Microsoft Word Basics Part 1: What Is Word?

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 10908

What "type" of paper do you want to write? Most people use the computer program Microsoft Word for typing so they can use its many features! A new video and online practice introduce you to MS Word!


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Techy Fact

  • Did you know that if you work for Microsoft, on your anniversary, you have to bring one pound of M&M's for every year you have worked there?

That could be a LOT of M&M's in the building at one time! Microsoft is one of the GIANTS of the technology world, and Microsoft Word is their biggest accomplishment. In this series, you will explore the basics of Microsoft Word!

Microsoft Word is the most-used word processing software (program where you can type documents) in the world!

It is made by a company named Microsoft, started by a man named Bill Gates. He has built an empire of products and services that have changed the way the world works.

Knowing how to use Microsoft Word is extremely important for school, work, and just plain living! This lesson will get you started with basic skills in Microsoft Word.

First, check out this new Prezi video, Microsoft Word Basics Part 1 What is Word? (below):

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  • Have you ever typed anything in Microsoft Word before?
  • Have you ever made a document?

Now is your chance to try it on your own!

First, you should work on some typing skills. Check out a few of these free typing websites to help build your skills:

Now that you have had a chance to practice your typing, and have seen what Microsoft Word is and how it works, it is your turn to explore!

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