GETTING STARTED · Open the file SC_WD19_4a_FirstLastName_1.docx, available for download from the SAM website. · Save the file as SC_WD19_4a_FirstLastName_2.docx by changing the “1”


·           Open the file SC_WD19_4a_FirstLastName_1.docx, available for download from the SAM website.

·           Save the file as SC_WD19_4a_FirstLastName_2.docx by changing the “1” to a “2”.

o      If you do not see the .docx file extension in the Save As dialog box, do not type it. The program will add the file extension for you automatically.

·           With the file SC_WD19_4a_FirstLastName_2.docx still open, ensure that your first and last name is displayed in the footer.

o      If the footer does not display your name, delete the file and download a new copy from the SAM website.


1.         As an executive assistant at Crown Medical, a medical device manufacturer in Cleveland, Ohio, you are drafting a business proposal for a spin-off business focusing on a system for performing accurate hearing tests. The proposal must contain 1000 words or less.On page 1, expand the character spacing of the paragraph “Executive Summary” by 2 point to call attention to the heading.

2.         Format the bulleted list in the “Objectives” section as follows to make the list more logical and attractive:

a.         Demote the two bulleted items after the “Sales and marketing” item (“Design and carry out…” and “Establish awareness…”) by one level.

b.         Change the color of the bullets to Aqua, Accent 5 for the four first-level bulleted items (“Management team”, “Sales and marketing”, “Product development”, and “Customer service”).

3.         Sort the four paragraphs in the “Company Background” section in ascending order by paragraph.

4.         On page 2, split and merge cells in the “Start-Up Costs” table and insert a formula as follows to make the table easier to interpret:

a.         Split the cell containing the text “Requested Funding Total Amount” into 2 columns and 1 row.

b.         Insert a formula in cell B9 (the cell to the right of the “Total Requested:” cell) that sums the values above the cell.

c.         Merge cells B9, C9, and D9 (the three cells to the right of the “Total Requested:” cell).

5.         Format the “Start-Up Costs” table as follows to improve its appearance and usefulness:

a.         Change the top and bottom cell margins to 0.04 for all cells in the table.

b.         Shade row 1 (the header row) using the Aqua, Accent 5, Lighter 60% shading color.

c.         Change the direction of the “Difference provided by owners” text so that it reads from top to bottom.

d.         Resize column A to fit the cell contents using AutoFit.

6.         Format and sort the table in the “Roles and Shares” section as follows to make the table more useful as a reference and to coordinate with the “Start-Up Costs” table:

a.         Sort the table in descending order by the numbers in the “Share” column without sorting the header row.

b.         Change the color of all the table borders to Aqua, Accent 5 to match the color of the “Start-Up Costs” table.

c.         Distribute the rows in the table.

d.         Change the width of column C (the “Share” column) to 1.35″.

e.         Align the percentage amounts in the “Share” column using Align Center Right.

7.         Format the shaded “For More Information” section at the bottom of page 2 as follows to set it apart from the rest of the document:

a.         Change the indentation of the two paragraphs (“For More Information” and “Contact Michael Linde…”) to a 0.5″ Left Indent.

b.         Format the heading text “For More Information” in Small caps to distinguish it from other headings.

8.         Update the field after the “Number of words:” text to accurately reflect the number of words in the document.

9.         Insert a Draft 1 watermark to emphasize that the document is being developed. [Mac Hint: Insert a Text watermark using the Draft option. Change the Transparency to 50% and the Orientation to Diagonal.]

10.      Add a cover page as follows to create a professional opening page for the document:

a.         Insert the Slice (Dark) cover page.

b.         Type Crown Auditory Testing as the document title.

c.         Type Business proposal as the document subtitle.

Your document should look like the Final Figure on the following pages. Save your changes, close the document, and then exit Word. Follow the directions on the SAM website to submit your completed project.

Note: The word count is intentionally blurred.

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