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Keyboarding Practice: Tab and Caps Lock Keys
 
 

Keyboarding Practice: Tab and Caps Lock Keys  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Helpful hints:

 

·         The tab key is used each time you want to indent.

 

·         To strike the tab key, reach your left fourth finger out in an up, diagonal-left motion.

 

·         The caps lock key is used to capitalize all letters until the key is pressed again.

 

·         To strike the caps lock key, move your left fourth finger (or pinkie finger) to the left.

 

·         Keep up the great work!

 

You may not be using these keys as regularly as the others, but they do come in handy.  The tab key is helpful for certain letters, bullets, writing verses, checklists, etc.  It also is used to move between fields in a form or dialog box.  The caps lock key is used when you need to type a block of letters in all caps.  The caps lock key only works with letters – not numbers, symbols or punctuation. 

 

Practicing the Tab and Caps Lock Keys:


Practice Exercise 1:

Tab AND home row KEYS:   
 

Important note: Press the tab key at the start of each line and the enter key at the end of each line.

 
 
1.
                        Fad
 
                        Sad
 
                        Had
2.
                         Sag

                         Lag
 
                         Jag
3.
                          Hall 
 
                          Fall 
 
                          Gall
 

Use the Text Area below to practice the above Tab AND home row KEYS outlined in steps 1-3.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 



Practice Exercise 2:

Caps lock AND home row KEYS:
 
Important note: Use the caps lock key to capitalize, not the shift key.

4.         HAD; LASS; had; lass
 

5.         FALL: FLASK: fall: flask

6.         "ALASKA" "LAD" "Alaska" "lad"


Use the Text Area below to practice the above Caps lock AND home row KEYS outlined in steps 4-6.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 





Practice Exercise 3:

Tab AND top row KEYS:
 
7.
                        Tree
 
                        Power
 
                        Quite
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8.
                         Trip

                         Wept
 
                         Pry
9.
                          Upper
 
                          Tower
 
                          Your
 

Use the Text Area below to practice the above Tab AND top row KEYS outlined in steps 7-9.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 



 
Practice Exercise 4:

Caps lock AND top row KEYS:

10.
      TROUT TOUR trout tour 
11.               [EWE] [WET] ewe wet were HELP
 
12.       {QUIP} {POUT}

 


Use the Text Area below to practice the above Caps lock AND top row KEYS outlined in steps 10-12.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 


 


Practice Exercise 5:

Tab AND bottom row KEYS:

13.
                        <mm>
 
                        <vv>
 
                        <nn>
14.
                         ZxZ?

                         BbB.
 
                         CxC,
15.
                          cc/bb
 
                          xx/zz
 
                          mm/nn

 
Use the Text Area below to practice the above Tab AND bottom row KEYS outlined in steps 13-15.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 

 

Practice Exercise 6:
 
Caps lock AND bottom row KEYS:

16.
      BVMN bvmn

17.       <CXXZ> <cxxz>
 
18.         MCC? mcc?
 
Use the Text Area below to practice the above the Caps lock AND bottom row KEYS outlined in steps 16-18.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 



Practice Exercise 7:

Tab AND fourth row KEYS:
 

19.
                        100
 
                        200
 
                        300
20.
                         (20)

                         (40)
 
                         (60)
21.
                          '00
 
                          '01
 
                          '02

 
Use the Text Area below to practice the above the Tab AND fourth row KEYS outlined in steps 19-21.

Practice this 5 times. When you finish it, click the Start Over button and try again.

 




 

Caps lock AND fourth row KEYS:         Remember, caps lock doesn't work for numbers, symbols and punctuation.  There is no need to practice this row.




Summary Exercise 8:


Using the Tab Key

Important note: Press the tab key at the start of each line.


 
1.
                 We like the zoo.
                There are always lots of animals.
                 Our favorite is the Zebra!
2.
                  – One potato
                  – Two potatoes
                  – Three potatoes
3.
                  Twenty (20)
                  Thirty (30)
                   Forty (40)
4.