Introduction to Microsoft Office

  • is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft on August 1, 1989.
  • First version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. Office is reported to now be used by over a billion people worldwide.
  • The current versions are Office 2013 for Windows, released on October 11, 2012; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010. On 24 October 2012, the RTM final code of Office 2013 Professional Plus has been released to TechNet and MSDN subscribers for download.
    On 15 November 2012, the 60-day trial version of Office 2013 Professional Plus was released for download.

Other than this notes, you can also refer the slide presentation which I use for my teaching and learning material.

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WORD

  • is a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although Word 2007 can also use a new XML-based.
  • Microsoft Office-optimized format called .DOCX, which has been standardized by Ecma International as Office Open XML and its SP2 update supports PDF and a limited ODF. Word is also available in some editions of Microsoft Works. It is available for the Windows and Mac platforms.
  • The first version of Word, released in the autumn of 1983, designed by Microsoft was for the MS-DOS operating system and had the distinction of introducing the mouse to a broad population. Word 1.0 could be purchased with a bundled mouse, though none was required. Following the precedents of LisaWrite and MacWrite, Word for Macintosh attempted to add closer WYSIWYG features into its package. Word for Mac was released in 1985. Word for Mac was the first graphical version of Microsoft Word.

SCREEN LAYOUT

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MENUS

  • When you begin to explore Word 2007 you will notice a new look to the menu bar. There are three features that you should remember as you work within Word 2007:
                     –  Microsoft Office Button
                     –  Quick Access Toolbar
                     –  Ribbon
  • These three features contain many of the functions that were in the menu of previous versions of Word. The functions of these three features will be more fully explored below.

MICROSOFT OFFICE BUTTON

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  • The Microsoft Office button performs many of the functions that were located in the File menu of older versions of Word.
  • This button allows you to create a new document, open an existing document, save or save as, print, send (through email or fax), publish or close.

THE RIBBON

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  • The Ribbon is the panel at the top portion of the document. It has seven tabs:
                     –  Home
                     –  Insert
                     –  Page Layout
                     –  References
                     –  Mailings
                     –  Review
                     –  View
  • that contain many new and existing features of Word. Each tab is divided into groups. The groups are logical collections of features designed to perform functions that you will utilize in developing or editing your Word document. Commonly used features are displayed on the Ribbon, to view additional features within each group, click on the arrow at the bottom right of each group.

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Each of the tabs contains the following tools:

Home: Clipboard, Fonts, Paragraph, Styles, and Editing.
Insert: Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text, and Symbols

Page Layout: Themes, Page Setup, Page Background, Paragraph, Arrange
References: Table of Contents, Footnote, Citation & Bibliography, Captions, Index, and Table of Authorities
Mailings: Create, Start Mail Merge, Write & Insert Fields, Preview Results, Finish
Review: Proofing, Comments, Tracking, Changes, Compare, Protect
View: Document Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Window, Macros

QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR

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The quick access toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains commands that you may want to use. You can place the quick access toolbar above or below the ribbon. To change the location of the quick access toolbar, click on the arrow at the end of the toolbar and click on Show Below the Ribbon.

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You can also add items to the quick access toolbar. Right click on any item in the Office Button or the Ribbon and click on Add to Quick Access Toolbar and a shortcut will be added to the Quick Access Toolbar.

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