How to Create a New Document in Microsoft Word
Create a new Word document in just a few simple steps.
This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.
- When you open Microsoft Word, a document is automatically opened as well. As you can see in the screenshot below, the default document is named "Document1".
- The arrow in the screenshot points to the location of your cursor when Word opens. To start creating a document, simply begin typing.
Note that in Microsoft Word 2007, you do this by clicking the Microsoft Office button and selecting Save As.
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