ECDL 95/97: ECDL 95/97 Module 3 Module 3

ECDL 95/97: ECDL 95/97 Module 3 Module 3

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Module 3: Word Processing

This module develops your ability to use a word processing application on a personal computer. It will teach you how to accomplish basic operations associated with creating, formatting and finishing a word processing document ready for distribution. You will develop your competence in using some of the more advanced features associated with word processing applications such as creating standard tables, using pictures and images within a document, importing objects and using mail merge tools.


Computer terms and concepts explained in plain English
Screen images and illustrations to guide the student through the Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Microsoft Office 97 applications
"How to" information based upon practical examples of everyday tasks.
Short cuts and insider tips drawn from real world experience of computer professionals
Summary of critical information
Easy to follow Exercises

Everything you need to pass the European Computer Driving Licence module by module
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 13mm | 277g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013044636X
  • 9780130446367

Table of contents

Contents introduction 1 chapter 1 Your first letter in Word 3 In this chapter 3 New skills 3 New words 4 Starting Word 5 What? No new, blank document? 5 Text cursor and paragraph mark 6 What? No paragraph mark? 6 Actions you need to know 7 Keys you need to know 9 Typing a letter 10 Moving text with the TAB key 14 Non-printing characters and wavy underlines 15 Printing your letter 16 Word's toolbars 16 Word's undo feature 17 Working with word documents 17 Saving your document 17 Creating a new document 19 Opening an existing document 19 Closing a document 19 Quitting Word 20 Online help 20 Using help menu options 20 Using help from dialog boxes 22 Chapter summary: so now you know 23 chapter 2 Formatting, positioning and copying text 25 In this chapter 25 New skills 26 New words 26 Selecting text 27 Formatting text 29 Copying and pasting text 30 About the clipboard 32 Cutting and pasting text 33 Keyboard shortcuts 33 Formatted documents 34 Left and right indents 34 Aligning text 35 Bullets and numbered lists 36 Fonts 41 Serif fonts 41 Sans serif fonts 42 Font sizes 42 Font properties 43 Font style 43 Underline 43 Font colour 43 Font effects 44 Font spacing 45 Font borders and shading 45 Word's zoom views 51 Zoom and printing 51 Saving to a diskette 51 Symbols and special characters 52 Format painter 53 Chapter summary: so now you know 55 chapter 3 Long documents, little details 57 In this chapter 57 New skills 58 New words 58 Creating your long document 59 Inter-line spacing 61 Inter-paragraph spacing 62 First line indents 64 Hanging indents 65 Finding text 66 The basics 66 Special options 67 Formats 67 Finding and replacing text 68 The two replace methods 68 Special options 69 Page setup 73 The margins tab 73 Paper size 74 Headers and footers 74 Page numbering 79 Page numbering options 80 Document date and author name 80 Document creation date 81 Document author Name 81 Manual line and page breaks 82 Checking your spelling 83 Spell-checking: the automatic option 83 The spell-check dialog box 84 Watch your language 85 Checking your grammar 85 Printing options 86 Print preview 86 Print range options 87 Modifying the toolbar 88 Hiding and displaying toolbars 88 Hiding and displaying toolbar buttons 89 Chapter summary: so now you know 90 chapter 4 Tables, tabs and graphics 91 In this chapter 91 New skills 91 New words 92 Using tables in Word 93 Selecting table cells 95 Column width, spacing and row height 98 The table autoformat option 98 Introduction to tabs 99 Using tabs in Word 101 Tab alignment 104 Using tabs with the ruler 106 Using graphics in Word 107 Importing graphics: two options 108 Graphics: copy and paste 108 Graphics: file insert 109 Working with graphics 109 Moving a graphic 109 Changing the shape and size of a graphic 110 Inserting AutoShapes 111 Hyphenating justified text 114 Automatic hyphenation 115 Automatic hyphenation options 116 Manual hyphenation 116 Running manual hyphenation 117 Chapter summary: so now you know 118 chapter 5 Mail merge and templates 119 In this chapter 119 New skills 120 New words 120 Mail merge: the components 121 Form letter 121 Data source 121 Merge fields 122 Mail merge: the procedure 123 One: prepare your form letter 123 Two: prepare your data source 124 Three: insert merge fields in your form letter 124 Four: preview your merged letters 125 Five: print your merged letters 125 Your mail merge exercises 126 Viewing your Word data source 130 Using non-Word data sources 131 Inserting merge codes in your form letter 131 Merging addresses to labels 134 Word templates 136 A template as a document model 136 A template as an interface controller 137 Templates and documents 137 The template 138 Templates and new documents 138 Templates and styles 139 Why use styles? 141 Creating a new template 143 Styles and outline view 145 Other document views 146 Normal view 146 Page layout view 147 Chapter summary: so now you know 147 chapter 6 File formats and importing spreadsheet data 149 In this chapter 149 New skills 150 New words 150 File formats 151 Different applications, different file formats 152 File name extensions 152 Word's file format options 153 Previous Word version 153 Rich text format 154 WordPerfect format 154 Text-only format 154 HTML (web) format 156 Embedding or pasting spreadsheet data 156 Pasting special options 157 Pasting from Excel 157 Embedding from Excel
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About Paul Holden

Brendan Munnelly is an experienced IT trainer,consultant, journalist and author. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Brendan has developed user training materials for a range of corporate and government organisations throughout Europe. He is also a frequent contributor to computer publications.
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