Word 2016 Advanced Training Course Outline

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Microsoft Word Training CourseThis one-day course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2016: Intermediate. Students will perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. They will also create macros, customize the Quick Access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts, and work with XML documents. Designated as Approved Courseware. For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Word 2016: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.  Contact us for further details.

 

Course objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  1. Use the Mailings tab to create form letters, create a recipient list, sort and filter records, and create mailing-label and envelope documents.
  2. Use SmartArt to create and modify a diagram, insert and modify shapes, format text using WordArt, create drop caps, and insert text boxes.
  3. Insert section breaks, format section headers and footers and page numbering, format text into multiple columns, and customize a document’s appearance by applying background colors, fill effects, watermarks, and themes.
  4. Create a table of contents and a table of figures, add captions and crossreferences, create an index, insert a bibliography, and add footnotes.
  5. Protect a document with a password, view and edit document properties, use Track Changes, work with comments, and use the Compatibility Checker, the Document Inspector, and digital signatures to share and secure documents.
  6. Create forms, add content from other applications to a Word document, preview a document as a Web page, and save a document as a Web page.
  7. Customise the ribbon by adding tabs and groups, and work with macros.

Course contents

Mail Merge 
Topic A: Form letters 
Topic B: Data sources for the recipient list 
Topic C: Mailing labels and envelopes 

Illustrations
Topic A: Creating diagrams 
Topic B: Working with shapes 
Topic C: Formatting text graphically 

Advanced document formatting
Topic A: Creating and formatting sections 
Topic B: Working with columns 
Topic C: Document design 

Document references
Topic A: Tables of contents and captions 
Topic B: Indexes, bibliographies, and footnotes 

Document sharing
Topic A: Document properties 
Topic B: Tracking changes 
Topic C: Finalising documents 

Document interactivity
Topic A: Creating forms 
Topic B: Inserting objects and charts 
Topic C: Web pages 

Working in Word efficiently
Topic A: Customizing the ribbon 
Topic B: Macros 

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that you've completed the following courses or have equivalent experience: Word 2016: Basic and Word 2016: Intermediate.

Target Audience

Thetarget student for this course is an individual who wants to learn how to perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents and other long documents containing such references as indexes, footnotes, and tables of contents. You will also learn how to create macros, customize the Quick Access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts, and work with XML documents.

Certification Track

For comprehensive training, you should complete all of the following courses: Word 2016: Basic, Word 2016: Intermediate, and Word 2016: Advanced.

What's new in Word 2016

Word 2016 for Windows has all the functionality and features you're used to, plus some enhancements and the best new features from Office 2016. Here are some of the top new features.

Do things quickly with Tell Me

You'll notice a text box on the ribbon in Word 2016 that says Tell me what you want to do. This is a text field where you can enter words and phrases about what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform. You can also use Tell Me to find help about what you're looking for, or to use Smart Lookup to research or define the term you entered.

Work together in real time

If you store your document online at OneDrive or SharePoint, and then share it with colleagues who use Word 2016 or Word Online, you can see each others' changes to the document as they happen. After you save the document online, click Share to generate a link or an email invitation. When your teammates open the document and agree to automatically share changes, you'll see their work in real time.

Insights into what you're working on

Smart Lookup, powered by Bing, brings research directly into your Word 2016. When you select a word or phrase, right-click it, and choose Smart Lookup, the Insights pane opens with definitions, Wiki articles, and top related searches from the web.

Ink equations

Including math equations has gotten much easier. Now you can go to Insert > Equation > Ink Equation any time you want to include a complex math equation in your document. If you have a touch device, you can use your finger or a touch stylus to write math equations by hand, and Word 2016 will convert it to text. (If you don't have a touch device, you can use a mouse to write, too). You can also erase, select, and correct what you've written as you go.

Improved version history

Now you can go to File > History to see a complete list of changes that have been made to your document and to access earlier versions.

Simpler sharing

Click Share to share your document with others on SharePoint, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business, or to send a copy as an email attachment.

Faster shape formatting

When you insert shapes from the Shapes gallery, you can choose from a collection of preset fills as well as theme colors to quickly get the look you want.