Creating documents

Pen on paper

'I've swapped my pen for a keyboard, and I'm surprised by how much I like it.'

From cave painting to pen and ink, from typewriters to computers: the latest phase in the history of humanity's desire to express itself through writing and creating images.

  • WordPad comes free with the Microsoft Windows operating system and is a great way for beginners to start exploring the world of document creation. Here are our helpful guides.

  • Microsoft Word is the most popular word-processing program – and justifiably so. It’s easy to use and allows you to create all different types of documents. Our guides will show you how.

  • Expert, step-by-step guides and advice in using a range of Microsoft programs.

  • Microsoft Excel is a very popular spreadsheet program. It’s easy to use and can save you hours of calculations. Our guides will show you how to get the best from this handy program.