Formatting Text with WordArt–Watch and do this video for pages WD204 to WD208

WordArt is text in a text box that is formatted with a text effect.

To start creating WordArt, you can select text you want to transform into WordArt, and then click the WordArt button in the Text group on the INSERT tab.

Quick Quiz:

  • In addition to the glow, shadow, and reflection text effects that you can apply to ordinary text, you can add rounded, or __________, edges to the individual letters.
  • True/False: By default, a new WordArt text box is attached, or anchored, to the paragraph containing the insertion point.

Working with Pictures–Watch and do these video for pages WD208 to WD224

  1. Working with Pictures–Inserting and Cropping a Picture, Searching for and Inserting Online Pictures pages WD208 to WD216
  2. Working with Pictures–Rotating a Picture, Adjusting a Picture, Removing a Photo’s Background, Inserting and Editing a Drawing pages WD216 to WD223

A picture is a photo, drawing, or other image.

After you insert a picture into a document, it functions as an object that you can move, resize, wrap text around, and edit in other ways using the appropriate contextual tab on the ribbon.

Once you crop a picture, the part you cropped is hidden from view.

You can rotate a picture by dragging the Rotation handle, or they can access preset options by clicking the Rotate button in the Arrange group to open the Rotate menu.

Quick Quiz:

  • True/False: Once clip art is inserted into a document, it is impossible to resize the clip art or drag it to a new location.
  • True/False: You can rotate a photo by dragging the Rotation handle that appears on the photo’s border when the photo is selected.
  • The _________________ allows you to remove the background from a photo.
  • True/False: Cropping a graphic means cutting off part of the graphic.

Balancing Columns–Watch and do this video for pages WD225 to WD226

If you insert a continuous break at the end of the document, Word will adjust the flow of content evenly between the columns.

If additional material is added, this overflow will also be formatted in balanced columns.

Quick Quiz:

  • True/False: To balance columns, insert a continuous section break at the end of the last column.
  • True/False: You can adjust the length of a column by inserting a column break using the Breaks button in the Page Setup group on the PAGE LAYOUT tab.

Inserting a Border Around a Page–Watch and do this video for pages WD226 to WD227

You can not only add a border around a paragraph in a Word document, but also the page itself.

If they can adjust the color, size, and style of page borders.

Quick Quiz:

  • Use the ________ tab in the Borders and Shading dialog box to add a border around a page.
  • True/False: The default page border setting is Box.

Saving a Document as a PDF–Watch and do this video for pages WD228 to WD229

A PDF contains an image showing exactly how a document will look when printed.

Because a PDF can be opened on any computer, saving a document as a PDF is a good way to ensure that it can be read by anyone.

Quick Quiz:

  • True/False: PDF stands for Printing Document Format.
  • By default, PDFs open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program installed on most computers for reading PDFs.
  • What are some other ways to save a document as a PDF?

Converting a PDF to a Word Document–Watch and do this video for pages WD229 to WD230

As long as you have permission, you can copy text from a PDF and paste it in a Word document.

You can convert an entire PDF to a Word document.

Quick Quiz:

  • True/False: You can use the Open command on the FILE tab to convert a PDF to a Word document.
  • True/False: By default, PDFs open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program installed on most computers for reading PDFs.
  • Why would you need to convert a PDF file to a Word document?