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Microsoft Word Basics: Home

The basics of using Microsoft Word 365

About this LibGuide

This guide gives a basic overview of Microsoft Word to help students format their academic papers properly.

*Note, this guide is for the fully installed version of Microsoft Word, not the web version.

Downloading Microsoft Office

To Download Microsoft Office:

Visit Trinity's Microsoft Office Pro Plus 365 page by clicking the logo below:

Microsoft Word is a program within Microsoft Office. You will receive Word with this download as well as other Office programs that will be useful to you.

*Note: You must be a degree-seeking student to download Microsoft Office Pro Plus 365.

Accessing Microsoft Word

There are two ways to access Microsoft Word from a computer it is installed on. 

1. Find this desktop icon, and double-click it.

2. Alternatively, you can access Word from the Taskbar if the icon is set there (seen below).


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