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Your First Letter in Microsoft Word

Before we start typing the letter below, there are two keys on your keyboard that might come in very handy - the Backspace key and the Enter key. They look like this:

The Backspace Key on the Keyboard

The Enter key on the keyboard

The top one is your Backspace key, and the bottom one your Enter key (yours might have just the symbols on them and not the letters). If you have made a spelling mistake, tap the backspace key to get rid of your unwanted characters. The Enter key will move the cursor down one line.

So, time for your first letter. Type the following onto your new white page. Type it in exactly as it is, spelling mistakes included:

Dear Sir or Madam,

It has come to my attention that our local counsil has decided to close down our one and only libary. While it is true that no new books have been bought for seven years £12.50 was recently raised in a local raffle. This is nearly enough for an entire Delia Smith! Do you not think that your decicion is a little premature?

Yours truly

Mr Irate

Ok, you can stop typing now. You've finished. So, how did you get on? There's a good chance that you needed to use the backspace key a few times. And finding keys like the pound sign and the exclamation mark might have took you more time than you would have liked. But this is usual when you are first starting out: it will come.


Before we get on to those spelling mistakes, let's learn how to save your work.

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