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Microsoft Word 2007 Basic

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BC: Microsoft Word 2007 Basic

FC: Getting Familiar With Microsoft Word 2007 for Windows | Lesson 1

1: - The Microsoft Office Button - The Quick Access Toolbar - The Title Bar - The Ribbon - The Ruler - The Text Area - The Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Bars - The Status Bar - Understanding Document Views - Exit Word

2: This lesson will introduce you to the Word window. You use this window to interact with Word. To begin this lesson, open Microsoft Word 2007. The Microsoft Word window appears and your screen looks similar to the one shown here.

3: The Microsoft Office Button | In the upper-left corner of the Word 2007 window is the Microsoft Office button. When you click the button, a menu appears. You can use the menu to create a new file, open an existing file, save a file, and perform many other tasks.

4: The Quick Access Toolbar | Next to the Microsoft Office button is the Quick Access toolbar. The Quick Access toolbar provides you with access to commands you frequently use. By default Save, Undo, and Redo appear on the Quick Access toolbar. You can use Save to save your file, Undo to rollback an action you have taken, and Redo to reapply an action you have rolled back.

5: The Title Bar | Next to the Quick Access toolbar is the Title bar. The Title bar displays the title of the document on which you are currently working. Word names the first new document you open Document1. As you open additional new documents, Word names them sequentially. When you save your document, you assign the document a new name.

6: The Ribbon | You use commands to tell Microsoft Word what to do. In Microsoft Word 2007, you use the Ribbon to issue commands. The Ribbon is located near the top of the screen, below the Quick Access toolbar. At the top of the Ribbon are several tabs; clicking a tab displays several related command groups. Within each group are related command buttons.

7: The Ribbon | You click buttons to issue commands or to access menus and dialog boxes. You may also find a dialog box launcher in the bottom-right corner of a group. Clicking the dialog box launcher gives you access to additional commands via a dialog box.

8: The Ruler | The ruler is found below the Ribbon. | You can use the ruler to change the format of your document quickly. If your ruler is not visible, follow the steps listed here: | 1. Click the View tab to choose it. 2. Click the check box next to Ruler in the Show/Hide group. The ruler appears below the Ribbon.

9: The Text Area | Just below the ruler is a large area called the text area. You type your document in the text area. The blinking vertical line in the upper-left corner of the text area is the cursor. It marks the insertion point. As you type, your text displays at the cursor location. The horizontal line next to the cursor marks the end of the document.

10: The Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Bars | The vertical and horizontal scroll bars enable you to move up, down, and across your window simply by dragging the icon located on the scroll bar. The vertical scroll bar is located along the right side of the screen. The horizontal scroll bar is located just above the status bar. To move up and down your document, click and drag the vertical scroll bar up and down. To move back and forth across your document, click and drag the horizontal scroll bar back and forth. You won't see a horizontal scroll bar if the width of your document fits on your screen.

11: The Status Bar | The Status bar appears at the very bottom of your window and provides such information as the current page and the number of words in your document. You can change what displays on the Status bar by right-clicking on the Status bar and selecting the options you want from the Customize Status Bar menu. You click a menu item to select it. You click it again to deselect it. A check mark next to an item means it is selected.

12: The Status Bar

13: Understanding Document Views | In Word 2007, you can display your document in one of five views: Draft, Web Layout, Print Layout, Full Screen Reading, or Online Layout. Draft View Draft view is the most frequently used view. You use Draft view to quickly edit your document. Web Layout Web Layout view enables you to see your document as it would appear in a browser such as Internet Explorer. Print Layout The Print Layout view shows the document as it will look when it is printed.

14: Understanding Document Views | Reading Layout Reading Layout view formats your screen to make reading your document more comfortable. Outline View Outline view displays the document in outline form. You can display headings without the text. If you move a heading, the accompanying text moves with it.he document as it will look when it is printed.

15: Understanding Document Views | You should use Draft view for these lessons. Before moving ahead, make sure you are in Draft view:

16: Exit Word | You have completed Lesson One. Typically, you save your work before exiting.

17: Exit Word | 1. Click the Microsoft Office button. A menu appears. 2. Click Exit Word, which you can find in the bottom-right corner. | 3. You are prompted: "Do you want to save changes to Document1?" To save your changes, click Yes. Otherwise, click No. If you click Yes, the Save As dialog box appears.

18: Exit Word | 4. Move to the correct folder. 5. Name your file by typing Lesson One.doc in the File Name field. 6. Click Save. Word saves your file.

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