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Microsoft Word Foundations

Course NumberCST 104
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3 and OAT 170 with a "C" (2.0) grade minimum or equivalent touch typing and computer background. Introduces Microsoft Word software. Teaches how to create, format, save, retrieve, edit, and print documents. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use the components of the Word window.
  1. Use the Office button for file operations and modifying Microsoft Word options.
  2. Apply features found in groups with the tabs on the ribbon.
  3. Use and modify the Quick Access toolbar.
  4. Use screen tips and shortcut menus.
  5. Display and interpret nonprinting characters.
  6. Use the scroll bar.
  7. Use the rulers.
  8. Use and modify the status bar.
  9. Recognize and use viewing buttons.

Use basic document processing operations.
  1. Navigate through the document with the keyboard and the mouse.
  2. Use common keyboard shortcuts for file operations and formatting.
  3. Insert and delete text.
  4. Select text with the keyboard and the mouse.
  5. Use undo and redo.
  6. Use cut, copy, and paste operations.
  7. Use folders for file management.
  8. Manage files with save, print, open, close, and "save as."
  9. Find and replace text.

Use basic formatting of documents.
  1. Recognize program defaults.
  2. Use word wrap.
  3. Use caps lock, bold, underline, and italics.
  4. Change font size and style and apply font effects.
  5. Use styles for formatting documents.
  6. Change text alignments.
  7. Set and use tabs, change tab types, and delete tabs.
  8. Change line spacing.
  9. Change margins and indents.
  10. Insert page breaks.
  11. Apply bullets and numbers to paragraphs.
  12. Apply borders and shading to paragraphs.

Demonstrate the use of electronic tools to improve the quality of the document.
  1. Use the Help feature.
  2. Use and modify the spell checker.
  3. Use and modify the grammar checker.
  4. Use and modify Auto Correct options.

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