Create A Blank Document In Word

Please forgive this very basic tutorial, but we have to start somewhere when it comes to creating new documents in Word! Have patience, and we’ll be on to the good stuff before you know it!

When you start Microsoft Word, by default it will open a new blank document for you to start working in, very similar to this one. However, suppose, for whatever reason, that you have to close this document down with a deft File > Close. How do you start a new blank document, now?

Well, it’s really easy. All you have to do is click on the File tab, click New, and then either double click on Blank document to open up a new blank document – here we are – or click on File > New, select Blank document and then click Create.

The way that most people open up a new blank document, though, is much easier though. They use the keyboard shortcut: ctrl-n, like this. As you can see, that was much quicker. DStay tuned for upcoming tutorials on using keyboard shortcuts to streamline your workflow.

When we click on File > New, in addition to being able to create a new document using the Blank document option at the top, we can also see a large selection of Word templates, on which we can base our new document. Using Word templates can save us a whole lot of time, and we are going to look at how to use them in a later tutorial.