Using tool bars to format a document

Subject :


Computer Studies / Information Communication Technology ( ICT )

Topic :

 Using tool bars to format a document


Class :

Basic 6 / Primary 6

Term : 

Second Term

Week :

Week 3

Instructional Materials :

  • computer system
  • textbooks
  • documents


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of how to retrieve and edit already saved  documents



Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • use the tool bar to format a document
  • Apply bold, underline and italics to texts
  • Format font types, sizes and colour.
  • Justify text position
  • Apply undo and Redo



Content :

Boldening, italicizing and underlining

To bolden, italicize or underline a letter, word or sentence:

1 Type the sentence

2 Highlight the sentence

3 Locate the letters B, I and U on the tool bar

4 Clicking B boldens, clicking I changes to italics while clicking U underlines.

Instead of using the mouse, certain keys on the key￾board could be used having selected the words.

These are:

1 To change to bold

Ctrl + B

2 To change to italics

Ctrl + I

3 To underline

Ctrl + U

Changing font types

There are many font types also known as typefaces. While using the MS-Word, the computer user may change from one font to the other. To do this:

1 Select the words.

2 Click on the font type menu and a list of the font types are shown.

3 Click on the font type of your choice.

Changing case

Changing case means changing from a capital let￾ter to a small letter or from a small letter to a capital letter. A capital letter is in upper case while a small letter is in lower case. To change case:

1 Select the letter or word.

2 Click Format on the menu bar, a list of option ap￾pears.

3 Click Change case.

4 Click upper case or lower case, depending on the case you wanted




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

1 Type, ‘I love my parents at home and my teachers in school.’

2 Let ‘love’ be in italics.

3 Let ‘teachers’ be bold.

4 Let ‘parents ’ be underlined.



Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

Using artistic text


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