Welcome to our free Introduction to Microsoft Word tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019 Training course.
In this lesson, you will learn how to create, save, and begin working within Microsoft Word 2019.
To start Microsoft Word (see screenshot below):
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.
The first time you save a Microsoft Word document, you need to give it a name and location. To do this, follow these steps:
You can import a file into Word; you can import different file formats such as .txt files and PDFs.
To import a file:
The Status Bar, located at the bottom of Word, shows basic information about your document and enables you to change your viewing settings. Specific items on the Status Bar include:
The two most common ways to close a Microsoft Word document are:
When you close your document, you will be prompted to save if you have made any changes since the last time you saved.
In this exercise, you will create, save, and close a Microsoft Word document. If you currently have Microsoft Word open, please close it before starting the exercise.