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01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad

01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad

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01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad

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  1. 01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad Objective 1.03 Execute the touch method in operating number and symbol keys

  2. Posture and Technique Review • Sit up straight • Feet flat on the floor • Body centered in front of the computer • Elbows naturally by side • Fingers curved • Wrists low, but not touching the keyboard • Quick, snappy strokes

  3. Posture and Technique Review--continued • Quick down and in motion of the thumb • Right pinky used for the enter key; other fingers remain on the home row • Examine the number keys carefully to form a mental picture of the layout. • Keep your eyes on the copy (what you are typing from, not the keyboard and your fingers) • Place your fingers on the center of each key with the fingers slightly curved • Strike keys firmly and release them quickly

  4. Home Row Keys Review

  5. ~ ! 1 @ 2 # 3 $ 4 % 5 ^ 6 & 7 *8 ( 9 ) 0 _ - + = Backspace Tab Q W E R T Y U I O P { } \ Caps Lock A S D F G H J K L : “ Enter Shift Z X C V B N M < > ? Shift Ctrl Alt Spacebar Alt Ctrl S D F J K L ; A Keyboard Fingering Layout Number and Symbol Keys

  6. Spacing Around Symbols • . (period)—space once after when used with abbreviations or initials, space twice after at the end of a sentence • , (comma)—space once after • ; (semi-colon)—space once after • : (colon)—space twice after except when stating time • ? (question mark)—space twice after at the end of a sentence • * (asterisk)—no space between word and symbol • ! (exclamation point)—space twice after at the end of a sentence • @ (at)—one space before and after except in an email address • # (number/pound symbol)—no space between figure and symbol • $ (dollar sign)—no space after • “ ” (quotation)—no space after beginning, one space after ending

  7. Spacing--continued • - (hyphen)—no space before or after • — (dash)—no space before or after • / (diagonal)—no space before or after • + (plus)—one space before and after • > (greater than)—no space before or after • < (less than)—no space before or after • ( (left parenthesis)—no space after • ) (right parenthesis)—no space before, one space after • = (equals)—space once before and after • ’ (apostrophe)—no space before or after • & (ampersand)—space once before and after • % (percent)—no space before and one space after