Introduction to MS-Word


MS- Word is a word processor. The extension name of MS- word is .doc. It is an application used to create, edit, print and save a document. It allows the user to insert pictures, tables, charts, drawings & features that will make the text richer & more interactive.


Microsoft Office Word is a non-free commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Word is currently the most common word processor on the market. Because it is so common, the .doc/.docx format has become the de facto format for text documents.


MS Word is a popular word-processing program used for creating documents such as lettersbrochures, learning activitiestestsquizzes and students’ homework assignments. There are many powerful features available in Microsoft Word to make it easier to learn for students with disabilities.


With Word 2010, you can create compelling documents while applying formatting effects such as shadow, bevel, glow, and reflection to your document text. You can spell-check text that uses visual effects, and add text effects to paragraph styles. Many of the same effects used for images are now available to both text and shapes, enabling you to seamlessly coordinate all of your content.


Starting word

  • Click the Start button on the taskbar
  • Point to All Programs.
  • Click Microsoft Office.
  • Click Microsoft Office Word
  • When you start Word, a program window opens, displaying a blank document
  • Double-clicking any Word document icon in Windows Explorer opens that file and Word

creating document 1

The default Word document includes the following layout tools:

  • · Title bar: displays the document name and the application.
  • · Menu bar: Contains the list of menus available inside word, each menu contains a specific setof commands.
  • · Standard toolbar: provides shortcuts in the form of buttons for frequently performed tasks.
  • · Formatting toolbar: Contains a list of formatting options available inside the format menu.
  • · Horizontal & Vertical rulers: used for measurement purposes like any normal ruler; the default unit of measure is in inches.
  • · White page area: is the space area where you type, edit and format your document.
  • · Insertion point : is the blinking vertical line that indicates the position on the screen where text or graphics will be placed.
  • · Task pane : is a small window within the word window that provides shortcuts to commonly used tasks.
  • · Scroll bars : are used to move up and down or left and right in a document.
  • · Status bar: displays the details such as the page number the user is working on, section no. , page no. out of the total pages found in the document, line number, column number etc.





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