Word 2013 Foundation Training Course Outline

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Microsoft Word Training CourseThis one-day course covers the basic functions and features of Word 2013. Students will learn how to enter and edit text, and save and browse documents. They will learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. They will also create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics. 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 elements of the Word window, create and save documents, and navigate a document and select text by using the keyboard and the mouse.
  2. Insert and delete text; create hyperlinks; use the Undo and Redo commands; cut, copy, and paste text; and find and replace text.
  3. Apply character formatting, use tabs, format paragraphs, and adjust paragraph spacing.
  4. Create tables, work with text in a table, adjust a table’s structure, apply table formatting and styles, work with data in a table.
  5. Add headers and footers, set and change document margins, change page orientation, set text flow options, and add and delete manual page breaks.
  6. Insert graphics and clip art, move graphics, wrap text around graphics, and modify graphics.
  7. Examine and compare text formatting, work with character styles, and work with a document outline.
  8. Proof a document by checking spelling and grammar, use AutoCorrect, preview and print documents, create PDF and XPS documents, and edit PDF documents in Word.

Course contents

Getting started
Topic A: The Word window 
Topic B: New documents 
Topic C: Document navigation 

Editing text
Topic A: Working with text 
Topic B: The Undo and Redo commands 
Topic C: Cut, copy, and paste 
Topic D: Find and replace 

Formatting text
Topic A: Character formatting 
Topic B: Tab settings 
Topic C: Paragraph formatting 
Topic D: Paragraph spacing and indents 

Topic A: Creating tables 
Topic B: Working with table content 
Topic C: Changing the table structure 
Topic D: Table design options 
Topic E: Table data 

Page layout
Topic A: Headers and footers 
Topic B: Page setup 

Topic A: Adding graphics and clip art 
Topic B: Working with graphics 

Styles and outlines
Topic A: Examining formatting 
Topic B: Working with styles 
Topic C: Working with outlines 

Proofing, printing, and exporting
Topic A: Spelling and grammar 
Topic B: AutoCorrect 
Topic C: Printing and exporting documents 


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 a Windows Basic course or have equivalent experience.

Target Audience

The target student for this course is interested in learning how to use the basic features of Word 2013 to enter and edit text, browse documents, format text, use tables, insert headers and footers in a document, proof and print documents, and insert graphics.

Certification Track

For comprehensive training, you should complete all of the following courses: Word 2013: Basic, Word 2013: Intermediate, and Word 2013: Advanced