This workshop provides an overview of the basic features of Microsoft Office Word 2016. Today we will construct a simple report on Indiana state parks. In this scenario, we have already compiled information on various state parks and have started putting together a report. This information has been saved as a Word 2016 document. We also need to include the introduction that our colleague, Soo-jin, has already written. Finally, we will format the collected data.
We will be using two existing documents to create the final document: a report named StateParks.docx, and another document that contains the introduction for the report, Introduction_Soo-jin.docx. We will also be using a photo, Stream.jpg.
Exploring the Word Interface
Word 2016 provides many tools that enable the integration of text, tables, and graphics. It is also designed to integrate elements from other Microsoft applications, such as presentations from PowerPoint and spreadsheets from Excel. Learning to use these tools can help make word processing more efficient and powerful.
Today we will concentrate on word processing and graphic features. Before we begin our first exercise, we'll talk a bit about Word 2016 and some of its unique features.
Let's begin by launching Microsoft Word.
Step 1. Launch Word.
Step 2. To open a new document,
|Title bar||Provides information such as the application name and document title|
|Quick Access Toolbar||Customizable toolbar which contains frequently used tools|
|Ribbon||Contains commands organized in logical groups and collected together under the command tabs|
|Command tabs||Contain logical groups of related commands|
|Groups||Sub-group of related commands|
|Dialog box launcher||Opens a dialog box to access more information|
|View tools||Provide a way to change the view of a document as well as the zoom level|
|Status bar||Provides information about the document, such as page number and word count|