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Updated on Friday, June 14, 2024

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Summary: This post sheds light on how to create a Word file on Mac with more than one method, covering both built-in solutions involved in Mac and non-Mac workings. iBoysoft MagicMenu is a wonderful right-click enhancer that allows you to create a text file within one click.

How To Create A Word Document On Mac

Suppose you are the one who almost works with characters, you must be daily buried in making and saving documents. Indeed, there are sorts of built-in applications on Mac allowing users to create a text document for free, whereas some people still yield to Microsoft Word because it is user-friendly and easily sendable.

In the first place, Microsoft Word is custom configured with Windows end only, it, however, releases Microsoft for Mac to cater to the Apple marketplace. From that moment on, Mac users can launch a series of products such as Word, Excel, Presentation, OneNote, and so forth on their computers. 

The verified access to Word gives Mac users who spend vast time on typing a great convenience, for instance, writers, journalists, and reporters. Today, this post guides you on how to create a Word document on Mac in many ways and elucidates which one saves your time and effort most.

How to create a Word document on Mac via iBoysoft MagicMenu?

iBoysoft MagicMenu is a multifunctional right-click enhancer only available for the macOS platform. It allows you to perform some trifles or basic missions with a right-click, which saves time and effort in the extreme! It is no exaggeration to say you will be obsessed with it as long as you make use of this little gadget on your computer.

Although small in size, it covers all kinds of functions and features, like creating a new file, moving files to the designated folder directly, copying files faster, quickly accessing an item, completely uninstalling unwanted applications, and more little yet tedious matter.

It offers official support for the most recent macOS versions, including macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra on Intel-based Mac models, Intel + T2 Security Chip Mac models, and ARM-based Apple Silicon M3, M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max Mac models.

With an intuitive and user-friendly interface, you can carry out the TXT, RTF, Doc, Adobe Illustrator, Doc -07, WPS DPS, WPS ET, Keynote, Markdown, Numbers, Pages, Plist, PPT, PPT -07, Adobe Photoshop, Python, Ruby, Shell, WPS, XLS, XLS -07, XML, and more file creations at will.

Here is how to create a Word document via iBoysoft MagicMenu with a right-click:

1. Click the Download button and install this mini toolkit on your computer, which takes up a little space.

2. Right-click any blank space on your desktop and choose New File.

How to create a Word document on Mac via iBoysoft MagicMenu

3. Choose Doc from the dropdown menu and a blank Word document will appear on your desktop. This utility launches the Word app automatically and creates a blank text file within seconds, avoiding the long loading of Word, followingly, it quits Word right away after the file is added.

If you want to add a new Word document to a certain location or folder, open it and right-click to choose New File straightforwardly.

It's not an exaggeration at all, right? iBoysoft MagicMenu is of total convenience to add a new file! On top of that, it works as a file compressor, an image converter, a Finder context menu customizer, etc. simultaneously on Mac.

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How to create a Word document on Mac via Microsoft Word?

Although a little bit more complex than using iBoysoft MagicMenu, it is workable to add a blank Word document via the Microsoft Word app itself. Follow the steps below to have a blank text document:

Step 1: Download Microsoft Word in the App Store and install it on your computer. Skip this if you have installed it already.

Step 2: Launch Word via either Launchpad or Spotlight Search. You might need to wait for Word to load for a while.

Step 3: Go to the Home tab or New tab on the Word sidebar.

Step 4: Click the Blank Document in the left top corner and tap on Create in the right bottom corner.

How To Create A Word Document On Mac

Then a new file is created, and you can get down to complete your editing business.

How to create a Word document on Mac through Terminal?

For Mac users who are curious about command lines, opening a new Word document via Mac Terminal is worth a try. Just read on to know how to carry out such a mission!

Step 1: Launch the Mac Terminal on your computer by pressing the Command + Space keys together and inputting terminal.

Step 2: Copy the following command line and paste it into the Terminal window. Remember to replace the filename with the real file name you want. Beyond that, the file path is changeable, you can change it to another one.

echo "" > ~/Desktop/filename.doc

How to create a Word document on Mac through Terminal

You can write down something in the double quotes and it will appear on the new file as you open it.

echo "happyeveryday" > ~/Desktop/filename.doc

How to create a Word document on Mac through Terminal

It would be like this:

How to create a Word document on Mac through Terminal

Or, you can leave it behind then you will get a new blank file.

Step 3: Hit Return to add a new Doc file on Mac.

How to create a Word document on Mac through Terminal

How to create a Word document on Mac via Siri?

Siri is an applicable tool for you to make a new Word file via voice command on the Apple product end, including macOS, iOS, and iPad OS. It is quite easy to open a blank text file by taking advantage of the pre-installed Siri, let me show you how to do it here:

1. Launch Siri on your device via Spotlight Search or tap Siri in the Touch Bar. If you have no Touch Bar, click the shortcuts to turn it on, which are the Command + Space keys by default.

2. Speak Hi Siri and wait for its response.

3. Give the order to make a new Word document.

Extra Mac tools for you to create a new document

Except for Microsoft Word, several local applications can also create new text files or documents on the Mac end. You can take them as backup options in case Microsoft Word behaves mistakenly one day:

Last word

Although it is a piece of cake to make a new Microsoft Word document on a Mac, it's worth mentioning that iBoysoft MagicMenu works amazingly in file creation and other missions. Do not hesitate and give it a try right at this moment! 

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