Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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Finding your way around

Have a look at the bottom right of your screen and locate the following area:

The zoom tools in Word 2007
Word 2007

The zoom tools in Word 2010 and 2012
Word 20010 to Word 2016

If your screen is too small or too large, you can use the zoom slider to increase or decrease the size of your page. Hold down your left mouse button on the slider. Keep it held down and move it to the left to make your page smaller, and to the right to make it bigger. (You can also click the plus and minus buttons.) The default setting is 100%, and the slider is in the middle.

Just above the slide in Word 2007r, you'll see some arrows. The two sets of double arrows allow you to move up or down one page at a time:

Previous and Next Page shortcuts

Clicking the round button between the two sets of double arrows opens up a shortcut toolbar. This one:

Word Shortcuts

The items on the menu are shortcuts that allow you to browse through various areas of your document. The double arrows then turn blue. So, for example, if you wanted to jump from image to image in your document, you would click the Graphic item on the toolbar, which is the second from the right on the top row in the image above. After the double arrows turn blue, you would click one to move to the next or previous image. Sadly, Word 2013 and Word 2016 don't 't have these shortcuts.

Another area worth exploring is just to the left of the zoom slider. This one:

Word icons for Page Views

In Word 2013 and 2016, the icons look like this, and there are only three of them:

These are various page views you can have. The first one, highlighted above, is called Print Layout, and is the default. (Print Layout is the middle icon in Word 2013 and 2016.) Click the other four (or two) to see what they do. To get out of Full Screen, click the Close button in the top right. To get out of Full Screen view in Word 2013 and 2016 (called Read Mode) click the Print Layout icon again.

Click back on the Print Layout icon, however, when you're finished exploring. We'll make a start.