Creating, Opening, & Saving Documents in Word 2013 for Windows

Word 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Learn how to create, open, save, and print documents. Also, discover how to work with templates, and examine document protection settings.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Creating & opening a document
    Using document templates
    Saving your document
    Returning to a previous version of your document
    Saving your document as a pdf
    Editing a pdf document
    Creating & modifying a template
  • Checking for compatibility issues
    Creating an accessible document
    Accessing your document statistics
    Adjusting your page layout
    Printing your document
    Protecting your document
    Adjusting your document's protection settings

IN THIS COURSE

  • 6m 54s
    If you want to begin creating and editing documents in Word 2013, you are going to need to know how to open a document. Once you have created a document, you can return to it and continue working on it. You can even open a list of recently accessed documents, allowing you to quickly return to documents that you have been editing. FREE ACCESS
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    Word 2013 comes complete with access to an extensive library of document templates. A template is a preformatted file that can be used to give yourself a head-start when creating a text document. The Word 2013 library is fully searchable: once you have found the template you need, the file can be downloaded to your computer or device, ready for you to begin work on your document. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Saving your document in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 37s
    In order to return to a document and continue editing it, you will need to know how to save it to a location on your computer, external hard-drive or online storage space. Word 2013 requires you to specify the filename, the location of your save file and the type of file you wish to create. And if you have a OneDrive or SharePoint account, you can use that to store your documents. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Returning to a previous version of your document in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 43s
    If your computer crashed and you did not have the time to save your document, Word 2013 might be able to help. When you reopen the application, you may find that your previous document has been recovered. You can also access automatic backup files that have been created by Word 2013, just in case you need to use an older version of your document. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Saving your document as a PDF in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 30s
    A PDF file displays your document as it would appear if it were printed out. If you want to share your document with another user but that individual does not have Word 2013, you can export your document as a PDF. PDF is a popular file format because it can be used across multiple platforms and operating systems. It is also difficult to modify a PDF's contents, which makes it a useful format for protecting your document. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Editing a PDF document in Word 2013 for Windows
    3m 43s
    Word 2013 is capable of opening a PDF and extracting its contents, which can subsequently be modified. The edited document can then be saved in Word format, and modified like any other standard text document. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating & modifying a template in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 3s
    If you often work on similarly-structured documents, you may find it useful to create your own template. Once you have created a base document in Word 2013, it is very easy to save it in a template format which can be used again and again. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Checking for compatibility issues in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 22s
    Word 2013 can check for any compatibility issues that might be present in your document. This can help you to make sure that your file will be accessible and useable in older versions of Word. This is important as there are certain tools and features - such as WordArt effects - that are not supported fully or will experience fidelity losses in older versions of Word. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Creating an accessible document in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 8s
    Before sharing your document, it is a good idea to make sure that is accessible. This involves using Word 2013 to check for any items or settings that might make the document difficult to read or use for certain individuals. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Accessing your document statistics in Word 2013 for Windows
    3m 28s
    The Word 2013 statistics are extremely useful if you want to see technical information relating to your document. This can include your word count, the number of lines in your document, and even the number of characters. You can even visualize localized statistics relating to specific areas in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Adjusting your page layout in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 39s
    Before printing your document, it is a good idea to check your page setup. Word 2013 features a variety of different tools that can be used to adjust your page layout. You can, for example, change the margin settings, your page size, and even your page orientation. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Printing your document in Word 2013 for Windows
    6m 12s
    When it comes to printing out your document, Word 2013 includes a number of different options. You can, for example, change your document's print range, print multiple copies of your document, and even activate the draft mode to save on your printer's ink cartridge. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Protecting your document in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 20s
    If you are sharing your document with other users, you may find it useful to know how to apply additional security measures. In Word 2013, you can activate read-only mode for your document, track any changes made to the shared copy, and even lock your document using a password. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Adjusting your document's protection settings in Word 2013 for Windows
    5m 38s
    The level of protection that you apply to your Word 2013 document will depend on what it is and the users you are sharing it with. You can, for example, allow a specified individual to edit the titles in your document but not the paragraph content. You can also put the document in read mode for certain groups of individuals. FREE ACCESS

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