Beginners (Level 1) Word Course

This beginners Word course will show you how to create a good looking document, such as a letter, guide, resume or flyer from scratch, even if you're starting at zero

Course Description

This 1 day beginners Word course is designed to get you started in Microsoft Word.

If you have never used Microsoft Word (or have used it very little) then you'll discover how to put together a simple but well presented document that taps into powerful Word tools such as text editing, images, tables and bullets and numbered lists.

You'll master techniques to achieve quick results and produce simple documents that look good.

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Duration

Corporate group training: 1 day.
Private 1-on-1 training: 3-4 hours.

Prerequisites

Participants should be familiar with the Windows operating system and comfortable using a keyboard and mouse.

Versions Taught

Our computers are always installed with the latest version of Office. The current version is Word 365 (desktop).

If you have an earlier or Word such as Word 2016 or Word 2013 we will explain any key differences during the training.

Still using Word 2010 or earlier? It's time to say goodbye to an old friend and upgrade! Microsoft don't support this version any more.

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what you get

Here’s what you’ll learn in this course

Getting Acquainted with Microsoft Word

  • Learning your way around the screen
  • Using the tabs and ribbons
  • Using the keyboard and mouse with Microsoft Word
  • Working with documents
  • Creating, saving, closing and opening documents
  • Updating your document
  • Working with several documents at once
  • An overview of some of the newer features of Word

Where to find help

  • Where to go for help
  • Using the Word Help
  • Asking Microsoft Word a question

Editing a Document

  • Lots of ways to select text using the mouse and keyboard
  • Finding your way around a document
  • Using Delete and Backspace
  • Checking your spelling and grammar
  • Choosing a synonym
  • Editing techniques
  • Copying and moving text
  • Finding a piece of text and replacing it with another
  • Using Undo and Re-do
  • Second

Formatting Words

  • Setting the font, font size and font colour
  • Making a word bold or italic
  • Adding underline
  • Time-saving techniques
  • Making a word upper or lower case
  • Using the menu, toolbar and keyboard
  • Using the Font dialog box

Formatting Paragraphs

  • In-dents and Out-dents
  • Spacing out your paragraph

Bullets & Numbering

  • One-click bullets
  • One-click numbers
  • Using symbol or image bullets

Formatting Pages

  • Setting the margins
  • Changing the paper size
  • Changing from portrait to landscape
  • Adding page numbers
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Positioning items in the header and footer
  • Inserting the data and time
  • A picture paints a thousand words
  • Adding clipart and photos to your document

Working with Multiple Documents

  • Working on more than one document at a time
  • Moving between documents
  • Copying text between documents
  • Moving and resizing windows
  • Closing several documents at once

Getting Started with Tables

  • Creating a table using the menu or toolbar
  • Moving around a table
  • Selecting a cell, row or column
  • Inserting an extra row or column
  • Deleting a row or column
  • Formatting a table quickly

Printing your Documents

  • Previewing your document
  • Printing your document or parts of your document