Features of the Word Web App Interface - dummies

Features of the Word Web App Interface

By Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

The Word Web App interface is almost identical to the regular Word interface, except that it runs within your web browser. The interface contains a Ribbon at the top of the screen, which contains such tabs as Home, Insert, and View.

The Home tab contains common functionality in groupings, such as Clipboard, Font, Paragraph, Styles, Spelling, and Office.


You use the Insert tab to insert objects into your document, such as a table, a picture, clip art, or a link.


The View tab allows you to flip between an Editing View and Reading Mode. When in edit mode, you can work with the Home and Insert tabs to modify and develop your document.


In addition to the standard tabs in the Ribbon, there are also specialized tabs that only show up when you are working with certain objects. For example, when you select a picture by clicking on it, you will see a new tab — Picture Tools. The Picture Tools tab contains functionality for working with a picture, such as adding alternate text or resizing the image.


In addition to the Ribbon tabs, the interface also includes a File menu. The File menu allows you to save the document, or open it by using the traditional Word application located on your computer, or close the document and return to the document library that houses the document.