This course is designed for the novice who has little or no word processing experience. This software program referred to and used in this course is Microsoft Word. However, if you do not have a subscription to the Microsoft Office programs, you may still take this course. You can download a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office, for free, at this link: https://products.office.com/en-us/word
You may also use another word processing software of your choice. For example, Google Docs is available to anyone with a Gmail account, which you may create for free here: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp
Last, remember that most colleges, universities, and some public libraries offer public computer stations with at least one word processing program ready for you to use.
This course will introduce you to the Home Ribbon and the File Ribbon. A "ribbon” is a toolbar interface on which you will find tools to change the appearance of your document. The tools within each ribbon are put into different groupings, based on their functionality. Some ribbons appear only when certain objects are used or selected. For example, a Picture Tool Format Ribbon will appear once a graphic has been inserted through the Insert Ribbon.
Home and File are the most commonly used Ribbons. You will work with these Ribbons and Commands from the Font and Paragraph groupings to create, save, and print a block style business letter and a block style business memo.