Word processing packages are used for saving documents, changing the style of text and creating attractive layouts.
All word processing programs allow you to:
Text formatting is changing the way text looks on the page.
You can change the size of titles, make headings bold and put lists into bullet points. Using these features will help you to make your project a lot easier to read.
To format text:
Alternatively, highlight the text you need to format, and then click one of the buttons on the toolbar
Tables are really useful for organising and displaying information. Most word processing packages allow you to insert tables into your document.Inserting a table
On the Insert tab, select the table option
Enter the number of rows and the number of columns you would like your table to have. Rows go across the page, and columns go down the page.
The table will then appear in your word processing document.
Text in magazines and newspapers is split into columns. This makes text easier to read.
If you're asked to produce a leaflet or newsletter, you can put large blocks of text into columns.
In a word processing package, you can insert the following images:
Most Word Processing packages will allow you to insert Clipart images. These are free from copyright and can be used in your DiDA project. However, don't get into a habit of using Clipart. Examiners have probably seen these images hundreds of times before.
Autoshapes allows you to draw shape outlines, files, organisation charts, banners and speech bubbles. These could be used in newsletters or leaflets you're asked to produce.
Headers can include your name, the date or name of the file. Footers are often page numbers, appendix notes or the date the document was created.
To print a document: select File and then Print. You can then select details such as printer, printing area and number of copies.
It's essential to regularly save your documents. Computers can crash and lose your work at any time.
To save your work select:
File, then Save.
Clicking on the Save icon will save the document as the same name. You may want to save your document as a new name or make a copy of it.
On the toolbar, click File and Save As to rename the file.