Intermediate Word Processing eBook

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Word processing software is used to manipulate text and apply a basic design to a document, for example a letter, resume or a business plan. Multimedia files, such as digital imagery and video, have become increasingly popular in today’s business world, but the written word remains as important as ever.


Once you have worked through this manual, you should be able to:

1. Work with documents and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud.
2. Use available help resources, shortcuts and the go to tool to enhance productivity.
3. Create and edit word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute.
4. Apply different formats and styles to enhance documents and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.
5. Insert tables, pictures and drawn objects into documents.
6. Prepare documents for mail merge operations.
7. Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before printing

This manual is based on ECDL Word Processing Syllabus 6

  1. Open, close a word processing application and document(s).
  2. Switch between open documents.
  3. Create a new document and use available templates.
  4. Save a document to a location on a local, online drive
  5. Save a document as another file type like.
  6. Set basic options/preferences in the application.
  7. Use available help resources.
  8. Use magnification/zoom tools.
  9. Display, hide built-in toolbars. Restore, minimize the ribbon.
  10. Navigate within a document.
  1. Understand the uses of available document view modes.
  2. Switch between document view modes.
  3. Enter text into a document.
  4. Insert symbols or special characters like: ©, ®, ™
  5. Display, hide non-printing formatting marks.
  6. Select character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, entire body text.
  7. Edit content by entering, removing characters, words within existing text.
  8. Use a simple search command for a specific character, word, phrase.
  9. Copy, move text within a document, between open documents.
  10. Delete text.
  11. Use the undo, redo command.
  12. Use the undo, redo command.
  1. Apply text formatting.
  2. Apply a font colour to text.
  3. Apply case changes to text.
  4. Apply hyphenation.
  5. Create, merge paragraph(s).
  6. Insert, remove a line break.
  7. Text alignment.
  8. Set, remove and use tabs.
  9. Apply paragraph spacing.
  10. Add, remove and switch between bullets, numbers in a single level list.
  11. Add borders and shading/background colour to a paragraph.
  12. Character and paragraph styles.
  13. Use copy format tool.
  1. Create, delete a table.
  2. Insert, edit data in a table.
  3. Select rows, columns, entire table.
  4. Insert, delete rows and columns.
  5. Modify column width, row height.
  6. Modify cell border line style, width, colour.
  7. Add shading/background colour to cells.
  8. Insert an object to a specified location in a document.
  9. Select an object.
  10. Copy, move an object.
  11. Resize, delete an object.
  1. Open, prepare a document, as a main document for a mail merge.
  2. Select a mailing list, other data file, for use in a mail merge.
  3. Insert data fields in a mail merge main document.
  4. Merge a mailing list with a letter as a new file or printed output.
  5. Print mail merge outputs.
  1. Change document orientation and paper size.
  2. Change margins of entire document.
  3. Insert, delete a page break in a document.
  4. Add, edit, delete text in headers, footers.
  5. Add fields in headers, footers.
  6. Apply automatic page numbering.
  7. Spell check a document and make changes.
  8. Add words to a built-in custom dictionary using a spell checker.
  9. Preview a document.
  10. Print a document using output options.

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