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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Creating New Documents

Now that you've completed your tour of the Word interface, it's time to get to work. In the rest of this chapter, you'll learn the basic techniques you need to create, open, edit, and save Word documents. In Chapter 2, you'll build on what you learn here, understanding how to format the text you've created.

The first thing to do is create a new document. As you've already seen, Word opens with a blank document already displayed, ready for editing. At this point, you have several choices:

  • You can start working in the blank document that's already open, entering text and other elements. When you're ready, you can save the file as either a Word document or a Web page. (See the "Saving Your Documents" section, later in this ...

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