Microsoft word is an application software developed by Microsoft Inc. Microsoft is an American multinational technology company. It is word processing software. Microsoft Word is used to create, edit, print and share professional-looking documents such as applications, forms, templates, business cards, letters, paper, reports, and booklets by using Microsoft Word.
Note: – You need to install Microsoft office to use Microsoft Word in PC or you can install it separately too. Although you can use Microsoft word online for that, you need to create Microsoft account on live.in or outlook. After that, you can access Microsoft word online by choosing the best-suited plan.
You can buy the latest version of Microsoft 2016 for official works, in which all the powerful applications are included such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. in one complete package.
Learn the complete explanation of Microsoft Word features and functions.
Let’s take a look at functional bars in Microsoft Word.
Title Bar: – Title bar is on the top of the window when you open a Microsoft Word application. The title bar contains opened application name (Microsoft Word in this case), by default file name (document1) in the center, control buttons (close, maximize, minimize) in right side and quick access tools (word logo, save, undo-redo function) on the left side.
Menu Bar: – Menu bar contains all the menus such as File, Home, and Insert, Page Layout, etc. These menus and functions are tools that are used to create all kinds of professional-looking documents in Microsoft Word.
Standard Formatting Bar (Sub Menu): – These are the category of functions and features dived under Menus according to their use. Such as under Home Menu, you can find Clip Board, Font, Paragraph, etc. these are subcategories of Main Menu Bar.
Ruler Bar: – Ruler bar is most important to understand. A rule bar is used to align the document. You can set margin and paragraph spaces by using it. You can find left indent, the right indent in the ruler bar. This is used to align the documents, page margins so when you print the document it will look professional. There are two rule bars in Microsoft Word, one is on the top of the white page(typing area) and the secondly is on the left side.
Scrolling Bar: – Scrollbar is used to scroll the page up/down and right/left when page zoom is high or low. There are two scrolling bars. One is the horizontal bar and the second one is the vertical scrolling bar.
Status Bar: – The Status bar showcase page number, total words, selected words, etc. Its main work is the display the status of the page. You can find spelling and grammatical proofreading option in the right after page number and words. And on the right side of the status bar, there are page views, zooming options.
The identification of MS-Word File
You can identify Microsoft Word File in your computer by seeing .docx at the end of the file name. In other words .docx is an extension of Microsoft word file. It is similar that you find a song file in which you see .mp3 at the end of the song name and in MS word for the document file it as .docx. .docx is the identification of file names such as sir name.
Basic uses of Microsoft Word: –
You can create, design, and edit letters, resume, bills, reports, applications, forms, birthday cards, business cards, calendars, books, articles, assignments in Microsoft Word and you can share them with your friends and also in public. And you can work with your team members in real-time on the same document. There are pre-designed templates that you can use to create various kinds of personal and official documents.
Here you can learn the Top 10 powerful uses of Microsoft Word
There are three methods you can follow to use Microsoft Word.
- To create anything such as forms, resume, business cards, applications, and bills, etc. you need to visualize first, what kind of document you want to create. Such as if you want to create business cards in MS-Word then you need to visualize the colors, shapes, text, and alignment, etc. to give it a look you’re imagining. Basic knowledge of official documents is important to utilize the features of MS-Word.
- See the samples of existed documents on the Internet and then create similar by seeing the sample. Also, you can watch video tutorials on YouTube. So, you can learn the basics of this method. But more advanced knowledge of Microsoft features and function it’s better than you can join an online course if really want to learn quickly.
- You can also download a template related to your documents such as the current account opening application for a bank. After downloading the template then replace exists text with your own. Save the document by pressing Ctrl+S and Print the document or use Ctrl+P.
It’s not that easy for the beginner or basic course student to learn Microsoft Word faster. But after 2-3 days of practical classes or by watching online videos related to Microsoft word Tutorial you can able to work on Word more frequently and with quality.
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