Beginners: Microsoft Office Word 2007 Lesson 2


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Beginners: Microsoft Office Word 2007 Lesson 2

  1. 1. Beginners:Microsoft Office Word 2007 Lesson 2: Entering Text Samantha TerBeest Willmar Public Library
  2. 2. Lesson 2 Overview Typing Text Specifying fonts and text size Formatting – bold, italic, underline Take advantage of automatic spelling corrections Making bullet or numbered lists
  3. 3. Special Keys in Text
  4. 4. Typing Text: Font and Size Everything we do today will take place in the HOME Tab Font and Size are located in the FONT GroupFont Size Increase/ Decrease Font Size
  5. 5. Exercise Click on the next to the box with the name of the current font. Scroll down to find Time New Roman in the listing and click on it. Click on the size selector arrow and click on 28. Now type: The quick brown fox. Select Brush Script font and size 36. Type: jumped over the lazy dogs. Notice the different font and size.
  6. 6. Formatting Text Bold ◦ The Bold command, , allows you to type bold text. Italic ◦ The Italic command, , allows you to type italic, learning, text.
  7. 7. Formatting Text, Continued Underline ◦ The Underline command, , provides for underlined text. ◦ There is a gallery, , to select the type of underline. Other Formatting Options ◦ Other commands allow strikethrough of text offer subscripting as in H20, superscripting like E=mc2.
  8. 8. Exercise Select Times New Roman font. Set the size to 24. Now click on the Bold command. Type some text. Click on the Italic command. Type some more text. Click the Underline command. Type some more text. Click Bold again to release bolding, and type additional text. Try various combinations to learn how the commands all work.
  9. 9. Correcting Text Backspace Key – erases the character immediately to the left of the cursor Delete Key – erases a character to the right of the cursor
  10. 10. Exercise(Ignore the Wavy Lines under text – that is covered in a later Lesson.) Set the font to Times New Roman and the size to 18. Type The quaack brom Use the Backspace key to erase the “m” and type wn to make the correction. Move the pointer to between the a’s and click. The cursor will now be at that position. Press the Backspace key to erase the a to the left of the cursor. Press the Delete key to erase the a to the right of the cursor. Type the i to correct the word. Press the End key to return to the end of the line. Continue making errors and correcting them.
  11. 11. AutoCorrect If you forget to capitalize the first letter in a new sentence or paragraph, Word will do that for you. If you accidentally hold down the Shift key too long and type a couple of capital letters at the beginning of a word, Word will correct that too. If you accidentally leave the Caps Lock on and type a word that should be capitalized (by holding down the Shift key for the first letter), Word will make the correction and
  12. 12. AutoCorrect Cont. Word will also correct a large number of typographical errors. To cancel the AutoCorrect action – as soon as the correction appears (after you type the space), hold down the Ctrl key and the Z key or click the Undo icon.
  13. 13. Exercise Set the font to Times New Roman & the size to 36. Type the following: the quick Notice how the word the is changed to The the moment you type the space after the word. Type the following: BRown fox Notice how BRown has changed to Brown when you typed the space after the word.
  14. 14. Exercise Cont. Press the Caps Lock key to turn capitalization on. Hold down the Shift Key and type the letter J. Release the Shift key and type umped Don’t type the space just yest so you can inspect the result. It should look like this: jUMPED Now type the space and notice the change.
  15. 15. Exercised Continued Now type ovre. Type the following space – the word will change to over. Now type teh. Now type lazy doggs. Notice how the words, over, the, and dogs were automatically corrected.
  16. 16. More AutoCorrect Features Auto correct lets you enter a number of symbols by just type specific text.Exercise: Type This ==> way in. Hello :). Don’t be :(. Have a smile as your (tm) trademark. you can (c) it. who was 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th?
  17. 17. More AutoCorrect Features Cont. Word will use the proper quote marks It will also insert n-dashes and m-dashes where appropriate. ◦ To make a n-dash, you type space, hyphen, space. ◦ To make an m-dash type hyphen, hyphen without leading or trailing spaces.Exercise: Type: Here we “quote text” – this is an n-dash--this is an m-dash.
  18. 18. Exercise Type: use 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 stick butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, Note that 1/3 did not change. How can you get that? Click the Superscript command . Type: 1 Click the Superscript command - to clear it. Type: / Click the Subscript command . Type: 3 Click the Subscript command - to clear it. Type: cup raisins Note that the size of the 1/3 does not quite match – for now that is close enough.
  19. 19. Automatic Bullets &Numbered Lists There is an AutoFormat feature in Word to will make bulleted & numbered lists ◦ There will be more on lists in a later lesson as well. To create a Bullet List: ◦ type an asterisk, a space, and the your text. ◦ After you press the Enter key, the next bullet will already be shown. ◦ To stop the list press the Enter key again. To create a Numbered List: ◦ Start a line with the first number followed by a period or an open- parenthesis mark, a space, and then your text The Undo command or Ctrl-Z will allow you to place the asterisk or number without engaging the list feature.
  20. 20. The End of Lesson 2 Senior Academy. (2008). Word 2007 Basics: An Introduction to Microsoft Office Word 2007. Ludwig Keck.
  21. 21. Exercise: Bullet Lists Type: * milk Press the Enter key Type: butter Press Enter, type: cocoa Press Enter, type: raisins Press Enter. Press Enter.
  22. 22. Exercise: Numbered Lists Type: 1. milk Press the Enter key Type: butter Press Enter, type: cocoa Press Enter, type raisins Press Enter. Press Enter