How do you do that?
Well, here on the Home tab – home ribbon – you can go to Paragraph group and, look right here this is the line and paragraph spacing options. You can go in and say I want double-spaced. So now when I do line spacing, set it at 2, now my paragraph has double-spaced text. I also want you to notice that you have font color options and all sorts of typical font options that you’re probably very accustomed to on all sorts of tools. And on the internet, there are different fonts to choose from here as well. Okay, so I’m happy with this. I’m good. Of course, I could change the margins at the left and right using this ruler tool, but if I don’t want to mess with that, I’ll just leave it as is.
Now, to finish this off
I just go to File and I have a bunch of different options. First, I really should save this. And I can click Save. I can save it just to this PC and I could save it directly, let’s say, to the desktop or to my documents, but also notice that there’s an option to save it to One Drive, and if you’re not familiar with One Drive, It’s a wonderful tool similar to Dropbox but extra good for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word, in this case. Now, to access that it would be helpful to sign in to your Microsoft account, and that way, like it, says here, you can get to your documents from anywhere because you’ll be signed in to your Microsoft Office account and basically One Drive in this case, though I’ll just save it to my desktop. So there’s the name I want to use. I click Save, and we’re good to go. And, of course, I can also click there on File and I could print it, now that I’ve saved it. I could have printed it without saving, but it’s a good idea to save first, just so you don’t forget. But I can now print and there are all these print options. There’s Export, and this is very powerful. So I can click that, save it also to the desktop in this case, and so now when I go to my desktop, look there is a PDF document, So that’s a nice powerful option, just built right into Word. So I’m done, so I’m going to close out of this document completely, go to my desktop. So this is a list of recently created documents on this computer and there it is at the top. Now, as I use this more and more on this computer, I’m going to end up with 20, 3, 50, 100 documents. It might be nice if this is a document that I’m going to keep working on a lot over the next few weeks.
Microsoft Word is very powerful.
Well, there is a way to do that. If you put your mouse on it, look there’s a little pin. And if you click that pin, it will pin this particular document to the top of the list. Now, I know right now, I just have the one document, but imagine 500 documents. This document would remain at the top of the list because I pinned it. So that’s a little trick that I think is helpful to know. So in this tutorial, we have gone over all of the basics that you need to know, all of the essentials that you need to know to start using Microsoft Word, whether you’re a teacher, whether you’re a student, a business-person, or you’re just using this on your own at home.