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Easy Computer Basics, Windows® 8.1 Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 8. Using Microsoft Word

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When you want to write a letter, fire off a quick memo, create a fancy report, or publish a newsletter, you use a type of software program called a word processor. For most computer users, Microsoft Word is the word processing program of choice. Word is a full-featured word processor, and it’s included on many new PCs and as part of the Microsoft Office software suite. You can use Word for all your writing needs—from basic letters to fancy newsletters and for everything in between.

Two versions of Word are available. Microsoft Word Web App is a free web-based version you access using Internet Explorer or another ...

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