2Section One: Word Basics Section ObjectivesKnow how to open MS Word.Be able to identify the Toolbar.Know which Tabs on the Toolbar are most relevant for you.Use the scrollbar to navigate.Press F1 for Word Help.Identify MS Word 2003’s Task PaneUse Shortcuts to make work easier.
3Getting Started To launch MS Word 2007: Depending on how MS Word is installed on your machine, one of the following methods should launch the program:Click on the Start menu > All Programs and select Microsoft Office Word from the list.Click on the Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office and select Microsoft Office Word from the list.
4“Document1”When Word is first started, a new blank page titled Document1 is opened automatically. This is a fresh page where you can begin typing a new document.
10ToolbarWe will not go over each and every element of the Toolbar, but it is important to note the new ‘look’ of MS Word 2007, which now uses TABS to organize its toolsets.MS Word 2003 does not use tabs, but the basic functions and tools are still present, just not organized in the tabs.
11HomeThis is the main section and you will uses these tool more than any. Main components include Font choices (size, type, color, etc.), Paragraph formatting (justification, bullets, and numbers), and the Styles section, which gives various pre-formatted text choices. While you are free to test these styles, become familiar with the Font and Paragraph section first.
12InsertThe major components are you likely to use most in this section are Tables, Illustrations, which allows you to insert pictures, and Text, which contains the Insert Date & Time tool.
13Page LayoutThis is an important section which allows much control over the look and feel of the Word document. This section is recommended for more advanced users.
14ReferencesThis section is essential when creating official documents (proposals) or print-worthy text (for publishing), as it allows the insertion of a Table of Contents, Footnotes, and other citations. Recommended for more advanced users.
15MailingsThe Mailings section is important and contains many elements used in an office, business, or clerical setting. The Create section contains important mail utilities, such as Envelopes and Labels.
16ReviewThe Review section is great for collaborative projects. While we will not extensively cover its many functions here, know that it can be a useful tool for reviewing, commenting, and correcting many different types of projects.
17ViewThe View tab allows users to customize the look of their MS Word interface. Once you gain some comfort level with the various tools and functions, this is a good place to explore which view works best for you. The default view is usually the Print Layout, which gives you a good indication of how your finished document will appear, once it has been printed.
18Add-InsAdditional software, ones made to enhance or interact with MS Word, can be found here. Common examples include Adobe Acrobat Professional and Endnote.
20PracticeChoose one Tab and use of the functions inside of it. Show someone else the result and look at theirs, as well.
21ScrollbarBy clicking on the arrows or by dragging the moveable part of a Scroll Bar up or down, left or right, you can move to an area of a document too long to fit on-screen. A scroll bar can move up and down and/or left and right.
22Help (F1 key)Any time you get stuck, MS Word provides a Help function where you can search for solutions and how-tos. Simple press the F1 key and search for your topic.
23Task Pane (Word 2003 mainly) The Task Pane is a rectangular window that may appear on the right side of the screen when Word opens. It acts as an open menu, giving you a list of functions and commands to perform depending on what you are doing at the moment.For example, when you first launch a new presentation, the Task Pane will be labeled Getting Started. The Getting Started task pane allows you to open recent documents, search for documents and files, create new documents, and access Microsoft Office Online.
24Quick Tips: Common Shortcuts To do thisPress thisCreate a new document of the same type as the current or most recent document.CTRL+NOpen a document.CTRL+OClose a document.CTRL+WSave a document.CTRL+S
25How to Quit WordTo close Word 2003 completely, choose the File menu > Exit. Or, press ALT + F4 on the keyboard.
26PracticeClose all Window panes. Open Word from scratch and type some random text in the body of the page. Next, identify one item from the Toolbar Tabs you would like to try (Font, Size, Justification, etc.) and be able to successfully use this item within your text.For additional practice, open Word Help (F1) and research a particular topic (spell checker, etc.).
27Section Review List one way to open MS Word. Where is the Toolbar located?List an important Tab on the Toolbar and why it might be important for you.Where is the scrollbar and what does it do?How do you open / activate Word Help?What is one Shortcut you remember and what does it do?
28Section Two: Keyboard Basics Section GoalsGain insight to the keyboard layout.Be able to identify various keys and their main function.
29Keyboard LayoutThe standard keyboard layout is similar to the above. In some cases, ergonomic or other specialized keyboards may have a different layout, but almost all standard keyboards will have these same keys.
30Important Keys Some important keys to remember: Function Keys Numeric KeypadArrow KeysEscape KeyBackspace KeyEnter KeySpacebarControl KeyShift KeyCaps Lock Key
31Function KeysLocated at the top of the keyboard, the Function keys will have different roles for different programs. For Microsoft Word, the most important “F” key is F1. When Word is running, pressing this key will activate the Word Help function.
32“10 Key” Numeric KeypadThe Number Keypad, located at the far right of the keyboard, can be quite useful in an office setting, especially when you become familiar with its layout. The keypad also has calculation keys (addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication) which are vastly important to many documents containing mathematic formulas (or to just use the Calculator!).In order to use the Keypad, the “NUM LOCK” key must be pressed. This tells the computer that it is ok to use this keypad. When the NUM LOCK function is activated, the “NUM LOCK” light, located at the top of the keyboard, will be illuminated.
33Arrow KeysBetween the main section of the keyboard (where all the letters are) and the numeric keypad, you will find the Arrow Keys. These keys are important in Word and allow you to effectively navigate within your document. These keys move the cursor in the direction indicated by the arrow.
34Escape KeyThe Escape Key does just that: it allows you to “escape out” of a particular function or toolset in Word, going back to the main layout. It is found at the upper left side of the keyboard and can be an important key when you get stuck in an unfamiliar place.
35BackspaceFind the Backspace key at the upper right-hand side, under the Function keys. The Backspace allows you to delete letters and characters from the Word document. By placing the cursor to the RIGHT of where you want to delete, the Backspace will delete characters moving “back” towards the LEFT of the document.
36EnterLocated below the Backspace, the Enter button has many important functions. Those familiar with typewriters and word processors may recognize the Enter keys role for a carriage return – which is another way of telling the program to start a new paragraph line. The Enter key can also be used to engage certain functions or tools, in place of clicking the “OK” button.
37Control (“CTRL”)When used properly, the Control key, located at the lower left of the keyboard, can be a very powerful tool. Pressing the CTRL key along with another character will activate special operations or commands within Word. While we will over these ‘shortcuts’ later, know where CTRL key is and its importance to expediting the process.
38Shift KeyTo capitalize a letter of alphabet, press the Shift key (above the CTRL key on the right) along with the letter you wish to capitalize. The Shift key also activates activate the special characters above the numbers When used in conjunction with the CTRL key and others, the Shift key can also have special short-cut functions.
39CAPS LockAs an alternative to holding down the Shift key, you can activate the Caps Lock key to capitalize large portions of text. When it is activated, the “Caps Lock” light at the upper right will be illuminated. Note that Caps Lock will not activate the special characters above the numbers
41PracticeBegin using the keyboard. Practice using all of the keys we’ve gone over here.
42Section Review Identify what the following keys do: Backspace Key Function KeysEnter KeyNumeric KeypadSpacebarArrow KeysControl KeyEscape KeyShift KeyCaps Lock Key
43Section Three: Getting Around Section GoalsUnderstand how to navigate within MS WordKnow how to move entire sections of textBe able to use the various COPY / PASTE methodsUnderstand DRAG / DROPBe able to Insert and Delete text within the document
44Mouse BasicsMoving the mouse and pressing the mouse button(s) is referred to as pointing, clicking, double-clicking, and dragging."Pointing" the mouse means moving the mouse - and therefore the cursor - on your computer."Clicking" the mouse means pointing to something (with the cursor) on your screen and then quickly pressing and releasing the mouse button. This term primarily refers to pressing the left mouse button.“Right-clicking” the mouse means just what it sounds like: pressing of the right mouse button."Double-clicking" the mouse refers to pointing the cursor over something on the computer then quickly pressing and releasing the mouse button twice."Dragging" means holding down the mouse button as you move the cursor.
45NoteIn MS Word, when the cursor passes over different parts, it changes shape indicating what it will do at that point or function.
46Moving AroundKeyboard Navigation. You may find it's easiest to move around in the document by pressing direction keys, such as the arrow keys, home, end, page up and page down.Mouse Navigation. To move the insertion point, use the mouse to position the I-beam cursor, and then click.Scroll Bar Navigation. To quickly move to another section of the document, you can drag the box within the scroll bar. If you scroll through the document and start typing, the screen will scroll back to where you started because you did not move the insertion point. To type in the scrolled location, position the cursor there first, then resume typing.
47Move TextLike everything associated Microsoft, there are many ways to get the job done. However, there two major ways of moving text in MS Word: the COPY/PASTE and the DRAG/DROP methods. One thing they all have in common is that you must first select and highlight the section of text you want to move.
48Copy & Paste: Method One From the Edit menu, choose Cut. Move the cursor to the place you want the text to be inserted.Click in the document to place the cursor in that position.From the Edit menu, choose Paste.Remember that you can only cut and paste one section of text at a time. Do not cut two or more sections, hoping to paste it all at once. Word will only paste the most recently cut section.
49Copy & Paste: Method Two Once the text is selected, press the Cut buttonClick the cursor at the new point of insertion and press the Paste button .
50Copy & Paste: Method Three Right-click within the highlighted area of text.This will show a pop-up menu. Select Cut.Place the text elsewhere by right-clicking at the new location.The pop-up menu will appear.Paste the selection by choosing Paste.
51Drag & Drop MethodTo move text, select the text, point to it, and hold down the mouse button.Drag the dotted pointer to the new location, and then release the mouse button.
52Inserting and Deleting Text As you type, you will sometimes need to revise, reorder, or remove some of the text or words from your document. Insert and Delete are just more tools to help you communicate.
53InsertThe INSERT key on the keyboard allows you to add text in two different ways:Default Setting (INSERT button NOT pushed).This will place new text in between the characters surrounding it and all of the characters around the point of insertion are preserved.INSERT Button PushedThe second application of the INSERT key is to type in text that will delete the characters that follow the point of insertion, one character at a time. This means that for every character that you insert, the character immediately following the point of insertion will be deleted. We recommend leaving this button alone unless you have specific reasons for using it.
54DeletePress the BACKSPACE key to delete just a few previous characters.Or, place the cursor just before the area to be deleted, and press the DELETE key to delete the next character.To delete in larger sections of text, highlight the section and press the DELETE key.
55TipDid you delete something by accident? To undo your deletion immediately after you have deleted it, go to the Edit menu > Undo Clear or press CTRL+Z.
56PracticeOpen a new Word document and type in several large paragraph of text (please see instructor for some generic text, should time be a factor). Be able to move around within the document using the scroll bar. Also, begin moving text around in the document using the move, copy and paste methods. Be sure to use both the DELETE and BACKSPACE keys and understand what each one does.
57Section Review Understand how to navigate within MS Word Know how to move entire sections of textBe able to use the various COPY / PASTE methodsUnderstand DRAG / DROPBe able to Insert and Delete text within the document
58TIPSHEET: The Standard Toolbar Buttons Function of commonly used buttonsCreates a new blank document based on the default templateOpens or finds a fileSaves the active file with its current file name, location and file formatPrints the active file - for more print options go to the File menu and select PrintPrint preview - Shows how the document will look when you print it.Spelling, grammar and writing style checkerCut - Removes the selection from the document and places it on the clipboardCopy - Copies the selected item(s) to the clipboardPaste - Places the content of the clipboard at the insertion pointFormat painter - Copies the format from a selected object or text and applies to other objects or textUndo - Reverses the last command, use pull-down menu to undo several stepsRedo - Reverses the action of the Undo button, use the pull-down menu to redo several stepsDisplays the Tables and Borders toolbarInsert a table into the document, or make a table of selected textInsert an Excel spreadsheet into the Word documentColumns - Changes the number of columns in a documentDisplays or hides the Drawing toolbarZoom - Enlarge or reduce the display of the active document
59TIPSHEET: Other Standard Buttons Function of commonly used buttonsSelect the style to apply to paragraphsChanges the font of the selected textChanges the size of selected text and numbersMakes selected text and numbers boldMakes selected text and numbers italicUnderlines selected text and numbersAligns to the left with a ragged right marginCenters the selected textAligns to the right with a ragged left marginAligns the selected text to both the left and right marginsMakes a numbered list or reverts back to normalAdd, or remove, bullets in a selected paragraphDecreases the indent to the previous tab stopIndents the selected paragraph to the next tab stopAdds or removes a border around selected text or objectsMarks text so that it is highlighted and stands outFormats the selected text with the color you click