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Page Options in Microsoft Word

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									         Page Options in Microsoft Word
               Orientation, Borders, and Shading
For this lesson you will modify a sign which you created in the last lesson.
You will place a border around one line of text, place a border around the
entire page, and add shading to selected text.

Step 1. Open Microsoft Word.

Step 2. Open a new blank document

Step 3. Turn the document to landscape orientation, that makes the longest
dimension the width of the page, not the depth. Go to the File menu, select
Page Options, choose Orientation and select Landscape.

                                       or

Step 3a. Open the Computer Rules document you created during the last
lesson.

Step 4. Place a border in the document. First we will place a border around just
the title.

      Highlight the title
      Go to the Format menu and select Border..., and choose the Borders
       tab
      Select the style, color and line thickness of your border. Click OK to
       place a border around the highlighted text.

Step 5. Next place a border around the entire page. Go to the Format menu
and select Border..., and choose the Page Border tab.

In the middle of the Borders and Shading window, near the bottom of the
window you will find a button which will allow you to put an artistic border
around the entire page.




Step 6. Click on the down arrow to display the choices. Scroll through this list
to find the one you prefer. There is a huge selection here. The graphic below
illustrates only a portion of what is available:




         (I turned this list on its side to take up less space on the page)
Step 7. Click OK when you have made your choice. This places the border
around your document.




                       (No computers in the art borders!)
Step 8. Go to print preview using either the File menu or the Standard toolbar.
Make a judgment regarding the appearance of your sign. Regarding the
example above, I would make two changes: (1) the text is crowded on the left,
and (2) there is too much empty space below the rules

   1. Crowded text - Solutions: center the text, tab each line over. (Do not
      use the space bar, tab!)
   2. Empty space - Solutions: increase font size, increase spacing between
      lines




                      (I selected center, and 1.5x spacing )
Step 9. As a finishing touch, use the highlight feature to stress one particular
rule in the sign above. I want to call attention to the third rule.

      Use the Highlight button in the Formatting toolbar by clicking on the
       down arrow to select a color
      Use the Format menu, select Borders, choose the Shading tab in the
       Borders and Shading window, select a color.
Step 10. Print your masterpiece.

                               Assignment
   Leave your browser window open. Open Microsoft Word, if it is not
                           already open.
1. Open a new Word document to be used to create a sign.
2. Turn the document to Landscape orientation.
3. Insert an image at the top center of the page using Word Clip Art.
4. Create a title for the sign. Suggestion: "Internet Rules"
5. Create a list of 3-5 rules. Suggestions? I'm glad you asked :-)
             Creating Signs with Borders
Step 1. Open a new blank document using keyboard commands

Step 2. Turn the document to landscape orientation. Go to the File menu, select
Page Options, choose Orientation and select Landscape. On a PC go to the
File Menu, select Page Setup, choose the Paper Size tab, and select
Landscape as the orientation.

Step 3. Create the document you will use to complete this task. Look below for
an example of an unformatted list of rules.




This document fills only a tiny portion of the page and needs to be formatted.
Suggestions for formatting include; centering the title, adding bullets, and
changing the font style, size and color.

Step 4. Next place a border around the entire page. Go to the Format menu
and select Borders and Shading..., and choose the Page Border tab.

In the middle of the Borders and Shading window, near the bottom of the
window you will find a button labeled Art which will allow you to put an
artistic border around the entire page.




Step 5. Click on the down arrow to display the choices. Scroll through this list
to find the one you prefer. There is a huge selection here. The graphic below
illustrates only a portion of what is available:




         (I turned this list on its side to take up less space on the page)
Step 6. Click OK when you have made your choice. This places the border
around your document.




Step 7. Go to print preview using either the File menu or the Standard toolbar.
Make a judgment regarding the appearance of your sign. On the example
above, I would make three changes: (1) increase the font size of the title, (2)
center each of the five rules, and (3) change colored text to italic.




Step 9. Save, and print your masterpiece.
  Entering and Editing Text in Microsoft
                 Word
For this lesson you will create a one page document which includes the use
of a bulleted list. Suggested possibilities include:

             A note to parents listing things to bring for a field trip
             A lesson/unit plan which lists technology integration

  Note: Purple text is to be copied to Paste into the document you create
Step 1. Open Microsoft Word. Remember to leave your browser window
open until this lesson is finished.

Step 2. Open a new blank document using keyboard commands

Step 3. Enter the following line at the top of the page:

Internet Based Lesson Plan

Step 4. Highlight the line of text and perform the following actions using
toolbar buttons, menu items or keyboard combinations:

             Format the text to Bold
             Increase the side to 18 pt.
             Center the text
             Press Return/Enter two times
             Click Bold button to remove Bold
             Return text size to default
             Note: all of these actions can be performed using the Formatting
              toolbar.

Step 5. Copy the following paragraph and paste it into your document two lines
below the headline using toolbar buttons, menu items or keyboard
combinations:

Students will work in teams of four to gather
information for a report on a chosen
topic. Each team will have two weeks to gather the
information and one week to prepare
a multimedia report, which will be given to the
class. The report may be produced as a
HyperStudio stack, a PowerPoint slide show, or a
Claris HomePage web page. Five
Internet sites will be listed as resources where
information can be gathered. If a
group can not find enough information, searches will
be allowed on only the search
engine Yahooligans. If any group is going to do a
search, the search must be cleared
with the teacher first. Below is a list of the
classroom stations which will be
setup for this unit:

Step 6. Enter a list of stations in the form of a bulleted list. That can be done in
two ways.



List of stations

Internet connected student workstation
Encyclopedia CD in a student workstation
Books and/or magazines related to the subject
Printed copies of web pages related to the project
topic
Videotape or Laser Disk on the subject.


Step 8. Highlight the five bulleted points. Go to the Format menu, select
Bullets and Numbering and change the style of the bullet.



You may change the style of your bullets. Highlight the five bulleted points. Go
to the Format menu, select Bullets and Numbering. From the display on the
Bulleted tab, select one of the styles of bullets. After choosing one, you can see
a much larger selection of bullets by clicking on the Customize tab. From the
Customize bulleted list dialog box you may change the font and/or the bullet.
As an example, the sample dialog box above shows bullets available in only
one font. Every font on your computer has some bullets you might use. Some
of the fonts are nothing but images and icons which could be used as bullets.
Inserting and Editing Images in Microsoft
                  Word
For this lesson you will create a sign which could be posted in your
classroom. You will insert an image and modify the image, if you wish.
Text will be produced first, then an image will be placed.
   Note: Purple text is to be copied to Paste into the document you create
Step 1. Open Microsoft Word. Remember to leave your browser window
open until this lesson is finished.

Step 2. Open a new blank document using keyboard commands

             IBM - Use Ctrl+N (Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the N key one
              time)
             Macintosh - Use Command+N (Hold down the Command key and
              tap the N key one time)

Step 3. Turn the document to landscape orientation, that makes the longest
dimension the width of the page, not the depth. Go to the File menu, select
Page Options, choose Orientation and select Landscape.

Step 4. Enter the following line at the top of the page:

Classroom Computer Rules

                    Do not use all caps anywhere on the page. The eye has
                     difficulty scanning text in an all caps format, even
                     including headlines.

Step 5. Copy the following rules and paste them into your document two lines
below the headline using toolbar buttons, menu items or keyboard
combinations:

Sign in before using any Internet connected computer.
Save only to the Desktop or a floppy disk.
Get the teacher's permission before printing.
No food or drinks near the computers, no exceptions!
If you don't know how to do something, ask.
Click and drag to highlight the rules you see above. With the text selected use
the toolbar button, menu item or keyboard combination to copy text. Go to the
new Word document and paste what you copied using the toolbar button (it
looks like a clipboard), menu item (it is in the Edit menu) or keyboard
combination (IBM=Ctrl+V, Mac=Command+V).
Step 6. Highlight the title (Classroom Computer Rules) and perform the
following actions using toolbar buttons, menu items or keyboard combinations:

              Format the text to Bold
              Increase the side to 36 pt.
              Center the text
              Click Bold button to remove Bold
              Return text size to default
              Note: all of these actions can be performed using the Formatting
               toolbar.

Step 6. Highlight the five rules and perform the following actions using toolbar
buttons, menu items or keyboard combinations:

              Format the text to Bold
              Increase the side to 24 pt.
              Left align the text, if it is not already aligned

Note: all of these actions can be performed using the Formatting toolbar.

Step 7. Place your cursor under the title, but above the five rules. You may
have to hit Enter/Return to do this.

In Word go to the Insert menu, select Picture then Clip Art. Insert the image
named computer training. It can be found in any of the following clip art
libraries on Office: Academic, Office, People At Work, Computers, PCs,
Computer Hardware, Students, Schools, Education, or Personal Computers.




Step 8. With the picture selected, go to the Format menu and select Format
Picture. There are several things that you can do with this picture.

               Tab         Actions available
                              Crop the picture one margin at a time
                              Change the color to grayscale, black and
                                 white, or make a very light watermark
              Picture            out of the image
                              Change the brightness or contrast of the
                                 image
                               Five styles of wrapping allow you to
                                place an image in the middle of a block
                                of text
                               Four possible alignment of text choices
          Wrapping
                                are offered
                               distance from the text to the picture can
                                also be specified

                               Place a block of color or a pattern behind
                                the image
         Colors and            Place a box around the image, change
           Lines                the thickness and character of the line
                                making the box

                               Change the size of the picture using an
                                inches scale, or a percent scale
             Size
                                (best done by clicking and dragging)

                               Change the position of the image on the
                                page
           Position
                                (best done by clicking and dragging)




Step 9. Resize the image by clicking and dragging. Click once on the image
and it will be surrounded by eight boxes; one at each corner, and one in the
middle of each line.

If you click on a box in the middle of a line and drag outward from the center
of the image you will change only the width or height of the picture, causing
distortion.

If you click on a corner box, hold the shift key down, and drag outward from
the picture you will change width and height proportionally. If the aspect ratio
is locked, Word automatically does this without your having to hold down the
shift key.

Step 10. Move the image by clicking and dragging. Click once on the image
and it will be surrounded by eight boxes; one at each corner, and one in the
middle of each line.
Move your cursor over the image and it becomes a pointer with a four headed
arrow attached to it. Click anywhere in the picture and drag it to the desired
location.

								
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