Microsoft Office Word 2007 - Lesson 2


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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 Group Font 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. Exercise: Bullet Lists  Type: * milk  Press the Enter key  Type: butter  Press Enter, type: cocoa  Press Enter, type: raisins  Press Enter.  Press Enter.
  21. 21. Exercise: Numbered Lists  Type: 1. milk  Press the Enter key  Type: butter  Press Enter, type: cocoa  Press Enter, type raisins  Press Enter.  Press Enter
  22. 22. The End of Lesson 2  Senior Academy. (2008). Word 2007 Basics: An Introduction to Microsoft Office Word 2007. Ludwig Keck.  View These Slides Online: ◦