Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Proofing and Revising the Research Paper
Prooi ng and Revising the Research Paper
As discussed in Chapter 1, once you complete a document, you might i nd it necessary to
make changes to it. Before submitting a paper to be graded, you should proofread it. While
proofreading , look for grammatical errors and spelling errors. You also should ensure the
transitions between sentences l ow smoothly and the sentences themselves make sense.
Proofread and revise the paper.
As you proofread the paper, look for ways to improve it. Check all grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Be sure the text is logical and transitions are smooth. Where necessary, add text,
delete text, reword text, and move text to different locations. Ask yourself these questions:
Does the title suggest the topic?
Is the thesis clear?
Is the purpose of the paper clear?
Does the paper have an introduction, body, and conclusion?
Does each paragraph in the body relate to the thesis?
Is the conclusion effective?
Are all sources acknowledged?
To assist you with the proofreading effort, Word provides several tools. You can
browse through pages, copy text, i nd text, replace text, insert a synonym, check spelling
and grammar, and look up information. The following pages discuss these tools.
To Scroll Page by Page through a Document
The next step is to modify text on the second page of the paper. Currently, the third page is the active page
(Figure 2–59 on the previous page). The following step scrolls up one page in the document.
With the insertion point on the
third page of the paper, click the
Previous Page button on the vertical
scroll bar to position the insertion
point at the top of the previous
page (Figure 2– 60).
The button on my screen shows a
ScreenTip different from Previous
By default, the functions of the
buttons above and below the Select
Browse Object button are Previous
Page and Next Page, respectively. You
can change the commands associated
with these buttons by clicking the
Select Browse Object button and then
clicking the desired browse object.
The Browse by Page command on
the Select Browse Object menu, for
example, changes the buttons back to
Previous Page and Next Page.
vertical scroll bar
Previous Page button
Next Page button
Figure 2– 60
1. Click Page Number indicator
on status bar, click Page in
‘Go to what’ list (Find and
Replace dialog box), type
desired page number in
‘Enter page number’ text
box, click Go To button
2. Press CTRL + PAGE UP or
CTRL + PAGE DOWN
How do I display the next page?
Click the Next Page button on the vertical scroll bar.