Tips on Using Microsoft Word

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An easy way to use Microsoft Word, and get help while doing so, is to use the "Office Assistant" tool that can be found under the "Help" menu. Find out how to adjust to newer versions of Microsoft Word with help from a Web designer in this free video on computer help and tech support.

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Hi, I'm Noah and I'm going to give you a couple of tips on using Microsoft Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is pretty much necessary to do any job these days. An easy way to get help when using Microsoft Word. An easy way to get help when using Microsoft Word is to use the "Office Assistant. You can find the office assistant under the "help" menu by simply selecting "Show Office Assistant". Now when you click on this, you'll notice a little paper clip figure appears on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. Now to get help, simply click on it and then type in your question. There are also lots of options you can change by clicking on the paper clip then selecting options. Here you'll be able to choose, for example, whether you'd like the paper clip to help guess what topics you need help on, or you can also change the appearance of the office assistant by clicking on the gallery tab. Here you can choose from a wide range of figures like the paper clip, the bouncing ball, a wizard. Finally, when you're done using the Office Assistant, you can hide it by right-clicking on him, and then selecting "hide". One last tip I might add on using Microsoft Word is that if you're accustomed to using Word from Office 2003 and have trouble adjusting to Word in Office 2007, you can get something called "Classic Menu" for Office 2007 from Addintools. You can find it at This is a very handy tool that lets you show the classic menus and toolbars of Microsoft Office 2003 in Microsoft Office 2007. So if you're somebody who's very used to using the menu from Office 2003 and you can't seem to find any of the tools you want in the new menu in Microsoft Word 2007, then you might want to use this.


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