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 about various editing features in Microsoft Word.
Use the Find command to find instances of words or phrases within a document. To use the Find command:
Use the Replace command to find instances of words or phrases within a document and replace them with other words or phrases. To use the Replace command:
When searching in Word, you can find multiple words using a wildcard character.
To use wildcards:
One useful Find and Replace tip is how to remove blank paragraphs. This would occur when Enter is pressed twice. In a document with paragraph marks showing, this would look like so:
To quickly find and replace this issue, in the Find and Replace dialog box, find ^p^p and replace it with ^p.
Another Find and Replace tip is replacing formatting. To do so, when in the Find and Replace dialog box, on either the Find or Replace tab, select Formatting.
Select the formatting feature you want to search for, and specify options in the dialog box that is displayed.
Word 2013 and 2016 include the AutoCorrect feature, which automatically corrects commonly misspelled words.
For example, if you mistakenly type "teh" plus a space instead of "the," Word will automatically change it to "the."
You can easily append text from a different file into a Word document.
To append text to a Word document:
In this exercise you will find and replace text in a document. Open or go to Plants in my yard.docx (in the Word2019.1/Exercises folder) for use in this exercise.
The Clipboard group, located on the Home tab, contains four commands:
You can use the Copy and Paste commands in the Clipboard group to copy and paste text, or you can use keyboard shortcuts:
The Office Clipboard is a task pane available to you in Word. When you open the Office Clipboard, Word keeps track of what you cut or copy (up to 24 entries). This allows you paste items in a different order, or paste items after you've cut or copied other items. The Office Clipboard only accumulates items while Word is open. The items are not preserved between sessions.
You open the Office Clipboard Task Pane by clicking on the Dialog Box Launcher in the lower right hand corner of the Clipboard group.
In this exercise, you will practice using all the controls on the Clipboard. Open or go to Plants in my yard.docx (in the Word2019.1/Exercises folder) for use in this exercise.