Would you like a copy of the quick reference sheet we have as handouts?  You can find those here.

Word 2010 (PC)

Overview

Word 2010 is a software developed by Microsoft to make text editing and document construction far simpler and more accessible. Word replaces traditional pen and paper as well as typewriters as a way of taking down text information.

The Quick Access Toolbar gives easy access to common commands such as Undo and Save and saves screen space by becoming integrated with the title bar. Click the drop-down arrow to choose which commands are visible. The far right side of the Quick Access toolbar still retains the common minimize, maximize, and exit buttons of Windows.

The Ribbon is the main toolbar of Word 2010, where commands that are most used are stored. Each tab on the Ribbon contains a different selection of tools, ordered from most often used on the left to least often used on the right. As well, contextual tabs may load at some occasions, when certain items or objects have been selected. Unlike previous versions of this software, Ribbon items and their locations are also customizable, if you dislike the standard Microsoft layout.    

Backstage is a new feature that aids in the management of files. Here, it is possible to create, save, and send documents here, as well as inspect them for hidden metadata or personal information. The ability to set most Word options, such as toggling AutoComplete suggestions as well as to modify the ribbons, is also here. The Information Tab, a new feature in Backstage, displays different metadata, commands, and properties depending on the state and type of the document, as well as the storage location. Commands on this tab include the ability to Check In to editing the file, Check Out of the same, and Permissions to control the accessibility of others. Options are highlighted depending on the document type currently being edited.

Helpful Videos

Here, we've included a few videos to help with not only understanding the capability of the Word 2010 suite, but also to give useful tutorials and pointers to make your experience with this software far easier.

 

Helpful Websites

Need More?

Need more information to help you through your work? No problem. Please feel free to stop by our office in Galileo Hall Room 111, email us at techbar@stmarys-ca.edu.  Our office hours are between 9 AM and 5 PM on Monday through Friday.


Would you like a copy of the quick reference sheet we have as handouts? You can find those here.

Word 2011 (Mac)

Overview

Word 2011 is a software developed by Microsoft to make text editing and document construction far simpler and more accessible. Word replaces traditional pen and paper as well as typewriters as a way of taking down text information.

The Standard Toolbar has been integrated with the title bar, and no longer "floats" as on previous versions of Word. Common commands are contained in this space; here, you can start a new document with or without a template, open a previously accessed document, save your file, print a copy of the file, show or hide elements of the user interface, zoom in, and more. The most important feature of this new toolbar, however, is the Search feature, which allows you to dive into your work to quickly find any key phrases.

The Ribbon is the main toolbar of Word 2011, where commands that are most used are stored. Each tab on the Ribbon contains a different selection of tools, ordered from most often used on the left to least often used on the right. As well, contextual tabs may load at some occasions, when certain items or objects have been selected. The Ribbon was first implemented in Word 2007 for PC, and comes to Word 2011 for Mac to provide additional commonality between the two programs.

Helpful Videos

Here, we've included a few videos to help with not only understanding the capability of the Word 2011 suite, but also to give useful tutorials and pointers to make your experience with this software far easier.

 

Helpful Websites

Need More?

Need more information to help you through your work? No problem. Please feel free to stop by our office in Galileo Hall Room 111, email us at techbar@stmarys-ca.edu.  Our office hours are between 9 AM and 5 PM on Monday through Friday.

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