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European Computer Driving Licence

Module 3

Module 3 - Word Processing
The following is the Syllabus for Module 3, Word Processing, which provides the basis for the practice-based test in this module domain.
Module Goals Module 3 - Word Processing , requires the candidate to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application on a personal computer. He or she shall understand and be able to accomplish basic operations associated with creating, formatting and finishing a word processing document ready for distribution. The candidate shall demonstrate competence in using some of the more advanced features associated with word processing applications such as creating standard tables, using pictures and images within a document, importing objects and using mail merge tools.
Category Skill Set Ref. Task Item
3.1 Getting Started 3.1.1 First Steps with Word Processing Open a word processing application. Open an existing document - make some modifications and save. Open several documents. Create a new document and save. Save an existing document onto the hard disk or onto a diskette. Close the document. Use application Help functions. Close the word processing application.
3.1.2 Adjust Basic Settings Change page display modes. Use the page view magnification tool/zoom tool. Modify the toolbar display.
3.1.3 Document Exchange Save an existing document under another file format: txt file, Rich Text Format (rtf), document template, software type or version number etc. Save a document in a format appropriate for posting to a Web Site.
3.2 Basic Operations 3.2.1 Insert Data Insert a character, word, sentence, or small amount of text. Use undo command. Insert a new paragraph. Insert special characters/symbols. Insert a page break into a document.
3.2.2 Select Data Select character, word, sentence, paragraph or entire document.
3.2.3 Copy, Move, Delete Use Copy and Paste tools to duplicate text within a document. Use Cut and Paste tools to move text within a document. Copy and move text between active documents. Delete text.
3.2.4 Search & Replace Use the search command for a word or phrase within a document. Use the replace command for a word or phrase within a document.
3.3 Formatting 3.3.1 Text Formatting Change fonts: sizes and types. Use italics, emboldening, underlining. Apply different colours to text. Use alignment and justification options. Use hyphenation where appropriate. Indent text. Change line spacing. Copy the formatting from a selected piece of text.
3.3.2 General Formatting Use and set tabs: left, right, centre, decimal. Add borders to a document. Use lists (bulleted and numbered).
3.3.3 Templates Choose an appropriate document template for use in a specified task. Work within a template on a specified task.
3.4 Finishing a Document 3.4.1 Styles and Pagination Apply existing styles to a document. Insert page numbering in a document.
3.4.2 Headers & Footers Add Headers and Footers to a document. Insert date, author, page numbers etc. in Headers and Footers. Apply basic text format options in Headers and Footers.
3.4.3 Spelling & Grammar Use a spell-check program and make changes where necessary. Use grammar tool and make changes where necessary.
3.4.4 Document Setup Modify document setup: page orientation, page size etc. Modify document margins.
3.5 Printing 3.5.1 Prepare to Print Preview a document. Use basic print options. Print a document from an installed printer.
3.6 More Advanced Features 3.6.1 Tables Create standard tables. Change cell attributes: formatting, cell size, colour etc. Insert and delete columns and rows. Add borders to a table. Use the automatic table formatting tool.
3.6.2 Pictures & Images Add an image or graphics file to a document. Add autoshapes to a document: change line colours, change autoshape fill colours. Move images or drawn objects within a document. Re-size a graphic.
3.6.3 Importing Objects Import a spreadsheet into a document. Import an image file, chart or graph into a document.
3.6.4 Mail Merge Create a mailing list or other data file for use in a Mail Merge. Merge a mailing list with a letter document or a label document.

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