Working with Words: Word 97 - 2003
Project 1: Word Basics

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
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Project Objectives

  • Learn the parts of the Word window
  • Learn the toolbars, their buttons, and what they do
  • Learn some of the settings available in Word
  • Open and close MS Word
  • Create and save a new Word document
  • Enter text
  • Use AutoFormat and AutoCorrect
  • Use Help for Word
  • Select words, lines, paragraphs
  • Format text by changing alignment, font, font size, and font style
  • Create bulleted text
  • Open an existing Word document
  • Insert and size clip art from Clip Art Gallery
  • Insert and size clip art from a file
  • Use Spell Check
  • Use print preview
  • Check formatting with context sensitive help
  • Print a document

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Word97-2003

Before you start...

Project 1: Word Basics
    InterfaceTo subtopics
    Getting StartedTo subtopics
    FormatTo subtopics
    ImagesTo subtopics
    Pre-PrintTo subtopics
    Manage Printing
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 2: Auto ToolsTo subtopics

Project 3: Brochure To subtopics

Project 4: ReportTo subtopics


A word processing program is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to create the document you want and to make it look the way you want. Most modern word processing programs share a common approach. There are enough differences, however, to drive users who are trying to decide what to buy just a bit crazy!

The commands used the most are available as buttons on toolbars as well as commands on menus. Some toolbar buttons do their actions with the default settings instead, without offering you a choice. Of course, what commands YOU use the most may not match the programmers' ideas. In many programs you can customize the toolbar and menus to change the order of the items and to include new ones. You can often write or record a macro to perform a whole set of actions at once. These features are very useful to users who do the same kinds of things over and over.

Before you try to use high-end features like macros, you ought to thoroughly understand what has been created for you by the programmers. It's amazing what can be done today with a word processor and a little imagination.