Word Processing

Subtopics

1.        Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information using a touch system and correct techniques.

2.        Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.

3.        Demonstrate the use of the backspace, delete, and insert keys.

4.        Explain the purpose and features of help menu.

5.        Manipulate data/software/operating system using function keys, icons, touch screens, bars, and pull-down menus.

6.        Demonstrate a basic understanding of issues regarding software copyright, software licensing, and software copying.

7.        Discriminate between ethical and unethical uses of computers and information.

8.        Identify steps in the word processing cycle with correct use of word processing terminology.

9.        Explain the difference between a soft return and a hard return/page break.

10.     Describe the difference between horizontal and vertical centering.

11.     Describe shortcut keys/commands.

12.     Set and clear tabs in a document.

1.        Use a wizard to create miscellaneous documents such as calendars, fax cover sheets, etc.

2.        Create new documents using templates.

3.        Create/compose a variety of documents (e.g., letters, memoranda, reports, newsletters, tables, and brochures).

4.        Use a word processing program to create a document with headers, footer, and footnotes.

5.        Create, modify, and format tables (e.g., insert and delete rows and columns, merge cells and change height and width).

6.        Create bulleted list, numbered lists, and outlines.

7.        Create and use folders to keep documents organized (e.g., move, copy, rename, and delete files and folders).

8.        Insert special symbols or characters into a document.

9.        Insert the date and time into documents, both as an updatable and no changing date.

10.     Create and revise a columnar document such as a newspaper column.

11.     Describe and explain when to and how to use leader tabs.

12.     Cut, copy, paste, and paste special using the clipboard.

13.     Use the following views:  print preview, normal view, page layout view, zoom view, and Web page preview.

14.     Create envelopes and labels.

15.     Send a word processing document via e-mail where available.

16.     Use spell and grammar check in composing documents.

17.     Use the thesaurus to find synonyms.

18.     Copy and move text, using various cut and paste methods (e.g., keystrokes, mouse, menu options, and toolbar).

19.     Set widow/orphan protection in a document.

20.     Insert, change, and format page numbers.

21.     Use the Undo, Redo, and Repeat command.

22.     Discuss file properties.

23.     Use save and save as for name, location, or format of document.

24.     Locate and open an existing document.

25.     Design and create a simple form.

26.     Create and apply frequently used text with AutoCorrect.

27.     Use the AutoComplete feature.

28.     Insert and modify tables, diagrams, and charts.

29.     Insert breaks. (Page, Section, Column, etc.)

2.        Create and use macros/autotest.

3.        Create and manipulate graphics (e.g., add color, rotate, resize, and crop).

4.        Develop templates.

5.        Convert word processing document to HTML

6.        Insert and modify hyperlinks in all types of documents.

7.        Create master document including table of contents and index.

8.        Integrate a variety of software applications (e.g., databases, graphics, and spreadsheets) into a word processing document.

9.        Produce documents using appropriate style from a style library.

10.     Create a professional document (e.g., brochure, annual report, newsletter, and catalog) demonstrating established principles of layout design in desktop publishing.

11.     Import text and graphics from other sources (e.g., internet, CD-ROM, scanner, digital camera, and other files).

12.     Create a primary file by merging variable information.

13.     Create a boilerplate to assemble a document.

14.     Complete on-screen and pre-printed forms.

15.     Design complex tables (e.g., embed worksheets and link Excel data).

16.     Insert, position, and size objects into a document (e.g., WordArt, clip art, images, text boxes, watermarks, diagrams, and charts).

17.     Use collaboration features and manage comments by inserting, modifying, deleting, tracking, accepting, and rejecting.

18.     Create, modify, and import data into charts.

19.     Create multiple versions of a document.

20.     Protect documents.

21.     Customize toolbars and menus.

22.     Create Web pages with text and graphics using word processing software being sure to include title, tables, bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and scrolling text.

1.       Edit and create documents that use the document and paragraph alignments of left, center, right, and justify.

2.       Set character, line, and paragraph spacing options such as single, 1.5 and double space and special spacing before or after the paragraph.

3.       Use indentation options (e.g., left, right, first line and hanging).

4.       Add borders and shading to tables, paragraphs, and pages using a variety of borders and shading in color and patterns.

5.       Create and use horizontal and vertical lines of various types and sizes to separate and emphasize.

6.       Change the margins for a selection or section of the text and/or a document (e.g., left, right, top and bottom).

7.       Change a document to use landscape orientation.

8.       Enhance documents by using different fonts, font sizes, and features such as bold, italics, caps, and underline.

1.       Proofread documents to insure correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

2.       Apply language rules, proofreader’s marks, and reference materials when editing copy.

3.       Preview a document prior to printing.

4.       Edit documents using techniques such as delete, insert, type over, block, move, and copy.

5.       Use the find/search and replace feature to edit a document.

1.       Set printer specifications (e.g., choose printer, select page range, and number of copies).

2.       Retrieve and print documents and parts of a document.

3.       Print in landscape and portrait orientations.

4.       Prepare/print an envelopes and labels.

5.       Prints or publishes hard copy that meets publication and design standards.