Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary School 2

Word processing

Class: SSS 2

Term: 2nd Term

Subject: Computer Science

Week 7

Topic: Word Processing

Word Processing

A word processor enables you to create a document, store it electronically on a disk, display it on a screen, modify it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard and print it out from a printer. Using a computer to create, edit and print documents from all kinds of computer applications is termed word processing. Word Processing is the use of computer technology to create, edit, and print text – based documents. It is used for communicating text – based documents such as Letters, Reports, Memos, Manuscripts and other official documents.

Examples of Word Processors

  1. Microsoft word
  2. Word perfect
  3. Word star
  4. Corel word perfect
  5. Soft word
  6. Page maker

Application Areas

  1. Offices
  2. Publishing
  3. Journalism
  4. Education
  5. Articles

Word Processor

A word processor is an electronic device or computer software application, that performs the task of composition, editing, formatting, and sometimes printing of text-document. This is software package that enables you to create a document.

Facilities available in a word processor

  1. type document
  2. edit and insert document
  3. move, cut, copy, paste
  4. store document
  5. type using any font of your choice
  6. word wrap
  7. colour variety
  8. spelling and grammar checks
  9. page size
  10. insert table, diagram, picture, chart

Features in word document

  1. justification
  2. adjustment
  3. alignment
  4. overstriking
  5. search and replace
  6. copying and cutting
  1. page numbering
  2. headers and



  1. Changes and adjustments can be made without retyping the whole document.
  2. Mistakes can be corrected by taking cursor back and
  3. A paragraph can be deleted without leaving a
  4. It is easy to insert a word, sentence, or paragraph in the middle of a document.



  1. A word processor enables you to do all the following except
    • create a document
    • produce an application
    • store a document electronically on a disk
    • display a document on a screen
  2. A word processor can not be used to create one of these
    • letter
    • report
    • meme
    • memos
  3. All these are examples of word processor except
    • Microsoft word
    • Word perfect
    • Word star
    • Word predictor
  4. Word processors can be applied in the following areas except
    • Offices
    • Publishing
    • Journalism
    • Swimming
  1. One of these is not a feature of word processor
    • tweet
    • justification
    • adjustment
    • alignment



  1. b
  2. c
  3. d
  4. d
  5. a

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