Additional Practice Exercises

Either scroll down or click the link to the appropriate activity you wish to complete.

List of Exercises and Quizzes:
     Exercise 1: Creating a Compound Document - Part I

     Exercise 2: Creating a Compound Document - Part II

     Exercise 3: Creating a Web Page from a Word Document

     Exercise 4: Creating Footnotes in a Word Document

     Exercise 5: Creating a Postcard from a Wizard
     

     Lesson 1 Quiz

     Lesson 2 Quiz

     Lesson 3 Quiz

     Lesson 4 Quiz

     Lesson 5 Quiz

 

Exercise 1: Creating a Compound Document - Part I

Objective: You will create a compound document by using the Insert Symbol Command, and the ClipArt gallery, and will also format a picture.                                              

Follow Instructions:

1.  First Open Microsoft Word.  If you forgot how to do that, click on Start button located at the bottom left corner of your screen, Go to Programs, then locate Microsoft Word.

                 

2.  In a blank document, type your name on top right hand corner of your paper.

3.  In the body of your document type the mathematical expression 3 × 4 ≠ 13 and center it on the page.  When typing this mathematical expression use the Insert Symbol Command, to find the symbols that are in expression.  This expression means that 3 multiplied by four does not equal 13.  You must click on Insert on the menu bar followed by symbol, to access the Insert Symbol Command. Then you must pick the symbol you desire, in this case the symbol is the not equal sign ≠.

4.  After you have typed the mathematical expression, below it, in your own words briefly describe why the expression is true.

5.  In the center of your explanation as to why the mathematical explanation is true, insert a picture from ClipArt that has to do with mathematics.  Use the Insert Picture Command to access ClipArt.  If you forgot how to use the Insert Picture Command, you simply click on Insert on the menu bar, then click on Picture, and finally Click on ClipArt.

6.  Now you will format the picture that you have inserted into your document using ClipArt.  You will do this by, right-clicking on the picture with your mouse, then selecting Format Picture.  Then when the dialog box appears you should on the Layout tab, and select "tight" for your Wrapping Style and select "center" for your Horizontal Alignment.

7.  Your final product should look somewhat like this:

Now that you have learned to make a compound document using ClipArt and the Insert Symbol command, and also how to format a picture, you will able to make your future documents quite interesting.

 

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Exercise 2: Creating a Compound Document - Part II

Objective: For you to learn how to use and become more familiar with WordArt and the Drawing Toolbar.
Follow Instructions:

1.  First Open Microsoft Word.  If you forgot how to do that, click on Start button located at the bottom left corner of your screen, Go to Programs, then locate Microsoft Word.

                 

2.  Open up a blank document by clicking on File on the Menu Bar, Then Clicking on New.  In this exercise you will be creating a flyer for a bake sale that you are going to have.

3.  Place a textbox on the top of you document by using the Drawing Toolbar.

 

 4.  Within the text box enter your name in big letters.  A suggested font size is 48, and font type is Arial Black.

5.  Now you will add color to you textbox.  This is done by right clicking on you textbox with your mouse and selecting Format Text Box.  When the Format Text Box Dialog box appears you should click on the Colors and Lines tab and change you Fill Color to any color you prefer.  Now you should have color in you text box. .

6. You will now enter a WordArt into your document.  This is done by going to Insert on the Menu bar then clicking on picture and then choosing WordArt.

                         

 

7.  When the WordArt Gallery Dialog Box appears you may choose any WordArt you prefer.

8.  After you have chosen the style of WordArt you prefer, the Edit WordArt Text Dialog Box should appear.  In this box you should the words Bake Sale, and insert the Word Art into your document.  You should be creative about where you place you WordArt in your document.

9.  Finally to make you flyer more attractive you should add ClipArt.  You may choose which ClipArt you want to add and where to add it.  If you do not recall how to access ClipArt please refer to Exercise 1.  This is an example of what your final product should approximately resemble:

Now you should be more familiar with WordArt and the Drawing Toolbar.  For more practice you can try the exercise again with a different style of WordArt.

 

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Exercise 3: Creating a Web Page from a Word Document

Objective: You will create a word document, save as web page, and view through web browser.
Follow Instructions:

1.  First Open Microsoft Word.  If you forgot how to do that, click on Start button located at the bottom left corner of your screen, Go to Programs, then locate Microsoft Word.

                 


2.  In a blank document, type your full name centered at the top of the page.

  

3.  Type a short biography of yourself

                       


4.  List your hobbies and favorite activities in a bulleted list.  To do this, go to format, then Bullets and Numbering.

                           

or just go to the formatting toolbar and click on this button


5.  Click on Insert, then Hyperlink and insert a link to your favorite web page

                 


6.  Click on File, then "Save As a Web Page."   

                    


7.  Open Internet Explorer or another type of web browser.

8.  Click on File, then open.

9  Go to the specific drive and/or folder where you saved your new web page. Then open it.  Check if the link works

Now that you have learned how to create a web page through using a word document, you can use this to create many more documents that you can share on the web.

Note: you can share through internet only if you have uploaded your web pages on a Server..

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Exercise 4: Creating Footnotes in a Word Document

Objective: For you to learn how to cite a source probably by using Footnotes and Endnotes.
Follow Instructions:

1. Copy and Paste the following sentence into a blank Microsoft word document

         "The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in Maryland."    

 

     

                                                     (note: this is what you should have so far)

2. Place the cursor at the end of the sentence. Look at the picture above and notice where the cursor is placed. 

3. Insert Footnote.  Go to Insert on the File Menu, Click on Footnote, then Click 'OK'.

    

(note: notice the one next to the last quotation mark)    

 

4.  Scroll to the bottom of the page.  There you will notice the footnote field.  Type the following source information at the bottom of the page: 

           "Source: http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/provost/Strategic_Planning/Mission2000.html"

   

(note: this is what you should have at the bottom of page)

Note to student:  If you want more practice do this exercise again, but at an Endnote instead of a Footnote.

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Exercise 5: Creating a Letter from a Wizard

Objective: To create a customized letter template by using the Letter Wizard.
Follow Instructions:

1.  If you are not already in Microsoft Word, begin by starting Microsoft Word.  Once in MS Word, go to File  on the Menu bar, and then Click "New".

                       

2.  When New Dialog Box pops up, click “Letters & Faxes” tab and double click on “Letter Wizard"(or click once and then “Ok”).

        
New Dialog Box

3.  Once Letter Wizard Dialog pops up, click the radio button for "Send one letter" then click "Ok".

                                                  

4.   Letter Wizard Dialog Box changes into one with four particular Tabs: Letter Format, Recipient Info, Other Elements and Sender Info.  Go through each tab and answer each particular question.

                                 

5.  Let's begin with the Letter Format Tab.  Make sure "Date line:" is checked and the date is in this particular way xx/xx/xxxx. and uncheck the box that asks if you want to include a header or footer with page design.

        

6. Now, change the "Choose a page design:" to Contemporary Letter and "Choose a letter style:" to Semi-block.

                                               

7.  Then Click Next to the Recipient Info Tab. 

                                

8.  First thing, type in "Recipient's name:"  type the name Jean Philippe.   Then type in the "Delivery address:" type in P.O. Box 53, Kigali.  Make sure you click on Business.  

                                 

9. On to the third tab, Other Elements.  

                                

10.  In this tab, click "Reference line:"  then scroll down to "In reply to:",  click Mailing instructions: then scroll down to "PERSONAL", click on "Attention:" then scroll down to "ATTN:", and click on "Subject:" then scroll down to "Subject:".  Then click Next


                                      

11.   Place your name in "Sender's Name:" section  and place your address in the "Return address:" section.  Change Complementary closing: to Respectfully yours,    then click Finish   

                                

12.  Click here to see the customized letter template.

13.  Fill in the appropriate information.  Save As "Letter1.doc" then Close.

 

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