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ABTC 133 – Word Processing I

Students will develop competency in using basic functions of a word processing program on a personal computer. They will also learn basic formatting rules for business letters, tables, memorandums, and reports.


Credits: 4


Hours: 60 (Lecture Hours 32; Laboratory Hours 28)




Non-Course Prerequisites:
Keyboarding Skills




Course Content:
Formatting topics will include:
- Basic letters
- Parts of a letter
- Business letter styles
- Personal letter styles
- Tables
- Memorandums
- Envelopes
- Basic Reports
Word Processing topics will include:
- Formatting basic documents
- Saving and retrieving documents
- Using spell checker and thesaurus
- Using cut and past features
- Applying character formatting
- Printing
- Paragraph formatting
- Tabs
- Centering
- Bullets and numbering
- Enumerations
- Page numbering
- Headers and footers
- Tables
- Creating/entering text
- Merging cells
- Sorting data
- Calculations


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to
- Apply standard formats to business letters, memorandums, reports, and tables.
- Create, save, print, close, open, and edit Word documents
- Copy, move, rename, and print multiple documents
- Enhance documents with character formatting including all caps, bold, underlining, italics, fonts
- Format paragraphs with text alignment, indent text, and change line spacing
- Display non-printing characters, insert special symbols, bullets, and numbers
- Create headers and footers
- Adjust page breaks and section breaks, control text flow, and change margins in a document
- Create custom tab settings
- Proof all types of business documents with the spell checker and thesaurus and improve the grammar of written documents with the grammar checker
- Utilize special features in Word documents such as spacing between paragraphs, date and time, WordArt and SmartArt


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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