Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processor which allows you to create, edit and share documents.

Microsoft Word will allow you to:

  • Create a wide range of documents including notes, essays, letters and receipts.

  • Use a mail merge function that will allow you to send one document to a large number of people with name and address.

  • Create teaching materials such as lecture scripts and assignment information sheets.

  • Create and convert PDF files.

As well as the standard Word features above, M365 Word has a number of features that assist in collaborative writing such as:

  • It allows users to edit shared docs simultaneously and see in your view who is also editing other information on the page (the same can be done in Excel and other M365 applications).

  • It allows you to provide view only or edit links to others.

  • It provides a version history. If you are concerned about losing work or need to reinstate information you can achieve this using version history. Simply, click on the name of your document in the top menu bar to see this. This shows you all saved versions and allowing you to restore your copy to any earlier version.

  • Set tasks for other collaborators by commenting in the document and sending direct notifications

Word is accessible as a desktop application and as an online version via Functionality differs slightly between the two so it’s worth trying both options.

There are a number of short videos you can view to help you understand how to use the application and get the most out of it:

Computer application

Mobile app

Word Online