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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



When you want to open a previously opened file, you can save time by using a "recent document" list rather than navigating to the directory where the file is located. Where can you find one of several "recent document" lists?

Select File/File Search from the Main Menu and a list of recently opened documents is displayed in the pull down menu.

Select File/Open from the Main Menu and the Open window is displayed. On the left-hand side of the window you can find an icon labeled My Recent Documents. Clicking on this icon will display a list of recently opened documents.

Select File/New from the Main Menu and a list of recently opened documents is displayed in the pull down menu.


When you open MS Word, it opens a blank document using the Normal template and the Normal template default styles. The normal template default styles include: Clear Formatting, Heading 1, Heading 2, and Normal.

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There are several ways to tell what style is currently applied to a paragraph. One easy way is to use the Styles and Formatting task pane. When the Styles and Formatting task pane is open, and you place your cursor on a line of text, the task pane indicat

The style name listed in the Styles and Formatting window is highlighted in yellow.

The style name listed in the Style and Formatting window is underlined in red.

The style name listed in the Styles and Formatting window is surrounded by a blue border.


One way to quickly copy and paste text is to use the Copy and Paste shortcut icons located on the Standard toolbar.

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In the Paragraph window (Format/Paragraph command on the Main Menu), what is the difference between these formatting boxes: paragraph Spacing Before/After boxes and the Line Spacing box?

Spacing Before/After boxes enable you to enter the amount of space left between lines when you execute a soft return (Shift+Enter). The Line Spacing box enables you to choose how much space is placed between two paragraphs when you execute a soft return.

Spacing Before/After boxes enable you to enter the amount of space between the page's top margin and the first line of text, and between the last line of text and the bottom margin. The Line Spacing box enables you to choose how much space is placed betwe

Spacing Before/After boxes enable you to enter the amount of space inserted before and after a paragraph when a hard return is used to start a new paragraph. The Line Spacing box enables you to choose how much space is placed between lines when an automat


The Styles and Formatting pane opens on the right-hand side of the Word window by default and displays Word styles that you can apply to text and paragraphs.

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How can you start Word's spelling and grammar checker using the Standard toolbar?

Click on the Spelling and Grammar icon in the Standard toolbar. (The Spelling and Grammar icon is made up of the letters ABC and a blue check mark.)

Use the Copy and Paste icons on the Standard toolbar to copy and paste the text you want to spell check into the Clipboard. Word will automatically check the spelling of the text in the clipboard, correct the all misspelled words, and copy the corrected t

Click on the Spelling and Grammar icon in the Standard toolbar. (The Spelling and Grammar icon is made up of the letters ABC and a blue check mark.)


When you are working with a document for a long time, it is good practice to periodically save the file to prevent losing your work. You can save a document using the File/Save or File/Save As commands. What is the difference between Save and Save As?

File/Save saves the file in its original location and saves a new copy in the Word Applications directory. File/Save As saves the document in its original directory.

File/Save immediately saves the file in its original location with its existing name and overwrites the previous version of the file. File/Save As also immediately saves the file in its original location, but automatically adds a 001 to the file name.

File/Save immediately saves the file in its original location with its existing name and overwrites the previous version of the file. File/Save As opens the Save As window where you have options to save the file with a new file name or save it in another


At the bottom of the Styles and Formatting task pane there is a box call Show with a pull down menu. The menu items include: Available styles, Styles in use, All styles, and Custom. If you were to select Styles in use, which styles would you see listed in

All the styles available in the template and which can be used in the document.

All the styles available in the template and which can be used in the document.

Only the styles that are currently applied in the document.


What is one of the fastest ways to delete text from a document?

Select the text you want to delete and then simultaneously press the Ctrl/Alt/Delete keys on your keyboard.

Using your mouse, select (highlight) the text you want to delete and then press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Select the text you want to delete and then press the F9 key on your keyboard.