7.1 Introduction to Word Processing (10 to 15 hours)
Introduce word processing using the following steps.
- Review the previous lesson (Screen Readers).
- Introduce the functions of word processors.
- Provide practice navigating window-menus, toolbars, and program settings including
- activating and exiting toolbars, menus, and tabs; and
- moving between ribbons and tabs.
- Provide practice using navigation commands within a document including
- navigating by word, line, and paragraph;
- finding the top and end of documents, and the beginning and end of lines;
- using Page Up and Page Down to move by section and page; and
- inserting a page break.
- Provide instruction on working with documents including
- opening an existing document;
- saving a document to the default folder;
- changing view (for example, draft, print, or outline);
- switching between documents; and
- closing documents.
- Provide instruction and practice formatting text including
- selecting text by word, line, paragraph, and document;
- changing font, font size, italic, bold, underline, and highlighting;
- inserting text using typeover and insert function; and
- cutting, copying, deleting, and pasting text within a document.
- Provide instruction on printing options and print preview, and practice printing
- a single page,
- the current page, and
- more than one copy of a document.
- Provide practice finding help on various topics from the help menu within the word processor.
- If applicable, provide instruction on retrieving program-specific help from the assistive software help menu.
7.2 Performance Objectives and Measurements
Measure the following during the introduction to word processing.
- The consumer can launch and close the word processor — Yes or No.
- The consumer can open a new document and an existing document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can move the cursor within a document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can navigate by line, word, paragraph, and page — Yes or No.
- The consumer can explain document viewing options — Yes or No.
- The consumer can print documents — Yes or No.
- The consumer can access the help menu and locate the appropriate information — Yes or No.
7.3 Intermediate Word Processing (10 to 15 hours)
Teach intermediate word processing using the following steps.
- Review the previous lesson (Introduction to Word Processing).
- Provide instruction on formatting within the word processor including
- changing the page margins;
- changing page orientation;
- changing text alignment and justification (center, left, and right aligning and full justification); and
- changing the space between lines and paragraphs.
- Practice formatting text including font settings and attributes.
- Practice spell check and grammar check by
- exploring the spell check dialog box and the commands Ignore All, Add to Dictionary, Change, Ignore, and Change All;
- identifying types of errors such as extra spaces, missing spaces, capitalization errors, and misspelled words;
- making corrections within the spell check dialog box;
- changing options to include grammar check;
- resetting options to recheck document; and
- accessing word count and reading statistics.
- Provide instruction on find and replace including
- using the feature to find and replace text, and
- using the Page Up and Page Down keys after the find and replace feature.
7.4 Performance Objectives and Measurements
Measure the following during intermediate word processing training.
- The consumer can change the page margins and orientation — Yes or No.
- The consumer can change the font type and size — Yes or No.
- The consumer can set line spacing to double-spaced — Yes or No.
- The consumer can check spelling within a document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can use the find and replace feature — Yes or No.
7.5 Advanced Word Processing (4 to 6 hours)
Teach advanced word processing using the following steps.
- Review the previous lesson (Intermediate Word Processing).
- Provide instruction on advanced editing functions Including
- sections, and
- Provide instruction on page numbers, headers, and footers.
- Practice working with tables including
- inserting a table;
- choosing a table layout;
- copying and pasting a table into a document;
- converting table to text, and text to table;
- moving the cursor within cells;
- inserting cells, columns, and rows;
- removing cells, columns, and rows; and,
- deleting a table.
- Practice working with lists including
- creating a bulleted list, and
- creating a numbered list.
- Provide instruction on creating address labels and envelopes.
7.6 Performance Objectives and Measurements
Measure the following during advanced word processing training.
- The consumer can check the spelling and grammar in a document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can set page numbers — Yes or No.
- The consumer can insert lists, tables, headers, and footers within a document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can create a numbered list — Yes or No.
- The consumer can create a multicolumn document — Yes or No.
- The consumer can address an envelope and create address labels — Yes or No.