Word processing Exercises

Edited 2/4/99

<>These exercises are designed to help one learn and practice word processing functions using Microsoft Word.  Some are sample documents that you download and format, some are typical tasks one might have to perform using a word processing program.  You can follow different paths in using this material
(1) try these exercises and check out the tutorials if you have difficulties,
(2) check out the tutorials on Microsoft Word first then try these exercises
Word Processing Exercise 0
Word Processing Exercise 1
Word Processing Exercise 2
Word Processing Exercise 3
Word Processing 4 College paper formatting
WPEx4/MediaBiasSarah.doc                      Original -- do not distribute
WPEx4/MediaBiasFormatted.pdf               Original -- PDF file not copyable -- OK to distribute
WPEx4/WPpaperInstForm.doc                   Quiz Instructions
WPEx4/WPpaperUnedited.doc                   Quiz unedited version for student to format


Word Processing Exercise 0
A simple practice exercise
Start Microsoft Word, the vertical line, | , on the right of the screen is where the first words you type will appear.
1) Type at least six sentences. You can type nonsense if you wish.
2) Add a word, change spelling, delete a word
3) Move the pointer, which now has the shape of an I beam, shown below, behind one of the words you have typed, and click the mouse. 4) Hit either the backspace or delete key to remove letters. After you have removed a few letters, type in some new letters. You can move the I beam, or cursor, to any location in order to delete or change words or letters.
5) Place your name and class (if you are doing this for a class) at the top right of your document.
6) save your document
7) print your document
 
Note:
  • NEVER PRESS TAB KEY OR THE SPACEBAR MULTIPLE TIMES TO INDENT LINES OF TEXT. 
  • NEVER PRESS RETURN OR ENTER AT THE END OF EACH LINE, MODERN WORD PROCESSING PROGRAMS WRAP THE TEXT.  
  • USE THE EDITING FEATURES DISCUSSED IN THE TUTORALS FOR TABS AND INDENTS
  • USE "Enter" KEY (PC) OR "Return" (Macintosh) KEY ONLY FOR NEW PARAGRAPHS OR TO CREATE BLANK LINES BETWEEN TEXT OR GRAPHICS
 
---Use the editing features found next in WORD EDITING--- 



Word Processing Exercise 1
This exercise covers basic formatting in Microsoft Word including font style, format, size, paragraph format including margins and indentation, spelling, etc.  Click here to download the practice file.  Open the file in Microsoft Word and follow the instructions

Word Processing Exercise 2
(a) This exercise covers basic formatting practiced in exercise 1.  Your task is to create a personal resume.  Any format is acceptable.  For ideas on creating a resume click below:
A sample student resume
A sample faculty resume
*Resume Hints--To be done
(b) This exercise covers basic formatting practiced in exercise 1.  Your task is to create a formal letter.  For a sample letter with formatting commands used to create the letter click here:
 *Form Letter Hints--To be done


Word Processing Exercise 3
This exercise covers intermediate level word-processing formatting.  Your task is to format  text and references we provide as an academic term paper.  Click here for instructions and downloads.
 Word Processing Exercise 3