WORD has specialized Vocabulary??? For sure!

Microsoft has some vocabulary that apply to basic functions and are used across all of the OFFICE applications. There are additionally specific vocaulary for each of the Office applications. We will learn the suite-wide vocab here, then look at the WORD specific terms/features.

Microsoft Office Terms

1- Menu Tabs 9- Landscape 17- Justified
2- Tool Bar 10- Bold 18- Margins
3- Ribbon 11- Italic 19- Home
4- Shortcut Keys 12- Underline 20- End
5- Undo 13- Text Effects 21- Page up & Page down
6- Redo 14- Alignment 22- Font
7- Page Orientation 15- Left Aligned 23- Font size
8- Portrait 16- Center Aligned 24- Font color

A few that are more specific to WORD:

1- Overtype/Typeover 6- Replace 11- Columns
2- Soft page 7- Ordered/Numbered list 12- Spell Check
3- Hard page 8- Unordered/Bulleted list 13- Thesaurus
4- Tabs 9- Indent 14- Zoom in & out
5- Find 10- Line Spacing

Step 1: Learning Basic Tools and Features

  1. Follow along as the teacher runs through some of the basic tools and features of Office Applications and a few specific to WORD.
  2. During the teacher presentation, watch closely and then practice the items on your own. Add any notes needed to your vocab items so you can remember and review as needed.
  3. Let me know if you have questions or if you are struggling with any of the vocabulary.

Good luck learning the basics of WORD.


Step 2: Applying Basic WORD Tools/Features

Practice some basic features - WORD Assignment # 1

Click here to open the instructions for WORD Assignment # 1.


Step 3: Applying what you have learned - WORD Assignment # 2

Now that you understand some basic features of WORD, let's do some exercises to apply your knowledge.

  1. Open a new WORD document and save it as: WORD-2.lastname-firstname
  2. Set up the document with this information centered in a header:
    • Your full Name
    • Period ___
    • Computer Skills
    • Pg 52-55 Activities 1, 2, 5, 9
    • Pg 66-68 Activities 2, 7
  3. Get a copy of the Orange textbook and find pages 52 - 55
  4. Label each activity before you begin- for example: Activity 1
  5. Complete activities 1, 2, 5, 9
  6. Turn to Pages 66-68
  7. Complete activities 2, 7
  8. Turn in the completed activity to the 'Coursework' drive, 'turn in' folder, your period, "WORD-2" folder

Step 4: Yes...There are few more features we will learn!

  1. Open a new WORD document and save it as: WORD-Table.lastname-firstname
  2. Set up the document with this information centered in a header:
    • Your full Name
    • Period ___
    • Computer Skills
    • WORD Table
  3. The teacher will guide the class in creating and modifying a table in WORD. This is the last chunk for this unit of study! Follow along and apply these tools yourself.
  4. Turn in the completed activity to the 'Coursework' drive, 'turn in' folder, your period, "WORD-Table" folder.


Step 5: Extra Practice Opportunity -Expanding on what you have learned - WORD Assignment # 4

We have learned the basics of tables in WORD by creating a table together as a class. If you are caught up and would like more practice with tables you may complete the Page 89 Activities for extra credit.

  1. Open a new WORD document and save it as: WORD-EC.lastname-firstname
  2. Set up the document with this information centered in a header:
    • Your full Name
    • Period ___
    • Computer Skills
    • WORD Extra Credit Activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7
  3. Get a copy of the Orange textbook and find Page 89
  4. Label each activity before you begin- for example: Activity 1
  5. Complete activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7
    • Activity 1 - follow the instructions
    • Activity 2 – copy 1, and enter new information
    • Activity 3 – create a new table
    • Activity 4- copy table from 3, then make the changes as directed
    • Activity 6 – copy table from 4, then make changes as directed
    • Activity 7 – copy table from 6, then make the changes as directed
  6. Turn in the completed activity to the 'Coursework' drive, 'turn in' folder, your period, "WORD-EC" folder

You have completed the assignments for WORD. You are now ready to explore Excel