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Title: Proper Keyboarding Technique and Procedures


1
4.00 Use the touch method in operating the
keyboard and numeric keypad
Objectives 4.01-4.04
2
Proper Posture and Technique
  • Sit up straight
  • Feet flat on the floor
  • Body centered in front of the computer
  • Elbows naturally by side
  • Fingers curved
  • Wrists low, but not touching the keyboard
  • Quick, snappy strokes

3
Proper Posture and Technique--continued
  • Quick down and in motion of the thumb
  • Right pinky used for the enter key other fingers
    remain on the home row
  • Use the appropriate pinky for each shift key
  • Examine the keyboard carefully to form a mental
    picture of the layout. (You will memorize the
    entire keyboard.)

4
Proper Posture and Technique--continued
  • Keep your eyes on the copy (what you are typing
    from, not the keyboard and your fingers)
  • Place your fingers on the center of each key with
    the fingers slightly curved
  • Strike keys firmly and release them quickly
  • Do not worry about correcting errors when working
    on building speed

5
Keyboard Layout

3
4
5
6
Backspace

_ -
) 0
_at_ 2
! 1
( 9
8
7
Tab
Q
W
E
R
T
Y
U
I
\


P
O

L
K
Caps Lock
D
J
F
G
H
Enter

S
A
Shift
Z
gt
lt
M
N
B
V
C
X
?
Shift
Ctrl
Ctrl
Alt
Spacebar
Alt
6
Home Row Keys - Left Hand
  • A S D F
  • The left index finger is F
  • The left middle finger is D
  • The left ring finger is S
  • The left pinky is A

7
Home Row Keys - Right Hand
  • J K L
  • The right index finger is J
  • The right middle finger is K
  • The right ring finger is L
  • The right pinky is

8
Spacing Around Symbols
  • . (period)-space once after when used with
    abbreviations or initials, space twice after at
    the end of a sentence
  • , (comma)-space once after
  • (semi-colon)-space once after
  • (colon)-space twice after except when stating
    time
  • ? (question mark)-space twice after at the end of
    a sentence
  • ! (exclamation point)-space twice after at the
    end of a sentence
  • _at_ (at) - one space before and after except in an
    email address
  • (number/pound symbol) - no space between
    figure and symbol
  • (dollar sign) - no space after
  • (percent) - no space before
  • (caret) - no space before
  • (ampersand) - space once before and after

9
Spacing--continued
  • (asterisk) - no space between word and symbol
  • ( (left parenthesis) - no space after
  • ) (right parenthesis) - no space before, one
    space after
  • (apostrophe) - no space before or after
  • (quotation) - no space after beginning, one
    space after ending
  • / (diagonal) - no space before or after

10
Numeric Keypad
  • Right index finger controls
  • Num Lock, 7, 4, and 1
  • Right middle finger controls
  • /, 8, 5, 2
  • Right ring finger controls
  • , 9, 6, 3, and .
  • Right pinky controls
  • -, , and Enter
  • Right thumb controls
  • 0

Num Lock
/

-
Home Row Keys 456
7 Home
8
9 PgUp

4
5
6
1 End
2
3 PgDn
Enter
. Del
0 Ins
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