1. mm.doc The master document.
Create the document
Save with any file name e.g mm.doc
Check it carefully, and if possible get a couple of other people to check this document.
(It is almost impossible for anyone to properly check his or her own work)
2. mm 01 A . Cloze words in Bold. Table
Save As mm 01 A.doc, (or mm 02 A.doc, mm 03 A.doc etc)
Decide which words you want to cloze.
Bold all the cloze words
Save mm 01 A.doc
3. mm 01 B Cloze words replaced by highlights (submaster)
Open mm 01 A.doc
Save As mm01B.doc
Make sure that that the Font colour tool and and the highlight tool both show the same colour.
For each bold cloze word:-
Save mm 01 B.doc
4. mm 01 C – Cloze words replaced by __________ - (submaster)
Open mm 01 A.doc
Save As mm 01 C.doc
Replace all bold cloze words with underlines.
Save mm 01 C.doc
Students will not work directly with Files A, B and C but will always work with a copy of one or more of these files.
When a student wants to learn without writing the answers, file B will be copied to give file D.
The student will change the font colour tool to either black or automatic.
He will then think about what should go in each highlighted space.
To check if he is correct he selects the highlight and changes the font to automatic.
If the student gets the answer incorrect he may wish to hide the answer. This is simply done by changing the font colour to match the highlight colour.
If the student closes file D without saving changes the file can be reused.
If the student wishes to keep the result, he should save as file E
A student can also fill in the blanks and get the computer to compare his effort with the master file.
This student will change one file and MS Word will change the other file, so we start by copying files.
File A is copied to give F. This will be be the master file used by the comparison operation.
File C will be copied to give G.
The student will work with G, and after checking, can either save it as H, or close it without saving changes so that it can be re-used.
The actual checking is done by opening F, and then using Tools | Track changes | Compare documents | mm 01 G.doc.
The errors will appear in pink.