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1 1 Editor NCDesk Editor Part of the 18-20% of skill questions of Keyboarding/Word Processing/ Desktop Publishing

2 2 Editor If you don’t remember how something works when you are taking the test, click on the Help button that is in the NCDesk program. It is there for that reason.

3 3 Editor NCDesk is a collection of small Java programs that replicate common applications. These are the five applications – they do not function as completely as Microsoft Word, Works or Excel that we use in class. They are similar. Several PowerPoint slideshows are available for you to see how the applications work. Now, let’s learn more about Editor.

4 4 Editor Word Processors are for creating reports typing letters writing essays, and other similar tasks. All word processors have similar features. There several skills you need for word processing, but all are fairly easy to master. If you READ your instructions carefully, this portion of the test should be easy. Check your work before you click NEXT.

5 5 Editor Let’s examine the commands available in NCDesk Editor Toolbar Menu Bar

6 6 Editor During the test, File is not functional. Edit has typical commands used in most any word processing program. Notice Keyboard Shortcut Commands can also be used. Commands can also be seen by clicking with the right mouse button.

7 7 Editor Format Font deals with Font Attributes. Instructions will be given in this area.

8 8 Editor These 3 attributes can only be found through the menu bar, Format>Font.

9 9 Editor Strike-through is seldom used for anything other than to show editing suggestions or legal documents. Subscript is often used in Science and Math where the number or letter has to drop down (like a SUBmarine drops down under the water) from the other letters, like in H 2 O. Superscript is also often used in Science and Math where the number has to fly above (like a SUPERhero flies above buildings) the other numbers or letters, as in “the right angle of a triangle measures 90º”.

10 10 Editor Line spacing: Be sure to check out the 3 types of line spacing you will be seeing in the next slides. The look of NCDesk is different from Word or Works. Really pay attention, you need to be able to recognize and to format the text for appropriate line spacing!

11 11 Editor Single Line Spacing Double Line Spacing 1 ½ (1.5) Line Spacing can only be found through the menu bar. Instructions will be given in this area.

12 12 Editor Double Line Spacing Single Line Spacing Both single and double line spacing buttons are on the toolbar.

13 13 Editor You need to know how to set your line spacing. If you are asked to double space, they mean to double space between lines, not words. Highlight/select the text that needs to be double spaced, then use the Format Paragraph Menu, or the double space button. Do not use the return key on the keyboard to double space.

14 14 Editor Inserting Graphics other terms: images pictures clipart

15 15 Editor 1 st Place the cursor exactly where the image is to appear. Then go through the commands. Insert…..Image ….. Insert the image NC_flower between the second and third paragraph. Center the Image.

16 16 Editor North_Carolina nc_map File names are different, yet images are very similar --- be careful about your selection. First place your cursor where you want the image to be. NCDesk treats images as in-line graphics. That is why there is the big space near nc_map. Instruction may tell you to align graphics to left, center or right.

17 17 Editor Instructions will be given in this area. Only run the spell checker if you are specifically told to. There are a limited number of words in the spell checker; not a lengthy dictionary like spell checker in MSWord or Works.

18 18 Editor Cut Copy Paste These buttons work like they do in other programs. The commands can also be found under the Edit menu or by right mouse clicking selected text or images.

19 19 Editor Font Font Size NCDesk shows a list of font names, some of the names are not seen in Microsoft Works or MSWord. Glance at the list of font names when you are preparing for the test.

20 20 Editor By the way…… Italics is not the name of a font. Italics is a method of formatting the appearance of text.

21 21 Editor Bold Italics Underline Bold makes the text thicker and darker. Don’t assume something is bold make sure that it is. Italic tilts the text so that it slants. It is often used to emphasize something. Underline is exactly what it sounds like it can also be used to identify something like a book title.

22 22 Editor Align Left Align Center Align Right

23 23 Editor You must be able to Align Text properly on the page, exactly as the instructions dictate. To Center Align: use the CENTER align button. To Left Align: use the LEFT align button (left align is what you use most often and is usually the default setting.) To Right Align: use the RIGHT align button To indent a paragraph: press the TAB key. Tab

24 24 Editor Single Line Space Double Line Space Place your cursor somewhere within the text to check the line spacing. Look at the tool button if you are in doubt.

25 25 Editor If you have to insert text, you click in the place specified in the directions and start typing. You MUST read the directions.

26 26 Editor Just a few additional vocabulary terms:

27 27 Editor Command Keys--used in conjunction with another key to carry out an operation Hardcopy--output from a computer that you can touch--(Ex: output from a printer or plotter)

28 28 Editor Justification--to align text either to the left/right or both margins Softcopy--output from a computer that you can see or hear, but cannot touch- -(Ex: output from a monitor or speaker) Desktop Publishing--A computerized layout program that integrates graphics and text to produce a professional looking document.

29 29 Editor Endnote Provides the same information as a footnote, but appears at the end of sections or the document. See Footnotes. Footer Descriptive text printed at the bottom of each page. It can contain graphics, dates, page numbers, and even graphics. Footnotes Appear at the bottom of a page, numbered or prefaced with reference marks that also appear in the body text at the point of reference.

30 30 Editor Header Descriptive text printed at the top of each page. It can contain graphics, dates, page numbers, and even graphics. OLE An acronym for Object Linking and Embedding. It allows the exchange of data between applications.

31 31 Editor OverType Mode Accessed by pressing Insert, this mode allows you to type characters directly over existing characters without shifting text. Page Breaks Automatic page breaks appear in a document wherever a page is full. Manual page breaks can be inserted at any point to accommodate special needs.

32 32 Editor Widow/Orphan Control Prevents the printing of an isolated last line of a paragraph at the top of a page (widow), or the first isolated line of a paragraph at the bottom of a page (orphan). Wizard Asks questions and uses your answers to lay out and format a document for you.

33 33 Editor Gif (Graphic Interchange Format)- (Pronounced "jiff.") A file format for pictures, photographs, and drawings that are compressed so that they can be sent across telephone lines quickly. Format widely used on electronic bulletin boards and the Internet and are limited to 256 colors, so they cannot be used for high- end desktop publishing. Illustration-Clip art, graphics or drawings on a computer.

34 34 Editor Jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group-A standard for shrinking graphics so they can be sent faster between modems and take up less space on your hard drive. These graphics can be reduced to 5 percent of their original size, but the image quality deteriorates. However, compressing graphics to 30 or 40 percent of their original size results in minimal loss of quality.

35 35 Editor LANDSCAPE -- The page setup that permits a document to be printed in a horizontal position. PORTRAIT -- The default page setup that prints the document vertically.

36 36 Editor Soft return is a line break that is not a paragraph break This is what would be seen is the & show/hide formatting marks button is turn on. Hard return is a line break that is a paragraph break January  February  March  January & February& March& This is what would be seen is the & show/hide formatting marks button is turn on.


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