To be successful, you will need to be familiar with the following basic computer functions:
- Keyboarding skills: If you are not yet a good typist, practice, practice, practice!
- Creating files and folders and saving files in different locations--including a flash drive--to back up your work.
- Using BASIC WORD PROCESSING FEATURES, such as cut/paste/copy/undo/find/replace/page numbering. (Note: computers at the Graduate Center currently run Word 2007.)
- Using SPELL CHECK AND GRAMMAR CHECK (and knowing their limitations) and knowing how to change your grammar/spell check options as desired, using the TOOLS menu.
- FORMATTING your document
- Change the look of your text (font style, size, attributes such as boldface, italics)
- Make bulleted or numbered list
- Create hanging indents
- Align text left, right, center, full
- Creating and modifying TABLES.
- Creating and modifying CHARTS.
- Creating and modifying DRAWINGS.
- Editing with "TRACK CHANGES" and "INSERT COMMENTS".
- CREATING BASIC POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS: changing background design, inserting text, inserting pictures or graphics, using animation, inserting hyperlinks, downloading files and graphics from Internet.
- Using LINCOLN'S ELECTRONIC DATABASES.