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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



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.


Before distributing a business document, you may want to check the document for misspelled words or grammar mistakes. There are several ways to start Word's spelling and grammar checker. What is one way?

Highlight the text you want to check and then select Tools/Auto Summarize from the Main Menu.

Save the document to the Word Spell Check (SPLCHK) directory. Word will automatically check the spelling of the document and correct all misspelled words.

Select Tools/Spelling and Grammar from the Main Menu.


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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If you open an existing Word document, make extensive changes to it, and then close it by selecting File/Close from the Main Menu, a window opens asking you if you want to save the changes to the document. If you choose Yes to save the changes, how does W

Word saves all the changes you made to the document and closes the document.

Word saves only the most recent changes you made to the document. The original information that was in the document when you opened it is not saved. Then Word closes the document.

Word saves all the changes you made within the last hour, but discards older changes. Word then closes the document.


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.


Let's say your document is five pages long and you only want to print the first two pages. If you use the Word Print window, you can select the Pages check box and enter the pages you want to print in the Pages box.

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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


What is one way to instruct Word to print a document?

Select File/Send To from the Main Menu and then select the printer you want to use.

Select Save As and save the document as a .html file. Word automatically sends the document to the default printer connected to your computer.

Select File/Print from the Main Menu to open the Print window. Then select the desired printing options and click OK.


One method to apply a style to text in a document is to first select (highlight) the text. Then click on one of the styles listed in the Styles and Formatting pane.

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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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