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What is MS word?

Used to make professional-quality documents, letters, reports, etc., MS Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft.
It has advanced features which allow you to format and edit your files and documents in the best possible way.

Where to find MS Word on your personal computer?

Follow these simple steps to open MS Word on your personal computer:

Search → Word.

or

Start -> Word

What are the uses of MS Word?

MS Word enables users to do write-ups, create documents, resumes, contracts, etc.
This is one of the most commonly used programs under the Office suite.

Uses of MS Word

  • In Education: Word is Simplest tool, which can be used by both teachers and students.
  • In Workplace: Submitting letters, bills, creating reports, letterheads, sample documents, can all easily be done using MS Word
  • Creating & Updating Resume: One of the best tools to create your resumes and is easy to edit and make changes in it as per your experience.
  • For Authors: it is the best tool which can be used by authors for writing books and adjusting it as per the layout and alignment of your choice.

Features of MS Word

There are many menus avaiable in MS Word Ribbon. They are given below.

Home

This has options like font colour, font size, font style, alignment, bullets, line spacing, etc.

Insert

Tables, shapes, images, charts, graphs, header, footer, page number, etc. can all be entered in the document. They are included in the “Insert” category.

Design

The template or the design in which you want your document to be created can be selected under the Design tab. Choosing an appropriate tab will enhance the appearance of your document.

Layout

Under the Page Layout tab comes options like margins, orientation, columns, lines, indentation, spacing, etc.

References

This tab is the most useful for those who are creating a thesis or writing books or lengthy documents. Options like citation, footnote, table of contents, caption, bibliography, etc. can be found under this tab.

Review

Spell check, grammar, Thesaurus, word count, language, translation, comments, etc. can all be tracked under the review tab. This acts as an advantage for those who get their documents reviewed on MS Word.

View

The options on the view tab allow, Reading, Web Layout, Outline, and Draft. associated heading styles appear at left. Select the Thumbnails check box, and thumbnail views of each page appear at left.