Programs: Microsoft Word: Lesson 9

Lesson 9:  In this lesson, we will learn how to create and use wizards and templates in conjunction with forming all types of attractive documents such as resumes, letters, and memos.  We will also cover how using wizards and templates will allow you to focus on the content, and leave the formatting to the program itself.
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
  • Understand Object Linking and Embedding
  • Use the Clip Art Gallery
  • Learn How to Format a Picture to wrap text
  • Use WordArt to Make Your Document Stand Out
  • Learn How to Download Images into your Documents
  • Create Hyperlinks in Your Word Documents
  • Use the Drawing Toolbar
  • Create Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Use Wizards and Templates included with the Program
Lesson 9: Wizards And Templates
Objective # 1


First, we shall discuss the immediate and simple use of templates.  A template is a partially completed document that contains formatting, text, and/or graphics.  It is an extremely user-friendly device that may be as simple in format as a memo or as complex as the representation of a resume or newsletter.  Microsoft Word provides a wide array of templates for common documents including a resume, agenda, and fax cover sheet.  A template is simply a pre-designed indication of how you would like to strategically organize the various portions of your document in a systematic, clear, and precise manner.
Objective # 2


A wizard makes the process even easier by asking a series of questions, then creating a customized document based on your answers.  A wizard or template creates the initial document for you.  It is then up to you to complete the document by entering the appropriate information.
Objective # 3

Applications of Wizards

Wizards and templates can be used in conjunction with the development of a resume.  You have the ability to choose from one of three existing templates.  This includes contemporary, elegant and professional to which you then add your personal information.  Alternatively, you can select the Resume Wizard to create a customized resume as was done in the figure above.  After the Resume Wizard is selected, it prompts you for the information it needs to create a basic resume.  You specify the style, enter the requested information, and choose the necessary headings that would provoke the qualifications that the employer would need to know about you prior to beginning the hiring process.  The wizard will continue to ask additional questions, after which it will display the partially completed resume based on your preceding responses.  You then complete the resume by entering the specifics of your employment and additional information.
Objective # 4


As you edit the document, you can copy and paste information within the resume, just as you would with a regular document.  It takes a little practice, but the end result will be a professionally formatted resume in a minimum of time.  Microsoft Word also contains templates and wizards for a variety of other documents.  You can infer this by looking carefully at the tabs within the dialog box, and it will help you create letters, faxes, memos, reports, legal pleadings, publications, and even Web Pages. 

Lesson Review

In this lesson we covered...
  • How to use wizards and templates, and why they are so helpful in reducing the amount of formatting one must do
  • How to use wizards and templates to create sophisticated documents

Review Quiz

Select the best answer from the questions below.
  1. A wizard is a partially completed document that contains formatting, text, and/or graphics.
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  2. A template is extremely valuable because it allows the presenter to focus on the actual content, whereas the template itself takes care of formatting, text, and graphical issues.
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  3. Microsoft Word does not contain templates and wizards for letters, faxes, memos, and publications, but it does have them for reports.
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  4. Wizards and templates can be formed in conjunction with a resume using which three existing templates?  
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    Beginner, artificial, and detailed.

    Subjective, contemporary, and business.

    Contemporary, elegant, and professional.

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