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Timing and resources

Time: 2 weeks

Syllabus: pages 18–25 Section 8.2

Software/course specifications: pages 11–12

Texts: Heinemann IPT Prelim—G. K. Powers (chapter 5)

Syllabus outcomes

P1.1Describes the nature of information processes and information technology

P5.1Selects and ethically uses computer based and non-computer based resources and tools to process information

P6.1Analyses and describes an identified need

P6.2Generates ideas, considers alternatives and develops solutions for a defined need

Students learn to:

1.Basic features

(a)Define a word processor.

(b)Describe the advantages of a word processor.

(c)Use a WYSIWYG screen to display text.

(d)Understand automatic wordwrap.

(e)Scroll through a document to view their writing.

(f)Move the cursor around a document using the mouse or the cursor control keys, such as arrow keys, pg dn, pg up, home and end.

(g)View the document in different ways, such as normal view, page layout view and outline view.

(h)Save and retrieve a document.

(i)Print a document and use print options, such as print preview, orientation, print quality and page range.

2.Editing text

(a)Define the process of editing text.

(b)Select a character or block of text for editing.

(c)Use the undo and redo commands to correct mistakes.

(d)Add text to a document by inserting and overwriting text.

(e)Remove text from a document by deleting text.

(f)Use both the ‘backspace’ key and the ‘delete’ key to remove text.

(g)Move a block of text by cut and paste.

(h)Copy a block of text by copy and paste.

(i)Move or copy text using drag and drop.

(j)Find and replace text in a document.

(k)Perform a spelling check on a document.

(l)Use a thesaurus and grammar checker.

3.Formatting text

(a)Define the process of formatting text.

(b)Describe a font as a set of characters in one typeface with a particular type size, type style and stroke weight.

(c)Explain the difference between serif and sans serif typefaces.

(d)Use generally accepted design principles to produce effective documents.

(e)Change the character spacing in a number of ways, such as scale, points, position and kerning.

(f)Align text using aligned left, aligned right, justified and centred.

(g)Change the line spacing of text.

(h)Indent text using left/right indents, standard indent, hanging indent and negative indent.

(i)Align text using tab stops.

(j)Organise text using bullets and numbering.

4.Additional tools

(a)Create and use styles for text elements such as headings, body text or lists.

(b)Hyphenate a section of text.

(c)Change the margins of a document.

(d)Insert hard page breaks.

(e)Insert headers and footers in a document.

(f)Create and format tables.

(g)Create a document containing columns.

(h)Use a range of tools to create a graphic or make a document more interesting, such as drawing tools, word art, shapes and symbols.

(i)Highlight a section of text using borders and shading.


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