Word 2013 Advanced Training Course Outline

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Microsoft Word Training CourseThis one-day course builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2013: 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 2013: 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 

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 


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 2013: Basic and Word 2013: 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 2013: Basic, Word 2013: Intermediate, and Word 2013: Advanced.