Basic Word Processing Skills

Keyboarding Applications

State Standard 3: Students will create and edit a variety of documents; i.e., reports, letters, memos, emails, labels and envelopes from unarranged, edited, and script copy using word processing software.

Objective1: Students will demonstrate basic word processing formatting skills.

  1. Utilize file functions: open, close, save, save as, page setup, and print.
  2. Utilize formatting functions: variable top, bottom, left, and right margins; font sizes and styles; line spacing, word wrap, bullets and outline features; justification; spell check; thesaurus.
  3. Create tables.
  4. Utilize report functions: page numbering; page number suppress; widow/orphan protection; enumerated items; bibliography (references); works cited; title pages; table of contents.


Day 1 – Text Alignment

  • Text Alignment Document

Day 2 – Copy, Move and Paste

  • Holidays Document
  • Copy, Move and Paste instructions

Day 3 – Fun with Fonts

  • Fun with Fonts Document

Day 4 – Margins and Line Spacing

  • Falling Asleep Document
  • Margins and Line Spacing instructions

Day 5 – Insert/Overtype, Formatting Marks, and Word Wrap

  • Word Wrap Document
  • Insert/Overtype, Formatting Marks, and Word Wrap instructions

Day 6 – Spelling and Grammar check

  • Spelling and Grammar Check instructions

Day 7 – Punctuation and Thesaurus

  • Thesaurus Document
  • Punctuation and Thesaurus instructions

Day 8 – Headers and Footers

  • Headers and Footers instructions

Day 9 – Bullets and Numbering

  • Bullets and Numbering instructions

Day 10 – Change Case

  • Change Case Document

Day 11 – Format Paragraphs

  • Declaration Document
  • Format Paragraphs instructions

Day 12 – Setting Tabs

  • Setting Tabs instructions

Day 13 – Outline Format

  • Outline Format instructions

Day 14 – Page Breaks, Widow/Orphan Control

  • Fun Poetry document
  • Page Breaks, Widow/Orphan Control instructions

Day 15 – Vertical Alignment and Page Numbering

  • Fun Poetry document (saved from day 14)
  • Vertical Alignment and Page Numbering instructions

Day 16 – Creating Tables in MS Word

  • Creating Tables in MS Word instructions

Day 17 – Formatting Tables

  • Formatting Tables instructions

Day 18 – Word Processing Review Activities 1-3

  • Confessions Document
  • Hanna Zen Document
  • Activity 1-3 instructions

Day 19 – Word Processing Review Activities 4-6

  • Newsletter Document
  • Activity 4-6 instructions

Day 20 – Word Processing Practice Test 1

  • Enormously Gorgeous Document
  • Word Processing Practice Test 1 instructions

Day 21 – Word Processing Practice Test 2

  • Walk Away document
  • Word Processing Practice Test 2 instructions

Day 22 – Word Processing Production Test

  • Getting a New Puppy document
  • Word Processing Production Test instructions

Day 23 – Word Processing Jeopardy

  • Word Processing Jeopardy PowerPoint

Day 24 – Word Processing Multiple Choice Test

  • UTIPS Quiz – Basic Word Processing

Day 25 – Advanced Word Processing – Ergonomics Day 1

  • Healthy Computing document
  • Advanced Word Processing – Ergonomics Day 1 instructions

Day 26 - Advanced Word Processing – Ergonomics Day 2

  • Healthy Computing document (saved from Day 25)
  • Advanced Word Processing – Ergonomics Day 2 instructions

Day 27 – Advanced Word Processing – History of Keyboarding Day 1

  • History of Keyboarding document
  • Advanced Word Processing – History of Keyboarding Day 1 instructions

Day 28 – Advanced Word Processing – History of Keyboarding Day 2

  • History of Keyboarding document (saved from Day 27)
  • Advanced Word Processing – History of Keyboarding Day 2 instructions

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