This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Word quickly. This course covers creating documents and Word’s useful tools.
Microsoft Word 365 is the word processing program available through the subscription-based Office 365 service. Using Word, you can create professional documents of nearly any type. By the end of this course, participants should be comfortable with creating, saving, and sharing a new document. Participants will also become familiar with using and customizing the Microsoft Word interface.
Microsoft 365 (Online)
This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Word quickly. No previous skill in Microsoft Word is required.
To ensure success, participants should understand the basics of using a computer and be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, operating system and an internet browser. All participants will be required to have either a personal or business account in Office 365.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word
In the first lesson of this course, participants will learn how to identify components of the Microsoft Word interface and create a document. They will learn different ways to view documents, and how to get help.
- Identify the components of the Microsoft Word interface
- Create a Word document
- Use document views
- Get help in Microsoft Word
Lesson 2: Editing a Document
Next, we introduce participants to Microsoft Word’s basic navigation and editing tools.
- How to create a blank document
- About Word’s default typing options
- How to show and hide formatting marks
- How to save and share a document
- How to preview and print a document
Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Character formatting, aligning text using tabs, displaying text as list items and, controlling paragraph layout are covered in this lesson.
- Apply character formatting
- Align text using tabs
- Display text as list items
Lesson 4: Using Advanced Formatting Techniques
In this session we will take formatting to the next level with applying borders, shading, and styles to a document. The session wraps up with how to use the Reveal formatting task pane, clearing formatting from text and how to find and replace formatting.
- Control paragraph layout
- Apply borders and shading to text
- Apply styles to text
- Manage formatting
Lesson 5: Adding Tables
Participants will then learn how to insert, modify and form tables. Then, how to use the Converting Text to Table and Converting Table to Text dialog boxes are covered.
- Insert, modify, and format tables
- Convert text to a table
Lesson 6: Managing Lists
Next, participants will learn how to manage lists to present text more effectively. Sorting lists, renumbering lists, and customizing list appearance are covered.
- Sort a list
- Renumber a list
- Customize a list
Lesson 7: Adding Graphics
Participants will then learn how to insert symbols and special characters to a document. How to add images and media to improve a document’s visual appeal is also taught.
- Insert symbols and special characters
- Add images and media to a document
Lesson 8: Controlling Page Appearance
After this lesson, participants should be able to add a watermark to a document, format a page using borders and colors, and add headers and footers to a document. They should also feel comfortable controlling page layout by modifying the margins, orientation, paper size, vertical alignment, and page breaks.
- Apply a page border and color
- Add a watermark to a document
- Add headers and footers to a document
- Control page layout
Lesson 9: Proofing a Document
Next, participants will learn about some of the tools on the Review tab, including spell check, the thesaurus, the translator, and word count. The Researcher, Smart Lookup, the Research Options dialog box and, how to use the Accessibility Checker are also looked at.
- Check the spelling and grammar of a document
- Use other proofing tools, such as the thesaurus and translator
- Check the accessibility of a document
- Use accessibility features
Lesson 10: Advanced Topics
In this final lesson, participants will learn a few different ways to customize the Microsoft Word interface, set save options, and how to manage other file types.
- Customize the Word interface
- Set additional save options
- Manage additional file types
Time permitting, this is your chance to ask questions, pose business challenges and work with your instructor in a workshop-style format. This is YOUR time! Make the best of it. (Labs and materials may be shared when available.)