Word processing basics


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Word processing basics

Before we dive into Microsoft Word 2011, I want to take a moment to cover a few basics of word processing. In the old days when I was a kid, if we wanted something typed, we used a typewriter. In fact, that's where the names for some of the keys in your Mac's keyboard come from. Shift meant to shift the key in such a way that an alternate character, like an uppercase character or symbol would type instead of the unshifted character. Return, which appeared on electric typewriters, was a key that you pressed when you reached the end of a line to move the typewriter carriage and paper back or return it to its original position, so you could start another line, but I digress.

Word processors are a huge step up from typewriters. Not only can we create and edit a document before committing it to paper, if we print it at all, but we can save that document and make changes to it again and again. We can even copy our favorite passages from one document and use them in another. Word also m...

Word processing basics
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Word processing basics provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Maria Langer as part of the Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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Business
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Word for Mac
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