What is Microsoft Word? A Word processing program is used to produce letters, applications, and other documents. Word processing is used in business to generate different documents. Word Processing package provides toolbar which, display shortcut button to make editing. These packages provide word wrap, justification function. In word processing packages we can bold, underline the text. Text can be inserted or deleted. Block editing tools can be used to move a block of text from one point to another point. Program search function can be used to find a user-specified word. Default format values are often supplied by the package, but they are easily changed. A word processing package may also include a spelling checker, thesaurus and mail merge. Word processing packages are Ms-Word, Lotus WordPro, Word Star, Word Pad and Word Perfect These packages can convert all documents to HTML format for publication as Web pages. End-users and organization can use desktop publishing (DTP) software to produce their own printed material that looks professionally published. That is they can design and print their own newsletters, brochures, manuals, and book with several styles, graphics, photo, and colors on each page. Word processing packages and desktop publishing packages like Adobe PageMaker is used to do desktop publishing.
WORD PROCESSING | MICROSOFT WORD
SCREEN LAYOUTS OR MS-WORD SCREEN LAYOUT OR MS-WORD ENVIRONMENT
Ms-Word environment is the different elements of the screen when we load Ms-Word.
Title Bar is a horizontal area located at the very top of the screen.
Menu bar is directly below the title bar and it displays the menu. A menu displays a list of command.
The ruler is generally found below the main toolbars. a ruler is used to change the format of your document quickly.
SCROLL BAR (Horizontal and vertical scroll bar)
The Horizontal and vertical scroll bars; enable you to move up and down or left right across the window. To scroll to another part of the document drag the box or click the arrows in the scrollbar.
The status bar is a horizontal area at the bottom of the document window in Microsoft Word.
The toolbar is a group of picture button just below the menu bar; it provides a shortcut for running a command. Toolbar provides shortcuts to menu commands. Toolbars contain different tools.
The Standard toolbar is used to run commonly used the command by clicking the button available on the Standard toolbar.
The format toolbar is used to format the document.
The drawing toolbar is used to draw a different shape in opened document.
TABLE AND BORDER
The table and border toolbar are used to draw a table in the open document.
Below the ruler is text area, You can type your text in the text area at the cursor position. A cursor is the insertion point.
The menu is a list of command. You can use menus to give Microsoft Word instructions about what you want to do. Menu displays a basic command. Some of the commands have images next to them so you can quickly associate the command with the image. Most menus are located on the menu bar at the top of the Word window. There are total nine menus on a menu bar, which are File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Table, Windows, and Help. Every menu bar contains a list of commands.
A shortcut is a quick way to start a program or open a file or folder without having to go to its permanent location. The shortcut menu is available when you right-click on icon, text, objects, or other items.
Write steps to create a shortcut
1 Click right mouse button on desktop
2. Point to new
3. Click on shortcut
4. Type the name and location of the items or through browse button select the location and item or program
5. Select OK then Next then Finish
Point to a program, click a right mouse button and click on create shortcut button.