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Write a report (Beginner level)

As a principal you will often need to write reports for the community stakeholders. Writing a report can be greatly enhanced by including budget summaries in tables and charts. You will type these documents and save them electronically so that you can print as many copies as you need and change the content for other purposes at a later stage. In this activity you will write the basic report. In related activities you could construct your budget, draw charts and import them into your report. You will use Microsoft Word to write the report.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Type and change the report
- Change the appearance of the text
- Insert an image
- Insert a table
- Spell check the report
- Print the report
- Save the report

Create your own report - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Word. See how »
2. Centre-align text: The school name is in the centre of the page. See how »
3. Save the report: Remember to save your letter regularly while typing it See how »
4. Type the report - you will have to left-align the text
5. Select font and size: Select font and font size of your choice See how »
6. Insert a table: Type the budget outline in a table. See how »
7. Spell check the document: Conduct the spell check before finally saving and printing. See how »
8. Save the letter: Save the file before printing. See how »
9. Print the letter. See how »
10. Close Microsoft Word. See how »

Related scenarios

» Create a budget
» Create a chart
» Import a chart to Microsoft Word

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