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The Word Task Panel is a multi-use "window" that opens on the right side of the document. The Task Panel can display Help, Research, Clipboard, and Styles and Formatting panes among others. What is one way to open the Task Panel to the Styles and Formatti

You can select Window/New Window from the Main Menu and the Task Panel will open and automatically reset to the Styles and Formatting pane.

You can select View/Task Panel from the Main Menu and then use the Other Tasks Panes box (drop down list) at the top of the Task Panel to choose the Styles and Formatting pane.

You can select Insert/Reference from the Main Menu and the Styles and Formatting pane in the Task Panel will open.


There are several ways to initiate printing. What is one way to instruct Word to print a document?

Save the document to the Printer (PRTR) directory where it will automatically be sent to the printer.

Select Insert/File and select the printer to which you want to send the file. The file is automatically sent to this printer.

Click the Print icon (the icon that looks like a printer) in the Standard toolbar.


What is a fast way to change a text font?

Select (highlight) the text you want to change. Then go to Start/Control Panel/Fonts to select the desired font from a list.

Select (highlight) the text you want to change. Place you cursor at the end of the selected text and type in the name of the font you want to use.

Select (highlight) the text you want to change. Then select the desired font from the Font box on the Formatting toolbar.


If you wanted to make numerous changes to the formatting of text, you can highlight the text, right click on it, and then select Font from the context menu that opens. This opens the Font window where you can change formatting such as the text font, size,

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Word provides you with the option to highlight or not highlight grammar errors and misspelled words as you are working in a document. If you choose to highlight grammar errors by selecting this option in the Option widow (Tools/Options/Spelling & Grammar)

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There are several methods for copying and pasting text and paragraphs. One way is to highlight the paragraph using your mouse and then right click on the highlighted paragraph to open a context popup menu. Select Copy from the popup menu. Position your cu

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Let's say you work in a field that uses many specialty terms. These specialty or technical terms are not recognized by Word's spell check dictionary even though the words are spelled correctly. Hence, each time you spell check a document, Word repeatedly

When the Spelling and Grammar window indicates a specialty term is possibly misspelled (by highlighting it in red), you can click on the Ignore All button. Going forward, and in any document in which you check the spelling, the spell checker will no longe

When the Spelling and Grammar window indicates a specialty term is possibly misspelled (by highlighting it in red), you can click on the Add to Dictionary button. This adds the specialty term to the spell check dictionary. The spell checker will now accep

When the Spelling and Grammar window indicates a specialty term is possibly misspelled (by highlighting it in red), you can click on the AutoCorrect button. This accepts the term as being correctly spelled and the spell checker will never check this word


Sometimes you need to punch holes in a printed document to accommodate comb-type or three-ring binder systems. How can you increase the left-hand margin of your document to prevent the text from being punched out during binding operations?

Select File/Page Setup to open the Page Setup window. In the Page Setup window, select the Paper tab to show the Paper Size boxes. Increase the width of the paper by the desired amount by entering the width in inches into the Paper Size/Width box.

Select File/Page Setup to open the Page Setup window. In the Page Setup window, select the Margins tab to show the document Orientation options. Select the Landscape box.

Select File/Page Setup to open the Page Setup window. In the Page Setup window, select the Margins tab to show the Margin boxes. Enter the desire margin in inches in the Margins/Left box.


You applied a style, Heading 1 for example, to a line of text. Later, you decided you wanted to remove all formatting from the line of text. How can you do this?

Highlight the text using your mouse. Select Edit/Replace from the Main Menu and all formatting will be removed from the highlighted text.

Highlight the text using your mouse. Open the Styles and Formatting task pane and click on the style Body Text.

Highlight the text using your mouse. Open the Styles and Formatting task pane and click on Clear Formatting.


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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