Synopses & Reviews
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a European-wide qualification that enables you to demonstrate your competence in computer skills. It covers a range of specific knowledge areas and skill sets, broken down into seven modules. Module 3: Word Processing covers the use of a word processing application on a PC. It looks at the basic operations of creating, formatting and finishing a document ready for distribution. It also addresses some of the more advanced features such as creating standard tables, using pictures and images, importing objects and using mail merge tools. This study guide takes you through all the knowledge areas and skills required to pass Module 3 of the ECDL syllabus. The use of clear, jargon free, self-paced exercises provides you with an understanding of all the key elements necessary to prepare you for the ECDL Test.
The European Computer Driving Licence is a European qualification that enables individuals to demonstrate their competency in computer skills. Focusing mainly on Microsoft software, this text covers basic word processing procedures.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is a Word Processor?. What is Formatting?. Which Word Processor?. Outline of the Guide.- First Steps with Word Processing: Opening Word 97. The Word Window. Opening an Existing Document. Opening Several Documents. Creating a New Document. Saving a Document. Saving a File under a New Name, in a Different Directory or on a Different Medium. Closing a Document and Closing Word. Using Help.- Adjusting Basic Settings: Changing Display Modes. Changing Page Magnification. Changing the Toolbar Display.- Saving Documents in Other Formats: Saving a Document as a Simple Text File. Saving a Document for Use in Other Versions of Word and Other Word Processors. Saving a Document for Use in Rich Text Format. Saving a Document as a Template. Saving Versions of a Document. Saving a Document in a Form that can be Put Up on the World Wide Web.- Inserting, Deleting and Editing Characters: Editing and Deleting Characters. Entering Words, Sentences and Paragraphs. Inserting Symbols and Special Characters. Inserting a Page Break. Using Undo (and Redo).- Selecting, Copying, Moving and Deleting Data: Selecting Text. Copying and Moving Text. The Clipboard, Copy, Cut and Paste. Deleting Text.- Searching and Replacing: Finding Characters. Replacing Characters. Using Go To.- Text Formatting: Formatting Fonts. Formatting Paragraphs. Copying Formats. General Formatting: Tabs, Lists and Borders: Using and Setting Tab Markers. Formatting Tabs. Lists. Borders.- Styles and Templates: Using Templates. Using Styles.- Page Numbering, Headers and Footers: Adding Page Numbers. Headers and Footers.- Checking and Changing Spelling and Grammar: Checking and Correcting Spelling. Checking and Correcting Grammar.- Document Set-up: Paper Size and Paper Source. Margins.- Printing Documents: Print Preview. Using Basic Printing Options, including Choosing the Printer. Viewing the Process of Printing.- Creating, Editing and Formatting Tables: Creating a Table. Changing Cell Attributes. Formatting and AutoFormat. Splitting a Table.- Drawing Objects and Handling Images: Adding an Illustration. Adding and Handling AutoShapes. Moving and Placing Images and Drawn Objects in a Document. Sizing and Cropping Images.- Importing Objects: Copying and Pasting. Inserting a File. Inserting Objects. Pasting Objects.- Mail Merge: Creating the List. Creating the Main Document. Merging.