Read tips from Shauna Kelly, Microsoft Word MVP                                  Word Chapter 1

 

The purpose of this program is to teach the student how to use the basics of Microsoft Word. In doing so, the student should learn basic features of Microsoft Word such as overtype, spell check, grammar check, and how to save a file to disk. These features plus several other tasks will be taught to students after completing the projects listed below.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

1.             Word Chapter 1 Project 1 Electricity

2.             Word Chapter 1 Project 2 – Louisiana

3.             Word Chapter 1 Project 3 – Gatorville

4.             Word Chapter 1 Project 4 Toggle Switches and Printing

5.             Word Chapter 1 Project 5 – Doctor

6.             Word Chapter 1 Project 6 – NUR

7.             Word Chapter 1 Project 7 Architecture

8.             Word Chapter 1 Project 8 – Word

9.             Word Chapter 1 Project 9 The Human Body

10.           Word Chapter 1 Project 10 Office Assistant

11.           Word Chapter 1 Project 11 – National Rwanda

12.           Word Chapter 1 Project 12 AutoText Entry

13.           Word Chapter 1 Project 13 – Rwanda

14.           Word Chapter 1 Project 14 Dinosaur

15.           Word Chapter 1 Project 15 Origin of Flight

Group Projects

16.           Word Chapter 1 Project 16 Group Paragraph

17.           Word Chapter 1 Project 17 Light Years

18.           Word Chapter 1 Project 18 – Rwanda

19.           Word Chapter 1 Project 19 – Butare

20.           Word Chapter 1 Project 20 – NUR Mission

 

1.  Word Chapter 1 Project 1 Electricity

Description: Using overtype, deleting, hard returns, and saving.

Source File: Wrd1Proj1Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Using overtype, retype the title in capital letters.

2)      Insert a hard return after the third sentence.

3)      Delete the word “hypothesis” in the fourth sentence.

4)      In its place, type the word “theory.”  Make sure the overtype function is off.

5)      Delete the repeated word in the last sentence.

6)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj1Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj1Solution.doc).

 

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2.  Word Chapter 1 Project 2 – Louisiana

Description: Uses bold function, hard returns, and deleting.

Source File: Wrd1Proj2Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Enter a hard return before the first sentence.

2)      Create a title at the top of the document called Louisiana.

3)      Center the title and make it bold.

4)      After the first sentence, enter 2 hard returns.

5)      Highlight the last 2 sentences and delete them.

6)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj2Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj2Solution.doc).

 

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3.  Word Chapter 1 Project 3 – Gatorville

Description: Replacing words using Insert and Overtype.

Source File: Wrd1Proj3Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Place the insertion point before Louisiana. Using the overtype function, change the title to Gatorville.

2)      Toggle the overtype function to off.

3)      In the second sentence, highlight the word site. Replace with website.

4)      Using the overtype function, replace the word provides with presents in the last sentence.

5)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj3Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj3Solution.doc).

 

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4.  Word Chapter 1 Project 4 Toggle Switches and Printing

Description: Using toggle switches (Caps Lock Key) and Printing (Can be done two different ways).

Source File: Created By User

Steps:

1)      Open a new Word Document.

2)      Type the following in all lowercase: “each time you press the caps lock key, newly typed text will change from uppercase to lowercase and back again.”

3)      Press the Caps Lock Key.

4)      Type the same sentence. (You will see that this time the entire sentence is uppercase.)

5)      Pull down the file menu.

6)      Choose Print.

7)      Choose cancel.

8)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj4Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj4Solution.doc).

 

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5.  Word Chapter 1 Project 5 – Doctor

Description: Using hard return, font change, deleting, toggle, and saving.

Source File: WrdlProj5Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Select the title A Call to the Doctor and drag it to the beginning of the first paragraph and place a period behind Doctor.

2)      Change the typography of the entire document to 12 point Arial.

3)      Change the spacing of the entire document from single spacing to 1.5 spacing. Change alignment of the entire document to justified.

4)      Use the toggle switch to change the following text to Italics: A Call to the Doctor.

5)      Change Your Name to your name and Today's Date to today's date.

6)      Find the repeat word in the second sentence in the second paragraph and delete it.

7)      Enter a hard return after the question mark in the second paragraph.

8)      Indent the second and last paragraph.

9)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj5Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj5Solution.doc).

 

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6.  Word Chapter 1 Project 6 – NUR

Description: Uses Grammar Check, Spell Check, and Thesaurus.

Source File: Wrd1Proj6Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Replace doughters with the first available correction by right clicking on the word.

2)      Implement the first grammar suggestion for the word or by right clicking on the word.

3)      Use the spell check feature to correct the remaining spelling mishaps.

4)      Select the first available synonym for the word reconstruction in the second sentence.

5)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj6Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj6Solution.doc).

 

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7.  Word Chapter 1 Project 7 Architecture

Description: Using toggle, insert, overtype, spell check, thesaurus, and saving.

Source File: Wrd1Proj7Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Select the text Your Name and replace it with your own.

2)      Replace the text Today's Date with today's date.

3)      Highlight the title by using the Bold toggle switch.

4)      Indent the paragraphs that start with Three particular place's, and The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

5)      Place a semicolon after the word been in the first sentence, second line.

6)      Use the insert vs. overtype to distinguish the difference.  Please place the insertion point in-between the two sentences of the last paragraph.  Write a short sentence of your choice to see the difference.

7)      Use the spell check to correct the following spelling errors.

8)      After spell check has been completed correctly, use the thesaurus to change the following words to a synonym: enormous, important, and significant.

9)      Use grammar check to correct any grammar errors.

10)  Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj7Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj7Solution.doc).

 

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8.  Word Chapter 1 Project 8 – Word

Description: Using custom toolbar, spacing, auto correct, view change, and toggle.

Source File: Wrd1Proj8Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Customize your toolbar to that formatting and borders are included in your standard toolbar.

2)      Change the spacing of the entire document from single spacing to 1.5 spacing. Change alignment of the entire document to left.

3)      Type the following sentence in the paragraph to watch how auto correct works; the horizontal line next to the cursor marks the end of the document.

4)      Change the view from normal view to web layout view.

5)      Go to the beginning of the first sentence and enter a hard return.

6)      Toggle the underline switch, and title the file Text Area.  

7)      Place the insertion point above the paragraph and enter the title: Text Area .

8)      Change the typography of the entire document to 12 point Times New Roman.

9)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj8Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj8Solution.doc).

 

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9.  Word Chapter 1 Project 9 The Human Body

Description: Using spell-check, grammar check, the rulers, and saving.

Source File: Wrd1Proj9Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Use spell-check to fix all three spelling errors (currently ignore the grammar errors).

2)      Use grammar check to fix the two grammatical errors.

3)      Use the gray arrows on the horizontal ruler to indent the first sentence a half inch.

4)      Use the horizontal ruler to move the title over to 2.5 inches.

5)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj9Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj9Solution.doc).

 

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10.  Word Chapter 1 Project 10 Office Assistant

Description: Using the Office Assistant to get help.

Source File: No source file needed.

Steps:

1)      Open a new Word Document.

2)      From the Help Menu, Show the Office Assistant.

3)      Right click on the Office Assistant and choose a different Assistant from the gallery.

4)      Ask the Assistant the following question: “How do I get started with Word 2000?”

5)      Next, from the list of responses, select “get started quickly with Word.”

6)      Then, choose “ways to get assistance while you work.”

7)      Print the directions you are given.

 

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11.  Word Chapter 1 Project 11 – National University of Rwanda

Description: AutoText, Horizontal Ruler, Document View, and Sentence Alignment.

Source File: Wrd1Proj11Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Create an AutoText entry for National University of Rwanda.

2)      Using the AutoText feature place National University of Rwanda as the title of the document. Make the title centered and bold.

3)      Place the insertion point at the beginning of the second paragraph and indent the right and left side of the paragraph .50 inches using the horizontal ruler.

4)      Highlight the text of all 4 paragraphs and justify their sentences.

5)      Turn the paragraph symbols button on by using the toggle switch.

6)      Switch the document to Normal View.

7)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj11Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj11Solution.doc).

 

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12.   Word Chapter 1 Project 12 AutoText Entry

Description: Creating and using an AutoText Entry for the end of a document.

Source File: Created by user.

Steps:

1)      Open a new Word Document.

2)      Type a paragraph about yourself.

3)      Hit enter twice.

4)      Type your name, birthday, and class.

5)      Add the information as an AutoText using the AutoCorrect dialog box.

6)      Test your entry by deleting your name and other information.

7)      Type the first few letters of your name…and a screen tip should appear containing your name and other information.

8)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj12Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj12Solution.doc).

 

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13.  Word Chapter 1 Project 13 – Rwanda

Description: Using horizontal ruler, auto text, AutoCorrect, spell check, and saving.

Source File: None

Steps:

Construct a paragraph of at least 4 sentences. Write something related to Rwanda and use Rwanda as the title for your table.

While writing your paragraph, you should do the following:

 

1)      Use the horizontal ruler to change the margins to .75inches on the left and 5.25inches on the right.

2)      Use the auto text in your paragraph.  Every time you type Rwanda , use the letters  rw and hit the return key.

3)      Recognize your typing faults and patterns about certain words and add them to your auto correct.

4)      Select a group of words that you have entered in your auto correct and type one or two sentences to fully understand how auto correct works.

5)      Use spell check to correct the following errors.

6)      Save as an HTML file as “your initials Wrd1Proj13Solution.html” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj13Solution.html).

 

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14.  Word Chapter 1 Project 14 Dinosaur

Description: Customizing the dictionary, using AutoCorrect, and saving.

Source File: Wrd1Proj14Data.doc

Steps:

1)      After the fourth sentence, add the sentence, “Two types of dinosaurs were Hylaeosaurus and Megalosaurus.”

2)      Add Hylaeosaurus to the dictionary.

3)      Add Megalosaurus to the dictionary.

4)      Add the word dinosaur to AutoCorrect so if you type dino and press space, dinosaurs will appear.

5)      At the end of the paragraph add the sentence, “All that's left of the dinosaurs are fossils.”  Make sure you only have to type dino and the word dinosaurs will appear within the sentence.

6)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj14Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj14Solution.doc).

 

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15.  Word Chapter 1 Project 15 Origin of Flight

Description: Using custom dictionary, thesaurus, horizontal ruler, AutoCorrect, and saving.

Source File: Wrd1Proj15Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Add the name “Cayley” to the custom dictionary.

2)      Use the thesaurus to change the word “interested” in the first sentence to “fascinated.”

3)      Add the name “Montgolfier” to the custom dictionary.

4)      Use the horizontal ruler to indent the first sentence one half inch.

5)      Add the words Kitty Hawk Flyer to AutoCorrect so if you type “K H F” and press space, Kitty Hawk Flyer will appear.

6)      Delete the words Kitty Hawk Flyer in the last sentence and type K H F in its place.  Insert a space after this and the words Kitty Hawk Flyer should reappear.  Make sure to remove the extra space after in between Flyer and the period.

7)      Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj15Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj15Solution.doc).

 

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Group Projects

 

16.  Word Chapter 1 Project 16 Group Paragraph

Source File: Wrd1Proj16Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Make the necessary spelling changes.

2)      Make the necessary grammar changes.

3)      Add NUR to the AutoCorrect feature so that when you type NUR, it is automatically replaced with “National University of Rwanda” when you follow step #4.

4)      Type the paragraph again in all capital letters.

5)      Display the spaces and hard returns within the document.

6)      Delete the last sentence of the first paragraph.

7)      Type the following word: “Ruhengeri” at the end of the first paragraph and add it to your custom dictionary.

8)      Each person in the group should make up a sentence about the University and the sentences should be combined to make a new paragraph.

9)      At the bottom of the document, create an AutoText entry with each group member’s name, so that when you begin to type one person’s name…all of the names are suggested.

10)  Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj16Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj16Solution.doc).

 

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17.  Word Chapter 1 Project 17 Light Years

Source File: Wrd1Proj17Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Add the word “Proxima” to the dictionary.

2)      Replace any dashes with semicolons.

3)      Insert a hard return after the fourth sentence.

4)      Use spell-check to fix any errors in the last sentence.

5)      Using overtype, retype the title in capital letters.

6)      Use the grey arrows on the horizontal ruler to indent the first sentence a half inch.

7)      Add the words Alpha Centauri to AutoCorrect so if you type “Alp Cen” and press space, Alpha Centauri will appear.

8)      Insert a space between “takemore” in the third to last sentence so it reads, “take more.”

9)      Add the words Proxima Centauri to AutoCorrect so if you type “Prox Cen” and press space, Proxima Centauri will appear.

10)  Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj17Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj17Solution.doc).

 

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18.  Word Chapter 1 Project 18 – Rwanda

Source File: Wrd1Proj18Data.doc

Steps:

1) Use the thesaurus to change certain words in the text. The words you choose are totally up to you but you must change at least three words to their synonym.

2) Use autocorrect in your typing to watch it work.  Add words that you have trouble spelling.  What you put in autocorrect is entirely up to you.

3) Use the spelling check to see if any errors are in the text. Change them into their correct form. 

4) Also use grammar check to see if grammar needs to be revised.

5) Change the typography of the entire document to 12 point Arial.

6) Change the spacing of the entire document from single spacing to double spacing.

7) Change alignment of the entire document, not the title, to justify.

8) Select the last two sentences in your text and delete them.

9) Place your insertion point before the first sentence and enter a hard return. 

10) Toggle the switch to make sure insertion point in centered.

11) Toggle the Bold switch.

12) Enter the title: World News .

13) Box and lightly shade the entire document.

14) Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj18Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj18Solution.doc).

 

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19.  Word Chapter 1 Project 19 – Butare

Source File: Wrd1Proj19Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Add “Butare” to the dictionary.

2)      Delete the last sentence.

3)      Right Click the phrase “trees which” and use first suggestion.

4)      Right click the phrase “buildings which” and use the first suggestion.

5)      Right Click the word “symbolizes” and use the first suggestion.

6)      Highlight the second paragraph (which starts with the word “inaugurated”), go to format paragraph, and increase the left and right margins by .2.

7)      Select the entire document, click the justify button.

8)      Capitalize “museum” in the first and third sentence.

9)      Highlight the word “expression,” right click it, and select the word “look” from suggested synonyms.

10)  Bold “National Museum of Rwanda” two times within the document.

11)  Type “NUR” and add it to AutoCorrect so that it automatically becomes “National University of Rwanda” when you type it.

12)  Put in the title as “NUR” and it should read “National University of Rwanda,” make it bold, and italicized.

13)  Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj19Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj19Solution.doc).

 

 

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20.  Word Chapter 1 Project 20 – NRU Mission

Source File: Wrd1Proj20Data.doc

Steps:

1)      Insert 2 hard returns at beginning of document.

2)      Insert hard returns after all paragraphs.

3)      Underline, Bold, and Center a title called “NUR Mission”.

4)      Right click on “means which” and use the first grammar check suggestion.

5)      Indent all 5 paragraphs inward by .25 inches on the left and right sides.

6)      Right click “licence” and use the first spell check suggestion.

7)      Highlight the text “transmit” and use the thesaurus to replace with the first suggestion.

8)      Use auto correct to replace “NUR” with “National University of Rwanda”.

9)      Rewrite NUR throughout the entire document to the auto correct entry.

10)  Toggle the paragraph symbol button to the on position.

11)  Save the document as “your initials Wrd1Proj20Solution.doc” (ex. MRHWrd1Proj20Solution.doc).

 

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