Microsoft Word is a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although Word 2007 can also use a new XML-based, Microsoft Office-optimized format called. DOCX, which has been standardized by Ecma International as Office Open XML, and its SP2 update supports PDF and a limited ODF. Word is also available in some editions ofMicrosoft Works. It is available for the Windows and OS X platforms. The first version of Word, released in the autumn of 1983, was for the MS-DOS operating system and had the distinction of introducing the mouse to a broad population. Word 1.0 could be purchased with a bundled mouse, though none was required. Following the precedents of LisaWriteand MacWrite, Word for Macintosh attempted to add closer WYSIWYG features into its package. Word for Mac was released in 1985. Word for Mac was the first graphical version of Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Office Word 2013 is the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship word processing software.
This course is intended to help users become comfortable with using advanced tools of the Microsoft Word.