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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



Your manager asks you to create a document that is 8.5 inches high and 14 inches wide. What is one way to do that?

Open a new blank document. Select View/Print Layout to open the Printer Setup window. In the Printer Setup window, enter the paper size requirements and press enter.

Open a new blank document. Select Format/Paragraph to open the Paragraph window. Set the paragraph size to 8.5 inches high by 14 inches long.

Open a new blank document. Select File/Page Setup to open the Page Setup window. In the Page Setup window, select the Margins tab and choose the Landscape option. The select the Paper tab and select legal in the Paper Size pull down menu.


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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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.


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.


The File/Page Setup command opens the Page Setup window. What are three page setup options in the Page Setup window?

You can adjust page view, page zoom, and page width.

You can adjust page margins, page orientation (portrait or landscape), and paper size.

You can adjust margins, page zoom, and table width.


There are several methods for copying and pasting text and paragraphs in a Word document. What is one way to copy a paragraph and paste it in another location in your document?

Highlight the paragraph using your mouse and then select Edit/Copy from the Main Menu. Position your curser where you want to paste the paragraph. Then select Edit/Paste from the Main Menu. A copy of the paragraph will be inserted where your curser is loc

Highlight the paragraph using your mouse and then select Edit/Copy from the Main Menu. Position your curser where you want to paste the paragraph. Then select Window/Split from the Main Menu. The text is split into two copies and one copy is inserted wher

Highlight the paragraph using your mouse and then select Edit/Copy from the Main Menu. Position your curser where you want to paste the paragraph. Then select Insert/Field from the Main Menu. A copy of the paragraph will be inserted where your curser is l


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.


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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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.


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.