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Note Use [Control]+[F] to Find/Search on this page

Note: the most used items are to the center left; items to the right are useful, but not used as often.

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Word Home tab
Clipboard Font Paragraph Style Edit

Click on a section of the image above, such as Clipboard or Font, to find out more about the section

Clipboard

 

Clipboard
Selected text can be cut, copied, or pasted.
Click here for more on cut, copy, and paste
Click the More Options box to open the Clipboard dialog box for more options

Font

 

Font The Font area is probably the most used area on the home tab.

Used to control the font size ( Example 11 points; note, there 72 points to an inch),
the font face (the shape of the letters (Example Calibri),
the font highlight if desired, the font color, and
the font attributes, Bold, Italic, Underline, etc.

Click here for more on formatting fonts

Click the More Options box to open the Font dialog box for more control over spacing.

Paragraph

 

Paragraph
Key items on the top section:
You may turn text into a bulleted list, or a numbered list. More on lists.
You may increase or decrease the indention on selected text
Key items on the lower section:
You may align your text to the left, center, right or justify text.
Single or double spacing is done to paragraphs, using the line spacing button.
Click here for more on spacing.
See also Writing a Term Paper.

Click the More Options box to open the Paragraph dialog box for more control over spacing.

Style

 

Styles
Styles are use to apply preset formats to selected text;
note that you may scroll through several preset styles,
or click the More Options box to open the Styles dialog box to see them in a list

Edit Editing
You can search for items in your document, or search for and replace items

 

Lists Bulleted List Bulleted List Numbered listNumbered List
 
  • Example of a bulleted list
  • Each item has a bullet
  • Each time you hit enter, a new bullet is added
  • Click the Bulleted List icon again when finished
  1. Example of a bulleted list
  2. Each item has a number
  3. Each time you hit enter, the next number is added
  4. Click the Bulleted List icon again when finished
     

 

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