CS 3 - Kurtz  Santa Monica College 

WORD PROCESSING

 

 

Hard Return 

 

Forces a new line Occurs when you press ENTER

 

 

Soft Return 

 

Occurs when you let word wrap happen

 

 

Ruler Bar 

 

Shows width of page Shows margins and tab stops May be hidden or visible

 

 

Backspace Key 

 

Moves cursor back (to the left) one position and erases what was there

 

 

Del Key 

 

Delete key Erases character to the right without moving the cursor

 

 

Scrolling 

 

Shifting text up and down on screen

 

 

Insert Mode 

 

Typed characters make room by shoving previous characters to the right.

 

 

Typeover Mode 

 

Typed characters take the place of previous characters, erasing them   

 

 

Block of Text 

 

Mark it with your mouse Cut Copy Paste Delete Move Underline Bold Italicize

 

 

Cut & Paste 

 

Electronic equivalent of scissors and glue

 

 

Points

 

Type or font size

 

 

Font 

 

Typeface e.g., Times Roman, Arial, Helvetica

 

 

Left Justified

 

Text is aligned flush to the left margin

 

 

Right Justified

 

Text is aligned flush to the right margin

 

 

Justified/Full Justified 

 

Text is aligned flush to both margins

 

 

Tab stops 

 

Word97 has four types Used for tables because they adjust easily

 

 

Left‑hand tab

 

text extends to the right of the tab

 

 

Right‑hand tab 

 

text extends to the left of the tab

 

 

Centered tab

 

text aligns evenly on both sides of the tab

 

 

Decimal tab 

 

text aligns the decimal point on the tab

 

Page layout

 

Margins can be changed in Word97 Page Orientation can be changed in Word97 Portrait Landscape Page Size can be changed in Word97 Letter Legal  

 

Spell Check 

 

Displays words as suspect Provides alternative spellings Allows you to skip the word Allows you to edit the word Will not choose a correct spelling Does not correct automatically Does not force a correction Does not erase

 

Grammer & Style Checker 

 

Finds punctuation errors, sentence fragments, and split infinitives.

 

WYSIWYG

 

"What You See Is What You Get" The screen display looks like the printed output.