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Using Microsoft Word 2003 to Write a Paper

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Getting Started
This tutorial provides basic advice and procedure for writing a paper with Microsoft Word 2003. You may need to consult a different guide:
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2010

    This tutorial is divided into five pages. The remainder pages (steps) appear as highlighted links, below.

    To begin your writing assignment, open the Microsoft Word program. The screen that appears is actually a blank document. It is up to you to turn this blank page into your own work.

    You can begin typing your paper when you see a blinking cursor on the white area of the blank document. If the blinking cursor does not appear automatically, simply click on the area on the top left of the blank page to make it appear.

    Start typing your paper.

    At the top of the page you should see a task bar with formatting codes. You will use these codes to edit your work.

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