DIT 0102: WORD PROCESSING2 Past Papers

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
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AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

University Examinations 2012/2013
STAGE I EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DIT 0102: WORD PROCESSING

DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 1hr 30min

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any TWO other questions.

Question One (Compulsory) – 40 marks

a) i. What is a word processor? [2 marks]

ii. State the purpose of word processing. [2 marks]

b) i. Explain the difference between type over and insert mode in word processing.
[2 marks]

ii. Differentiate between headers and footers in a documents. [2 marks]

c) Give four advantages of using a word processor over the typewriter. [4 marks]

d) i. What is meant by the terms creating and editing a documents? [2 marks]

ii. Explain the importance of the status bar. [2 marks]

e) Discuss four methods one can use to select a document. [4 marks]

f) i. Give and explain four text alignment features. [2 marks]

ii. What is the difference between copying and moving text? [2 marks]

g) Distinguish between the autocomplete and the autocorrect feature in word processing.
[4 marks]
h) i. Give two advantages of previewing a document before printing. [2 marks]

ii. What is a page margin? Why are margins important? [2 marks]

i) We can use mail merge to send letters. Give an account when to use mail merge.
[4 marks]

j) i. Define the term graphic and give one example. [2 marks]

ii. What is the difference between object linking and embedding? [2 marks]

SECTION B

Question Two

a) Explain how you can protect a documents from unauthorized opening or altering.
[7 marks]

b) What would happen to the cursor in a table when the following actions are done.

i. Pressing the tab key. [2 marks]
ii. Pressing the shift + tab key. [2 marks]
iii. Pressing enter key. [2 marks]

c) Thesaurus is a term used in microsoft word, state and explain the functions of thesaurus.
[7 marks]

Question Three

Mail merge is the process of generating personalized letters or document by combining a main document. Discuss the three stages involved in mail merge. [20 marks]

Question Four

a) Discuss the factors to consider when choosing a word processor. [8 marks]

b) What are documents templates. [2 marks]

c) Demonstrate the use of document templates. [10 marks]

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