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What is Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word is a word processing application that is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. The most useful benefits of Word are document formatting, spell check, and grammar check.

What is the purpose of Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word is primarily used for creating documents such as letters, reports, and homework assignments.  Word can print to labels and envelopes.  Word has a built-in function to count the number of words in a document - if this is required for an assignment.  Images and tables (spreadsheets) can be incorporated into a Word document.  There are many different fonts available with Word.

How do I learn to use Word?

  • Training for this software is available at the University of Southern Indiana by enrolling in CIS151.
  • Follow this link for Quickstart guide to Word.

How do I download Word on my computer or mobile device?

See instructions on Software.

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