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Creating a Writer Document

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Creating a Writer Document

  1. 1. Creating a Documentin Writer<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />OpenOffice.org Writer<br />Provides a set of tools for:<br />Entering and revising text<br />Adding graphical elements (e.g., color and tables)<br />Formatting and printing completed documents<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />What’s in the Writer program window?<br />Objects for creating, editing, saving, printing, and formatting documents<br />Document window<br />Title bar<br />Menu bar and toolbars<br />Views<br />Status bars<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />What’s in the Writer program window? (continued)<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />What’s in the Writer program window? (continued)<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />How do I create a document?<br />Click the blank document window<br />Start typing<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />How do I create a document? (continued)<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />How do I create a document? (continued)<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />How do I select text for editing?<br />Selecting text marks characters, words, sentences, or paragraphs to be modified<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />How do I select text for editing? (continued)<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />How do I select text for editing? (continued)<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />How do I move, copy, and delete text?<br />Cut and paste<br />Use Cut button and Paste button<br />Use drag and drop method<br />Copy and paste<br />Use Copy button and Paste button<br />Text can be cut/copied and pasted between applications<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />How do I move, copy, and delete text? (continued)<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Can I undo a command?<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Can I undo a command? (continued)<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />How do I create and use a document template?<br />Document template<br />Pre-formatted document for use as a foundation for creating a new document<br />Examples: letterheads, fax cover sheets, memos<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />How do I create and use a document template? (continued)<br />Fields<br />Used to insert pre-formatted information that updates automatically or easily<br />Examples: current date, page numbers<br />Placeholders<br />Elements into which text is entered to personalize the document<br />Examples: name, address<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />How do I create and use a document template? (continued)<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />How do I save a document?<br />Click Save button<br />First time<br />Save as dialog box appears; Saves to My Documents folder with .odt extension (default)<br />Select different drive and folder to save to another location<br />Click down-arrow button to right of File type text box to save as different file type<br />Subsequent times<br />Automatically saves document using original file name in drive and folder where previously stored<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />How do I save a document? (continued)<br />
  21. 21. 21<br />How do I save a document? (continued)<br />Save frequently to minimize data loss due to power outages, software bugs, or other unforeseen events<br />
  22. 22. 22<br />How do I use a document wizard?<br />Document wizard<br />Provides a pre-formatted document<br />Prompts you to enter information (into dialog boxes) which is automatically incorporated into final document<br />Typically offers a selection of formatting options<br />Final document reflects choices you made and includes information you entered<br />
  23. 23. 23<br />How do I use a document wizard? (continued)<br />
  24. 24. 24<br />How do I use a document wizard? (continued)<br />
  25. 25. 25<br />How do I print a document?<br />Print File Directly button on Writer toolbar<br />Prints one copy of current document using default printer settings<br />Print option on the File menu<br />Allows you to print multiple copies, print selected pages, or select an alternate printer<br />Use Page Preview to see how it will look when printed<br />
  26. 26. 26<br />How do I print a document? (continued)<br />
  27. 27. 27<br />How can I troubleshoot printing problems?<br />Common causes<br />Printer itself<br />Software that controls the printer<br />Installation glitches<br />
  28. 28. 28<br />How can I troubleshoot printing problems? (continued)<br />Check out the printer<br />Confirm that power light is on<br />Verify that printer is ready to print (press appropriate buttons on printer’s control panel)<br />Make sure printer is loaded with correct size and type of paper, and that ribbon, print cartridge, or toner cartridge is properly installed<br />
  29. 29. 29<br />How can I troubleshoot printing problems? (continued)<br />Check print queue<br />To display information about each print job<br />To pause, restart, or cancel print jobs<br />To move documents higher or lower in queue<br />Make sure default printer setting is correct<br />
  30. 30. 30<br />Summary<br />The Writer program window<br />Creating a document<br />Selecting text for editing<br />Moving, copying, and deleting text<br />Undoing a command<br />
  31. 31. 31<br />Summary (continued)<br />Creating and using a document template<br />Saving a document<br />Using a document wizard<br />Printing a document<br />Troubleshooting printing problems<br />

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