Microsoft Word Beginners

Versions: All earlier versions, 2013 and 2016 available

On-site training

These courses take place at your company premises.

Description

This course will teach you the Microsoft Word skills necessary to create common business documents professionally, efficiently and fast.

Duration

1 day 

Outcomes

The delegate will be able to:

  •  Create, edit and format a document
  •  Save and print the document
  •  Apply paragraph and page formatting.

Prerequisites

A knowledge of Windows

Module 1: The Microsoft Word environment

  •  The Microsoft Word 2010 screen 
  •  Customise the Quick Access toolbar
  •  The Ribbon – tabs, groups and contextual tabs
  •  The File Menu
  •  Using different views
  •  Change the size of the document screen (zoom)
  •  Display non-printing characters (show/hide)
  •  Customise the status bar
  •  The mini-toolbar
  •  How to get help in Word

Module 2: Create and save a document 

  •  Type text in a blank document
  •  Use the automatic spell and grammar checker
  •  Move through the document
  •  Selection techniques and shortcuts
  •  File management: save, close and open a file

Module 3: Edit a document

  •  Set defaults: font, Language, line spacing
  •  Delete  text
  •  Use Undo
  •  Move and copy text
  •  Use the clipboard to collect and paste text
  •  Insert special characters

Module 4: Text formatting

  •  Manual text formatting:
  •  Bold, typeface, size, convert case, italic, underline, colour, superscript/subscript
  •  Alignment/Justification
  •  Find and replace 

Module 5: Paragraph formatting

  •  Set tabs to align text
  •  Understand indenting
  •  Line spacing
  •  Apply bulleted and numbered lists
  •  Paragraph borders and shading
  •  Apply quick styles

Module 6: Page formatting

  •  Insert a page break
  •  Adjust margins
  •  Change paper size and orientation
  •  Add page numbering 
  •  Add a header or footer

Module 7: Proofing and printing a document

  •  Spell-check the document
  •  Use the thesaurus
  •  Select a printer
  •  Preview a document before printing
  •  Print a document
  •  Printing options
  •  Cancel printing

 

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