This tutorial is designed for users who are new to Word or have little experience using Word for creating documents. It assumes thatyou have at least some familiarity with operating Microsoft Office applications, for example opening and closing documents and using toolbars. Most of the functionality covered in this tutorial is also applicable to earlier versions of Word. Word has a vast number of functions and tools. This tutorial will focus on only those functions and tools which are necessary to completing tasks like writing academic papers and essays. Note that this tutorial uses screenshots of Word 2003 on a Windows XP Platform and the actual application may look different for Word 2003 users on a Macintosh.