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Please follow the instructions carefully to receive full credit for this
assignment. DO NOT turn in a printed copy! Make sure you email the MS
Word file to Dr. Molitor (smolitor@eng.utoledo.edu) and send a copy to
Deepan (devora@eng.utoledo.edu) as well.

1. Write a paragraph about yourself. Include information about where you’re

from, where you went to school, and anything else you feel is
appropriate. The format of the paragraph should be left justified, single
spaced with Times New Roman 12 pt font (no underline, bold or
italics). The paragraph must contain at least 100 words.
● Left-click three times to highlight the entire paragraph.
● Select “Normal” from the drop down list of Styles on the
toolbar above the document.
● Select Format > Style > Normal > Modify > Font and
Paragraph to modify the layout of the Normal style.
● Select File > Properties > Statistics to check the number of
words in the paragraph.

2. Your paragraph must have no spelling errors (underlined in red) and no

grammatical errors (underlined in green). Create a dictionary file to save
the spelling of any words (your name, town, school) that are spelled
correctly but not included in the MS Word Dictionary. Attach a copy of this
dictionary file when you submit your Word file.
● Select Tools > Spelling and Grammar > Options > Dictionaries
> New to create a custom dictionary.
● Save the dictionary to a location where you can keep it (such
as the U: drive).
● Set this dictionary to be the default dictionary to which
misspelled words are added.
● Select Tools > Spelling and Grammar to check spelling and

3. Copy the paragraph and paste four copies of the paragraph. Insert a page
break before each paragraph so that the first page is blank. Insert a line
before each paragraph and type a heading line such as “Paragraph 1”,
“Paragraph 2”, etc. Set the style of each heading line to be Heading 1.
● Left-click three times to highlight the entire paragraph.
● Select Edit > Copy (or Ctrl-C) followed by Edit > Paste (or Ctrl-
V) to create copies of a paragraph.
● Select Insert > Break > Page Break to insert a page break.
● Left-click three times to highlight the heading line.
● Select “Heading 1” from the drop down list of Styles on the
toolbar above the document.
● Select Format > Style > Heading 1 > Modify to change the
format of the heading lines if you wish.

4. Below the original copy of your paragraph, insert a picture of yourself (if
available), a Clip Art image, or an image file from a web page. DO NOT
use copyrighted photos! Add a caption to this figure such as “Figure 1”.
● Right-click and select “Save Picture As” to save a web page
image using Internet Explorer.
● Select Insert > Picture > From File to insert an image from a
saved file.
● Select Insert > Picture > Clip Art to insert a clip art image.
● Select Insert > Caption (or Insert > Reference > Caption) to
insert a figure caption.

5. Add a header with your name, date and section to the top of each
page. Add a footer with the page number and total number of pages to
the bottom of each page. Finally, insert a table of contents and a table of
figures on the first blank page before your original paragraph.
● Select View > Header and Footer to create a header with your
name, date and section.
● Click on the “Switch Between Header and Footer” icon on the
Header and Footer toolbar to edit the footer.
● Click on the “Insert Page Number” and “Insert Number of
Pages” icons to add page number and number of pages to the
● Select Insert > Index and Tables > Table of Contents and
Tables of Figures (or Insert > Reference > Index and Tables >
…) to add the table of contents and table of figures.

6. EXTRA CREDIT. Use the Format > Styles command to create individual
styles for each of the five paragraphs. You are not printing this file, so be
creative with colors, animations, etc.