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Microsoft Word Introduction

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Course Schedule

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Duration: 1 Day

Course Aims:

This course is aimed at users who want to learn how to use Microsoft Word to carry out basic word processing tasks. The course is suitable for either beginners or people with limited experience of the product.

Course Pre-requisites:

 No previous knowledge of Word is required. Students must have experience, however,of using the Windows environment to launch programs and access files.


Course Objectives:

 On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Explore the Word environment
  • Format characters and paragraphs
  • Using automatic bullets and numbering
  • Move and copy text to other locations
  • Using tools to correct grammar and spelling
  • Work with headers and footers
  • Control page appearance with margins and breaks
  • Preview and print a document
  • Inserting a picture and watermark
  • Create columns of data using Tables


Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives


Starting Word & Overview

  • Launching & exiting Word
  • Selecting a template
  • Working with Word windows, documents & Ribbon commands
  • The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
  • Dialog launchers and dialog boxes


Using Basic Document Skills

  • Creating a new document
  • Entering and editing text in a document
  • Opening an existing document
  • Renaming an existing document
  • Moving around a document
  • Selecting text using the mouse and keyboard
  • Using insert & over-type mode

Using Basic Text Editing

  • Deleting characters
  • Deleting & replacing selected text
  • Cutting/copying & pasting text
  • Using paste options
  • Using the clipboard
  • Using ‘drag-and-drop’ editing
  • Using undo & redo


Working with Document Views

  • Switching document views
  • Changing document magnification
  • Displaying / hiding the rulers
  • Viewing / hiding ‘non-printing characters’
  • Opening multiple documents
  • Switching between documents

Using Character Formatting

  • Formatting characters
  • Using text effects
  • Highlighting text
  • Copying character formatting
  • Changing character case (e.g. upper, lower)
  • Clearing character formats


Using Paragraphs Formatting

  • Aligning paragraphs
  • Using’ Click & Type’ to align text
  • Indenting paragraphs
  • Modifying line spacing
  • Modifying paragraph spacing
  • Copying paragraph formats
  • Clearing paragraph format


An Introduction to Bullets & Numbering

  • Creating & modifying numbered and bulleted lists


Inserting Graphics

  • Inserting a saved or online picture
  • Formatting and editing a picture
  • Inserting and removing a watermark

Proofing Tools

  • Checking spelling ‘as you type’
  • Running a spelling and grammar check
  • AutoCorrect settings & options


Working with Headers & Footers

  • Creating headers & footers
  • Inserting the page numbers, current date and file name
  • Creating a different first page header & footer



  • Inserting & removing manual page breaks
  • Using print preview
  • Modifying page orientation & paper size
  • Adjusting margins
  • Printing multiple copies


Working with Basic Tables

  • Inserting a table into a document
  • Moving around a table
  • Entering text into a table
  • Adjusting column widths and rows heights
  • Aligning text in cells
  • Inserting and deleting columns and rows
  • Using table design tools (i.e. built-in styles, borders and shading)
  • Showing & hiding gridlines


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£225 per delegate
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£175 per delegate

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All prices exclude VAT at 20%.

VAT registration number: 450 4347 14

There are currently no scheduled events available for this course. Please contact us for more info.

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