Microsoft Word

Course Objective

The skills and knowledge covered in this course are sufficient to create real-world documents including letters, memos, resumes, basic flyers, basic newsletters and simple web pages.

Course Duration

14 Hours (Part-time or Full-time available)

Who Should Attend

This course is primarily designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft Word to create a range of documents such as letters, memos, flyers, and reports. It is ideal for people who work in offices, for clubs or charities where there is a requirement to produce reports, tabularized numbers and the like.


This course assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010/13. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system as you will be required to start applications, work with and copy files, and locate file folders.

Course Leader
Course Modules

Unit 1 Introduction To Word

  • The Ribbon
  • Backstage View
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Ruler
  • Change Views
  • Quitting
  • Zoom Slider

Unit 2 Working With A Document

  • Creating and Opening Documents
  • Compatibility Mode

Unit 3 Working With Text

  • To Insert, Delete and Select Text
  • To Cut, Copy and Paste Text
  • Find and Replace

Unit 4 Formatting Text

  • To Use the Bold, Italic, and Underline Commands
  • To Change the Font, Font Size and Font Color
  • To Highlight Text
  • To Change the Text Case
  • To Add Text Effects
  • Format Painter
  • To Clear Formatting
  • To Change the Text Alignment

Unit 5 Saving The Document

  • How to Save Documents
  • To Save As Word 97 – 2003 Document
  • To Save As a PDF

Unit 6 Checking Spelling And Grammar

  • To Use the Spelling Check Feature
  • To Run a Spelling & Grammar Check
  • Thesaurus

Unit 7 Printing

  • Print Preview
  • Quick Print

Unit 8 Page Layout And Formatting

  • To Change the Page Orientation and Page Size
  • Page Margins
  • The Page Setup Dialog Box
  • Breaks

Unit 9 Indent And Tabs

  • Indenting Text
  • Show/Hide Formatting Marks
  • Adjusting Line Spacing and Paragraph Spacing
  • Tab Stops

Unit 10 Managing Documents

  • To Create a List
  • Multilevel Lists

Unit 11 Working With Tables

  • To Insert and Delete a Table
  • To Add a Column or Row
  • To Apply and Change the Table Style Options
  • To Add Borders to a Table
  • Modifying a Table Using the Layout Tab

Unit 12 Working With Graphics

  • To Insert, Delete and Resize Shapes
  • To Change the Order of Shapes
  • To Change to a Different Shape and the Shape Style
  • To Change the Shape Fill Color, Outline, Shadow Effects and 3-D Effects
  • Insert, Delete, Move and Resize Text Boxes
  • Creating WordArt
  • Insert Picture/Clip Art
  • Changing the Text Wrapping Settings
  • To Crop a Picture
  • To Add a Border to a Picture, Make Image Corrections
  • To Adjust the Color in an Image
  • To Apply an Artistic Effect and Picture Style
  • Compressing Pictures
  • Removing the Background from an Image


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