Word Processors

Word Processors



Definition of a Word- processor

Purpose of word processing eg Letter preparation, Reports, Newsletters

Using a Word processing package

  • Screen layout
  • Running the programme

i) creating a document

ii) saving

iii) retrieving

iv) closing

v) exiting

  • Editing and formatting a document
  • Editing a document
  • Block Options

i) selecting

ii) moving

iii) copying

iv) deleting

v) inserting and type over

  • Find and Replace

i) search/find

ii) replace

  • Proof-Reading

i) spelling and grammar checking

ii) thesaurus

iii) auto-correct

iv) undo and redo

  • Formatting a document

a) Text formatting

i) bolding

ii) italicizing

iii) underlining

iv) fonts

v) drop caps

vi) change case

vii) superscript l subscript

b) Paragraph Formatting

i) alignment

ii) indenting

iii) spacing

iv) section breaks

v) bullets and numbering

c) Page Formatting

  • Layout

i) columns

ii) headers/footers

  • Setup

i) margins

ii) orientations

iii) paper size

iv) tabs

Creating and Editing a Table

  • Create a table

i) rows

ii) columns

  • enter data
  • Editing Tables

i) resizing rows/columns

ii) inserting rows/columns

iii) deleting rows/columns

iv) merging rows/columns

v) splitting rows/columns

  • Formatting tables

i) borders

ii) shading

  • Table conversions

i) converting text to table

ii) converting tables to text

iii) importing

  • Arithmetic calculations i) perform calculation ii) insert formulae
  • Sorting
  • Sorting Creating and updating a mail merge document
  • Creating main document 1) form letters

ii) labels

iii) envelopes

  • Create/import data source

i) editing

ii) saving

  • Merging fields
  • Main and data source to i) printer or

ii) new window or

iii) fax or

iv) e-mail

  • Updating merged document
  • Printing a document
  • printer setup
  • print preview
  • print option
  • Printer selection
  • Orientation
  • Page and copies
  • Printing
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Types of graphics

i) drawing

ii) pictures

ii) charts

  • Inserting

i) importing

ii) drawing

  • Editing graphical objects

i) updating

ii) resizing

iii) enhance