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Word Processing for the ICDL Exam

This article serves up sample questions that will help you prepare for the Word Processing portion of the ICDL exam.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

3.1 Using the Application

3.1.1 First Steps With Word Processing

  1. Which of the following will launch Microsoft Word, a word processing package? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Choose Word from the Windows Start menu (if available).

    2. Choose Word from the Windows All Programs menu.

    3. Choose Word from the Quick Launch menu (if available).

    4. Double-click a Word file (.doc).

  2. There are a number of ways to open a Word document. Which of the following opens an existing Word file from inside Word? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Click Open on the Standard toolbar to open the Open dialog box. Using the Look In control, navigate to the appropriate folder, select the file, and then click Open.

    2. Choose Open from the File menu to open the Open dialog box. Using the Look In control, navigate to the appropriate folder, select the file, and then click Open.

    3. Double-click a Word file (.doc) in the Windows Explorer.

    4. Press Ctrl+O to open the Open dialog box. Using the Look In control, navigate to the appropriate folder, select the file, and then click Open.

  3. Opening a new Word document provides a clean page, with no text or formats. To open a new Word document, you should do which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Press Ctrl+N.

    2. Choose New from the File menu.

    3. Click the New button on the Standard toolbar.

    4. Close any open documents and choose New from the File menu.

  4. When saving an unsaved file for the first time, you must choose Save As so you can name the file.

    1. True

    2. False

  5. You can save a Word file to which of the following storage mediums from inside Word, as long as you have the appropriate permissions? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Any folder on your system's hard drive

    2. A CD-ROM

    3. An installed and connected Zip drive

    4. A floppy disk

    5. A storage folder on a networked server

  6. There are two ways to rename a file: Use the Save As command to retain the original and create a new file with the new name, or use the Rename command to rename the original file, which means you end up with just one file, using the new name.

    1. True

    2. False

  7. You've created a .doc file that contains all the formatting you want to reuse for most of your documents. How do you reuse those formats in subsequent documents?

    1. Copy the document's styles to a new document.

    2. Delete all the text and save the empty (but not truly blank) document as a template file by launching the Save As dialog box and saving the Save As Type item to Document Template. Then, apply the document to any new document.

    3. Open the formatted document, save it using a new name, and overwrite the contents as required.

    4. Open the formatted document and a blank document. Then, copy the properly formatted segments to the new document.

  8. You want to copy a few paragraphs from one document into another. What do you do?

    1. Print out the first document and, using that as a guide, retype the text into the second document.

    2. Save the first document using a new name and then delete all but the text you want to retain.

    3. Open both documents. Copy the appropriate text to the Clipboard and then switch to the second document using Word's Window menu or by clicking the appropriate document icon on the Windows taskbar. Once in the second document, paste the text where you want it.

    4. Open the first document and copy the text to the Clipboard. Close that document and open the second, and then paste the Clipboard contents into the second document.

  9. You can't remember how to insert a table into a document. What should you do? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Press F1, click Answer Wizard, and enter Insert Table.

    2. Pull down the Help menu and choose Microsoft Word Help, click Answer Wizard, and enter Insert Table.

    3. Call the department's resident Word guru.

    4. Opt to omit the table.

  10. Which of the following statements about closing Word files are true? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. If you close Word without saving the current file, you might lose data.

    2. Click a document's Close button to close it but leave Word open.

    3. To close a file, choose Close from the File menu.

    4. To close a file, choose Exit from the File menu.

3.1.2 Adjust Settings

  1. The default View mode for a new document is the Normal mode.

    1. True

    2. False

  2. Match the following View mode names to their appropriate descriptions.

    1. Normal

    2. Web Layout

    3. Print Layout

    4. Outline

    5. Displays the document as it would appear in a Web browser

    6. Displays the document as it should appear in printed form

    7. Displays the document in a classic outline format

    8. Mode in which you'll usually work when entering, editing, and otherwise working with the text

  3. To zoom in on a specific area of a document, you should do which of the following?

    1. Choose a larger percent value from the Zoom tool's drop-down list.

    2. You can't zoom in on a specific area of the document. You can only zoom in or out of the document as a whole.

    3. In Print Preview, click an area to zoom in or out, accordingly.

    4. Choose Zoom from the View menu.

  4. You want to display the Tables and Borders toolbar. What do you do? (Choose all that apply.)

    1. Click the Tables and Borders tool on the Standard toolbar.

    2. Choose Tables and Borders from the View menu.

    3. Right-click any toolbar or menu bar, and check Tables and Borders in the resulting list.

    4. Choose Toolbars from the View menu and then check Tables and Borders in the resulting list.

  5. Something isn't quite right in your document and you want to account for each space and paragraph mark. What do you do?

    1. Switch to Normal view.

    2. Choose Options from the Tools menu, click the View tab, and check the Spaces and Paragraph Marks options.

    3. Choose Options from the Tools menu, click the View tab, and check All.

    4. Choose Special Characters from the View menu.

  6. Word's default folder is My Documents. You'd rather always save your work in another folder. What do you do?

    1. Open the Control Panel, click User Options, and locate the folder using the Default Folder control.

    2. When saving your work, choose the appropriate folder from the Save In control.

    3. When saving your work, click the Favorites shortcut on the Places bar in the Save dialog box.

    4. In Word, choose Options from the Tools menu, click the File Locations tab, select Documents, and then click Modify. Then, use the Look In control to specify the new default folder.

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