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Word Quick Start

Create a document

With Word on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can:

  • Create a document from scratch or from a template.

  • Add text, images, art, and videos.

  • Research a topic and find credible sources.

  • Access your documents from a computer, tablet, or phone via OneDrive.

  • Share your documents and collaborate with others.

  • Track and review changes.

Create a document

  1. On the File tab, select New.

  2. Double-click any template image --OR -- In the Search for online templates box, enter the type of document you want to create and press your Enter key.

Tip: To start from scratch, select Blank document. Or, for practice using Word features, try a learning guide like Welcome to Word, Insert your first table of contents, and more.

Online templates in Word

Add and format text

  1. Click on your new blank page and type some text. 

  2. To format, select the text and then select any option show in the Ribbon's Home tab: Bold, Italic, Bullets, Numbering, and more. 

Format Text in Word

Add Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Chart, and more

  1. Select the Insert tab.

  2. Select what you want to add:

    • Tables - select Table, hover over the size you want, and select it.

    • Pictures - select Pictures, browse for pictures from your computer, select a stock image, or even search Bing.

      Note:  Older versions of Word may have Online Pictures on the ribbon next to Pictures.

    • Shapes - select Shapes, and choose a shape from the drop-down.

    • Icons - select Icons, pick the one you want, and select Insert.

    • 3D Models - select 3D Models, choose from a file or online source, go to the image you want, and select Insert.

    • SmartArt - select SmartArt, choose a SmartArt Graphic, and select OK.

    • Chart - select Chart, select the chart you want, and select OK.

    • Screenshot - select Screenshot and select one from the drop-down.

Insert items in Word

Next:     Save your document to OneDrive in Word

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