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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Quick Tour of the “Cockpit”

Typically, the easiest way to start Word is to click Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Word 2003. Word opens with a new blank document ready for editing. In Figure 2.1, you can see the basic Word interface with each of its components marked.

Figure 2.1. The Word interface is replete with shortcuts for editing and navigation.

The next few sections take a closer look at each important element of the Word interface.

Using Word's Improved Task Panes

Task panes, first introduced in Word 2003, are designed to make Word easier to use by bringing together all the options available to perform a task, and ...

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