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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



If you wanted to change the font used in a paragraph without changing the paragraph's formatting, you could highlight the paragraph using your mouse, then select the font you want to apply to the paragraph from the Font box on the Formatting toolbar.

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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.


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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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.


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.)


If you are working with a document and Word places red wavy lines under misspelled words, you may get distracted from the writing process while you correct the misspelled words. If you do not want Word to highlight misspelled words as you type what can yo

You cannot stop Word from underlining misspelled words with red wavy lines.

Select View/Normal from the Main Menu. Word will no longer display the red wavy lines.

Select Tools/Options/Spelling & Grammar from the Main Menu. Then uncheck the Hide spelling errors in this document option.


The styles feature of MS Word helps you quickly change the formatting of paragraphs and the look of text (font, size, color, etc.). What is one way to use the style feature to change the formatting of a paragraph?

Use your mouse to highlight the paragraph you want to change. Using the Main Menu, select Window/Arrange All and then type in the desired style name into the Arrange All box.

Use your mouse to highlight the paragraph you want to change. Using the Main Menu, select Tools/Templates and Add-Ins. Using the Templates and Add-Ins box, select the template style you want to apply to the paragraph.

Use your mouse to highlight the paragraph you want to change. On the Formatting toolbar, use the Style box to select the style you want to apply to the paragraph.


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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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.


If you use the Word Print window, you can select a number of printing options. What are three of the key printing parameters you can select using the Print window?

1.) Which pages to print. 2.) Which Word styles will not be printed. 3.) Whether to print to a file or a printer.

1.) Which printer to use. 2.) Which Word styles will not be printed. 3.) How many copies to print.

1.) Which printer to use. 2.) Which pages to print. 3.) How many copies to print.