Intermediate-Level Word Course

Duration: 1 day


If you know the basics of Microsoft Word and can find your way around, this course will take you deeper into the program. You'll discover hidden features and techniques that you'll want to start using straight away.

Your productivity will rise as you stop going round in circles, reduce 10-step processes to a couple of clicks and start segmenting, manipulating and formatting your document in clever ways.

If you follow the advice given in this intermediate Word course, you will inevitably and naturally start to produce better documents that are better laid out, more consistent and easier to maintain.


What's new in most recent version of Word?

      • An overview of the newest features in Microsoft Word

Sections, Columns & Advanced Headers

      • Using the Document Information panel
      • Overview of the headers and footers toolbar
      • Creating different headers for odd and even pages
      • Creating a different first page
      • Splitting a document into sections
      • Choosing the type of section break to use
      • Removing a section break
      • Changing the starting page number
      • Creating columns
      • Changing the number and width of columns .
      • Adding a line between columns


      • What is a style and why are they so useful?
      • Creating Styles
      • Using Quick Styles, Style Sets & the Style Gallery
      • Character and Paragraph styles
      • Applying, modifying and deleting a style
      • Re-using your styles in another document

Advanced Numbering & Bullets

      • One-click bullets and numbers
      • Using bullet symbols and pictures
      • Multi-level numbering (1 | 1.1 | 1.1.1 etc.)

Getting Clever With Tables

      • ​Why tables are so important?
      • The versatility of tables
      • Using different techniques to create a table
      • Navigating a table
      • Using Live Preview and the automatic table formatting tools
      • Hiding & showing gridlines
      • Convert text into a table (and vice versa)
      • Selecting different table components
      • Inserting & deleting rows / columns
      • Merging and splitting cells
      • Changing column width and row height
      • Aligning table text
      • Rotating text within a table
      • Repeating table headings on every page when printing
      • Setting the table properties
      • Creating simple formulas within tables

Navigating a Large Document

      • Using the Go To tool
      • Using the Browse Object button
      • Using the Navigation Pane

Proofing Tools

      • Checking your spelling and grammar
      • Using Synonyms and the Thesaurus
      • Using AutoCorrect to replace text as it is typed
      • Creating, using, editing and deleting an AutoCorrect entry
      • Running a Word Count
      • Using Find and Replace on words, special characters and formats.

The Outline Tool

      • Using the Outline View
      • Collapsing or expanding document sections
      • Promoting or demoting a heading
      • Relocating a section
      • Showing just the main headings

Mail Merge

      • Using the Mail Merge ribbon
      • Identifying the merge document
      • Selecting, creating and saving a data source
      • Adding merge fields to a document
      • Previewing a merge document
      • Merging to a printer
      • Merging to a new document
      • Using mail merge to create labels


      • Why bother using a template?
      • Using the template wizard
      • Creating your own template
      • Creating a new document from your template

The Graphics Tools

      • Manipulating images using the graphics ribbons
      • Using the new picture tools
      • Adding glow, reflection, soft edges, shadow, 3D, and bevel
      • Using WordArt
      • Using Smart Art to create business diagrams