Gardening for amateurs


This activity is aimed at improving word processing skills.

Initial task

typesetting.png
You will need to print this file and type the text into a word processor application.

Task 1


Save this file into your user space using the file name spring garden

Task 2


Continue using the file spring garden.doc.
Select ALL the text in the document.
Change the font to Arial.

Task 3


Find the title text gardening for amateurs.
Format this text to uppercase.

Task 4


Format this text by underlining it.

Task 5


In the header of the document insert a centre aligned field displaying today’s date.

Task 6


On page 1 find the text from This is a new gardening fact sheet to the spring and summer months.

Justify this text.

Task 7


Continue using the text beginning This is a new gardening fact sheet.

Edit the text every month to read every week.

Task 8


Change the spacing to 6 pt space after (below) each paragraph.

Save your document keeping the same filename spring garden.doc.

Task 9


Continue using the file spring garden.doc.

On page 1 find the paragraph beginning Over recent weeks due.

Create a new paragraph at the sentence beginning June is a terrific month.

Task 10


Find the text Gardening tips for Spring on page 1.

Apply these formats to this text

Font - Arial
Size - 16 pt
Font colour - Red
Formatting - Italic and Bold

Task 11


Use the information from task 10 to create this formatting as a style called italred

Task 12


Find the list of text from Bed in new to the spring and summer months on page 1.

Apply automatic numbering to this list.

Task 13


Make sure the second page is separated from the first by a page break.

Task 14


Find the text Special Offers This Week.

Immediately below this text, create a new table.

Ensure the table has two columns and four rows.

Task 15


Resize the first column to be exactly 5 cm wide.

Task 16


Complete the table with the following information:

Plant
Price €
Crocus
2.99
Pansy
4.99
Lily
3.50

Task 17


Continue using the table.

Add a 3 point border to ALL cells in the table.

Task 18


Find the text Gardening tips for Spring.

Copy the formatting of this text and apply it to the first row of the table containing the headings Plant, Price €.

Task 19


Continue using the table.

Right align ALL the text in the second column.

Task 20


Change the top and bottom margins of the document to 2.5 cm.

Save your document keeping the same filename spring garden.doc.

Task 21


Continue using the file spring garden.doc.

Check the document for spelling mistakes using the most suitable tool from the application.

Make corrections where needed.

You can safely ignore proper names.

Save and close your document keeping the same filename spring garden.doc.

Task 22


Add your name and form as a footer so that it appears on every page.

Task 23


Print one copy of your document.