Microsoft Word is part of the Microsoft’s Office automation package Microsoft Office 2016
When you use a computer application to create, edit, and format text documents, you are performing a task known as word processing. MS Word 2016 is one of the most sophisticated word-processing apps available. You can use Word to efficiently create a wide range of business and personal documents, from the simplest letter to the most complex report. MS Word includes many desktop publishing features that you can use to enhance the appearance of documents so that they are visually appealing and easy to read.
The elements that control the appearance of MS Word and the way you interact with it while you create documents are collectively referred to as the user interface. Some user interface elements, such as the color scheme, are cosmetic. Others, such as toolbars, menus, and buttons, are functional. The default Word configuration and functionality is based on the way that most people work with the app.
You can modify cosmetic and functional user interface elements to suit your preferences and working style.
Start MS Word 2016
The way that you start Word 2016 is dependent on the operating system you’re running on your computer.
• In Windows 10, you can start Word from the Start menu, the All Apps menu, the Start screen, or the taskbar search box.
• In Windows 8, you can start Word from the Apps screen or Start screen search results.
• In Windows 7, you can start Word from the Start menu, All Programs menu, or Start menu search results.
You might also have a shortcut to Word on your desktop or on the Windows taskbar.
When you start Word without opening a specific document, the Word Start screen appears. The Start screen is a hybrid of the Open and New pages of the Backstage view. It displays links to recent files in the left pane, and new file templates in the right pane.
To start MS Word by opening a document
- Do either of the following:
In File Explorer, double-click the document.
To start MS Word on a Windows 10 computer
- Click the Start button, and then click All apps.
- In the app list, click any index letter to display the alphabet index, and then click W to scroll the app list to the apps starting with that letter.
- Scroll the list if necessary, and then click MS Word 2016 to start the app.
To start Microsoft Word on a Windows 8 computer
- From the Start screen, display the Apps screen.
- Sort the Apps screen by name, and then click any index letter to display the alphabet index.
- In the alphabet index, click W to scroll the app list to the apps starting with that letter. Then click Word 2016 to start the app.