Northstar Learning Guide


The resources on this page will introduce you to the basics of using, editing, and creating documents in Microsoft Word 2010. Using your Northstar assessment results page, locate the skills you need to improve in the left-hand column of the table. Then, follow the links in the right-hand column to access the corresponding online learning resources. Ask a librarian or your tutor/instructor if you have questions or need help.

Module 5: Microsoft Word


Northstar Standard:Learning Resource:
1. Create a new document
  • Starting Microsoft Word 2010
  • Creating and Opening Documents
  • 2. Save and close a document
  • Saving Files in Microsoft Word 2010
  • Word 2010: Save As and Save
  • 3. Open existing document
  • Opening and Closing Files in Microsoft Word
  • Creating and Opening Documents
  • 4. Identify ribbon and toolbars
  • Word 2010: Getting Started with Word
  • 5. Demonstrate knowledge of the difference between "Save" and "Save As" functions.
  • Saving Files in Microsoft Word 2010
  • Word 2010: Save As and Save
  • 6. Use Save As to save to a particular folder or file location and name the document.
  • Word 2010: Saving
  • 7. Use undo and redo arrows
  • Introduction to Word Processinge
  • 8. Cut, copy and paste
  • Word 2010 Text Basics
  • How to Copy and Paste
  • 9. Use spell check and grammar check
  • Word 2010: Checking Spelling & Grammar
  • 10. Format the size, color and type of font
  • Word 2010: Formatting Text
  • 11. Align text: left, center and right justify
  • Word 2010: Formatting Text>
  • 12. Set single or double spacing
  • Word 2010: Line and Paragraph Spacing
  • 13. Use bullets and automatic numbering
  • Word 2010: Working with Lists
  • 14. Use print preview and print
  • Word 2010: Printing
  • 15. Set margins
  • Word 2010: Modifying Page Layout
  • 16. Select portrait or landscape
  • Word 2010: Modifying Page Layout
  • 17. Identify file extensions, corresponding document types and associated programs used to open them: pdf, xls, doc, docx, rtf, pub, ppt, pptx
  • Understanding Applications
  • Understanding File Associations and File Extensions
  • Quiz: File Associations and File Extensions