“I was a complete novice but have now built up my skills to such an extent that I can create really sophisticated documents.  It’s surprisingly easy.”

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

How to start a document

An easy guide to starting a new document using Microsoft Word.

How to move around a document

Find out how to navigate around an existing document in Microsoft Word.

How to select text

Learn how to use your mouse or keyboard to select text within a document.

How to change text size and font

An easy guide to making text bigger or smaller and changing the font in a document.

How to bold, italicise or underline text

How to make selected text bold, set it to italics and underline in Microsoft Word.

How to copy and paste text

Copying and pasting is a fast way to duplicate text. We show you how to do it quickly.

How to print a document

When you have finished creating your document, print it out to share.

Text layout: how to centre, left align, right align and justify text

Follow our step-by-step guide to aligning text on a document.

How to create a numbered or bulleted list

Order your text and highlight important steps using numbers and bullets.

How to save a document

Saving your work so that it’s there the next time you want to make changes.

How to open a saved document

Return to a document that you have previously saved to your computer.