QM.1 Formatting with Microsoft Word

4. Collaboration

Note: There are two short videos (five minutes each) that will walk you quickly through the steps for this Quest. Play, pause and replay them as desired. *Remember to make these full-screen for best viewing. Part One is for Steps One-Nine, and Part Two completes the steps for the Quest. We recommend you use the step-by-step guide provided along with the videos.

Step-by-step directions for this Quest (Google doc)


In this Quest you will create a new folder to organize your saved files, and create a document by typing in the content provided below. Your challenge is to learn to use some formatting features on this document.

When you are done we expect you will be able to:

  1. use styles to create a heading
  2. change the font
  3. format the text with bold, italics, and underline
  4. change colors of the text and highlight text
  5. use the alignment tools to center or right align text
  6. share the document with your teacher

Key Vocabulary

Format: When you are working in a word processing document you are able to change the shape, size and organization of text and other elements on a page. On the toolbar menu, you can locate Format and all of the options. 

Styles: Styles is a master page layout used in document creation systems such as word processing to store margins, tabs, fonts, headers, footers


Part 1: Formatting


  1. Watch the Part One video. Pause and replay as often as you need to complete the tasks.

Direct link to video

Part 2: Formatting Continued


  1. Watch the Part Two video. Pause and replay as often as you need to complete the tasks.

Direct link to video

Completing this Quest

After learning how to format your document, remember to check with your teacher about sharing or saving your document. 

 Check off this Quest on your 21t4s roadmap 

I am ready for the File Management Quest M2!

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Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences