Free Microsoft Word Tutorials

Are you a Microsoft Word wizard, or do you use it infrequently and could use some tips on various features?

This week, I’ve got links to resources to help you whether you’re using Word 2013, 2010 or 2007. Support will be ending soon for 2003, so we won’t go there.

What do you do when you need to use a feature in Word, perhaps you have to make labels or do a mail merge. Where do you look? First, I try clicking the “?” up in the right corner in my Word doc. This brings up the Word help box. Then I’ll type in the process or task I want to do and see if it’ll find it. Unfortunately, many times I have no luck. Then I do a Bing search and usually find what I’m needing right away (so I should go there first, I keep hoping the Word Help will work for me). Then I’ll put the step-by-step on one screen while using the other with my Word document and it works pretty well.

If you’re rather new to Word or just have some time to learn something new, Microsoft has a whole series of videos and tutorials on Word and all their Office products. Click on the Word icon to be taken to the starting place. I’ve also listed several of their video tutorial topics below to get you interested.

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I’m more of a ‘just-in-time’ learner. When I need to know how to do something, then I’ll find the instructions and figure it out. For example, this week I found out that Word has Developer Tools that allowed me to make a pretty cool fillable form with Word. Maybe I’ll do a video on that because that’s something to remember! What about you? What interesting thing have you discovered Word can do?

In Q1, 2014, I’m taking a break from my regular blogging to focus on refreshing my website. I’ll be bringing you content, but it will be curated content from sites that I think my readers will benefit. Thanks for your understanding.

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