All students at Skills Institute Australia are strongly encouraged to submit all assessments in a digital format. Handwritten work will only be accepted in limited circumstances.
Our staff are ready to assist any students who require additional coaching in general computer skills or in Word Processing in particular.
There are many word processing applications that are available, many of which are free of charge. Microsoft Word is the most popular, and Google Docs is a free, highly functional alternative.
Here are some very informative help sites:
|Microsoft Word||Word for Windows training|
|Google Docs||Google Docs training and help|
The table below lists some of the most important skills that you need in using word processing software to complete your assessments or assignments in either Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
|Skill||Description||MS Word||Google Docs|
|The most important|
|New||Create a new document||Control-N||File > New > Document|
|Save||Save your work||Control-S||Google automatically saves.|
|Send||Prepare your document to send to your teacher||Control-S||File > Download > Microsoft Word|
|Open||Open a document you were previously working on||File > Open||File > Open|
|Save as||Save the document with a new name||File > save as||File > Make a copy|
|Bold||Make some text BOLD||Control-B||Control-B|
|Italic||Make some text ITALIC||Control-I||Control-I|
|Bullets||Make a list with dot points||Home > bullet button||Bullet button|
|Numbered list||Make a list with numbers||Home > Numbers button||Numbers button|
|Spell check||Find words that are misspelled||Right-click on words underlined in red||Right-click on words underlined in red|
|Word count||Count how many words in your document||Bottom left of your screen||Tools > Word Count|
|Table||Add a table in your document||Insert > Table||Insert > Table|
|Send a document to your printer||Control-P||Control-P|
|Copy||Copy some text from somewhere||Highlight the text, then Control-C||Highlight the text, then Control-C|
|Paste||Paste the text you just copied||Control-V||Control-V|