INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Previous lesson :
The pupils have previous knowledge of editing with Microsoft Word Processor
TYPES OF TOOL BAR
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able t
- state the function of the format toolbar
- list the process of saving documents
- state the functions of toolbars in Microsoft Word Processor .
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
- A Desktop computer or Laptop
Methods of Teaching :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
What is Microsoft Word Processor Environment ?
Microsoft Word processor Environment is the general name that is given to the total collections of tools and bars and icons that are available to users when working with Microsoft Word Processor
Word Processor Environment .
The title bar shows name of the program or application you are using. It also display which of the documents or books of MICROSOFT word you have opened.
It has the minimize, maximize, and close buttons to the extreme right hand side.
The menu bar is located below the title bar. This bar has different menu such as file, edit, view, insert etc. Menu has different commands, which can be performed. When you click a menu the pull down menu appears. It contains different commands. The menu and their commands can be performed through the use of the mouse by clicking on the desired option or command.
You can also use the keyboard to select a menu option, press the ALT key and the underlined letter of the menu you want. To close a menu without making a selection press ESC key.
The standard tool bar contains what is called icons. These icons are tools or commands we use when using Ms-Word. Some of the icons on the standard tool bar includes: New, open, save, print, cut, copy, paste, undo etc.
They are used as shortcuts instead of going into the Menu to pick commands. Most of the commands on the standard toolbar are the commands found in File and Edit menu.
The format toolbar or format icons are useful when adjusting the appearance of your document. They provide a shortcut for you to underline, italicize, bold, align, and change font size and font styles. These commands are also found inside the Format menu.
The blank screen of Microsoft word is also tailed the work area. This is the part of the screen where you can type your document. Whether it is a letter, note, memo or report.
When typing, the cursor begins to move to the right margin. The words that cannot fit into a line moves into the next line. This is called word-wrap.
The ENTER key could only be used in MS-Word to:
- End a short line.
- Create a blank line.
- End a paragraph.
- Create a new paragraph
There are two scroll bars containing scroll arrows in every application most especially Microsoft word, They are vertical and horizontal scroll bars. They contain scroll arrows, which are used to move around large documents.
SAVING FILES IN MS-WORD
When you are working with document, it is necessary that documents must be saved into disk to avoid sudden loss of data, which could sometimes be very painful. You could be working on an important document, which perhaps has taken two or three hours and all of a sudden your power source snapped off. This will lead to loss of document or data. It is. Therefore necessary tha document or data is saved into a disk.
The save option or command can be found under the FILE MENU in all window applications. The file menu contains two of these save commands. These are the SAVE and SAVE AS.
The save command is used to save changes to an existing file. This means the file or document existed before on the computer but you carried out some additions or deletion or little rearrangement on the document, which you have to save. While SAVE AS command is used to save a new file or to save an existing file under a new name.
USING SAVE AS
- Hold your mouse
- Point at file and click
- Point at save as and click. (a dialog box appear)
- Type your file name
- Click on save.
USING SAVE OPTION
- Hold your mouse.
- Click on file on the menu bar.
- Select SAVE and click.
You can as well use your keyboard by pressing CTRL and S together.
PRINTING A DOCUMENT.
Printing is the act of reproducing the same document on a computer screen on paper. In order words making a hard copy of a document.
To print a document in MS-Word, follow these steps.
- Point and click on file.
- Point and click on print. A print dialog box like this appears on the screen)
3..Click on page range. e.g. All, Current page or pages).
4 Click OK
The keyboard shortcut for printing is CTRL + P.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
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.
- Write out ten Microsoft word processor toolbars
- What is the function of the format toolbar
- List out the process of saving documents with Microsoft word processor
- Write out the steps that are involved in opening Microsoft word on a laptop or computer
Prepare for the next lesson by reading for revision