Word Processing I


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In today’s class, we will be talking about word processing. Enjoy the class!

Word Processing 

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Word processing is the phrase used to describe using a computer to create, edit and print documents. It is also the creation, input, editing and production of a document with a computerized device.

A word processing package enables you to type in and manipulate text.  It helps you to enter, store, format, copy and print text.  It is software that turns the computer into a sophisticated typewriter. The word processing software allows you to determine how you want the finished page to look i.e. page size, line, width, margin etc.  Once you are satisfied that everything looks all right, you can print out any number of copies on paper.

Basic features

The basic functions are

  • Text editing
  • Word wrap
  • Creating documents.
  • Text can be typed, inserted, deleted.
  • Text can also be centred between the left and right margins.
  • Headers and footers
  • Page numbering.

Functions include layout setting, copy, move, search and replace text can be copied or moved within the document and any occurrence of text can be replaced with another block of text.

The simplest programs that do word processing are known as text editors. These programs are designed to be small, simple and cheap. Almost all operating system made comes with at least one text editor built-in. most editors are saved files in a special format called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).


  1. What is word processing?
  2. What is the difference between a text editor and a notepad?

Uses of word processing

  1. It allows saving of works for future purposes.
  2. Word processing packages come with many handy features such as borders, text layout etc.
  3. It allows plenty of professional-quality document templates.
  4. Easy to detect and correct mistakes.
  5. It allows correction of spellings and grammar.
  6. Inserting elements from other software such as illustrations and photographs.
General self-evaluation
  1. What do you understand by text editing?
  2. Explain the header and footer.
  3. State uses of word processing.
  4. Mention three basic functions of word processing.

Reading assignment

Computing Essentials by Westpatterns Technologies Limited, P. 24

Weekend assignment

  1. A phrase that is used to describe using a computer to create, edit and print documents is known as __ A. word processor B. word processing C. MS-word D. Corel processing
  2. ___ enables you to manipulate texts. A. Processing B. word processor C. MS-Corel
  3. Corel
  4. Word processing packages come with these features except……A. borders B. margins
  5. templates D. images
  6. All of these is an advantage of Word processing except…… easy to detect errors. B. it allows professional works. C. documents are not safe. D. none
  7. Features of word processing include all except………..A. copy B. page Numbering C. imaging Text D. margin alignment.


  1. What is the difference between a text editor and a notepad?
  2. List THREE basic functions of a word processing.


In our next class, we will be talking more about Word processing.  We hope you enjoyed the class.

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