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Microsoft Word Training CourseThis one-day course covers the basic functions and features of Word. 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: 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 

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 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: Basic, Word: Intermediate, and Word: 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.