Proofing Your Writing

One of the great joys of using a word processor is that it can provide you with some “cover” around spelling and grammar. (Of course, beware… if you rely overmuch on the built-in spelling and grammar tools, as with everything else in technology, you may run into embarrassing autocorrect issues.) A few key things that…

An introduction to writing and formatting in Microsoft Word

There are as many different ways to use Microsoft Word as there are different kinds of written information. Below are a few basic starting points for using Word as a tool (rather than being the tool that is being used by Word). Paste text with (or without) formatting — You can copy and paste text from other…

Microsoft Word

What is it? Microsoft Word is a “word processor” — that is, it is a tool for writing and editing documents. Where do I get it? You can purchase the entire Microsoft Office suite (including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint) from the St. Mark’s Book Store (at a steeply-discounted price: usually around $35).…