ECDL Advanced Module 3 Word Processing (AM3) Syllabus Version 1.

(UK Only)

September 07

The candidate shall be able to operate effectively at more than a basic level of competence and be able to produce advanced word processing outputs.Introduction This document sets out the syllabus for ECDL Advanced Module 3. ECDL Advanced Module 3. Word Processing.5. The syllabus for the ECDL Advanced Module 3. These updates are specific to the UK. forms or graphics.5 syllabus provides the basis for the practice-based test in this module domain. Word Processing (AM3) is over and above the knowledge areas contained within the ECDL Module 3.5 contains minor updates to certain aspects of the syllabus in order to align it more closely with the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for IT Users. formatting and layout presentations. Word Processing (AM3). The candidate shall be able to use tools such as macros and to carry out more advanced mail merge operations within the word processing application. Word Processing (AM3).5 syllabus. including tables. Version 1. Word Processing (AM3) Version 1. illustrating sophisticated typographical. requires the candidate to use the word processing application to produce what are deemed to be advanced word processing document outputs. Version 1. Word Processing (AM3). Version 1. Module Goals ECDL Advanced Module 3. The ECDL Advanced Module 3. Version 4. All amendments are highlighted in yellow in order that they can be easily identified.5 © ECDL Foundation Ltd 2 .

1 Text Ref.1 AM3.2.1.1. AM3.3.1. Edit text comments.1.1. Use outline options.1.1 Editing Skill Set AM3. Use text orientation options.1. Use text wrapping options.4 Collaborative Editing AM3.6 AM3.1 AM3. Use highlighting options to track changes in a document.1.1.3 Templates AM3. Use paragraph shading options.1.4 AM3.1. Use available text design gallery options.2 AM3.3 AM3.1.1.1. superscript.2.1. Apply animated text effect options.1. Modify existing character or paragraph styles. Use paragraph border options.1.1 AM3. Create new character or paragraph styles. shadow etc.5 © ECDL Foundation Ltd 3 .8 Task Item Apply text effect options: strikethrough. Create a new template based on an existing document or template.2 AM3. Apply widow and orphan controls to paragraphs.1 AM3.4.Category AM3.5 AM3.1. subscript.1.7 AM3. Add or remove text comments.3 AM3.1.2.3 AM3. Use automatic text entry options. AM3.1.4 ECDL Advanced Module 3.4.4 AM3.1. Accept or reject changes in a document. Paragraphs AM3.2 AM3.1. Use automatic text correction options.2 AM3.1. Change basic formatting and layout options in a template. Apply automatic text formatting options.2. Word Processing (AM3) Version AM3.5 AM3.1.

Create multiple column layouts. Modify column width and spacing.2. Create a sub-document based on heading styles within a master document.4.2. Update and modify an existing table of contents. Modify column layouts. Delete section breaks in a document. Create a table of contents.4 Columns AM3.4.1 AM3.Category AM3.2.2.3 AM3.5 ECDL Advanced Module 3.3.2. Add or remove a sub-document within a master document.3 Sections AM3.4 AM3.3 AM3.2 AM3.3. AM3.2. Apply formatting options to a table of contents.2 Table of Contents AM3.5 © ECDL Foundation Ltd 4 . Insert a column break.1 AM3.1.1 AM3.2.2.2 Layout Skill Set AM3.2.1 Master Documents Ref.2.2. Create sections in a document.2. Word Processing (AM3) Version 1.1 AM3. Delete a column break AM3.2 AM3.3 Task Item Create a new master document. AM3.1.4.2 AM3.1.2.

Create or delete a cross-reference. AM3.3 AM3.3.2 AM3.3.1 AM3. Add password protection to a document. Task Item Understand some important planning and design concepts when considering how to produce information that communicates effectively. AM3.1 AM3. © ECDL Foundation Ltd 5 .3 AM3.3 AM3. Modify existing footnotes or endnotes.2 AM3. Modify format and positioning of footnotes or endnotes. Add or delete a bookmark.3.3.3 Document Organisation Skill Set Ref.3.4 Footnotes / Endnotes AM3.2 ECDL Advanced Module Design Considerations AM3. Delete a field code.3.2.1. Edit or update a field code entry.3.1 AM3.2 Referencing AM3.Category AM3. Understand how to produce word processing documents that are complex in terms of content and meaning as well as the understanding.2. skills and techniques needed to produce them.5. Lock or unlock a field.5 Security AM3.3. Understand how to improve efficiency for users (e.g.3. Remove password protection from a document. Create or delete footnotes and endnotes.3.3.3 Field Codes AM3.3.3.4 AM3. use of hyperlinks).2.4.2 AM3.4.3. Insert a field code.2 AM3. Word Processing (AM3) Version 1.1. by structuring the content to take account of different contexts and audience needs.3.3.1 AM3.3 AM3. Create or edit an index.3.1.3.

1.3.2 AM3.g.4. AM3.4. check box.3 AM3.1 AM3.2 AM3. Modify an embedded worksheet in a document.4.4 AM3. or re-size text boxes.2.4. AM3. Saving a form/document in different formats (e.1 AM3.2 AM3.2. rtf) to a specified location on a drive.2 AM3. Create a chart from a table or pasted worksheet data in a document. drop-down menu etc.1.2.4 ECDL Advanced Module 3. Perform addition calculations on a numeric list in a table.4. Create and edit a form. Convert tabbed text into a table.1.Category AM3.4 AM3.4. Edit.4.2. Apply border and shading options in text boxes.4. Sort data (alphabetic or numeric) in a table (ascending or descending order).3 Text Boxes AM3.4.3 AM3. Insert or delete text boxes.4.1.4. move.4 Spreadsheets AM3.3 AM3.2 Forms AM3.4.3 AM3.4. Modify the formatting of a chart created from a table or pasted worksheet data. txt.4. Word Processing (AM3) Version AM3. Position a chart in a document.4.1 AM3. Use available form field options: text field.5 © ECDL Foundation Ltd 6 .4.4. html. Delete fields in a form.4.4 Document Elements Skill Set AM3.3.4 Task Item Use merge and split cell options in a table.1 AM3.4.4. Link text boxes. Protect a form.3.4.1 Tables Ref.

4. Run a macro. Send pre-defined shapes in front of or behind text.5.7 Task Item Modify image borders.6 Captions AM3.2 AM3. Apply a numbered caption to an image.5. Group or ungroup pre-defined shapes.g.4. Assign a macro to a custom button on a toolbar.5.2 Macros AM3.5. AM3. Merge a document with a data source or data file using given merge criteria.2 AM3.4. AM3.5. Record a simple macro (e.2 AM3.1 AM3.4.6. Add or update a caption to an image. Word Processing (AM3) Version 1. table.6 AM3.1. Edit a mail merge data source or data file.1.2 AM3.5 Special Tools AM3.2 AM3.1 Mail Merge AM3. Print a defined number of pages per sheet.6 Printing AM3.2. Add a watermark to a document.4.2.4 AM3.4 AM3.1.3 AM3. Use automatic caption options.6.5 Images / Drawing Ref. Create a simple drawing using the drawing options.5. page setup changes. Print odd number pages only.5.6. Print even number pages only.3 AM3. Sort data source or data file records.4 ECDL Advanced Module 3.1 AM3.3 AM3. AM3.3 AM3.1.) Copy a macro.Category Skill Set AM3. Print a defined selection.5.5.1 AM3.6.1 AM3.1.1 Preparing to Print AM3.4.5 © ECDL Foundation Ltd 7 .6.5.4. figures.5 AM3.5.1 AM3. Use pre-defined shapes options Send pre-defined shape to back or front.6. table or worksheet.

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