MS Word - Lesson 1: Getting started with Microsoft Word 2007
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MS Word – Lesson 1: Getting started with Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Office Office toolkit has many different versions, the features are also changed through each version. The Word 2007 interface is completely different from the Word 2003 interface, so users will find it difficult to edit and use other tools. The following article of Network Administrator will introduce readers to the interface of Word 2007, along with the functions for you to easily grasp when using.

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Introducing the Word 2007 interface

This is the main interface of Word 2007.

The main interface of Word 2007

1. Change on the Ribbon

It can be seen that Word 2007 interface changes the biggest compared to 2003 is the Ribbon bar with command boxes for easy operation and implementation by users.

On the Ribbon there are 7 main tabs including:

  • Home: Including text formatting tools such as Font, Paragraph, Copy, Paste, Bullets and numbering … ..
  • Insert: Insert objects into content such as insert pictures into Word, WordArt, insert formulas into Word, special symbols, insert charts into Word, tables, Header and Footer, Page number, …
  • Page Layout: Settings settings, format for Word page such as Page setup, Page Borders, Page Color, Paragraph, …
  • Reference: A text formatting tool such as inserting comments, creating mobile entries in Word.
  • Maillings: Mail merge toolbar.
  • Review: Tool for checking grammar, spelling, etc.
  • View: Working with screen display.


In addition to the Main Tab, Ribbon on Word 2007 also Groups (Group) in each Tab, set of related objects. For example, Tab Insert will have 7 different groups, including Pages, Tables, Illustrations, Links, Header & Footer, Text, Symbols. These groups are all contents that you choose to insert into the Word document.

Group in Tab

In some groups there is more arrow icon called the Dialog Box Launcher. When you click the button, it opens an interface of options related to the respective group.

Group in the Ribbon

The icons on each group called the Command. The command can be a button, a text entry area, or a menu like a font list.

If you want to hide the Ribbon, simply double click on the open tab.


2. Office Menu button

The list of Office icons in Word 2007 generally doesn’t change much, there are still options to create new documents (New), open Word files saved on your computer (Open), save content (Save) or save with File name (Save as), print document (Print), send text file (Send), publish content (Publish) and close the interface (Close).

Office button menu

3. Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar is the quick access bar located in the top left corner of the Ribbon. By default, this access bar contains icons Save, Undo, Repeat. Users can still add other commands when used.

Right-click the triangle icon and select the menu items you want to add to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Quick access bar

Or users can click groups, or individual Commands, right-click and select Add to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Add groups to the quick access bar

4. Additional tabs in Word 2007

Some content inserted into Word will display extra tabs. For example, when inserting pictures into Word and clicking on images will show more Format tab to adjust the format for images.

Subtab in Word

5. Keyboard shortcuts in Word 2007

Each command in Word 2007 has an executable shortcut, which quickly saves document processing. Press the Alt key to display the shortcuts on the Tab, the command buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar and the Microsoft Office button.

In addition, users should also remember the frequently used shortcuts in Word in the article Word invaluable keyboards when processing text.

Keyboard shortcuts in Word

Next lesson: MS Word – Lesson 2: Working with Documents

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