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Word processor basics Hello and welcome to this Tutorial in the Orca series. For understanding this tutorial, you are required to go through the first 6 tutorials in the first time with orca section. Well, this tutorial will take us one step ahead in becoming independent on the GNU/Linux based desktop in terms of doing Office based work. We are going to learn how we can make neetly formatted documents using a word processor with Orca. So let's get started. Let's start Orca using the alt + f2 to get to the run dialog and entering Orca. Now open the applications menu using alt + f1. Keep pressing the down arrow till you locate the office sub menu. Now open the sub menu. Press the up arrow till you locate the open office.org word processor and hit enter. So now we hear Orca telling us that Open office.org writer is opened with a blank document. Well, the actual name of the word processor is "Open Office Writer". But afterall it is a word processor like many other word processors. That is why we find it being refered to as word processor in the office menu. Actually, Orca did tell us that the document is called Untitled1. We are going to make a document and do some quality formatting in the it. Let's say we are writing a report on Orca screen reader. The first thing we will see is how text can be aligned in the document. Let's create a title for our report. A heading is generally aligned to the centre and the text for a title is mostly in bold letters. So let's do it for our document as well. Press Control + e to switch the word processor into center alignment mode. As you heard, Orca responded by saying "centered on". Similarly you can press control + r for right alignment, control + L for left alignment and control + j for justified. Note that this is a keyboard shortcut for the word processor and not an orca command. Yet the change in the alignment is reported to us by Orca. Now whatever you type will appear at the center. We will also turn on the bold lettering mode. For this we will press control + b. There you are, Orca responded back by telling us that the bold mode is on. Similarly you can underline text by pressing control + u and italicize text by pressing control + i. These commands are toggles. This means pressing the control + b will toggle the status to off if it was on. Lets write "Orca, a FOSS based screen reader" Hit enter 2 times to create some blank space. Now we are going to write the actual content. Let's shift to left alignment. Press Control + l. You herd Orca telling us that the center alignment mode is off and now the text we type will be aligned left. This means that every line will start from the left marjin. Lets type some introductory matter to our report - "Orca is a screen reader for GNU/Linux based desktop. Just like the Operating System, Orca is also free. It comes bundled with most Distributions of GNU/Linux such as Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian." Now what if we want to confirm our text formatting and alignment? Well, Orca has a keyboard command for this too. Let's try asking orca to tell us the format of our heading. Press up arrow till you hear our first line that says "Orca, a FOSS based screen reader". To be on the safer side, Press the Home key to be at the start of line. I will press the key combination Insert + f to hear the formatting information. Laptop users will have to replace insert with capslog. Wow, so Orca tells us that the current word in focus is aligned center, the size of the text is 12 point and that it is bold. But we might choose to increase the font size of this line to make it look more evident. Let's see how Orca assists us to accomplish this task. If you have gone through the tutorial on cut, copy and paste with orca, then you will remember that we use the command Shift + End to select a line. So lets use that same command here. As you heard, Orca informs us that the line is selected. Now press the popup button on your computer. Generally it is situated between the right side control and alt key, precisely to the left of right control. Now what we have is a popup menu which provides us many options. Keep pressing the down arrow till we reach "Size" option. Now hit the right arrow to open the submenu. Keep pressing down arrow untill you hear 14 as the size. Now hit enter to set this size. Press the down arrow once and come back to the previous line using up arrow. Now press insert + f. So Orca now tells us the formatting information and we can figure out that the font size has indeed changed! Finally, let's save the file. You can open the file menu by pressing Alt + f and then locate the 'Save' button. This is what we did in the copy paste tutorial. But this time we will use the shortcut for the same action. Press Control + s to open the save dialog. The default file name is Untitled1. Since it is selected, we can press 'Backspace' once to delete that name, line this. Now type whatever name pleases you. I will enter "Orca_report" in this case. The default format for open office is ODT meaning Open Document Text. We can save it in different formats but that's outside the scope of this tutorial. Hit Enter to confirm the name and save the file. Now quit the word processor by going to the file menu and pressing the up arrow to find the exit option. So we have learned a lot in this tutorial about how Orca helps us to make neatly formatted documents. Till the next tutorial this is Savita and Duhita signing off. Bye and have fun! Spoken Tutorials are a part of the Talk to a Teacher project, supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT coordinated by www.spoken-tutorial.org and developed at IIT Bombay. More information on the same is available at the following link http://spoken-tutorial.org/NMEICT- Intro.

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