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CTA 111 - Personal Computer Word Processing Applications

4 credit hours - Four hours of lecture and directed laboratory weekly; one term.
(formerly CSI 120 - Personal Computer Word Processing Applications)

Use Microsoft Word to create, edit, format, save and print a document. Learn intermediate and advanced features including mail merge, envelopes and labels, sorting, styles, columns, footnotes, outlines, table of contents, indexes, master documents, templates, Web pages, graphics, charts and macros. Use a wide variety of document types and practical examples to provide an understanding of different ways Word can be applied to personal and business needs. Prepare for and take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Word 2016 industry certification exam. A student is not guaranteed certification. Lab fee $80.

Note: Users with no prior software applications experience are encouraged to take one of the following before taking this course: CTA 100  or CTA 103 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Create a Document
    • Enter a date with AutoComplete
    • Enter text
    • Select, delete, cut, copy, and paste text
    • Correct errors and proofread a document
    • Adjust paragraph spacing, line spacing, and margins
    • Preview and print a document
    • Create a letter
    • Create an envelope
    • Open an existing document
    • Set page orientation
    • Change the font and font size
    • Apply text effects and other formatting
    • Align text
    • Use Undo and Redo
    • Insert a paragraph border and shading
    • Insert, delete, and resize a photo
    • Use different editing views
  • Edit and Format a Document
    • Create bulleted and numbered lists
    • Move text within a document
    • Find and replace text
    • Use the spelling, grammar and Thesaurus features
    • Set spelling and grammar checking option
    • Format documents with themes and styles
    • Apply character attributes such as bold, italics, underline, text effects, and changing case
    • Apply the MLA style for research papers
    • Indent paragraphs
    • Insert and modify page numbers
    • Insert page breaks
    • Create citations and a bibliography
    • Differentiate between character-level and paragraph-level formatting
    • Manage document versions
  • Create a Multiple Page Report
    • Use the Navigation Pane to work with headings
    • Create and edit a table
    • Sort rows in a table
    • Modify a table’s structure
    • Format a table
    • Set tab stops
    • Create footnotes and endnotes
    • Format comments, footnotes, and endnotes
    • Divide a document into sections
    • Create a SmartArt graphic
    • Create headers and footers
    • Insert a cover page
  • Create a Brochure Using Desktop Publishing Features
    • Identify desktop publishing features
    • Format text in a columns
    • Insert column breaks
    • Insert drop caps
    • Insert symbols and special characters
    • Create WordArt
    • Edit, resize, and move WordArt
    • List the differences between vector graphics and bitmap (raster) graphics
    • List the most common types of bitmap graphics
    • Align and wrap text around graphics
    • Add clip art to a document
    • Edit clip art
    • Edit a photograph
    • Add a page border
    • Balance columns
    • Insert and format text boxes
  • Create a Document Using Templates, Themes, and Styles
    • Create a new document from a template
    • Insert a Word file into a document
    • Customize the document theme
    • Select a style set
    • Change character and paragraph spacing
    • Modify a style
    • Create a new style
    • Inspect and compare styles
    • Use the Style Organizer
    • Create a table of contents
    • Use the Research task pane
    • Translate text
    • Create and use a new template
    • Apply template to existing document
  • Use Mail Merge
    • Explain the mail merge process
    • Select a main document
    • Create a data source
    • Insert mail merge fields into a main document
    • Edit a main document
    • Preview a merged document
    • Complete a mail merge
    • Edit an existing data source
    • Sort and filter records
    • Create mailing labels and a phone directory
    • Apply merge rules in a mail merge
    • Convert tables to text and text to tables
    • Create a multilevel list
  • Collaborating with Others and Creating Web Pages
    • Track changes in a document
    • Inspect and delete comments
    • Accept and reject changes
    • Compare and combine documents
    • Embed and modify an Excel worksheet
    • Link an Excel chart
    • Modify and update a linked chart
    • Save a chart as a template
    • Share files on SkyDrive
    • Create bookmarks
    • Insert and edit hyperlinks
    • Save a Word document as a Web page
    • Format a Web document
    • View a Web document in a Web browser
    • Share documents
  • Customize Word and Automating Tasks
    • Correct the color of photos
    • Explain the concept of picture compression
    • Add a shape with text
    • Add a custom paragraph border
    • Create a watermark
    • Create columns of different widths
    • Link text boxes
    • Break links between text boxes
    • Create and insert Quick Parts
    • Manage building blocks
    • Customize AutoCorrect
    • Add document properties
    • Insert fields
    • Describe the Trust Center settings
    • Record and run macros
    • Edit macros using Visual Basic
    • Import and run Visual Basic macros
    • Record an AutoMacro
    • Create a custom macro button
    • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon
  • Create Online Forms and Use Advanced Table Techniques
    • Plan and design an online form
    • Merge and split cells
    • Move gridlines
    • Draw and erase borders
    • Add custom paragraph border
    • Align and rotate text
    • Format text and shade cells
    • Identify content controls
    • Insert content controls
    • Modify placeholder text in a content control
    • Test content controls
    • Add Help content to form fields
    • Link a form to a database
    • Explain cell referencing in formulas
    • Use formulas in a table
    • Protect a document
    • Fax and e-mail a form
    • Create a blog post
  • Manage Long Documents
    • Create an outline in Outline View
    • Expand and collapse sections in Outline view
    • Move sections using outline view
    • Insert subdocuments
    • Create subdocuments from text in a master document
    • Split, merge, and unlink subdocuments
    • Control text flow
    • Hyphenate a document
    • Insert nonbreaking hyphens
    • Add automatic heading numbers and numbered captions
    • Create an Excel chart from within a document
    • Create cross-references
    • Protect a document with editing and formatting restrictions
    • Check a document for hidden data
    • Check a document for accessibility
    • Use synchronous scrolling to compare documents
    • Add highlighting to text
    • Use advanced page numbering techniques and style references
    • Create and update an index and a table of figures
    • Create and modify a table of contents
    • Add an entry to a table of contents using a field
    • Create a table of authorities
    • Update fields before printing
    • Change print settings
    • Check compatibility to earlier versions of Word
    • Protect a document with encryption
    • Mark a document as final
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy