Microsoft Word (XP)

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About Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Word is best suited for creating documents such as forms, letters, and reports. There are some things that people will try to create with Word, and it will allow you to create these things, but you will develop a severe migraine doing so. These documents include: Web pages, magazines, and newspapers.

Getting Started

  • Menus
  • Shortcut menus
  • Toolbars
  • Customizing toolbars

Working With Files

  • Creating and opening documents
  • Saving documents
  • Renaming documents
  • Working on multiple documents
  • Closing a document

Working With Text

  • Typing and inserting text
  • Selecting text
  • Deleting text
  • Undo
  • Formatting toolbar
  • Format Painter

Formatting Paragraphs

  • Paragraph attributes
  • Moving, copying, and pasting text
  • Clipboard
  • Columns
  • Drop caps


  • Applying a style
  • Applying a style from the style dialog box
  • Creating a new styles from a model
  • Creating a simple style from the style dialog box
  • Modifying or renaming a style
  • Deleting a style


  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Nested lists
  • Formatting lists


  • Insert Table button
  • Drawing a table
  • Inserting rows and columns
  • Moving and resizing a table
  • Tables and Borders toolbar
  • Table properties


  • Inserting an image from a file
  • Editing a graphic
  • AutoShapes

Spelling and Grammar

  • AutoCorrect
  • Spelling and grammar check
  • Thesaurus

Page Formatting

  • Page margins
  • Page size and orientation
  • Headers and footers
  • Page numbers
  • Print preview and printing


  • Recording a macro
  • Running a macro

Table of Contents

  • Marking table of contents entries
  • Generate a table of contents

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Shortcut references
  • Finding shortcuts
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