Why It Matters: Microsoft Word, part 1

A stack of annual reports. There are three reports shown each inside of a red folder.Why learn how to use Microsoft Word?

Communication in the workplace is very important. Whether you run a one-person freelance business or work for a company with thousands of employees, reading and writing documents on a computer is a vital skill.

Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing program and is considered the standard word processor for most businesses. Word can help you create documents, save them, print them, and share them with others.

Furthermore, knowing how to use Word’s formatting tools can help you do your work faster and make your documents more attractive and easy to read.

Compare the documents below. Which one communicates more clearly?

A nicely formatted letter helping show how to successfully set up a well organized message A poorly formatted letter helping show how not to write a message.