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Word for Android tablet is very similar to the Word you know and love. This video will show you how to get up and running.

Key points in this video

  • To put your cursor in an exact spot within some text, tap anywhere in the text, and then
    tap and drag this: Cursor to the exact spot.

  • If you need to get rid of the keyboard, tap your tablet's Back button, which could look like this: Nexus Back button or this: Android Back button

  • If you want to lock the keyboard away while scrolling, tap this button in the lower right corner: Lock keyboard button

  • To copy and paste, tap something, and then tap the Edit menu button: Edit menu button

Video transcript

[Introduction music]

Let’s get started with Word for Android tablet.

First, let's see how to get around and select things.

When I need to put my cursor in an exact spot, I tap anywhere within the text.

Then I tap and hold the cursor, and drag it to where I need it.

To select a word, I double tap. When I need to select more, I tap and drag the selection handles.

And I can triple tap to select a whole paragraph.

When I’m finished typing, I tap my tablet’s Back button to get rid of the keyboard.

My Back button looks like this… …but yours might look something like this, depending on your tablet.

If I want to scroll through my document without the keyboard popping up, I can lock it away, here.

Now it stays hidden and doesn’t pop up while I scan through the document.

If you’re looking for Formatting, most of the buttons are on the Home tab, like you’d expect.

For example, line spacing is here.

But notice: cut, copy, and paste are not here. I get to those by selecting something, and then tapping these three dots.

Make sure to check out the other tabs too.

The Insert tab is where I can insert page numbers.

In Layout, I can change margins.

And on the Review tab, I can add comments and track changes.

And I can switch to different views here on the View tab.

For more information on Office for Android tablet, visit

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