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The Word Processing Process

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What is Word Processing?
Word Processing is using a computer to create, edit, and print documents. Of all computer applications, word processing is the most commonly used. To perform word processing, a computer, a special program called a word processor and a printer are required.
A word processor enables the user to create a document, store it electronically on a USB or on a computer, display it on a screen, modify or format it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard, and print it on a printer. What Application Software is Available?
Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processing software. Microsoft estimates that over 500,000,000 people use the Microsoft Office suite, which includes Word.
Many other word processing …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that many homes have word processors on their computers, in the home word processing tends to be educational, planning or business related, dealing with assignments or work being completed at home, or recreational.
  • Explains that word processing is used in a variety of different ways in the production of assignments, notes, exams, and for practicing its uses!
  • Explains that word processing typically implies the presence of text manipulation functions that extend beyond a basic ability to enter and change text. microsoft office word (*word) will be used as the example.
  • Explains that text manipulation refers to the ability to change words, sentences, and paragraphs which have been typed.
  • Explains that pictures, images, or graphics can be added to word in a variety of ways, including inserting; pictures, clip art, shapes and smartart.
  • Explains that tables are grids of cells arranged in rows and columns. they can be sorted, formatted, merged, aligned, shaded and coloured.
  • Explains that content tables include section titles listed next to page numbers (like the first page of a book).
  • Explains that word processing is using a computer to create, edit, and print documents. microsoft word is the most widely used word processor software.
  • Explains that word processors have a variety of uses and applications within the business world, home, and education.
  • Explains that formatting improves the readability of documents. word's styles allow consistent formatting of text within body, titles, subtitles, etc.
  • Explains that tabs allow the setup of text on a page in the exact position it should appear in, by allowing the cursor to advance to the next stop or set position.
  • Describes mail merge as the batch mailing of letters using a letter template and an address database. the names and addresses are automatically added to each of the letters and envelopes from the database or data file.

Examples include:
writing short stories résumé/CV creation letter writing card creation
In education word processing is used in a variety of different ways in the production of assignments, notes, exams, and for practicing its uses!
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL WORD PROCESSING APPLICATION IN TERMS OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
Word processing typically implies the presence of text manipulation functions that extend beyond a basic ability to enter and change text. For the purpose of this module when discussing and explaining word processing features the software Microsoft Office Word (*Word) will be used as the example.
1. TEXT MANIPULATION
Describe how to change the appearance of a document by text manipulation
Text manipulation usually refers to the ability to change words, sentences and paragraphs which have been typed. The manipulation can involve the changing of the characters (letters and symbols), adding line breaks, direction of the text and changing the case (CAPITAL letter or small letter) of the …show more content…

So much so, that all of these formatting tools have their own buttons (formatting will be discussed in detail in LO2 and LO3).
3. GRAPHICS
Describe the uses of graphics in a word document
Pictures, images or graphics are a very useful way of brightening up a document and making it more appealing and interesting for the end user. Graphics can be added to Word in a variety of ways, including inserting; Pictures, Clip Art, Shapes and SmartArt. When images are added to a document it is important to consider the graphic formatting options available, such as cropping, wrapping, styles, effects and position (graphics will be discussed in detail in LO2).
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4. TABS
Understand the uses of tabs e.g. decimal tabs etc.
Tabs allow the setup of text on a page in the exact position it should appear in, by allowing the cursor to advance to the next stop or set position. This is achieved by setting up tabs and using the tab key (to the left of the Q key) on the keyboard, to jump from one position to the next, instead of having to use the space bar again and again and

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