This section of the documentation will cover everything you need
to know about starting a new document, saving a document, retrieving a
saved document and printing a document.
Starting a new document can be done 5 ways:
However you begin a new document, a dialog box appears:
This dialog box allows you to:
KWord remembers your previous choice. That previous choice will be the current default option.
Starting a new document from a template
In order to start a new document based on a template, you must
first choose which template you want to use.
Use the icons located along the left edge of the dialog box to select your template group. Simply click with the left mouse button to select that group and
display all the available templates of that group.
Remember templates are either Text Oriented (Blank Document) or Page Layout
templates. If you need to review the differences, click here.
Once you have selected the icon, you are shown all the available
templates, each with a title and a small icon which shows you the
general layout of the template.
To select your template, click on it with the left mouse button. The
selected template will be highlighted.
Confirm your choice by clicking
Use This Template
button. This will begin a new document
with that template.
For faster access to a template, simply double click on the
template, and KWord will immediately load that template.
Opening an existing document
Click on the
Open Existing Document...
button, and an new
dialog box is revealed. For more details on this dialog box refer to
Using the file selection dialog.
KWord keeps track of the most recently edited documents. You can select one of these documents by clicking on the icon labeled
. This will list the most recently edited files on the system. Simply click on the icon of the desired file with the
left mouse button and click
Open This Document