In this video, staff author Jess Stratton gives users a tour of the Word for iPad interface, and explains how to use the ribbon.
- [Instructor] Once you have a document open, let's go through the navigation, starting at the top left. The arrow with the circle around it will return you to the main screen, where you can view your account, open a recent doc, or create a new one. The paper icon will give you properties about your actual file, such as saving it, printing it, exporting it, making a copy, and viewing the properties to see the file size. The left and right arrows are undo and redo, to undo the last action you did in your document.
In the top center is the familiar ribbon interface on the Desktop version of Word. The Home tab, which is defaults to and is the one that's currently selected, is your most commonly used element, such as the font properties. You can bold face and underline text, and you can set your justification, bullets, and numbering. Tap the Insert tab to insert things such as line and page breaks, tables, shapes, hyperlinks. You can even take a photo, right from your device, and insert it, using the Camera button.
The Draw tab is new, and it will allow you to freehand draw and annotate in your document. The Layout tab will allow you to change the way the entire page looks, such as switching back and forth between landscape and portrait mode, adding page margins, and adding content to headers and footers. The Review tab allows you to turn on Track Changes and view and add comments that other people can leave in your document. The View tab changes the way Word looks.
You can turn on automatic spellcheck, the ruler, and the word count. These are simple toggles. Tapping them on and off will turn that feature on and off. You'll also find that additional tabs will appear to the right of View, depending on what you're working with. For example, if I tap in my document, a new ribbon item has appeared, for the Table. All the way to the right is the new light bulb icon, which is called the Tell Me feature. Tapping the Tell Me feature will allow you to type in exactly what you want to do.
Word will tell you where to find it in the ribbon tab. I'll tap cancel for now. To the right of that is the magnifying glass. This will allow you to search within your document. The person icon, all the way to the right, is how you'll share your file, and we'll go over that in detail, at the end of the course. Finally, the body of the Word document, itself, is the largest element. You can scroll through your document with your finger, and you can see at the bottom center what page number you're currently on.
At any time, you can tap into the document to set the insertion point that will bring up the keyboard, and you can start adding text.
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