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Microsoft Word 2010— Beginner
The Basics of Using Word 2010

The File Tab:
The File Tab is located on the top left hand side of the screen once Microsoft Word 2010 is
opened.

File Tab

Clicking on the Office Button will open a menu where you will find the following commands:





Save- saves your document to the default location.
Save As- use this option to name a file when you save for the first time and choose
the location to save the document to.
Open- opens a Word document you have saved on your computer or USB stick.
New- opens a new document for Microsoft Word and gives you access to templates
from Microsoft Office
Print- prints your document or previews what it would look like if your printed it
(Print Preview)
Save & Send- use this option to send a document over your e-mail (your computer
must have an e-mail program set up for this to work- this does not work with
webmail).
Exit- use this option to close the word program after you have saved your document.

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Font Paragraph © 2012 Bow Valley College Styles Editing . Paragraph. search. Styles. Editing.where you can apply a preset style for headings and main bodies of text. There are five groups available in the Home Tab:      Clipboard Clipboard. find and replace text.Page 2 of 5 The Ribbon and Tabs: Word 2010 uses the Ribbon and Tabs to display commands for use in the creation of your document. Tabs Tabs The Ribbon The Ribbon will change as you click on a new Tab.where you can store copied content and use the copy and paste commands. Font.where you can select.where you can change the format or layout of your paragraphs and headings. The Home Tab: Clicking on the Home Tab will display the most commonly used commands when working with a Word document.where you can change the way the text appears in the document.

where you can arrange objects on the page. margins etc. footer or page numbers. Text.where you can change the look and spacing of the document paragraphs. Arrange.where you can insert a table into your document.where you can insert a header.where you can insert pictures.where you can change the background and borders of the page.where you can insert special symbols or math equations into your document.where you can insert special text or text boxes into your document.where you can change the theme colours available and default fonts. Symbols. There are five groups available in the Page Layout Tab:      Themes Themes. shapes or charts into your document. Page Setup Page Background Paragraph © 2012 Bow Valley College Arrange . Page Setup. Tables. size. Header & Footer. There are seven groups available in the Insert Tab:        Pages Pages. Illustrations.where you can insert new pages or page breaks.where you can insert hyperlinks and bookmarks into your document.). Page Background.Page 3 of 5 The Insert Tab: Clicking on the Insert Tab will display the commands used to insert objects into a Word document. Tables Illustrations Links Header & Footer Text Symbols The Page Layout Tab: Clicking on the Page Layout Tab will display the commands to change the way the page and paragraphs are set up.where you can change the page (orientation. Paragraph. Links.

Proofing Language Comments Tracking Changes Compare The View Tab: Clicking on the View Tab will display the commands that will change the way the document appears on the screen.Page 4 of 5 The Review Tab: Clicking on the Review Tab will display the commands to edit and check your document.where you can accept or reject any changes made to the document. Show.where you can compare two versions of the same document. Tracking. Changes.where you can add macros to the document. Compare. Language.where you can add comments in the margins.where you open different views in a new window or switch between document windows. Protect.where you can zoom in and out of the document or see more than one page.where you can track the changes made to the document.where you can use the Microsoft translation tool Comments. Document Views Show Zoom © 2012 Bow Valley College Window Macros Protect .where you can check spelling and grammar and use the dictionary.where you can show or hide helpful tools such as the ruler or gridlines.where you can restrict access to the document. Window. There are six groups available in the Review Tab:        Proofing. Zoom. There are five groups available in the Review Tab:      Document Views. Macros.where you can change way you see the document on the monitor.

Page 5 of 5 Dialogue Boxes on the Ribbon: If there are more commands available for a group on the Ribbon than can be displayed. For example: In the Home Tab Ribbon there is a font category. This will open the Font Dialogue Box: More options for changing the text are displayed here. there will be a button to open a dialogue box with more options. © 2012 Bow Valley College . To access the extra commands click on the button on the bottom right of the category. Click here to open the Font Dialogue Box. This category has extra commands available.