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1.

You place the insertion point in the middle of a paragraph and start typing. But the new text deletes the existing text. What's the problem, and how do you fix it?

Answer: Word is in Overtype mode. Press INSERT to turn it off.
Explanation:
When Word is in Overtype mode, it replaces existing text as you type, which can result in the deletion of the existing text. Pressing the INSERT key on your keyboard toggles Overtype mode on and off. To fix the problem and prevent new text from deleting existing text, you should press INSERT to turn off Overtype mode.
2.

The best way to create a heading in a document is to:

Answer: Apply a heading style.
Explanation:
The best way to create a heading in a document is to apply a heading style. This is because using a heading style not only changes the font size, but also applies other formatting properties such as bold, italics, and alignment. It ensures consistency and makes it easier to navigate through the document using the table of contents or navigation pane. Applying a larger font size or adding bold formatting manually may not provide the same level of consistency and functionality as using a heading style.
3.

What's a good reason to use a header or footer in your document?

Answer: To include the document title and page numbers.
Explanation:
A good reason to use a header or footer in a document is to include the document title and page numbers. This helps in organizing and identifying the document, making it easier for readers to navigate through the pages. Additionally, including page numbers allows for easy reference and citation of specific sections within the document.
4.

How do you open the Header and Footer toolbar?

Answer: On the View menu, click Toolbars, and select Header and Footer from the list of toolbars.
Explanation:
To open the Header and Footer toolbar in many versions of Microsoft Word, you would typically follow the steps described in option A. This toolbar allows you to work with headers and footers in your document, making it easier to add, edit, or format these elements. However, the specific method may vary slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Word you are using.
5.

To save an existing document with a different name, you need to:

Answer: Use the Save as... command.
Explanation:
To save an existing document with a different name, you can use the "Save as..." command. This command allows you to create a copy of the original document and save it with a new name, while keeping the original document intact. This is a convenient way to create multiple versions of a document or to save a document with a different name without retyping or copying and pasting the content. Using the "Save as..." command ensures that the original document remains unchanged and you can easily access both the original and the new document with different names.
6.

Which keyboard shortcut bolds selected text?

Answer: Ctrl+B
Explanation:
Ctrl+B is the correct answer because it is a commonly used keyboard shortcut to bold selected text in many applications and word processors. This shortcut is easy to remember and widely supported, making it a convenient way to quickly format text without having to use the mouse or navigate through menus.
7.

What would you see while spell-checking the phrase "My father was rite"?

Answer: The word "rite" is misspelled.
Explanation:
In the phrase "My father was rite," the word "rite" is misspelled. The correct spelling of the word is "right." Spell-checking would typically highlight the misspelled word and suggest the correct spelling, as "rite" is not the accurate representation of the intended meaning in this context.
8.

Suddenly the Word does not display your favorite toolbar. What has happened?

Answer: Your toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu.
Explanation:
The correct answer is that the toolbar has been unchecked under the View/Toolbars menu. This means that the toolbar is still present in the program, but it is not being displayed because it has been manually unchecked by the user. To resolve the issue, the user can simply go to the View menu, select Toolbars, and check the toolbar option to make it visible again.
9.

Which elements of a Word document can be displayed in color?

Answer: All elements
Explanation:
All elements of a Word document can be displayed in color. This includes graphics, text, and any other elements present in the document. The color display is not dependent on having a color printer, as it is determined by the settings and capabilities of the computer or device used to view the document.
10.

Why does the document you created at home display with a different font at school?

Answer: Because the font you used at home is not installed on your school computer.
Explanation:
The document created at home may be displayed with a different font at school because the font used at home is not installed on the school computer. Fonts are specific to the devices they are installed on, so if a particular font is not available on the school computer, it will automatically be substituted with a default font, resulting in a different appearance.
11.

Which keyboard shortcut centers selected text?

Answer: Ctrl+E
Explanation:
Ctrl+E is the correct answer because it is a commonly used keyboard shortcut that centers the selected text. This shortcut is frequently used in word processing and text editing programs to quickly align text in the center of the page or document. By selecting the desired text and pressing Ctrl+E, the text will be centered horizontally on the page.
12.

How many different documents can you have open at one time?

Answer: As many as your computer memory will hold
Explanation:
The correct answer is "As many as your computer memory will hold." This means that the number of different documents that can be opened at one time is limited by the amount of memory available on the computer. The more memory the computer has, the more documents can be opened simultaneously. However, if the computer runs out of memory, it may not be able to open any more documents until some are closed or additional memory is added.
13.

How many margins are on a page?

Answer: Four (top, bottom, right, left)
Explanation:
The correct answer is four (top, bottom, right, left) because margins refer to the blank spaces surrounding the content on a page. In most documents, there are margins at the top, bottom, right, and left sides of the page to provide spacing and improve readability. The header and footer are separate sections of the page and are not considered part of the margins. The landscape and portrait options refer to the orientation of the page, not the margins.
14.

A document in portrait prints:

Answer: Fewer characters per line than in the same document in the landscape.
Explanation:
In portrait orientation, the document prints with fewer characters per line compared to the same document in landscape orientation. This is because the width of the page is narrower in portrait mode, limiting the number of characters that can fit in a line.
15.

In page preview mode:

Answer: You can see all the pages of your document.
Explanation:
In page preview mode, you are able to see all the pages of your document. This allows you to have an overview of the entire document and check for any formatting or content issues across all pages. It is a useful feature for reviewing and editing the document before finalizing and printing it.
16.

How can you highlight text without using the mouse?

Answer: Use the arrow keys while holding down a Shift key
Explanation:
To highlight text without using the mouse, you can use the arrow keys while holding down the Shift key. This allows you to move the cursor and select text in a document or text editor without the need for a mouse. By holding down the Shift key and pressing the arrow keys, you can extend the selection of text in the desired direction.
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