Microsoft Word

This course provides an overview and introduction to Microsoft Word and its usage within the Windows environment.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Word Level 1: 27 Hours
Word Level 2: 38 Hours
Word Level 3: 34 Hours
What you'll learn
  • Starting Word
  • Working with the Word Interface
  • Saving and Exiting
  • Inserting Text
  • Editing Text
  • Typing a Memorandum
  • Page Breaks and Proofreading
  • Formatting and Using Find and Replace
  • Navigating and Saving
  • Formatting Reports
  • Indenting Text and Using Custom Tab Stops
  • Using Numbered and Bulleted Lists
  • Reference Tools
  • Formatting and Sorting Tables
  • Performing Calculations & Sizing
  • Selecting Data & Cells
  • Research Paper Styles
  • Bibliographies and Captions
  • Working with Templates
  • Introducing Mail Merge
  • Working with the Data Source
  • Main Documents and Merging
  • Merging Envelopes and Labels
  • Section Breaks and WordArt
  • Inserting Media
  • Columns and Building Blocks
  • Themes, Styles and View
  • Working with Shapes
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Formatting and Working With Forms
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Working with Multiple
  • Headers and Footers
  • Creating an Index
  • Adding Cross-References
  • Managing Long Documents
  • Using a Highlighter
  • Tracking Changes to Documents
  • Reviewing Tracked Changes
  • Saving and Sending Files
  • Reviewing Changes from Multiple Reviewers
  • Using AutoSave and AutoRecover
  • Introducing SkyDrive and Office Web Apps
  • Preparing Documents for Sharing
  • Controlling Document Access
  • Attaching Digital Signatures to Documents
  • Customizing Word Options
  • Using Document Properties
  • Automating Word Tasks Using Macros
  • Using the VBA Editor to Edit Macros
  • Embedding and Linking Excel Objects
  • Creating Web Pages from Word Documents
  • Using Excel as a Mail Merge Data Source

Course Introduction

In Microsoft Word Level 1 course, students learn to create, navigate, and organize documents and use the help functions. They learn to edit and manipulate text, view and format documents, and use Word’s predefined functions. Students use the Find and Replace feature, use proofreading tools, create, format and modify tables and reports, work with hyperlinks, and learn how to preview and print a document.

The Microsoft Word Level 2 course teaches students intermediate to advanced-level concepts and features of the Microsoft Word 2013 application. In this course, students learn to use mail merge, use bibliographic citations and sources in a document, create and modify bibliographies, incorporate footnotes and endnotes into a document, and generate a table of figures. They learn to insert, modify, and format pictures, clip art, media, text boxes, forms, and shapes. They also learn how to use section breaks, building blocks, templates, multiple headers and footers, create a table of contents and index, and use themes and style sets.

The Microsoft Word Level 3 course teaches students advanced-level concepts and features of the Microsoft Word 2013 application. In this course, students learn to prepare documents for collaborating with others and protect documents using passwords and digital signatures. Students learn to use Word’s review features to track changes, compare, merge, and manage multiple document versions and revisions from multiple authors. They learn to customize Word options, modify document properties, and automate the task using macros. They also learn about the features that allow Word to interact with other Office programs.

Students accomplish the learning objectives for each lesson through a series of hands-on tasks, for which they are given step-by-step instructions and desired result checkpoints. The tasks provide ample opportunity for students to practice, apply, and develop the skills covered in the course. Review questions are included at the end of each lesson to measure progress and reinforce the skills learned. There are also exam preparation exercises at the end of the course to provide further practice and review to reinforce the topics learned throughout the course, and to help prepare students for the exam.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Windows course, or equivalent.

Course Outline

Word Level 1

Lesson 1:

Starting Word; Working with the Word 2013 Interface; Saving and Exiting

Lesson 2:

Inserting Text; Editing Text

Lesson 3:

Typing a Memorandum; Page Breaks and Proofreading; Formatting and Using Find and Replace; Navigating and Saving

Lesson 4:

Formatting Reports; Indenting Text and Using Custom Tab Stops; Using Numbered and Bulleted Lists; Formatting; Reference Tools

Lesson 5:

Tables; Formatting and Sorting; Performing Calculations & Sizing; Selecting Data & Cells

Word Level 2

Lesson 1:

Research Paper Styles; Bibliographies and Captions; Working with Templates

Lesson 2:

Introducing Mail Merge; Working with the Data Source; Main Documents and Merging; Merging Envelopes and Labels

Lesson 3:

Section Breaks and WordArt; Inserting Media; Columns and Building Blocks; Themes, Styles and View

Lesson 4:

Working with Shapes; Working with SmartArt; Formatting and Working With Forms

Lesson 5:

Creating a Table of Contents; Working with Multiple; Headers and Footers; Creating an Index; Adding Cross- References; Managing Long Documents

Word Level 3

Lesson 1:

Using a Highlighter; Tracking Changes to Documents; Reviewing Tracked Changes; Saving and Sending Files; Reviewing Changes from Multiple Reviewers; Using AutoSave and AutoRecover; Introducing SkyDrive and Office Web Apps

Lesson 2:

Preparing Documents for Sharing; Controlling Document Access; Attaching Digital Signatures to Documents

Lesson 3:

Customizing Word Options; Using Document Properties; Automating Word Tasks Using Macros; Using the VBA Editor to Edit Macros

Lesson 4:

Embedding and Linking Excel Objects; Creating Web Pages from Word Documents; Using Excel as a Mail Merge Data Source

Course Notes

The course manual is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

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