Word 2010 Videos - Creating A Blank Document

When you start Microsoft Word, by default it will open a new blank document for you to start work in, like this one. However, suppose, for whatever reason, that you have to close this document down - File > Close. How do you start a new blank document now?

Well, it's very easy. All you have to do is click on the File tab, click New, and either double click on Blank document to open up a new blank document - here we are - or click on File > New, select Blank document and then click Create.

The way that most people open up a new blank document is much easier though. They use the keyboard shortcut: ctrl-n, like this. As you can see, that was much quicker.

When we click on File > New, in addition to the Blank document option at the top, we can see a large selection of Word templates, on which we can base our new document. Using Word templates can save us a whole lot of time, and we are going to look at how to use them in a later tutorial.

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