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Edit a Word Document

Microsoft Word is a word-processing application that can be part of the Microsoft Office suite or a stand-alone program installed on to your computer.

The program can be used to write letters and different types of documents that can include graphics and pictures.  This guide explains how to open Microsoft Word and start a new document, using the Windows operating system.

It will feature Word 2018 for PCs, and is slightly different to earlier versions of Word. A word processor included free with the Windows operating system is WordPad, which doesn’t have all the features of Word but does have some formatting features.

It can be found in the ‘Start’ menu under ‘Accessories’. Click on 'All programs' and then scroll to 'Accessories' folder

You’ll need:

  • A computer with Microsoft Word installed.