How to get the most from Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word (MS Word) is one of the world’s most popular software applications. MS Word enables you to create, read, edit and share documents. It is useful to familiarize yourself with the basic features of MS Word, even if you don’t need them all immediately.

Microsoft Word training videos

The following collection of short ‘How To’ videos will help you navigate your way around Microsoft Word’s many features and show you some handy shortcuts.

MS Word: Concentrate on the task at hand

Focus mode will hide the taskbar and the ribbon at the top of your document, leaving just the Word Document showing. Focus mode helps remove any distractions from the document so that you can focus on the task at hand. Here’s how it works.


MS Word: Do whatever you want with one click

The Quick Access Toolbar contains commands that you use often, like Redo, Undo and Save. Here’s how to create your own Quick Access Toolbar, so you can get to the tools and settings you use most often with just one click.


MS Word: Get rid of those annoying welcome screens

The Word welcome screen is great… the first time. Did you know you can skip it every time you open Word, so you can get straight to work? Here’s how to do that.


MS Word: Insert chunks of text with a click

If you use Word a lot, you’re probably typing in the same information repeatedly. Instead, save time by using the Auto Text function. In this short video we’ll show you how.


MS Word: Insert frequently used text with short codes

Always typing the same text into your Word documents? Save time and get it right by using short codes. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Here’s how to set them up.


MS Word: Do mass personal emailing

Did you know you can send personalized mass emails from within Word? Here’s how to make your emails look personal to every recipient, without having to leave your document.


MS Word: Mail merge makes it easy

If you have a lot of letters to send and want to personalise them, this video is for you. Learn how to insert personal information, merge and print multiple letters from just one document.


MS Word: Make the most of document templates

If you find yourself copying or overwriting old documents, you need to start using templates. Here’s how to create, save and open them.

You will find additional Word for Windows training at Microsoft support.

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