Microsoft Word


Module 1 – Getting Started

  • Starting up Word
  • The Microsoft Office button and Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Word Window, use of Tabs and the Ribbon
  • Creating A New Document
  • Saving Documents, using Save As and Save
  • Sharing Documents with Previous versions of Microsoft Office
  • Opening and Closing a Document
  • Sending a file via e-mail
  • Exiting Word
  • Selecting text and Vertical Selection
  • Editing Text, including the word-wrap feature, inserting, overtyping, deleting, Undo & Re-do
  • Formatting Text, including Changing Font/Font Size, Applying Bold, Italic or Underline, The Format Painter and use of the Change Case & Drop Case features
  • Printing documents
  • Using the Spell Checker & Thesaurus
  • Automatically correcting mistakes using AutoCorrect

Module 2 – Basic Skills

  • Moving Around The Document, including moving to a specific page
  • Description of the different Viewing Modes, including Normal, Page Layout and Print Preview
  • Aligning Text
  • Indenting Paragraphs (Moving text away from the margin)
  • Adjusting Line Spacing
  • Adjusting Paragraph Spacing
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered lists


Module 3 – Tabs, Page Layout & Templates

  • Creating columns using Tab settings
  • Changing Page Margins, Paper Size and Page Orientation
  • Inserting & Deleting Page Breaks to adjust page endings
  • Inserting & Deleting Section Breaks
  • Applying and Removing Newspaper Style Columns
  • Inserting and Formatting Page Numbers
  • Use of Headers and Footers
  • Using existing Templates, i.e. pre-defined Memos, Letters, Faxes, Reports
  • Creating & Editing Basic Templates
  • Copy, Cut and Paste within one or across Multiple Documents

Module 4 – Quick Editing & Tables

  • Inserting frequently used items using Building Blocks
  • Finding & Replacing Words
  • Applying Borders and Shading to headings and text

Working with Tables:

  • Creating Tables
  • Inserting an Excel Table
  • Moving and selecting areas of a Table
  • Formatting and Aligning Text
  • Adding Borders & Shading
  • Using the Quick Tables feature
  • Adjusting Column & Row Height and Width
  • Adding & Deleting Columns and Rows
  • Deleting Text from a Table
  • Vertically Aligning Text
  • Merging & Splitting Cells
  • Inserting & Updating Table Formulae
  • Converting Text To Table


Module 5 – Long Document/Report Writing

  • Sorting Text and lists separated by Tabs, Commas or Spaces within a Table
  • Inserting Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Using Paragraph Styles to automate the formatting of documents
  • Incorporating Table of contents, Index and Captions into documents
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Using the Multi-Level Paragraph Numbering and Bullets feature
  • Track Changes
  • Inserting Comments

Module 6 – Mail Merge & Graphics

  • Using the Mail Merge feature to create standard letters, envelopes and labels
  • Creating Single Mailing Labels and Envelopes
  • Inputting non-standard Symbols and Special Characters, i.e. µ, , “, ¥
  • Inserting ClipArt Graphics & Pictures


Module 7 – Drawing & Linking

  • Using the Drawing Tools
  • Using the WordArt Feature
  • Linking Data & Graphs with other Microsoft Applications, i.e. Excel & PowerPoint
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Adding a Page Background
  • Recording Macros and Assigning to a Button on the Toolbar

Module 8 – Creating Standard Forms

  • Creating a Template, including Inserting Date & Time fields and the use of fill-in Fields
  • Creating Forms with Specific Input Areas
  • Automatically inserting information using fields, i.e. number of pages Document Protect