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Section 12.1 Microsoft Word

At this point in your academic career, you are likely acquainted with at least one word processor. Many computers come with a license for Microsoft Word 1  and those that do not may use Apple Pages 2  or LibreOffice Writer 3  (both of which are free), among others. Also, there are freeware options available online for your word processing needs (e.g., Microsoft Office Online 4 , iCloud Pages 5 , and Google Docs 6 ). If you are looking for a word processor, it’s best to try out different ones and use the one that works best for you. As Microsoft Office is available to all Puget Sound students on the university’s virtual desktop (vDesk 7 ), it is the word processor we will be exploring here. The exact tips and tricks presented here may not translate across applications, but most word processors will have similar functions.