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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 2

Diving Into Document Creation

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Walking through a document from start to finish
  • Making a new blank file or using a template
  • Reopening a saved document
  • Saving a document
  • Reviewing file formats and compatibility issues
  • Navigating in a document and selecting text
  • Using Word's various views
  • Making a document hard copy

When a coach teaches someone a new sport, he or she starts with the fundamentals. Eager students often want to skip the basics—especially when in a rush to be productive with new software—and what they miss out on learning now can trip them up later. The first section in this chapter gives a nod to your need to get up and running quickly in Word, showing you how to write and print a letter and envelope in 15 minutes or less. From there, the chapter moves on to discuss the essential skills that will serve you well every time you work with Word 2013. If you're new to Word, this chapter makes getting started painless. If you've been using Word for years, you may not only pick up some tricks you previously missed, but also get an introduction to a few new features in the latest version of Word. You also explore creating files, saving and reopening files, navigating in the text and making selections, viewing variations, and making a printout.

Creating a First Document

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