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Microsoft Word

Being confident in Microsoft Word is essential for anyone who either works or aspires to work in an office environment.

Aims

To provide the essential skills to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible.

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Ideal for anyone who works, or aspires to, work in an office environment

Pre-requisites

You don't need any prior experience of Microsoft Word, but you will need to be familiar with using a computer and the Windows environment.

Benefits

  • Flexible self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • A personalised workbook to use as a handy reference guide
  • One to one support if needed
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

Course Content

Lesson One: Starting a new document, entering and editing text, navigating, selecting text, printing, customising the toolbar, previewing a document and using zoom facilities, minimising the ribbon, closing a document, Word Help.

Lesson Two: page breaks, different document views, creating a new blank document, showing/hiding formatting marks, formatting text including using text effects, text alignment, using the repeat facility, clearing formatting.

Lesson Three: Checking spelling and grammar, using the thesaurus and research pane, translating text; line and paragraph spacing, changing margins, opening recently viewed documents, working in multiple windows, undo and redo, creating a new folder, save a file with a different name and format.

Lesson Four: Using AutoCorrect, building blocks, automatic date and time feature, modifying and updating a field, tabulation, deleting building blocks and AutoCorrect entries.

Lesson Five: Cut, copy, paste functions, format painter, searching for text, finding and replacing text, finding text and applying formatting, use search options in find and replace.

Lesson Six: Indenting text, applying bullets to a list and changing bullet format, applying numbers to a list and changing number format, multilevel numbering, formatting numbering levels, using picture bullets, applying, formatting and selecting paragraph numbers, moving text using drag and drop, setting indents.

Lesson Seven: Text flow options, managing page numbers, headers and footers, inserting and deleting section breaks, page orientation, printing selected pages, finding specific pages.

Lesson Eight: Creating a table and entering details, formatting table contents, text direction, AutoFit, inserting/deleting and resizing rows and columns, borders/shading, merging/splitting cells, simple calculations, setting repeating headers rows, converting text into a table, sorting, table styles.

Lesson Nine: Inserting and formatting WordArt objects, inserting and formatting text boxes, drawing, formatting and grouping objects, inserting and formatting clipart, changing the page background colour, using the draw table tool, working with columns, adding a watermark.

Lesson Ten: Applying, modifying and creating styles, using templates, document themes, changing theme colours and fonts, saving and deleting a custom theme, saving documents in different formats.

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