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INSTRUCTIONS: Carry out all of the following word-processing tasks. Use your separate instruction sheets to find out how to do the separate tasks.

1. Start up the system and load a word processing program.

2. Open a file and enter the following text:

Once upon a time-of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve-old Scrooge sat busy in his counting house. It was cold-bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear the people in the court outside, go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them. he city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already-it had not been light all day-and candles were flaring in the windows of the neighbouring offices, like ruddy smears upon the palpable brown air.

The fog came pouring in at every chink and keyhole, and was so dense without, that although the court was of the narrowest, the houses opposite were mere phantoms. To see the dingy cloud come drooping down, obscuring everything, one might have thought that Nature lived hard by, and was brewing on a large scale.

The door of Scrooge's counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a sordid little jail beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters. Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal. But he couldn't replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room; and so surely as the clerk came in with the shovel, the master predicted that it would be necessary for them to part. Wherefore the clerk put on his white comforter, and tried to warm himself at the candle; in which effort, not being a man of strong imagination, he failed.

"A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you! " cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge's nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach.

"Bah!" said Scrooge, "Humbug!"

"Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge's nephew. "You don't mean that, I am sure?"

"I do", said Scrooge. !"Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough."

"Come, then," returned the nephew gaily. "What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You're rich enough."

3. Save the text.

4. Print a copy of the text and clear the text from the screen.

5. Re-load the text.

6. In the second paragraph delete the phrase a sort of tank.

7. In paragraph three, using the insert and delete facilities, change the phrase sordid little jail to dismal little cell.

8. Add the following sentence in the final paragraph.

Scrooge having no better answer ready on the spur of the moment, said "Bah!" again; and followed it up with "Humbug."

9. Add the following paragraph before the paragraph beginning 'Christmas a humbug, uncle!"

He had so heated himself with rapid walking in the fog and frost, this nephew of Scrooge's, that he was all in a glow; his face was ruddy and handsome; his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again.

10. Delete the paragraph beginning: 'The fog came pouring in..."

11. Keeping the original margins for the first paragraph, inset both margins of the remaining text by 1" (2.5 cms).

12. Reform the text so that the first paragraph starting 'Information technology has something...' is unjustified, whilst the rest of the text is justified. The first paragraph only must be in double line-spacing, with the remainder of the text in single line-spacing.

13. Save the text.

14. Print the text.

15. Close down the system.