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Microsoft Word interface

When you open Word for the first time, you can see the Start Screen. From here, you'll be able to create a new document or choose from many available templates, or to get access your recently edited documents.

Action: On the Start Screen, locate and select Blank document to access the Word interface (see highlighted on the screen below).

Working with the Word interface

Microsoft Word 2016 continues to use features like the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar—where you will find commands to perform common tasks in Word—as well as Backstage view.


Microsoft Word uses a Ribbon interface instead of traditional menus. The Ribbon contains multiple tabs, with key functions, which you can find near the top of the Word window. Tabs represent key functions user can using Word: File, Home, Insert, Design, Layout, References, Mailings, Review, View and Help:

You can expand information in each group by clicking “small arrow”.

Once you click on the small arrow you will see additional information on related group (below example captures additional information on the font group)

Users can zoom in and zoom out the document, using controls in the bottom right corner. User can click plus or minus buttons or drag the slider to change the zoom

User can switch between different views of the document by using controls to the left of the zoom interface:

  • Read Mode
  • Print Layout
  • Web Layout

Copy, Cut and Paste Text

To perform any operations you need to select text first

Once text is selected click Copy function in Clipboard group on the ribbon

To Cut text click Cut function in Clipboard group on the ribbon

After copy is completed you can paste the text by putting cursor into the new place and clicking Paste button

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Microsoft Word Test Sample Questions and Answers

  1. Insert a page break
  2. Change the button margin too your current location
  3. Press Shift + Enter (Shift + Return
  4. Insert a column break


Correct Answer is 1:  Insert a page break

  • Word automatically adds a break at the end of each page. You can also insert a manual page break anytime you want to start a new page in your document.
  • Put your cursor where you want one page to end and the next to begin. Go to Insert > Page Break.
  • Keyboard shortcut: Alt+P, B

  1. Click layout > Text > Text from file
  2. Click Insert > Text > Building Blocks Organizer
  3. Click Insert > Text > Text from file
  4. Click Insert > Insert Media

Correct Answer is 3: Click Insert > Text > Text from file


  • The reality is that there is always a possibility of wanting to insert the contents of an entire word document into another one.
  • There is a temptation to copy and paste if you want to insert a Word document into another Word document but there is a better way to handle it instead of copy and paste.
  • The good thing is that word now has a feature that would allow you to insert Word document into Word.

  1. Different odd and even pages
  2. Book Fold
  3. Mirror margin
  4. Landscape

Correct Answer is 3: Mirror margin


  • Use mirror margins to set up facing pages for double-sided documents, such as books or magazines.
  • The margins of the left page are a mirror image of those on the right page
  • That is, the inside margins are the same width and the outside margins are the same width.

  1. Watermark
  2. Background
  3. Imagemark
  4. Overall

Correct Answer is 1: Watermark


  • A watermark is a faded background image that displays behind the text in a document.
  • You can use them to indicate a document’s state (confidential, draft, etc.), add a subtle company logo, or even for a bit of artistic flair.

  1. Layout Margin
  2. Layout > Size
  3. File > Page Setup
  4. Design > Size

Correct Answer is 2: Layout > Size


  1. By default, the page size of a new document is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Depending on your project, you may need to adjust your document's page size.
  2. It's important to note that before modifying the default page size, you should check to see which page sizes your printer can accommodate.
  3. In the United States, that’s 8-1/2-by-11 inches. In Europe, the A4 size is used.

  1. Mark as favorite
  2. Pin to list
  3. Add to chooser
  4. Drag to home tab

Correct Answer is 2: Pin to list


  • If you frequently use a particular template, pin it so that it’s always there when you start Word.
  • Point to the template in the list of templates, and select the pin icon that appears below the thumbnail in the list of templates.
  • Word includes many professional-looking templates for you to choose from. To get started, select one and save it as a document.

  1. Apply a cell style
  2. Right click a table and choose a new style
  3. Apply a graphic style
  4. Apply a table style

Correct Answer is 4: Apply a table style


  • After you create a table, you can format the entire table by using Table Styles.
  • By resting your pointer over each of the preformatted table styles, you can preview what the table will look like.
  • To see more styles, click the More arrow Button.

  1. Match case
  2. Check spelling
  3. Replace all
  4. Whole word only

Correct Answer is 2: Check spelling


  • Whole Words Only: Finds text that is not part of another word. Searching for on will not find words such as onion.
  • Match Case: Finds text that exactly matches the uppercase and lowercase letters you type.
  • Replace All: Searches and replaces text throughout the entire document.

  1. A bookmark is a color-coded graphic that appears in the navigation pane for easy access to a specific location in your documents
  2. A bookmark is a link in your documents that can give you quick access to webpages, files, and other locations in your documents.
  3. A bookmark works in conjunction with hyperlinks to allow you to quickly jump to a specific location in your documents.
  4. A bookmark is a hyperlink where the label is automatically generated


Correct Answer is 3: A bookmark works in conjunction with hyperlinks to allow you to quickly jump to a specific location in your documents.


  • Bookmarks allow you to assign names to text or to positions in your document. In this way, you locate them easily, just like when you put a physical bookmark in a book to save your place.
  • In Word, bookmarks are saved with the document file. Thus, you can assign bookmarks in different files that use the same name.
  • Each file can have up to approximately 450 bookmarks defined.

  1. Granting administrative access
  2. Setting the collaborator’s access to view only
  3. Giving the collaborator the option to edit a document.
  4. Including a personalized message

Correct Answer is 1: Granting the administrative access


  • With Word for the web, share your file with co-workers to start collaborating immediately.
  • And whether you need to create, co-edit, or view your version history, work from anywhere with Word for the web, no matter where you are.
  • This collaboration feature is called Sharing, probably because a better name wasn’t available or Microsoft was pressed for time.

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