How to Use MS Word 2003

104 28
    • 1). Open a new document by double-clicking on the Microsoft Word icon on your desktop or single-clicking on the icon in your taskbar or "Start" menu. Word 2003 will load with a blank document on most setups. If it asks whether you want to create a blank document or use a template, select the blank document option.

    • 2). Click onto the page and start typing. Word documents are created in the same way as you would create documents on a typewriter. Use the "Enter" key to insert a line break and the "Tab" key to indent; Hold the "Shift" key when pressing a letter to capitalize. Basic document creation is as simple as typing.

    • 3). Check spelling on your document by clicking the icon in your toolbar (the strip just below the menu at the top of the screen) that has the letters ABC and a checkmark.

    • 4). Click the "Edit" menu at the top of your screen for options such as "Go To," and "Find," which allow you to jump to specific locations in your document, and "Replace," which allows you to automatically replace all instances of one word with another. Be careful using this feature because every instance of that letter combination will change, particularly if you use the "Replace All" option, which does not ask you to confirm each change before it occurs. To avoid this, select "More" in the "Replace" box and click the box next to "Whole words only."

    • 5). Save your document by clicking "File," then "Save" or clicking the disc icon in the toolbar. Enter a name for your document in the "File name" field and click "Save." You can save a different version without erasing the first by using the "Save As" function on the "File" menu and entering a new file name.

    • 6). Insert images from files on your computer by placing your cursor where you want the image to appear and clicking "Insert," then hovering over "Picture" and selecting "From file." Browse for the image you want and click "Insert."

    • 7). Explore other menu options for other features of Word. Menu items with "..." after them will open a box with further details, while items with black triangles next to them will offer additional menus when you hover your mouse over them. Use the menu's "Help" to search Microsoft's built-in help feature or, if you are connected to the Internet, additional online tutorials.

    • 8). Click the double arrows at the bottom of any menu to expand that menu. If no double arrow appears, the menu is already fully expanded.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time
You might also like on "Technology"

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.