The two quickest ways to start Microsoft Word are to select it on the Start screen (Win 8) (New!) or on the Start menu (Win 7). Word lets you work the way you like and start programs with a click of a button. When you start Word, a program window opens, displaying the Start screen (New!) where you can create or open a document in order to quickly get started.
Start Windows, if necessary, and then use the method for your Windows version.
• Windows 8. Display the Start screen; click or tap the Start button on the Charm bar.
• Windows 7. Click Start on the taskbar, point to All Programs (which changes to Back), and then point ...