Word 2013: Getting Started

Word 2013: Getting Started

February 4, 2023 520 Views


Topics: Word, create, Big Data 

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Word 2013 is a powerful word processing program. Users can use it to create documents, resumes, newsletters and just about anything else they can imagine. From the start screen, users can access recent documents or create something new, either from scratch or from a template. The ribbon is the collection of tools and features at the top of the screen. The ribbon is divided into tabs like “design,” “insert and “home,” so users can easily find what they are looking for. There are also commands on each tab that has been organized into groups. Some groups even have an arrow in the bottom right corner that users can click to view even more commands. If users ever feel like the ribbon is taking up too much space, they can always hide or minimize it. Also in the upper right corner is a place where users can access their Microsoft account. Users can even customize their copy of Word to make certain commands more convenient. Take the quick access toolbar in the upper left corner. This area gives users access to frequently used commands like save and undo, no matter where they are in the ribbon. To add more commands, just click the tiny arrow next to the toolbar, then choose the ones user wants. 

Now let’s take a look at the work area itself. That’s the space in the center where users will actually create and edit documents. At the top and to the left, users should see two small rulers. These make it easier to adjust the document and control the layout of the text. To show or hide the rulers, go to the view tab, then check or uncheck the box depending on the preferences. In the bottom right corner, users will find a few more tools that let them change the way their document is displayed. To zoom in or out, click and drag the zoom control. The number next to the slider will tell the users what the zoom percentage is. Users can also switch between different document views using these three icons. Read Mode opens the document full screen. This view is great for reading large amounts of text or simply reviewing your work. Print layout is the default. It shows users what the document will look like on the printed page. The web layout displays the document as a web page. Users can get to the backstage area by clicking the file tab. Here they can access all kinds of information related to the current document and more. That covers the basics of Word 2013.

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