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Internet to word processor integration (Intermediate level)

As an educator you will compile documents for your learners. You should always type the notes in your own words using Microsoft Word. You may want to quote a passage of text from the Internet. You may also want to include a picture from the Internet. In both cases you should cite the sources of your information.

Note: It is not acceptable practice to simply copy and paste a whole page from the Internet or any other source. This is plagiarism.

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

Download an example - Look for information in the Internet
- Evaluate the content of a website
- Copy and paste information
- Save an image from the Internet
- Cite information sources in a footnote
- Link information from the Internet to a word document.

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

1. Find information on the Internet: Connect to the Internet and look for information that you will find useful for your teaching purposes. If you do not know how to do this, first complete the activity on searching the Internet. See how »
2. Evaluating the web site information: Use an evaluation tool to establish whether the information source is reliable. See how »
3. Copy and paste information: Copy a small excerpt of text from the Internet to the word processor. See how »
4. Insert a footnote: You should always cite your sources. See how »
5. Create a hyperlink: You can create a hyperlink to the source website in the footnote, so that the interested reader can click to see the source website. See how »
6. Saving pictures from the Web: It is advisable to first save a picture found on the Internet before inserting it into a document. See how »
7. Insert a picture: Insert the saved picture in a position of your choice. See how »
8. Save the document: Save the document before printing it. See how »
9. Print the document. See how »

Related scenarios

» Import a graph from Microsoft Excel to Microsoft Word
» Using outlines to organise information
» Search the Internet

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