Microsoft Word Introduction - course outline

Microsoft Word is a widely used and powerful word-processing package. The primary objective of this half day course is to familiarise you with the basic operations of Word. It will provide experience of many of the features found in this product to create and alter simple documents.

What's included

  • Self-study pack containing exercises and files to practise what you've learned at your own pace in your own time.
  • A month support on the topics covered.

By the end of the course you will be competent with the following skills:

Getting started

  • starting Word, understanding the Word application window
  • using the quick access toolbar
  • displaying help information
  • exiting from Word

Creating a document

  • resetting the working folder
  • entering text into a document, saving a document
  • examining document properties, printing a document
  • closing a file

Editing a document

  • reopening a file
  • moving the insertion point within a document / selecting text
  • inserting the current date and time into a document
  • inserting text into a document/deleting text from a document
  • reversing an edit operation
  • finding text in a document
  • finding and replacing text in a document, moving a text block
  • copying a text block, changing the zoom level of a document
  • displaying a document in full-screen mode

Formatting a document

  • applying attributes to text, applying a new font and font size to text
  • simultaneously applying multiple font options to text
  • indenting a paragraph, formatting existing text
  • resetting line and paragraph spacing in a document
  • resetting paragraph alignment in a document
  • resetting the margins of a document
  • resetting the page orientation for a document
  • setting and clearing tab stops in a document
  • using decimal tab stops
  • creating a bulleted/numbered list
  • inserting a hard page break/creating a multiple-page document

Using Word's writing tools

  • using the spelling and grammar checker, using the thesaurus

Additional Word features

  • using a Word template to create a document
  • inserting symbols and special characters into a document
  • printing an envelope and a label

This course outline is a guide. All our courses can be tailored to customer requirements.

Target audience
This course is aimed at new or recent users of Word.

Assumed knowledge
Delegates should be familiar with the Windows operating system, either from attending a Windows Introduction Course or knowledge gained from their own experience. No knowledge of Word is expected.