Word Processing Formatting Assignments

Word Processing Paragraph Assignment

Insert a header that includes your name right justified and the title "Word Processing Assignment" centered.

Format the following paragraphs as they are described in the paragraphs. Be sure the curser is active within the paragraph before you attempt to format it. Also, remember that the computer knows that you have finished a paragraph because you press the "return" or "enter" key.

This is an indented paragraph. An indented paragraph begins with the first line indented usually 1/2 inch. You don�t need to press the tab key if you set the paragraph up in the ruler. To set the paragraph style, simply drag the first line indent marker on the ruler to the right 1/2 inch.

This is a hanging paragraph. This kind of paragraph is very useful for writing test questions that are longer than one line. It is also very helpful for making lists whose items are longer than one line. To set the paragraph style, drag the left indent marker on the ruler to the right 1/2 inch.

Sometimes you want to have an inset paragraph. The inset paragraph is helpful for setting long quotes apart from the rest of the text in a document. In this format the text is indented not only on the left, but also on the right. The first line is usually justified with the rest of the paragraph. To set this paragraph style, drag both left indent markers to the right 1/2 inch by dragging the tiny box under the left indent marker. Then drag the right indent marker to the left 1/2 inch.

A justified paragraph is very simple to format. It is used to keep columns from having "ragged edges" in newsletters, and makes a very clean looking page. Unfortunately, it will also leave large spaces between words sometimes because of the length of some of the words in the line, especially in narrow columns. To format this kind of paragraph, simply click on the button at the top of the screen that shows several lines of the same length.

When inserting a graphic into a block of text, there are two ways to format the text surrounding it. The first is to use "text wrap" as in this example. Here the space left between the text and the graphic conforms to the shape of the graphic. The other way is to have the text go only to the border of the space that surrounds the graphic object. This second one usually forms a rectangle around the graphic object, no mater what its shape. In AppleWorks, select the graphic, then select "Text Wrap" from the Options menu. In MSWord, select "Picture�" from the Format menu. Click on the "Layout" tab to see your options. Remember to first have the object selected. Find a graphic that has an irregular shape to place in this paragraph, then wrap the text around it.

Introduction to Word Processing

  • We are learning how to use the basic word processing features of Microsoft Word to format common business documents.
Word processing primarily created the market demand for modern operating systems and started the home PC revolution. Although the word processor might seem quite plain compared to other options in the office suite, improvements to the interface and the addition of useful tools have greatly improved the program's capacity for productivity and presentation. Furthermore, word processors are the most used genre of application software and, therefore, the most important addition to a student's digital skillset. This activity will introduce you to the basic but indispensable concepts of word processing.
Overall Expectations:

PSV.01 use word processing software to create common business documents.

Specific Expectations:

PS1.01 perform word processing tasks (e.g., create, save, update, print), using common software features (e.g., formatting, page setup, editing, language tools, graphic tools, hyperlinks).

Catholic Graduate Expectations:
achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one’s own work and supports these qualities in the work of others. 

Tutorial 1: Getting Started With Word
Word 2010 is a word processor that allows you to create various types of documents such as letters, papers, flyers, and faxes. In this lesson, you will be introduced to the Ribbon and the new Backstage view, and you'll learn how to create new documents and open existing ones. To start off, it will be helpful to learn a bit about the word processing environment. Your teacher will demonstrate the basics of the interface and the management of multiple windows.

1) Read these instructions on using the Microsoft Word 2010 environment.
2) Try this task.
Tutorial 2: Text Basics
If you're new to Microsoft Word, you'll need to learn the basics of working with text so you can type, reorganize, and edit text. You'll need to know how to insert, delete, and move text, as well as how to find and replace specific words or phrases.

1) Read these instructions on Text Basics.
2) Try this task.

Find & Replace Activity
1) Type I will not tip my chair in class.
2) Copy this line below itself until you have 20 lines.
3) Replace the word will with shall.
4) Replace every other occurrence of the word tip with flip.
5) Save your file as Unit1Activity3FindReplace.doc in your Unit 1 folder.
Tutorial 3: Formatting Text
To create and design effective documents, you need to know how to format text. In addition to making your document more appealing, formatted text can draw the reader's attention to specific parts of the document and help communicate your message. In this lesson, you'll learn to format the font size, style, and color; highlight the text; and use the Bold, Italic, Underline, and Change Case commands.

1) Read these instructions on Formatting Text.
2) Try this task.
Tutorial 4: Saving
It is important to know how to save the documents you are working with. Frequently saving your documents helps to keep you from losing your work, and using Save As allows you to edit a document while leaving the original copy unchanged.

1) Read these instructions on Saving files.
2) Try this task.

Saving Activity
1) Save the example from Tutorial 4 in two different formats as Unit1Activity3Saving.doc, Unit1Activity3Saving.pdf in your Unit 1 folder.
Tutorial 5: Modifying a Page Layout
You may find that the default page layout settings in Word are not sufficient for the document you wish to create, in which case you will want to modify those settings. For example, if you are printing on a different paper size, you'll want to change the document page size to match the paper. In addition, you may want to change the page formatting depending on the type of document you are creating.

1) Read these instructions to modify your page layout.
2) Try this task.
Tutorial 6: Checking Spelling and Grammar
Worried about making mistakes when you type? Don't be. Word provides you with several proofing features that will help you produce professional, error-free documents. In this lesson, you will learn about the various proofing features, including the Spelling and Grammar tool.

1) Read these instructions for how to check your spelling and grammar.
2) Try this task.
Tutorial 7: Printing
Once you've completed your document, you may want to print it. This lesson covers the tasks in the Print pane, along with the Quick Print feature.

1) Read these instructions for how to print your document.
2) Try this task. Don't print anything today!
The Microsoft Word Environment & Font Formatting Activity
After you are familiar with the environment, follow these instructions (in Word format) or these instructions (in PDF format) to learn about some basic formatting features you can use in Microsoft Word.
Formatting Assignment
Before starting the assignment, show your teacher that you have completed the previous activity.

Complete this assignment to test your knowledge of basic formatting features of Microsoft Word. Save this document as Unit1Activity3.doc and show your teacher your finished Microsoft Word document on the computer. No need to print this assignment!!!
Tuesday February 24th & Wednesday February 25th - Mrs. Williams away both days
- Complete Activity 1. Open this file to begin. The supply teacher will hand out the instructions. You must change the file type of this document to Microsoft Word when you save or it will not save your formatting.
- Complete Activity 2. Open this file to begin. The supply teacher will hand out the instructions. Save this file in your unit 1 folder as MYROSES.doc
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