Business Computer Technology. Competency 3.00 Reinforcing Keyboarding Technique And Document Processing. Objective 3.01. Keyboarding Keyboard Layout Arrangement of Keyboard Touch Typing Technique Line Spacing Review Ergonomics. What is Keyboarding?.
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Business Computer Technology
Reinforcing Keyboarding Technique
And Document Processing
The ability to enter text by using the correct
fingers without looking at the keys (aka-touch typing).
Having adequate keyboarding skills will enable you
to use the computer more effectively and be more
We will continue to practice and develop your skills;
as well as, improve your speed and accuracy.
The most common arrangement
of keyboards is the QWERTY
Standard Paper Size: 8 ½ x 11 inches
There are 66 lines per page.
Six lines equals one vertical inch.
Line Spacing: the spacing
between lines of text
Single Spacing (SS)-Enter one time
Double Spacing (DS)-Enter two times
Triple Spacing (TS)-Enter three times
Quadruple Spacing (QS)-Enter four times
The science of designing equipment and workspace for a comfortable and safe working environment.
Well, maybe not quite this comfy.
Repetitive Stress Injuries can occur when someone
performs a task repeatedly causing the build up
of irritating waste products in the muscles.
Examples of these injuries are Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome and DeQuervain’s Disease.
What is CTS?
It is the entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.
CTS occurs due to the swelling of the median nerve or the tendons of the wrist.
What causes CTS?
It occurs from using the computer for hours without proper
body posture and improper techniques.
What are the symptoms of CTS?
Pain- tingling – numbness in
the thumb, index, and middle
fingers – weakness and swelling
of the wrist and hand
DeQuervain’s Disease is an overuse injury of the
thumb extensor tendons. It often occurs from
repetitive tapping of the space bar.
Fundamental Document Processing
A Business Letter is a letter that is sent from one business or organization to another. Business letters are usually keyed on a letterhead which is located across the top of the page. The letterhead can consist of the business’ name, address, phone/fax/email, and logo.
A Personal-Business Letter is a letter that is sent from an individual to a person, business, or organization.
Writer’s Keyed Name
2-2 ½” Top Margin
in body-DS between
1”-1 1/2” top margin
Guide Words are typed in bold,
all caps, and followed by a colon
DS between each line of the
guide words and before the body
1” side margins
SS within the paragraphs
of the body and DS between
Unbound Reports: reports that are prepared without binders or covers; margins are set at 1” for the top, bottom, and sides
Leftbound Reports: multi-page reports that are bound or stapled on the left side of the pages; the left margin is set wider (usually 1 ½” to allow space for binding
Proofreading: The process of comparing a copy
on screen or paper to the original copy and
marking errors for correction
Proofreader Marks: Marks that are used to
correct a copy
GWAM: (Gross Words A Minute) the number of keystrokes a typist can make in
a timed period
Five characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, spaces, etc.) equal one standard
word in keyboarding
To calculate GWAM divide the total number of words keyed by the number of
minutes that the typist was timed
Your goal now is to continue practicing good technique
and to improve your speed and accuracy throughout this course.
“I am trying to get the hang of this new fangled writing
machine, but I am not making a shining success of it.
However, this is the first attempt I ever have made,
and yet I perceive that I shall soon & easily acquire a fine
facility in its use…One chiefly needs swiftness in banging
(Mark Twain’s first typewritten letter.
December 9, 1874)