In this chapter you will learn to:
Get started with Word.
Create, save, and close documents.
Open and view existing documents.
Decide which view to use when.
When you use a computer program to create, edit, and produce text documents, you are word processing . Word-processing programs help you create professional-quality documents because you can type and format text, correct errors, and preview your work before you print or distribute a document.
Microsoft Office Word 2003 is one of the most sophisticated word-processing programs available today. You can use Word to compose and update a wide range of business and personal documents. In addition, Word includes many desktop publishing features that you can use to enhance the appearance of documents so that they are appealing and easy to read. Whether you need to create a letter, memo, fax, annual report, or newsletter, Word has the power and flexibility to produce professional documents quickly and easily.
In this chapter, you ll start by entering text to create a document, and then you ll save the document as a file . While saving the document, you ll create a folder in which to store it. You ll also open other documents so that you can see how to move around in them and switch between them. Finally, you ll explore the different ways you can view documents in Word.
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Do you need only a quick refresher on the topics in this chapter? See the Quick Reference entries on page xxxiii.
On the CD Before you can use the practice files in this chapter, you need to install them from the book s companion CD to their default location. See Using the Book s CD-ROM on page xxi for more information.