Microsoft Word 2003 - Writng a Paper with Microsoft Word:
"To begin your writing assignment, open the Microsoft Word program. The screen that appears is actually a blank document. It is up to you to turn this blank page into your own work.
You can begin typing your paper when you see a blinking cursor on the white area of the blank document. If the blinking cursor does not appear automatically, simply click on the area on the top left of the blank page to make it appear.
Start typing your paper.
At the top of the page you should see a task bar with formatting codes. You will use these codes to edit your work."