Word 2010 Videos - Backstage View

Backstage View is an area of Word where we find commands that affect the whole document or the Word program itself. To get to Backstage View, we click on the File tab, and here we can save a document, we can open a new one, we can close the current document, we can find special information about the document we're working on and we can change some of that information, too. We can view a list of recently worked on documents, we can create a new document, print the current document, save and send the current document, or if we're stuck on a particular task in Word, we can get help.

Word Options opens up a whole new window that contains many different commands that give you a great deal of control over how your document looks and how you can edit it.

We'll get to see these commands in more depth as we progress through the video tutorials, so, for now, this quick overview will suffice.

Let's go back into Backstage View, just so we can demonstrate how to come out of it. So, here we are in Backstage View. You can either click on any tab in the ribbon, for example the File tab again, or, I don't know - the Page Layout tab. If we go back in to Backstage View again, you can even press the Escape key on the keyboard.

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