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So that's how! Great Word features

Word has great features
Learn about five great features in Word. Some are brand-new with Microsoft® Office Word 2003, like the exciting reading layout view, and others are features that you might have thought, What is that for? or, How do I do that?

About this course

This course includes:

  • Five self–paced lessons and five practice sessions for hands–on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use the new reading layout view.
  • Insert international characters and symbols.
  • Compare documents side by side.
  • Use the full functionality of the horizontal ruler, including tab stops, margins, and hanging indents.
  • Work with the word count feature.

Have you ever wondered what's the easiest way to insert international characters or set tab stops in a document? Or how you can find out if your 700–word paper is complete?

There are many great features in Word that aren't always used to their full potential. Find out more about some of these old favorites, and learn about new features like reading layout view for easy on–screen reading and the side–by–side feature for comparing related documents.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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