CREATE AND EDIT A COVER
1.Open a new document and save it with a new name.
- Open Word and start a new document. The goal of this project is to make you thoroughly familiar with how to plan and format a letter from scratch. Note, however, that various templates are available in Word for generating already formatted business documents. After the project, feel free to explore the templates.
- Save the new document as cover letter. 6.
- Remember to save the document periodically as you work on it. You can set Word’s AutoRecover feature for a short cycle. This doesn’t take the place of saving the document yourself, so consider also getting into the habit of pressing Ctrl + S to save your work whenever you pause while typing. Click on the Show/Hide ¶ button on the main toolbar to display the hard returns in your document.Set the paragraph style (font), line spacing, and margins for the entire document, as follows:
- From the Font group, select Times New Roman font. If you don’t have this font, you may choose a similar font. Select Automatic (black) for the Font color. Select a 12 point size.
- From the Paragraph group, click the Line Spacing button and select 1.0.
- From the Page Layout tab, click Margins and select Normal for 1″ margins. Now type the text in Figure 2 as the promotional package’s cover letter.Insert the current date at the top on the left edge the page
- You’ll insert the date as a field that will update automatically. First highlight and delete the current date of the letter. From the Insert tab, click Date and Time. Choose the Month, Date, Year format, the third selection. Make sure Update Automatically is checked. Click OK. The Date and Time dialog box will reflect your system’s current date. Emphasize key text with special formatting.
- Convert the list of new features into a bulleted list. Place a hard return after the colon following the word “include” in the first paragraph. Delete the space and the colon. Also place a hard return after each item separated by a comma. Delete the commas, the word “and,” and the period after “Word.”
- Capitalize the first word of every bullet item. Then highlight the list—beginning with “Microsoft” and ending with “Word”—and click on the Bullet button on the Home tab. Select the option for round, black bullets (Figure 4) from the Bullet drop-down list arrow, if it’s not already selected.
- Change the “TM” after “Backstage” to a superscript to create the trademark symbol.
- Make every mention of the company name, LEARN-2COMPUTE, Inc., into bold and italic. Try using Word’s Navigation feature to search for the phrase throughout the document.
Director, Human Resources
Smith, Jones & Brown, Inc.
346 Parkway Drive
Blue Smoke, ID 83300
Dear Ms. Loomis:
Whether your employees are novices or seasoned professionals at word processing, the new Word 2010 offers features to improve productivity, professionalism, and performance in your organization. A few of these new features include: Microsoft Office BackstageTM view that lets you access important document tools and information all in one place, the ability to customize the Ribbon, new artistic effects, and a screenshot feature you can use right within Word.
For more details on the features of Word 2010, refer to the enclosed fact sheet.
LEARN-2-COMPUTE, INC., a training company in Idaho with a ten-year track record, offers one-day seminars in the new features of Word 2010. A series of these training sessions will be held in the conference room at the Blue Smoke Shilo Inn the week of November 10. Now is the time to start planning for your employees to attend.
To alert your employees to the new features of Word 2010 and to this unique hands-on training, I am enclosing fifteen copies of a flier that you can distribute. I have also enclosed fifteen registration forms so you can pre-register anyone who is interested. Space is limited to fifteen people in each daylong session, so get your registrations in early! The cost is only $175 per participant.
If I can provide you with more details or information, please call me at our LEARN-2COMPUTE, INC. main office: 1-888-444-3467, ext. 4471.
Director of Training
Whether your employees are novices or seasoned professionals at word processing, the new Word 2010 offers features to improve productivity, professionalism, and performance in your organization. A few of these new features include
- Microsoft Office Backstage™ view that lets you access important document tools and information all in one place
- The ability to customize the Ribbon
- New artistic effects
- A screenshot feature you can use right within Word For more details on the features of Word 2010, refer to the enclosed fact sheet.
- After reviewing your on-screen document, you decide that you prefer the word “seminar” to “session” or “sessions.” Use Word’s Find/Replace feature to search for every instance of “session” or “sessions,” and replace with the word “seminar” or “seminars”
8.Adjust the closing to leave more room for the signature.
- You shou8.ld have four hard returns after the word “Sincerely.”
9.Check the spelling and grammar, and make any appropriate corrections.
10.After some time has passed, proofread the entire document. Inspect the overall layout, and try to spot and correct any errors that Word’s grammar checker may have missed.
CREATE A FACT SHEET ABOUT
1.Create a new document and name the document fact sheet.
2.Type in the text from Figure 6. Note that each system is different, so your document may appear slightly different.
Type the entire document in Times New Roman, 12 point. Be sure to save your work frequently.
3.Select the first two lines and format them as the title of the fact sheet.
- From the Home tab, click Title in the Styles Group.
- The first line should be italic and the second line should be regular. Both lines should be in bold.
- Center the title from the Paragraph group.
4.Alter the border. From the Borders and Shading dialog box, change the line to a thick line enclosed between two thin lines, change the color to black, and click both the top and bottom line borders .
- Display the Borders and Shading dialog box and click on the Down arrow beside the Line Style box to select a border composed of a thick line enclosed between two thin lines . Make sure the Line Weight is 3. Use the Border button to select a top and bottom border only.
- Select Shapes from the Insert tab and choose a symbol from the Shapes collection. We chose the four-point star. You’ll need to resize the symbol you choose to fit between the borders. Repeat the process to insert a matching symbol .
New in Word 2010
New Backstage View
The new Microsoft Office BackstageTM view lets you save, share, print, and publish your documents in one place. You can also view important document information, such as author, date of creation, and word count. The File button to access Backstage view replaces the Office button in Word 2010 and the File menu from previous versions of Word.
Customizing the Ribbon
In Word 2010, you now have the ability to customize the Ribbon to how you use Word most often. You can add features you access most often and delete those you rarely or never use to make Word work best for you.
Word 2010 includes new picture-editing tools and effects, such as color saturation, and improved tools, such as cropping and image correction. You can also easily apply special formatting effects, such as shadow and bevel, to your text.
A useful new feature in Word 2010 is the ability to insert screenshots right within Word simply by clicking on the Ribbon. The Screenshot feature allows you to quickly view available screens that you can insert into your Word document.
To learn these new features, attend a one-day training seminar the week of November 10. For complete details and registration materials, call Jo Bill at 1-888-555-3467, ext. 4471.
The Borders and Shading toolbar lets you choose border styles.
Remember to click both the top and bottom borders.
5.Apply the Heading 1 style to the lines beginning with New Backstage View, Customizing the Ribbon, Artistic Effects, and Insert Screenshots.
After formatting the first line, you can use the Format Painter feature on the other lines. Delete extra lines between headings and normal text.
6.Format the descriptive text beneath the headings with the Normal Style.
7.Format the last two lines of text as Calibri (Body), 12 point, bold, and black. Use center alignment for these lines.
8.Check the spelling and grammar, and make any appropriate corrections.
9.After some time has passed, proofread the entire document so far. Inspect the overall layout, and try to spot and correct any errors that you may have overlooked previously.
USE A FLIER TO GENERATE
Enter the text for the flier from Figure 11. Type the document in Normal Style, and single spaced. Save the document as flier.
Learn What’s New in Word 2010
Attend a daylong, hands-on workshop conducted by LEARN-2-COMPUTE, Inc.
Workshop covers these new features: Microsoft Office BackstageTM view, customizing the Ribbon, new artistic effects, and a screenshot feature you can use right within Word.
To learn these new features, attend a one-day training seminar the week of November 10. All workshops conducted in the conference room at the Blue Smoke Shilo Inn.
For complete details and registration materials, call Jo Bill at 1-888-555-3467, ext. 4471.
2.Create a special heading.
Insert five hard returns between the first line of text “Learn What’s New in Word 2010” and the second line “Attend a daylong. . . .”
Use WordArt to create the heading. First, delete the first line of text. Then, click WordArt from the Insert tab. Choose the WordArt style in the top row, second column from the left When the WordArt text box appears, move the text box so that it’s centered and approximately 1½ inches from the top of the page. Set the font as 28-point Arial.
3.Emphasize key information with special formatting.
- Format the next two lines, beginning with Attend a daylong . . . and ending with new features, and set the font at 18 point. Insert a hard return after “new features.”
- Convert the list of features of the workshop to a bulleted list. In the Bullets list, choose the four-smalldiamond design (Figure 13). Format the text of the list at 16 point, bold. Change the spacing to 2.0.
- Insert three hard returns before the last three lines of text on the flier. Format the remaining text at 16 point, bold, italic. Center align the text.
4.Insert text into a table format.
- Place the cursor in front of the word “To” in the first line. From the Insert tab, click Table, then Insert Table. Change the number of columns and rows to 1 . A 1 × 1 table should now appear above the text you selected.
- Cut and paste the lines of text inside the table. You may need to add a hard return to center the text. Graded Projet.
5.Insert Clip Art.
- Select Clip Art from the Insert menu and choose an appropriate image. Figure 15 shows the image(computer) we chose. Use the Picture tools to insert, resize, and position the image to the right of the bulleted list.
6.Save your work, making sure the flier fits on one page.
7.Check the spelling and grammar, and make any appropriate corrections.
8.After some time has passed, proofread the entire document so far. Inspect the overall layout, and try to spot and correct any errors that you may have overlooked previously.
DESIGN A REGISTRATION FORM
1.Prepare to enter text on a new page by inserting a page break at the end of the flier you created.
2.Create a table to organize the registration form.
- On the new page, insert a table consisting of five columns and seven rows.
- Select the first row of the table. Under the Table Tools layout tab, click on Merge Cells. The cell borders will disappear, leaving one long row. Using Figure 16 as your guide, continue adjusting and merging the cells to form the remainder of the form.
3.Enter the text into the form as it appears in Figure 16. You may need to adjust the size of the cells to create a visually pleasing as well as useful form. FIGURE 16—The Completed Registration Form
4.Check the spelling and grammar, and make any appropriate corrections.
5.After some time has passed, proofread the entire document. Inspect the overall layout, and try to spot and correct any errors that you may have overlooked previously.