Microsoft Word is a word processor produced by Microsoft for Windows operating systems and Mac OS X.
A word processor is a computer program used to produce all kinds of printable media, but mainly those made up largely of text. Word includes functionality such as a spelling and grammar checker which can help to make life easier when working with text.
Almost anyone can benefit from using a word processor – Most letters now are typed rather than written and employers expect to see electronically produced resumes or CVs. As with most Microsoft Office software, Word is one of the best programs available in its field. Many companies will expect prospective employees to be competent with Word and you might even have to prove it by taking a test! But don’t worry, if you read through the guides available here you’ll be more than prepared.
You could do almost anything with Word, but common uses include:
I will try to cover all of the main word processing functions in detail – There are step-by-step instructions and downloadable resources available, so feel free to have a look around and see what interests you.
To get started from the beginning, check out this page:
Microsoft Word Tutorial
If you already know what you want to do, why not take a look at the Word templates page – There might be something there you can use to get yourself started.
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