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How Do I Complete The Practice Word Processing TCA?

This article will demonstrate the skills needed to complete the practice TCA and prepare students to take the Word Processing TCA.

Example of Practice Word Processing TCA

Create a Word Processing document that is identical to the image above. During the test you must be able to complete the skills shown below.

Follow the step by step directions shown below.

Change page layout

1.  Once you are in the word document, select the layout tab.

2. Then select the orientation tab.  

3. In the drop down box, select landscape.

Format text into two columns

1. Select the layout tab.

2. Then click on the columns tab.

3. Finally, select two.

Adjust the top margin

1. Select the layout tab.

2. Then click on the margins tab.

3. At the bottom of the list of margins you will see Custom Margins, click into Custom Margins.

Margins Continued

4. After you click into Custom Margins, this box will appear. Change the top margin from 1" to 2".

5. Afterward, click ok.

Keep in mind you are only changing the top margin, keep the sides and bottom margin the same.

Copy text from webpage

(If needed, the link to the data is http://www.byuiedtechlab.com/wrd-p-content.html)

1. To copy the text, highlight the text you want.

2. Next (while the text is highlighted), right click using your mouse or keypad and select "copy".

If the Mac doesn't give you the option to right click. Use the keyboard and hold down the command key along with the C key to copy.

Paste content into Word

3. Next go to the word document and right click again, this time selecting "paste".

If you are using a Mac computer that doesn't give you the option to right click, using the keyboard select the command key along with the v key to paste.  

Clear source formatting

1. The first step is to select the home tab.

2. Next highlight the text.

3. Finally, click the icon shown above (it is an A with an eraser next to it).

Add 4 bullet items

1. Select the home tab.

2. Click into the word document at the spot you want your list to start.

3. Click the bullet icon shown above.

After you select the bullet icon, whenever you press enter, it will create a new bullet.

Insert a 2X2 table

1. Select the insert tab.

2. Select the table icon.

3. Choose the size of your table.

4. Insert the text you want into each section of the table.

Add text to the table

1. Click into one of table cells.

2. Then you can begin typing or pasting the text you want inside.

Change the font of the content

1. Highlight the text you want to change.

2. Click on the home tab.

3. Select the font tab and choose which font to use.

4. Select the size tab and select which font size to use.

5. Select the color icon shown above. (It looks like an A with red line underneath)

 

Insert a text box

1. Click on the insert tab.

2. Select the text box tab.

3. Select the draw text box tab.

4. Click and drag mouse to create a text box the same size as shown in the example.

5. In the text box, type "5th Grade Science".

Allow text box free movement

To allow the text box free movement without changing the margins, follow these steps and refer to the example above:

1. Select the title text box.

2. Click on the shape format tab.

3. Select the arrange tab.

4. Select the wrap text tab.

5. Select the in front of text option.

Change the font of the title

1. Click on the home tab.

2. Select the color icon shown above. (It looks like an A with red line underneath)

3. Select the size tab and select which font size to use.

4. Select the font tab and choose which font to use.

5. Select the bold button.

Insert an image

1. Right click on the image.

2. Select the option "Save Image As..."

Saving image onto computer

3. Choose what you want to save the image as to the computer.

4. Click the save button.

Inserting image into document

5. Select the insert tab.

6. Click on the pictures button.

7. Select the option "Picture from File...".

Inserting image continued

8. Search for what you saved the image as.

9. Click on the saved image.

 

Final image in document

10.  The image will appear in the word document.

If the image needs to be moved, follow the directions below on how to "wrap text". (Wrap text can work for text boxes and shapes as well)

How to wrap text

1. Right click on the image.

2. Select the "Wrap Text" option.

3. Choose the option "In Front of Text".

Insert two shapes

1. Select the insert tab.  

2. Select the shapes icon.

3. Select whichever shape matches.

4. Right click and selct "wrap text" (following the instructions above) to move the shape infront of the image.

Change the fill color of shapes

1. Select the shape.

2. Once the shape is selected, a "Shape Format" tab will appear.  Select that tab.

3. Select the shape fill image, and then select the color you want to fill the shape.

4. Select the icon shown above (looks like a pencil with a line underneath) to change the outline of the shape.

Add text to the shapes

1.  Double click on the shape.

2. Start typing in the shape. (The typing line may not appear, but once you start typing the words will appear)

Do not use a text box to insert text into the shapes.

1. Highight the word "syllabus" and right click on the mouse.

2.  Select the Hyperlink option.

 

Hyperlink continued

1. In the box that appears type the following in the address box: http://www.byuiedtechlab.com

2. Select the OK button.

Hyperlink continued

This is what the hyperlink will look like afterward. It will be a different color and underlined. You can check if it works properly by clicking on the word "syllabus" or hovering mouse over the word to make this yellow box appear.

Created by Mallory and Emily H

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