Microsoft Word - Introduction (1 day)


Microsoft Word - Introduction (1 day)

Target Audience:

This course is intended for delegates who want to learn the fundamentals skills of working with Microsoft Word 2016 / 365, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.

This course is suitable for users of Microsoft Word 2013 / 365 subscription editions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application.
  • Format text and paragraphs.
  • Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles.
  • Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customising list styles.
  • Create and format tables.
  • Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art.
  • Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colours, watermarks, headers and footers, and page layout. Use Word features to help identify and correct problems with spelling, grammar, readability, and accessibility.

Pre-Requisites

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • These skills can be gained by attending one of our PC Fundamentals courses.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word

  • Topic A: Navigate in Microsoft Word
  • Topic B: Create and Save Word Documents
  • Topic C: Manage Your Workspace
  • Topic D: Edit Documents
  • Topic E: Preview and Print Documents
  • Topic F: Customise the Word Environment

Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

  • Topic A: Apply Character Formatting
  • Topic B: Control Paragraph Layout
  • Topic C: Align Text Using Tabs
  • Topic D: Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists
  • Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading

Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently

  • Topic A: Make Repetitive Edits
  • Topic B: Apply Repetitive Formatting
  • Topic C: Use Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks

Lesson 4: Managing Lists

  • Topic A: Sort a List
  • Topic B: Format a List

Lesson 5: Adding Tables

  • Topic A: Insert a Table
  • Topic B: Modify a Table
  • Topic C: Format a Table
  • Topic D: Convert Text to a Table

Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects

  • Topic A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
  • Topic B: Add Images to a Document

Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance

  • Topic A: Apply a Page Border and Colour
  • Topic B: Add Headers and Footers
  • Topic C: Control Page Layout
  • Topic D: Add a Watermark

Lesson 8: Preparing to Publish a Document

  • Topic A: Check Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Topic B: Use Research Tools
  • Topic C: Check Accessibility
  • Topic D: Save a Document to Other Formats