C C h h a a p p t t e e r r 11 I I n n t t r r o o d d u u c c t t i i o o n n t t o o M M i i c c r r o o s s o o f f t t W W o o r r d d
What is a Word Processor?
Word processor is a computer program or software that is designed to help us create, edit,save and print documents or text files. Microsoft Word is a powerful windows-orientedword processor that lets you prepare a variety of documents. If necessary you can easilycorrect errors by adding or deleting words, sentences, paragraphs or pages. After youhave created and corrected your text, you can print it and store it on hard disk or floppydisk for further reference.
1.2 Starting Ms-Word
To start Ms-Word:1.
Open the start menu by clicking the
On the start menu, Click
On the next menu. Click
Parts of the Word Window:
When you start Word, you see a blank document ready for you to enter text. Before youbegin, however, you need to know about the various parts of the screen.
- Your document displays here for text entry and editing.
: - The program name, user name, and the name of current document isdisplayed here. At the right end of the title bar are buttons to Minimize,Restore, and Close the program.
- Menu headings on this bar let you access word’s menu commands.
- The small pictures, or Buttons, on the toolbars let you selectcommonly needed commands by clicking the mouse.
- Word displays information about the document and the state of thekeyboard lock keys on the status bar.
- Click the scroll bars to move around in your document.
- Provides on going page measurements as well as quick access tomargins, tabs and indents.
- Click this button to temporarily hide word (to shrink it to andicon on the taskbar). You can then click the Microsoft Word button on the taskbarat the bottom of your screen to redisplay Word.
- Click this button to enlarge word to full-screen or tshrink word to a partial-screen window.
- Click this button to close Word
- are located at the left bottom of the word screen.
- is the default document view you probably will use for most typing,editing, and formatting. To switch to normal view, click the normal view button on thehorizontal scroll bar, or choose normal from the
- in page layout view, you can see a document just as it will look whenprinted, so that you can refine its text and formatting. To switch to page layout view, click
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