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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 9. Up and Running with Word Web App

In This Chapter

  • Creating a new document

  • Looking at the differences between Word Web App and Word 2010

  • Exploring the Word Web App screen

  • Navigating in a document

  • Getting a different view of your work

Elsewhere in this book, I lament how the Office Web Apps aren't nearly as useful as their namesakes in Office 2010. I'm sorry to report that Word Web App, of all the Office Web Apps, has the most shortcomings. If you have even a brushing acquaintance with Word 2010 (or earlier editions of Word), you will be disappointed by Word Web App. I thought of calling this chapter "Word Web App: Making the Best of It."

To make the best of it, this chapter introduces you to Word Web App, examines the differences between it and Word 2010, and takes you on a tour of the Word Web App screen. You also find out how to switch between Editing and Reading View. (Tools that Word Web App has in common with the other Office Web Apps are described in Chapter 4.)

Creating Documents with Word Web App

Chapter 2 describes how to create new files with Word Web App and the other Office Web Apps. It also describes how to open and close files. For readers who don't care to make the long, arduous journey to Chapter 2, here are short, to-the-point instructions for creating a document with Word Web App:

  1. Click the New link and choose Word Document on the drop-down list.

    The New Microsoft Word Document window opens.

  2. Enter a name for your document.

  3. Click the Save button.

    A pristine, new document ...

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