizontal visual menu system across the top of the Microsoft Word application. The Ribbon has several tabs, including "Home," "Insert" and "Page Layout" for users to navigate between. The "Home" tab has the most commonly used features in Microsoft Word, such as text formatting and size. The Ribbon tabs that are visible can be customized from the Quick Access Toolbar.
• Mini-Toolbar• The Mini-Toolbar is a small context-menu that appears by the mouse cursor as an object is selected within the text. The Mini- Toolbar was created to place common controls within close proximity of the text. Common functions, such as color, size and justification, are in the Mini-Toolbar
1. The Title bar gives the name of the document and the program being used 2. On the right side of the Title bar are three buttons. a. The Minimize button makes the window disappear from the screen without closing the program. You can bring the window back by clicking on its button on the Task bar at the bottom of the screen. b. The Reduce/Maximize button makes the window smaller or takes it back to full size. c. The Close button closes the document or program. 3. The Menu bar offers dropdown menus for things you do in Microsoft Word.
4. The Toolbars display icons that perform specifictasks when clicked. Often the toolbar icon performsthe task without offering any options.5. The Rulers display the tabs, indents, margins andgive the user a visual guide for alignment.a. Tabs are set on the ruler by clicking the spot on theruler where you want to the tab tostart. Different Tab settings can be used to aligntext, decimals and indents.b. Indents and margins can be set with the handles.6. The Document display window is where the currentdocument is visible.
7. The Scroll bars allow the user to move upand down the document in the window.8. The Status bar shows the location of thecursor, number of pages and includesadvanced toolbar options.9. The Task bar displays buttons for Openprograms or documents. Clicking on a buttonon the taskbar, brings that program into view.The current program button looks indented.