Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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The Crime Statistics Document - Formatting

In this section, you'll discover how to make text bold, underline text, and change it to italics. You'll also learn something about bullets, tabs, indents, margins, and the Page Setup.

So, when you're ready, launch Microsoft Word.

If you already have Word open, start a new blank document by clicking the round Office button in the top left of Word, for 2007 users. From the menu, click on New. When you see the dialogue box appear select Blank Document then the Create button at the bottom:

For 2010 to 2016 users, click the File tab at the top of Word. From the menu on the left, click on New to see the following:

Create a new blank document in Word 2010

Select Blank Document from the list at the top. Then click the Create button in the bottom right.

When you create a new document this page is always called Document followed by a number (Document 1, Document 2, etc). Click the round Office button in the top left and save your new document under a different name. (Or click the File tab, if you have Word 2010 or later.) You learnt how to do this in the previous section. Call it Crime Statistics.

When you have saved your new document under a different name, type in the following. Type it exactly as it is below. Don't try to format it just yet.

Constable Tucker's Crime Statistics

January February March
Murder 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
House Burglary 0 0 0
Shop Burglary 0 0 0
Other Burglary 0 0 1*
Drunk Driving 1 1 1
Speeding 1 1 1

*Does not include Mr Irate's alleged theft from his sweet shop

The crimes committed are:
The theft of a Delia Smith Cookery book from Councilman Todd's chauffer
The same person was caught drink driving three times in three months
Councilman Todd's chauffer was also speeding when he was drink-driving


As you can see, Constable Tucker's statistics are a bit messy and difficult to read. We'll tidy the report up during the course of this section. First, we'll make some of the text bold.