Basic concepts of Microsoft Word for beginners and those who want to start again
This page, and those that follow from it, present the Basic Concepts of using Microsoft Word. For new and experienced Word users.
Basic steps in creating a new Word document and entering simple text.
Three rules for typing in a Word document. Within a paragraph, just keep typing. Press Enter only once at the end of every paragraph. Use the spacebar only once at the end of each sentence.
When typing in a Word document, don't press the Enter key at the end of every line. This page explains why.
When typing in a Word document, press Enter only once to end a paragraph. This page explains why.
When typing in a Word document, press the spacebar only once at the end of each sentence. This page explains why.
Formatting text in Microsoft Word. How to use Word styles to format text in Word.
Don't use the spacebar in Microsoft Word to position text. In Word, it's often easier to use a table to lay out text in columns.
How to create bullets or dotpoints in Microsoft Word.
Basics of editing in Microsoft Word: how to add, delete, change, copy, move and format text. How to find and replace text. How to check spelling and grammar.
Don't type in page numbers by hand! How to get Microsoft Word to put page numbers in your document automatically.
Basic guide to printing your Word document.