Introduction to WordStar

The purpose of this course is to enable the students to perform the most essential word processing functions quickly and easily, to ensure immediate productivity, and to set up a word processing project most effectively. SCI has isolated the "Big Ten" functions of word processing--based on experience with hundreds of features in scores of word processors-- those ten most important skills someone must know in order to complete a word processing task, from start-up through editing to printing.

Various ways to obtain "help" with functions are also discussed, so that students are not left stranded, and can learn new features on their own. Participants do enjoyable and educational hands-on exercises to practice the "Big Ten" functions to ensure immediate productivity. Other functions will be demonstrated depending on the students' particular needs and skills, such as headers and footers, WordStar's spelling checker, and MailMerge. More than 70% of this course is hands-on use of WordStar.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, a participant will be able to:

calling up a document, inserting, deleting, paragraph formatting,

emphasizing words, quick cursor movement, manipulating blocks,

searching and replacing, printing, saving and exiting;

Target Audience: This course is useful for professional, managerial and administrative personnel. Familiarity with the basics of microcomputer use is not required. This course is particularly useful for persons making the transition from dedicated word processors to microcomputers.