First Semester Word Processing "Quiz"

Type the following  - exactly as it appears EXCEPT for red text - and follow all directions. Do NOT include text that is red.

Set the right margin to 2 inches and the left margin to 1.45 inches. Set the top and bottom margins to 3/4 of an inch and the header/footer to 0. Insert a header that says "Mr. Stutz Rocks" in 18 point Comic Sans, aligned right. 

You can change the case (capitalization) of a paragraph by using the Case Conversion option. Highlight the previous sentence Choose Format, Change Case, and select UPPERCASE to switch to all capital letters. 

It is also possible to shade text. If I want a sentence or paragraph to be noticed or reviewed carefully by a reader, I can print shading behind it. I do this by highlighting the text I want shaded and choosing Format, then Borders and Shading from my toolbar/menu. Within the Shading tab I can decide how dark I want the shading to be by setting a percentage under Patterns and Style. 10% to 20% is usually sufficient and will usually still be readable if copied (Xeroxed).

Shade the first two sentences of the above paragraph.

When you need to indent a paragraph and have the words wrap around to the indent location you should use the indent button rather than the tab key. The indent button is particularly useful for numbered items. It can also be used within research papers or essays about literature to cite a long passage or quotation. The decrease indent button removes the indent.

Highlight the above paragraph and indent it either by clicking on the Increase Indent button, or by going to Format, Paragraph, and setting the Indent measurement at .5" Then double space and type the following paragraph.

Word also provides a standard style for numbered and bulleted lists. This function automatically inserts numbers (in order) or bullets for you as you insert hard returns by hitting enter. I can start a numbered list format either by hitting the Numbered List button or by accessing the function through Format, Bullets and Numbering, Numbered. 

Hit enter to try one of these two options and type the following in a numbered list:

  1. This is numbered text. If I type multiple lines, the text will wrap back to the correct location. The next number will appear when I press the Enter key. (Enter)
  2. This is the next numbered item. (Enter)
  3. This is the third item. I must now turn the numbering function off before I move on to the next function. 
Bulleted lists work the same way as numbered lists and are equally useful in many types of documents. You choose the bulleting the same way, and there are several different bullet styles to choose from. 

Choose a bulleted list format and type the following lines.

  • This is one style of bulleting.
  • If I want extra spacing between numbered or bulleted items, I can first type the text without bullets or numbers with spacing set as I wish. 
  • Then I can highlight the text and click on the bullet or numbering style I want.
Spell check and the thesaurus are two other useful tools built into Word. They can be accessed either through the Tools menu or by the shortcut key with the ABC and checkmark picture. Spell check should always be run on documents before you save them or send them to print. Highlight the word documents in the previous sentence and use the Thesaurus function to choose a new word. (Access the Thesaurus by holding down the Shift and F7 keys together.)

Finally, insert a 4 column, 9 row table with your schedule in it. Pick a table formatting from the Table, Table Auto Format menu

Period Class Teacher Room
A1 Math Mr. Schmidt 1114
A2 English Ms. Renaud 1118
A3 Lab Tech Mr. Kranich 2136
A4 Seminar Mr. Stutz 1117
B1 Social Science Mr. Stutz 1117
B2 Biotechnology Mr. Jensen 1106
B3 Chinese Mr. Papenfuss 2316
B4 R & D Mr. Custis 1120

Now select the entire document, change it to Arial 12 point font, run a spell check, and you're done.