10 Overview Week 2

Now that you understand the basics of word processing, this week you will apply those techniques and some new ones that will be introduced to produce a formal business letter and a memorandum. Knowing how to create letters and memorandums is important. Eventually, you will need to write a letter of application and create other documents to get that ideal job. Although you may be used to texting on your cell phone with family and friends, you may find a job that requires you to send memorandums or informal, internal communications once you are hired. This week you will learn about both communications forms.

The student will:

    • Apply steps to format a formal business letter with an assignment.
    • Practice opening a file and saving it to a storage device
    • Apply and practice the use of the show/hide button, auto complete, and spelling and grammar check
    • Apply steps to format a memorandum including guide words and spacing in an assignment.
    • Practice applying Find/Replace feature
    • Practice moving selected text.
    • Apply grammar and spelling checks.


Formatting a Formal Business Letter Information. This information includes the correct placement of the date, inside address, body, closing, and signature line of a formal letter.

Doe Letter Assignment. Using your knowledge after reading the Formatting a Formal Business Letter Information, you will create a business letter with appropriate spacing. A file is available for part of this assignment. (20 Points)

Memorandum Information: This information instructs you on the memorandum guide words, the spacing of these guidewords, and the formatting of the body of a memorandum.

Sales Department Memo. Using your understanding of formatting a memorandum, you will create the heading and guidewords for a memo that has already been written. Other features introduced in this assignment include: setting margins, using the replace feature, and moving text. (15 points)

Submitting your work:

  1. When completing each task, make sure to save your document to the desktop or your personal storage unit (memory stick, jump or flash drive, etc.)
  2. Click on the underlined word(s) at the top of each assignment. An “email-like” page will display with the number of points possible in the upper left corner.
  3. Find the button, to “Browse My Computer.” Click on that and search for your saved document by searching your storage device.
  4. Once the file name appears on the page, click the Submit Button.
  5. For additional help, please see the EXTRA HELP folder in the CONTENT area called “How to Submit Your Work.”



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