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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



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.


Using the icons on the Formatting toolbar can save time. How would you change the color of some text and make it bold using the Formatting toolbar?

Select and highlight the text you want to change. Click the Bold icon to make the text bold. Then click on the Font Color icon's pull down menu and select a font color from the displayed color palette.

You cannot bold text or change text color using icons on the Formatting toolbar.

Select and highlight the text you want to change. Click the Format Painter icon first. Then click the Bold icon to make the text bold. Finally, click on the Font Color icon's pull down menu and select a font color from the displayed color palette.


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 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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Sometimes you want to move text from one location to another within a document. What is one way to do this?

Left click at the beginning of the text you want to move and then left click at the end of the text you want to move. Then move your cursor to the location where you want to move the text. Press the Enter key on your keyboard. The text will be deleted fro

Select the text you want to delete by highlighting it with your mouse. Place you cursor over the highlighted text and press and hold down the left mouse button. Drag the text to the new location and release the mouse button.

Move your cursor to the new location where you want to move the text, and select Insert/Field from the Main Menu. Using your mouse, highlight the text you want to move using your mouse and then press Enter on your keyboard. The text will be deleted from t


Your manager sends you a Word document and asks you to import the information in it into a document you are currently working on. What is one way of doing that?

Open both documents. Go to your manager's document and select (highlight) the text you want to import into your document. Switch to your document and place your cursor where you want to paste the text. Select Insert/Object from the Main Menu to paste the

Open both documents. Go to your manager's document and select (highlight) the text you want to import into your document. Then, still in your manager's document, select Insert/Field from the Main Menu. The selected text will automatically be inserted as p

Open both documents. Using Word's copy and paste commands, copy the text from your managers document into your existing document.


If you click on the Save icon (image of a floppy disk) in the Standard toolbar, your document will be saved. How does Word save the document?

Word opens the Save As window where you have options to save the file with a new file name or save it in another directory.

Word immediately saves the file in its original location with its existing name, and overwrites the previous version of the file.

Word saves the document as a template in the New File/Template directory.


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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When you place your cursor on a word or highlight a line of text, how can you tell what style is applied to the word or text?

The name of the style is displayed in the Style box on the Formatting toolbar.

The name of the style of any selected or highlighted text is always displayed in the horizontal scroll bar.

You can right click the word or highlighted text and a context window opens up displaying the name of the style applied to the text.


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.