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Office Skills - Basic Microsoft Word Test (2003)



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.


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.


What is a Word template?

A Word template is a temporary file that is saved along with your working file. The template acts as a backup file.

A Word template is a print (.prn) file created when printing any Word document.

A word template is a ready-to-use document file that is preformatted, predesigned, and includes Word\’s automated features such as styles.


If your manager wanted you to capture all of the information in a document, but did not want any of the drawings or photos, and did not want the captured information to be formatted with headings, bold text, different fonts, etc., what would you do?

Open the document then save it as a Rich Text Format (.rtf) file using the File/Save As command. This would remove all formatting, drawings, photos and produce a document containing plain text.

Open the document then click the Save icon (image of a floppy disk) on the Standard toolbar. The document will be saved in a .gif file format that you can open later as a plain text file.

Open the document then save it as a Plain Text (.txt) file using the File/Save As command. This would remove all formatting, drawings, photos and produce a document containing plain text.


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.


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.


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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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.


Name some of the formatting information that can be included in a style?

Font, font size, font color, and paper size

Font, font size, font color, line spacing, and paragraph alignment

Paragraph alignment, text underlining, and page orientation (landscape versus portrait)