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File Tab

The Microsoft Office Button has been returned to the File tab.   The File tab is in the same general location but looks different.

Click for common tasks such as new, open, print, save, etc.

Microsoft Help

You can find Help by clicking on File and then Help.  Help allows you to receive any help that you may need with Word 2010, in three different manners.

  • Microsoft Office Help
  • Getting Started
  • Contact Us

File Types

.docx A standard Word 2007 or 2010 document with no macros or code
.dotx A Word template with no macros or code
.docm A Word document that could contain macros or code
.dotm A Word template that could contain macros or code

The ‘x’ in the above file extensions stands for XML.

If you are sharing documents with people who only have earlier versions of Word, it is recommended to work in compatibility mode to keep the document looking the same as person you are sharing with. If you know that everyone who will see your document is using Word 2010, you can safely convert it to Word 2010 format by clicking the Office Button > Convert. Doing this often reduces file sizes and offers increased functionality.

Hovering over a command that is available only to Word 2010 will display a tool-tip that explains why the command is disabled.

Read more: Microsoft Word 2010 File Extension- all about Word 2010

Headers and Footers

Insert a predefined header or footer

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer.

Word Ribbon Image

      2.  Click the header or footer design that you want.

    Note   If you don't see a gallery of header or footer designs, there might be a problem with the Building Blocks template on your computer. See I don't see galleries of page numbers, headers and footers, cover pages, or equations for information about how to fix this problem.

    The header or footer is inserted on every page of the document.

    Line and Paragraph Spacing

    Tip:  To change the line spacing, go to the Paragraph section on the Ribbon and click the down arrow on the Line Spacing button     .     Here you can also change the spacing before and after a paragraph.

    Office System Training Courses

    Follow the link for help/how-to and training courses for Microsoft Office 2007.

    Note:  For help and how-to for 2010 Word, click on Word 2010 in the box on the right side once on the website.

    2010 Word Help and How-To Microsoft Office

    2010 Microsoft Office System Training Courses