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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



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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When you open a document using the File/New command, the New Document Task Pane opens. From this task pane, you can open Word templates or a blank Word document.

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There are two main options for opening a Word document: you can select File/New or File/Open from the main Menu Bar. If you select File/Open, how does Word respond?

A directory opens where you can select a Word template.

The last file you worked on opens in "full screen reading" mode.

Word displays the Open window. The Open window lists documents you can click on to open. It also lists directories you can navigate to find and open a document. You normally use the File/Open command to open an existing 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.


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.


If you cut a large amount of text from a document using the Edit/Cut command on the Main Menu or by clicking on the Cut icon (the icon that looks like scissors) on the Standard toolbar, and then realized you cut the wrong text, how could you get the text

You can use the Edit/Undo Clear command on the Main Menu to restore the cut text.

When you cut text from a document, you cannot get it back. It is better to copy text to the clipboard and then delete from the document. That way you can always recover the text if needed.

You can get the text back by going to Window/New Window on the Main Menu. The new window that opens will contain the deleted text.


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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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.


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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What is the benefit of using the clipboard (Edit/Office Clipboard command on the Main Menu) when you are copying, cutting, and pasting a lot of text in a document?

The office clipboard is formally called the Clipboard task pane. When you open the Clipboard task pane, it displays a list of the items you have recently copied or cut from your document. Using the Clipboard task pane, you can easily see, select, and clic

The office clipboard is formally called the Clipboard task pane. When you open the Clipboard task pane, it displays all the clip art and photos on your computer for easy selection and importing into your document.

When you open the Clipboard task pane, all the documents in the directory where you current document is saved are listed. This enables you to open them quickly to copy text from them and paste it into your current document.