Word Processing using OpenOffice 3.0 Writer

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Tutorial.png Module 3 : Word Processing using OpenOffice 3.0 Writer

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Using the Computer and Managing Files

Using the application | Document Creation | Formatting | Objects | Mail Merge | Prepare Outputs

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Spreadhseets using OpenOffice 3.0


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This module explores the use of OpenOffice 3.0 Writer as a word processing application. The module is built to explore the writer application to an intermediate level. The focus will be upon using the word processing and formatting features to create visually rich and articulate documents.

Upon completion of this module the students will be able to...

  • Describe a word processor and how it can be utilized
  • Discuss the difference between a word processor and the other OpenOffice applications
  • Identify the main operations performed by the writer word processor
  • Format the document as a whole, its paragraphs, sentences and text
  • Insert tables, pictures, images and charts into a document
  • Describe and perform a mail-merge
  • Check the document errors, spelling and layout
  • Output a document to print

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We recommend you;

  • Study modules 1, and 2 before this one, because they provide the essential knowledge for you to work with word processors, including saving files, formatting text and retrieving information from other files.
  • Think about the school in which you were or are a student or teacher. Think about the students, the teachers, the courses and how they relate to each other. Think about the documents that are exchanged within these relationships.
  • Gather together some written documents from within the school to use as reference when working through course assessmemts and activities.

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  • This modules OCDL / ICDL mapping is an essential resource for this modules development. Please add further notes or comments into this mapping for where you would like to see module improvements.
  • The alignment of the CCNC mapping with the OCDL / ICDL was confirmed on September 10th, 2007. -- Peter Rawsthorne 06:55, 18 September 2007 (CEST)
  • The alignment mapping will be re-checked based on ICDL 5 --Stuart 08:21, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

About this Module

Module 3 Word Processing using OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0


  1. http://www.openicdl.org.za/courses/mod3/index.html