Microsoft Word is primarily a text editor and word processor, and you can use it to make many different types of documents, including fliers, brochures, business cards and invitations. The program is linked to Microsoft Office Online's library of templates. The templates are all available for download to help you begin creating a specific document.
Open a blank document in Microsoft Word by simply starting the program.
Click the "Microsoft Office Button," and click "New" to use a template. Click one of the categories under "Microsoft Office Online" on the left side. The available templates will load on the main screen. Browse through the templates and select one you want to use. Some templates are very specific and correspond with a certain type of paper, such as envelopes or labels. Click "Download."
Start typing to add text to the document. Click inside a text box to replace any placeholder text on an existing template.
Format the text using the "Home" tab. Select text you want to change and make modifications to font, font size, color and text attributes in the "Font" group. Create bullets or numbered lists, and change paragraph alignment or line spacing in the "Paragraph" group.
Click the "Insert" tab to insert images into your document. In the "Illustrations" group, click "Picture" to upload a picture from a file on your computer, or click "Clip Art" to insert a stock image.
Change the page margins by clicking the "Page Layout" tab. In the "Page Setup" group, click "Margins" and select an option. Create a decorative page border in the "Page Background" group.
Look over your document and edit it for mistakes. Click the "Review" tab and click "Spelling & Grammar" in the "Proofing" group to do a spelling check.
Click the "Microsoft Office" button, and select "Save" to save the document.
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