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Principles of Information Technology. Introduction to Word Processing. What is Word Processing?. The use of the computer to create and edit documents Can refer to any portion of Microsoft Office We will use Microsoft Word. What can you create?. Letters Brochures Resumes Reports Tables

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principles of information technology

Principles of Information Technology

Introduction to Word Processing

what is word processing
What is Word Processing?
  • The use of the computer to create and edit documents
  • Can refer to any portion of Microsoft Office
  • We will use Microsoft Word

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

what can you create
What 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
    • Shape of Characters
    • Times New Roman, Arial, Comic Sans
  • Font
    • A collection of letters and numbers in a particular typeface
    • EX: Bold, 10 point, Times New Roman

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word Processing Terms
  • Format
    • Specifying the font alignment, margins
    • The layout of a document
    • Some documents have specific layouts
  • 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
    • Moving the Cursor to the next location by using the Tab key on the keyboard
    • You can also set Tab Stops
  • Margins
    • the blank space to the left and right sides and at the top and bottom of a page
    • Use File and then Page Setup to access

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word Processing Terms
  • Header/Footer
    • The header is one or more lines of text that appear at the top of every page of a document
    • The footer consists of lines of text that appear at the bottom of every page of a document
  • Line Spacing
    • Line Spacing refers to the number of blank spaces between lines of text
    • Double Space, Single Space

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word Processing Terms
  • Print Preview
    • Click on the menu choice or icon for a Print Preview and you will be shown an image of exactly what the printed output will look like
  • Indent
    • An indent is one or more spaces that are used to move the text to the right of the left margin

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word Processing Terms
  • Spelling/Grammar Check
    • Word processing programs contain a spell check program which can verify the correct spelling of words in a document
  • Copy
    • To duplicate selected text, selected cells, or a selected object; shortcut is CONTROL C

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing

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Word Processing Terms
  • Cut
    • Removes the current selection from the document and places the it on the clipboard for pasting for future use (shortcut method is Control X)
  • Paste
    • Information that has been cut or copied to the clipboard can be placed in another location at a later time when needed (shortcut method is Control V)

Principles of IT: Intro to Word Processing