These are word processing challenges to stretch you a bit (perhaps) with your skills with tabs and other skills. You can ignore the
graphics of Larry Bird
unless you find
these exercises easy. In that case, click
whenever you need one of these graphics!
Challenge#1 ... click here ... SPACE BAR and RETURN/ENTER
Challenge#3 ... click here ... basic use of "outdented text" for an assignment or resume
Challenge#4 ... click here ... leader tab and right align tab for a table of contents
Challenge#5 ... click here ...
leader tab to create a form with underlines that are smooth and not jagged on the right hand side
Challenge#6 ... Use one of these files to reduce the file size to be under 200K and still look "pretty good"
This graphic of the Larry Bird doll with Red Sox bear at the Boston Home is over 600K ... click
This graphic of the Larry Bird doll leaving Brooklyn is almost 2 meg (2,000K) ... click
By the way, click here for the lyrics of my song called "Keep The File Small Please" which
was written in the year 2000 which happened to be the last year the Yankees won a world series ... in
case you did not know this, the New York Yankees won 26 championships last century but have not won even one world series in the current century!
Exercises Highighting Many Beginning & Intermediate Skills
PC format for Microsoft Word ... click ... or PDF form (not very useful) ... click
Mac format for Microsoft Word ... click ... or PDF form (not very useful) ... click
One more challenge: Writing a paper and Using quotes, headers, and so on ...
click here for what
it will look like when done!
This is an actual assignment that I have used
for 7th and 8th graders at The Children's Storefront (Steve Bergen)
Click here for the text for grade 7 and 8 that contains the two long quotes
that need to be indented one inch on each side
Well, six white horses that you did promise Were fin'ly delivered down to the penitentiary But to live outside the law, you must be honest I know you always say that you agree But where are you tonight, sweet Marie ?
If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first."
How to follow the rule of CAPIQ? (make sure commas and periods are inside the
How to create the pargraphs? (use the RETURN/ENTER button and then push TAB just once if needed to bump the first line over)
How to add a header and footer? (under the VIEW menu, the feature called HEADER and FOOTER will allow you to put your name centered in the HEADER and put the page number -- looks like # -- in the FOOTER)
How to change all instances of two spaces to one? (using FIND or REPLACE under the EDIT menu will allow you to changes all occurrences of "two spaces" to be "one space")
How to add graphics and make sure they do not exceed one inch? (by going to GOOGLE them IMAGES you can easily find your picture and then "drag it" from the Web into your Microsoft Word document; then you click on the picture and choose under the FORMAT menu to format the picture using SIZE to make either the width or length be 1")
How to make text wrap around graphics? (again, choose to FORMAT the PICTURE and then choose LAYOUT to make a TIGHT fit) ... this same skill is need to FORMAT a TEXT BOX (below)
How to include a caption in a TEXT BOX in 6 point for your Web site? (make sure you COPY the URL of where you got the graphic; then in Microsoft Word, choose INSERT then TEXTBOX and now click the cursor and you can type, pasting in the URL of where you got the graphic) ... yes the TEXT BOX must be in 6 point font size
The file name needs to be in the standard format, e.g. if you do it on April 29th and your name is Hulk Hogan, then it will be April29HulkHoganPaper.doc ... or if you do it on May 2nd and your name is Jane Doe, then it will be May2JaneDoePaper.doc
Spreadsheet Challenges with the $ Sign
Use the $ trick to inflate all grades by a fixed constant such as 8% or 9%
Use the $ trick to find the sum of odd numbers from 1 to the current odd number
Use the $ trick to find out
how many years for money to double if by 1.08 increase or 1.09 increase etc
Turning off checkboxes under AutoCorrect
Go to Tools Menu
Click on Autoformat as you type tab
Go to View Menu
Choose Toolbars and scroll down to customize
Drag desired shortcut to toolbar
To delete the shortcut, the customize toolbar must be open, and then drag the icon off the toolbar.
Graphics: Changing from inline to free floating
Double-click on the inserted graphic
Click on the Layout Tab, and then choose Square
The graphic will now be free floating and will allow text wrap
Headers and Footers
Go to View Menu
Choose Headers and Footers
Insert Page Numbers from the Header and Footer menu
Place cursor in desired location
Go to Insert Menu
Choose Break, then Page Break
Working with Columns
Select the desired text
Go to Format Menu, choose Columns
Select the desired number of columns
Click on Line Between box if you desire
Format Painter to copy and paste desired format
Select the text with the desired formatting--style, color, font, tabs, etc.
On the Toolbar, you will see an icon of a paintbrush; double-click on it.
Then double-click on the words or triple-click on a line to copy the desired formatting
Click on the Format Painter again to return to normal mode.
Track changes for group editing
Go to View Menu, choose Toolbars, then Reviewing
Click on the Track Changes icon to activate
Then edit the text (edits will appear in red
Using the control key
Control-click on a misspelled word to choose the correct spelling