Use the toolbar to adjust the alignment of your text.
You can also easily create new documents or open existing ones.
This will display or get rid of standard formatting marks.
While the zoom button will make your document appear larger or smaller in the window.
Increase and Decrease Indent Buttons
Use the Increase and Decrease Indent buttons to format your document.
To change tabs on your document quickly, use the horizontal ruler tabs
If you press the wrong button, from the Standard toolbar, click Undo Typing or press ctrl+z to undo the previous step.

    Opening an existing Word 97 file

    There are several ways to open a Word 97 file. There is no single right way; use whichever method you prefer.

    Using the Start menu
    (This way won't always work on the school computers)

  1. Click the Start button, and move the mouse pointer to Documents to display the list of files you have opened recently.
  2. Click a document to open it.
  3. Close the document.

    Opening a document from inside Word 97

    While using Word 97, you can open another document.
    Opening an existing file with the menu bar
  1. On the File menu, click Open. 
  2. Double-click the file you want to open.

  3. or
    Select the file name, and click the Open button.
    Close the document.