What is Word and what's it for?

Microsoft Word is a computer program aimed at text processing. Therefore, it can be used to write texts for any purpose: academic, professional, creative… It comes along with a complete pack of tools that allow use to modify the format of our write. The latter let us modify from the type and size of the font to the design of the page, as well as including graphical elements such as images or tables. It also allows us to add multimedia video and audio files but that isn’t very useful if we’re thinking about printing our document.

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How Microsoft Word works

All Microsoft Word pages have three basic parts: the text area where we’ll write the text, the toolbar above the text and another bar below the text with zoom tool and the word counter, amongst other options. Once you open a new document, you can change the language if you wish by going to the bar at the bottom of the screen and choosing any of the languages compatible with the program.

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How to use Microsoft Word

To start off, you need to install the program, an obvious step that needs to be reminded. Once you’ve opened the application, you’ll be offered different options on its interface, whether to create a new blank document, make use of a tutorial or choose any of the many templates available: documents with their own style and format that help us to keep things simple. Just choose any of these options and the interface will automatically show you what you’ve chosen.

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How to convert PDF to Word

Converting any PDF document to an editable Word format isn’t at all difficult. In fact, Microsoft Word itself can be used as a converter from PDF to Word. Just open a PDF document from the File by selecting the Open option to have access to the latter in .DOCX format that can be edited however you wish. We can do so without any trouble if the PDF to be converted has been generated by mean of Word’s own tool that we can find in the File menu with the Export function. In that case, we can open the document and modify its structure and contents without problems.

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How to install Microsoft Word

Carrying out the installation of Microsoft Word is quite simple. Just be aware that this program is part of a suite, Microsoft Office, and therefore, we have to install the latter to be able to run this text processor on our Windows PC.

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Why Microsoft Word is not responding

On some occasions, Microsoft Word may behave strangely or freeze when we open a file or while we’re working on a document. To fix this problem, here are the solutions that have provided the best results to the users of this text processor:

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Microsoft Word Portable: can it be downloaded?

Microsoft doesn’t offer us a portable version of its text editor Microsoft Word as such, there’s no such thing as a portable version of this software to save having to install it and that’s much lighter, which are basically two of the most essential features of this kind of program. If you come across anything on the Internet referring to a portable version of Word for Windows it will either be a fake program full of malware or a pirate version with all the problems that using this kind of software can entail. In fact, you yourself can create your own portable version with the help of specialized tools to reduce the size of EXE files but you would be infringing the terms and conditions of use of this program and we can definitely not encourage you to do so. To the date, there’s never been an official portable version of this program, so whatever you try to download will be of extremely dubious nature.

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How to convert Word to PDF

Exporting any document is really easy, and we only have to follow these steps:

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How to reduce the size of Word documents

To be able to reduce the size of a Word document, you can carry out any of the following actions:

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