Microsoft Word

Practical No. 1

These practicals on the Microsoft Word word processing software consist of a series of exercises with help and similar assignments without help that you have to carry out. All exercise and assignment files need to be downloaded from the web onto your PC (or your drive H: if you're logged into the Institute network)

  1. Right - Click on each document link below (with the right mouse button) and select "Save Target as" with the left button. Do NOT use the left mouse button when clicking on these links. (This instruction is extremely important, if you left click on the files below you will not be able to carry out the exercise.)
  2. Then choose a disk and folder to save the document in (that you will remember - drive h: in the Institute)
  3. Click on "Save" to save each document.

Exercise 1, Assignment 1, Exercise 2, Assignment 2, Exercise 3, Assignment 3
(If you have trouble downloading these files to your PC, you may find this lesson on downloading useful. Use your Back button, , to come back here when finished)

When you have downloaded the files continue on with the practical.

This note is extremely important: A thing you should be aware of is that the tasks here are made up of 3 exercises and 3 assignments. Each exercise contains advice on how to do something. Immediately after you carry out an exercise you should then carry out the assignment with the same number. This assignment will ask you to do the same things but will give you no advice. First do exercise1, then assignment 1, then exercise 2, then assignment 2, then exercise 3 then assignment 3. (You may wish to make this window smaller and move it to the top right hand corner before you start the following work - if you don't know how to do this look at the very short lesson on Manipulating Windows then come back here using the Back button.)

Exercise 1

  1. Start the Microsoft Word computer program. (Click on the Start button on the bottom left of the screen, then click on Programs, then click on Microsoft Word - this may be slightly different if you are working outside the Institute).
  2. Open a file called Exercise 1 as follows:
  3. Carry out the instructions in the document that opens. Make notes on this exercise (and all exercises in your workbook(ex) that you do in this practical. - you don't need to make notes in the asssignments)
  4. Save the document as instructed on drive h: (Your own personal folder)

Now try it yourself: from Microsoft Word (As above), open the file called Assignment 1 in the same folder as above and carry out the instructions contained in it.

Exercise 2: From Microsoft Word (As above) carry out the instructions in the file called Exercise 2.

Now try it yourself: from Microsoft Word (As above), open the file called Assignment 2 in the same folder as above and carry out the instructions contained in it.

Exercise 3: From Microsoft Word (As above) carry out the instructions in the file called Exercise 3.

Now try it yourself: from Microsoft Word (As above), open the file called Assignment 3 in the same folder as above and carry out the instructions contained in it.