How do I learn how to use Word?

You can learn to use Word 2013 in The following are some courses that you may find helpful. Keep in mind that there are many Word 2013 tutorials in and it is up to you to decide which one will work for you:

  1. Word 2013 Essential Training: A tutorial that covers all the basics of Word 2013. This is recommended if you are a new user.
  2. Word 2013: Styles in Depth : Learn to make consistent and well-designed documents to save yourself time.
  3. Word 2013 Power Shortcuts: This will teach you shortcuts in Word to minimize the time you spend performing your tasks.

These are only a few courses that most people might find helpful. Feel free to browse through and look for particular tutorials that align with your goals. There are dozens of courses available for users of all skill levels!

How do I get Word 2013 on my personal computer?

All computers on campus have Word 2013 pre-installed. You can find a lab or an empty computer that is available for Bucknell University members to use.

However, if you want to get it on your own computer, and if you are a faculty or staff member, you can install Word 2013 from myBucknell.

In myBucknell, scroll down until you see “Technology Support” (1) on the left hand side, click on it, and then select “Tools and Software” (2).


From the Tools and Software page select the Software Distribution link. Now you will see a list of software. This will vary depending on your position in the University.

If you have access to Microsoft office, it will be on the list.

Select Microsoft Office, and then check the “I agree” box on the next page. Then click “Next” for a download link. You will need to download and run the Microsoft Office installer.

If you can’t see Microsoft office on the list click here to install Office 360 for students which include Powerpoint 2016.

How do I get Word 2013 on a university-owned computer?

If you have a University-owned computer (your work computer), you can install Word from Software Center if you’re on Windows, or Self-Service if you’re on a Mac (found under applications).

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or

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