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Word 2016 Quick Start

Create and save

With Word on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can:

  • Create documents from scratch, or a template.

  • Add text, images, art, and videos.

  • Research a topic and find credible sources.

  • Save to OneDrive, to get to your documents from your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Share your documents, and work with others.

  • Track and review changes.

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Create a document

  1. Open Word.

  2. Select an option:

    • Select Blank document to create a document from scratch.

    • Select one of the templates.

    • Select Take a Tour for Word tips.

Word new doc templates

Add and format text

  1. Place the cursor where you want, and type some text.

    The status bar at the bottom of the document shows the Page and number of words.

  2. To format text, select the text, and then select an option on the Home tab: Bold, Italic, Bullets, Numbering, ...

Word ribbon format text options

Office 365 word and page count

Add Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, or a Chart

  1. Select the Insert tab.

  2. Select what you want to add:

    • Pictures - select Pictures, browse for the picture you want, and select Insert.

    • Shapes - select Shapes, and then select a shape from the drop-down.

    • SmartArt - select SmartArt, choose a SmartArt Graphic, and select OK.

    • Chart - select Chart, select the chart you want, and select OK.

Office 365 Word Pictures SmartArt Charts

Save your document to OneDrive

When you save your files to the cloud, you can share and collaborate with others, and get to your files from anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or phone.

  1. Select File > Save As.

  2. Select OneDrive.

    Save personal files to OneDrive - Personal, and work files to your company OneDrive. You can also save to another location in the list, or Add a Place.

Save Word file to the cloud
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