Working With MS-Word 2013
Microsoft word 2013 is a popular computer program that allows you to create documents, letters, reports, resumes, brochures and research papers can be created with professional result in a user friendly interface. The MS Word 2013 has the menu options (File, Home, Insert, Design, Page Layout, Reference, Mailing, Review, View)
Fig: Ms word page layout
MS Word has a vast number of functions and tools.
Using Word's Menu
Word 2013 Window
With naming/labelling each menu item will be defined and will provide reasons to use that particular menu option.
This is placed at the top of the word window. This bar lists the name of the program 'and the title of the current document.
Fig: Title Bar
In the upper right hand corner of the title bar you will notice set of 3 buttons.
: Minimize button
: Maximize or resize button
: Cancel or close button
The Menu bar is below the Title bar. There are nine menu option on the Menu bar. When you click any of these option (File, Home, Insert, Design, Page layout, References, Mailings, Review, View) a related list of command will appear below it.
The toolbar usually appears at the above of the Menu bar and just right corner of the ::rle bar is called Standard toolbar. This toolbar contains short cuts to some of the most frequently used commands from the Menu bar.
Fig: Standard Toolbar
At the bottom of the word window is the Status bar. This bar displays information about your document such as the page that is currently displayed on the screen (page: the total number of pages in the document (2/3 i.e. 2 of 3) and the word (word 2) which means there are total 2 words in the page. The right side of the Status bar shows whether keys such as OVERTYPE are active or unactive.
The File menu options shows, the specific commands are listed.
Creating a New Document
Saving a Document
Fig: Saving Document
Opening a Saved file
Fig: Opening a Saved File
Rename a Saved file (Save as)
Fig: File Menu
Text will be inserted where the blinking cursor is located. You can move the cursor either with the arrow buttons on the keyboard or with the mouse. Just click on the screen where you want to begin then start typing.
To change any attributes of text it must be selected first click and drag the mouse over the desired text, being sure to keep the left mouse button depressed. Alternatively, you can down hold the shift key on the keyboard while using the arrow buttons to select the text.
Fig: Selected Text
Use the backspace key to erase text behind the cursor. Use the delete key to erase text after the cursor. To delete a large selection of text, highlight it and press the Delete key.
Cut, copy and paste:
To remove a particular segment or text to be cut. Place the cursor in the Target position (The target position is the position in the document where the text needs to be copied or moved)
To Copy text:
To Paste text:
To Cut text:
Fig: Cut Text
Editing and Proofing Documents