Chapter 11

Getting into Word Online


check Finding out how Word Online differs from the regular Word

check Wrapping your head around some of the basic features of Word Online

check Exploring some of the advanced features of Word Online, such as styles and tables

Office 365 includes a version of Word that runs as a web application in your web browser — Word Online. Microsoft has put a lot of effort into making Word Online a valuable experience, which is a result of competing directly with Google Docs.

In this chapter, we explore some of the basic concepts of Word Online, such as using the web interface to create, read, edit, and delete documents. We also look at some of the advanced features of Word Online, including working with styles and tables.

Comparing Word Online and Word

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably used or heard of a program called Microsoft Word. Word is an aptly named word-processing application. In fact, we wrote this this book with Word. Word is a thick client, meaning that you run it from your local computer. In Windows 10, you fire up the Word program from the Start menu. Word then runs on your computer. A web-based application, on the ...

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