Your first steps in learning a new computer program should help you become productive fast. This manual accomplishes that goal by showing you how to create the most common Word 97 documents. These first steps must also be easy to follow. Word 97 is a powerful program with so many features that it would be easy for a new student to become lost in its complexity. This manual is easy to follow because of its simple organization and consistent placement of instructions and figures.
The steps you should follow are only on left-hand pages; the figures showing how your screen should look are only on right-hand pages. If your screen doesn't match the appropriate figure, it's easy to retrace the steps until you get it right, in addition, annotations on the figures point out menus, buttons and other objects required to follow the steps.