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Seminar: Word Processing
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Seminar: CAPP100B — Word Processing
1 semester hour
W.A. Hume

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TEXT: Microsoft Word 2000 Professional Edition

DESCRIPTION: Computer Applications 100B will introduce you to the terminology and characteristics of word processing programs. You will learn about typical features and trends of available software, and how to create, organize, and edit various Microsoft Word documents.

GRADING: Grades for 100B will be based on in-class presentations, lab assignments, and a one-hour in-class final exam. A grade of F(n) may be assigned if  all of the class time is not attended.

  • 70 –100% S (Satisfactory)                       In-class Presentation     20%
  • 60 – 69% D (Marginal)                           Lab Exercises                 40%
  • below 60% F(a) (Academic Failure)       Final Exam                      40%


  • Discuss document security and the main problem of operator errors. Explain the importance of making backups.
  • Work with Microsoft Word for Windows, dialogue boxes, toolbars, and buttons.
  • Discuss the various formatting features possible with word processors such as margins, tabs, centering, indenting, vertical spacing, and justification.
  • Discuss the features and limitations of the advanced word processing features: spelling checker and thesaurus, search and replace, headers and footers, and hyphenation.
  • Use Word commands to set and to change margins, to bold and underline text, to center text, to move and to copy text, to search and to replace text, to mark blocks of text, and to create headers and footers.
  • Use Word to create, save, and print three workbook assignments and two practical assignments.

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