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Programming for Engineers I

Week 2, Lab 2

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PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS I


LAB 2
FALL 2012

OBJECTIVE
Introduction to Microsoft Word and its basic functionalities are explained. You would b e required to show lab tasks at the end of the lab to your lab instructor.

MS WORD INTRODUCTION
Microsoft Word (or just Word, for short) is a word processing program that allows the user to format text with attributes such as bold, italics, font size, and margins. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications and is a highly popular program in the workplace. You may also find it useful for writing assignments and reports.

GETTING STARTED
All computers are different, but to start MS Word, you will probably have to do something along these lines. Click on Start All Programs Click on Start All Programs Microsoft Office Word 2007; or Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Word 2007

GETTING AROUND IN WORD

Word is a WYSIWYG (pronounced wiz' ee wig') program, which stands for "What You See Is What You Get." That means that the style of the text you see on the scr een is what you see when you pri nt the document. It wasn't

always like that. Many, many years ago when dotmatrix printers

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roamed the earth, text always printed with the same font.

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We will only discuss some of the most common and useful features of Word in this lab. For more help, browse through the menus and consult the online help manual. You can also hit F1 anytime for even more help.

VIEWS
You can look at your document in various ways in Word. Some views will show the formatting options applied while others will show you what your document will look like if you print it. You can access these different views in the Document Views section of the View ribbon. Some of the different views are as follows: Draft view: Shows a white work area with text and graphics. This view is not completely WYSIWYG, so you will not see columns or headers and footers, etc. Instead, you will be able to see page breaks and section breaks (more detail about those features later). Outline view: In outline view, Word simplifies the text formatting to help you focus on the structure of your document. Each heading level is formatted with the appropriate buil tin heading style (Heading 1 through Heading 9) or outline level (Level 1 through Level 9). Paragraph formatting doesn't appear. Also, the ruler and the paragraph formatting commands are not available. Print Layout view: Displays a document as text on a piece of paper. The display is v ery close to the way the document will look when printed. Print Layout View is used for precise pla cement and sizing of objects within a document. On recent versions of Word, this display mode is selected by default. Full Screen Reading view: This shows your document in a possibly easier to read format by splitting your text into smaller pages. Separate pages in this view do not necessarily correspond to page separation in your actual document.

TEXT FORMATTING
Fonts and Sizes The list of fonts is in a dropdown menu in the Font section of the Home ribbon. If you press the ar row on the drop

down menu, you can scroll up and down in the list and choose a new font. You will be u sing the new font when you start typing. How to change existing text from one f ont to another:

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1. Highlight the text (move your cursor to just before the first character you want, cli ck down, and drag the cursor to include the last character you want, then let go of the mouse button. Your selection should be now be displayed in a different color). 2. Go to the font dropdown menu and choose a different font. The list of font sizes is right beside the list of fonts. Differently sized fonts are often used for headings or titles to make them stand out. You change font sizes the same way that you change fonts.

STYLE
There are various ways to make your words stand out more, such as bold, italics, and underline. Their icons are also in the Font section of the Home ribbon, underneath the list of font s. They look like B, I, and U, respectively. Click each option to turn it on, and then click again to tur n it off. If you want to change existing text, highlight the text and click one of the buttons.

MOVING TEXT
If you want to move text from one part of your document to another, you can cut, copy, paste, or move text using the mouse.

To cut text, highlight the text, then rightclick in the highlighted area and select Cut from the popup menu OR press Ctrl and x. To copy text, highlight the text, then rightclick in the highlighted area and select Copy from the popup menu OR press Ctrl and c.

To paste text, move the cursor to the desired location, then rightclick on that location and select Paste from the popup menu OR pres Ctrl and v.

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To move text, use your mouse to highlight and drag the text around. When you ha ve found the place you want to leave the text, let go of the mouse button

HEADERS, FOOTERS, PAGE NUMBERS AND YOU


A header is for text that must go in the top margin of every page of your document or section. A footer is for text that must go in the bottom margin of every page of your document or section. Page numbers can be inserted anywhere in your document, but you need to put it in t he header or footer if you want to put it on every page of your document or section. How to create/edit a header and footer: 1. Look at the Header & Footer section of the Insert ribbon. 2. Click on Header or Footer (depending on which one you want) and select the Blank option from the popup menu.

3. Word will now show you the new header or footer. Type the text you want. You ca n format it using bold, italic or underline options just like any other text. Note also the appearance of the new Header & Footer Tools ribbon.

4. After you're done, switch to Print Layout view to see the new header and/or footer,

which will appear in the top and bottom of each page as grey text. (It will still print i n black.) To edit the header or footer, doubleclick on it on any page.
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How to add page numbers:

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1. Look at the Header & Footer section of the Insert ribbon. 2. Click on Page Number and select from the pop up menu where you want the page numbers to appear.

Continue from step 3 for adding headers and footers. Note that you can add text al ong with page numbers in the same header.

LAB TASKS
Start Word by clicking its icon from the Start\Programs\Word. Write your complete CV with the following Data: 1. Name, Address, Telephone no, Mobile no, Email Address. 2. Personal Data. 3. Educational Carrier including the NU online Test.(Make table for it ). 4. Language Spoken with proficiency level. The Heading for each of the above should be of font size 14. you can follow any of the font style. In the header paste NU Logo from software folder and in the footer mention your name, Roll no, Lab no and Task no.

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