In this unit, we discuss the basic on-screen elements of Microsoft Word and Google Docs. We explore the toolbars, menus, commands, and taskbars. Toolbars and menus are located at the top of the screen and list options that allow you to insert, view, or change the layout of a document. Each menu option lists different commands that let you format, save, and print documents. We also discuss the Quick Access Toolbar and learn how to add and delete commands. As you go through this unit, open up your version of Microsoft Word or Google Docs and follow along with the tutorials. This will help you learn as you explore the window and menu environment.
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- open documents in Microsoft Word and Google Docs;
- identify the parts of documents created in Microsoft Word and Google Docs;
- identify each of the menu elements in Microsoft Word and Google Docs; and
- identify and describe important commands in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.