This padlet provides a visual array of links to instruction sheets and overview slides describing essential features and tools in Word. These instructions will help you build and format academic documents in Word.
Novice writers should master these essential commands in Word. This link opens a set of instructions for essential tools and commands in Microsoft Word. These tools are necessary for applying style or attributes to text or blocks of text.
Creating a Personal Toolbar in Word will simplify composing documents. The Personal Toolbar aggregates your most commonly used Word commands into one toolbar always visible beneath your ribbons--so no more searching from ribbon-to-ribbon to locate a command.
This EXCELLENT YouTube video demonstrates how to use the "track changes" feature in MS Word, and also the "comment" feature. It explains how these features enable a proofreader to delete and insert text, affix comments to text to offer recommendations for revision, and illustrates a procedure for saving extra copies of a document (known as version control) so that the original is retained, and a new version with revisions is saved.