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Principles of Information Technology. Introduction to Word Processing. What is Word Processing?. Word processing is the use of a computer and special software packages to create and edit documents. What types of documents can you create?. Letters Brochures Resumes Reports Tables Graphs

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principles of information technology

Principles of Information Technology

Introduction to Word Processing

what is word processing
What is Word Processing?
  • Word processing is the use of a computer and special software packages to create and edit documents.

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

what types of documents can you create
What types of documents can you create?
  • Letters
  • Brochures
  • Resumes
  • Reports
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • You can create ANYTHING if you have the proper word-processing skills!

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

word processing terms
Word-Processing Terms
  • Typeface
    • The physical design of the letters, numbers, or symbols characterized by their ornamentation but not their size.
  • Font
    • A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols bearing the style of a typeface but varying in size.
    • EX: Bold, 10 point, Times New Roman

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Format
    • The layout of a document
    • The specific font, chosen alignment, and margin settings
  • Alignment
    • The way lines of a text are arranged
    • Centered, Right Aligned, Left Aligned, Justified

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Tab
    • Enables you to move the cursor a preset number of spaces to a specific point in the document
    • Using the Tab key on the keyboard, you may jump forward and backward through the document
    • Tabs and tab stops may be set in the paragraph options of your word processing software

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Margins
    • Margins are the blank space to the left and right sides and at the top and bottom of a page
  • Header/Footer
    • The header is one or more lines of text that appear at the top of every page in a document
    • The footer consists of lines of text that appear at the bottom of every page in a document

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Line Spacing
    • Line spacing refers to the number of blank spaces between lines of text
    • Single space is commonly used for general typing
    • Line spacing may be set in the paragraph options of the word-processing software

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Print Preview
    • The Print Preview allows you to inspect or view

the document before printing

  • Indent
    • An indention is the movement right of the cursor from its natural starting point by the left margin

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Spelling/Grammar Check
    • Most word-processing software has built-in spelling and grammar checks
    • If the software thinks there is an error in spelling or grammar, the offending word or phrase will be underlined
    • Correction options are usually given for the errors

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word-Processing Terms
  • Copy
    • To copy is to duplicate selected text, cells, or objects in the document
  • Cut
    • To cut is to remove selected text, cells, or objects from the document.
  • Paste
    • To paste is to add text, cells, or objects back into the document. This is information that has been previously copied or cut.

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing