Assignment: Create Basic Document

For this assignment, you will create and format a business memo. Follow the directions, then submit your assignment. If you get stuck on a step, review this module and ask your classmates for help in the discussion forum.

Memo Text

To: All Employees
From: Sierra Rowan, Store Manager
Date: September 1, 2019
Subject: New Shelves
Some of you may have noticed in recent weeks that the shelves in the home goods section are beginning to sag. We will be replacing those shelves with new, reinforced metal shelves starting next week. The shelves will be replaced 1:00–4:00 a.m., during our least busy hours. Several aisles will be off-limits to customers during that time as a safety precaution.
The following aisles will be affected:
Kitchen appliances
Kitchen & dining furniture
Kitchen storage
Home goods clearance
Please direct customers looking for items in the affected aisles to the Outdoor Furniture and Patio Accessories areas.

Memo Directions

  1. Create a new blank document in Microsoft Word.
  2. Copy and paste the Memo Text (see above) into your Word document.
    A memo addressed to "All Employees" is displayed.
  3. Save the document to the Rowan folder on your desktop as BA132_LastName_Memo.docx, replacing “LastName” with your own last name. (Example: BA132_Hywater_Memo) It is a good idea to save your work periodically.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it.
  4. Change the font of all the text to Arial, size 14.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The font size has been set to 14.
  5. Select the first three lines of the memo (To through Date lines). Remove the spacing after the paragraphs or set the After paragraph spacing to 0.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The third line of the document is selected.
  6. Select the Subject line. Set the After paragraph spacing to 30 pts.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The subject line has been selected.
  7. Bold “To:”, “From:”, “Date:”, and “Subject:” in the first four lines.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The first word in the top four lines have been bolded.
  8. Justify the paragraph starting with “Some of you”.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The memo has been justified.
  9. Select the four lines “Kitchen appliances” through “Home goods clearance” and make them a bulleted list.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. A bulleted list showing the affect of this memo is displayed.
  10. Indent to 0.5 inches the first line of the “Some of you” paragraph and the “Please direct customers” paragraph.
    A Microsoft Word document is open with a memo written on it. The body of the memo has been indented.
  11. In the first four lines of the memo, hit the Tab key twice after To:From:, and Date:. Hit the Tab key once after Subject:.
  12. Save your work and submit the document in your course online.