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Frequently Asked Questions

To Start Microsoft Word click on Start then, Programs then, Microsoft Office, then Microsoft Office Word 2013. A new Word document will come up. Align right and type your Name, and the information your professor required (Class, Assignment #, Date, Professor Name). Click the Center button and Bold and type your title. Press enter and align left. Click File then Page Setup and set all the margins to 1”. Click on the Layout tab and under Headers and Footers mark different first page and click OK. Click on Format and under Line Spacing click double. Most of the college professors prefer double spacing. Start typing your paper and save the file every 5 minutes. To number your pages click View then select Headers and Footers. Align right and type your Last Name then click Insert and select Page Numbers.

To start Paint click on Start menu, Programs, Accessories, then Paint. When the program loads, click on the Paint Dropdown menu next to the Home tab, then Open. Select the file that you wish to work on, click Open. With the picture displayed on the screen, select the Resize and skew in the image group, select Resize. On the Resize and Skew dialog box in the Resize section, the Width and Height percentage of the document is displayed. Highlight the percentage value in either Width or Height, and alter the value to your preference by percentage. Note, that when you change one of the values, the other changes automatically and proportionately. Once you have altered your document, click OK. To eliminate unwanted portions of your image, we will use the Select button in the Image group. Choose the Rectangle selection button. With the Rectangle selected, click and drag a rectangle surrounding the area of the image that you would like to capture. When you release the mouse button, you’ll see a dashed line marquee with selection “handles” on the corners and the middle of each side. You can hold your cursor over these handles and drag them to adjust the size of your selection. When your marquee is where you want it, choose the Crop button in the Image group and the image will be cropped. The area outside of this marquee is the area to be eliminated from the image. When you have completed with the changes on your image, click on the Paint Dropdown menu, select Save as. Select JPEG picture from the listing. In the Save as dialog box, select Save. Your image is now ready to be placed into your file.