Microsoft Word 1: 9 hours to Specialist (intermediate) level

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In this 9 hour course, learn how to create, navigate through and format documents, customise your options and views (including recording macros), configuring documents to print/save, and inserting and formatting text and paragraphs. For more details, see the full curriculum.

This course teaches all the skills that Microsoft want you to know. Specifically, they are the skills required to undertake the Microsoft Certificate 77-418 for Microsoft Word 2013 and 77-725 for Microsoft Word 2016 and will be useful if you wish to take the exam, or which to learn more about Microsoft Word.

The core skills which are taught are those tested by Microsoft in the exam. There are 16 topics that Microsoft that it wants you to learn, and this course teaches you all of them.

Each module is taught in order, and is divided in sub-topics, and generally each sub-topic will have an individual lecture lasting 5-7 minutes.

The course will take about 9 hours to complete, plus will you need additional time to test yourselves to ensure that you have learned the necessary skills.

Completing this course will help you:

  • create documents, including from templates and PDFs.
  • navigate through documents, including searching text, creating bookmarks, using go to and inserting hyperlinks.
  • formatting documents, including page setup, document themes, inserting headers and footers, page numbers and watermarks.
  • customising document views, including the ribbon and quick access toolbar, adding metadata, using the show/hide button, and recording and using macros.
  • configuring documents to print and save in remote locations and alternate file formats, and password protecting documents.
  • inserting text and paragraphs, including inserting built-in fields and special characters, removing blank paragraphs en masse, inserting text via AutoCorrect.
  • formatting text and paragraphs, including text formats, paragraph formats, indenting (in detail), stylising text, and changing text to WordArt.

Who is the course for?

This course is for you if you want to develop your Microsoft Word skills.

This course will use Word 2016, but is ideal for you if you use any modern version – Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2019 or 365.

This course is also for you if you use an older version of Microsoft Word, but want to learn the newer versions.

This course is for you if you want to become certified in Microsoft Word, as we will be using the skills requirements of the Official Microsoft Exam 77-418.

This course will also help towards the Word 2010 exam (77-881) or Word 2007 exam (77-601).

This course is not for you if you want to learn Microsoft Word for Macintosh computers.

Learning Path

Level 1 – Documents

Level 1, Section 1: Create a document

Level 1, Section 2: Navigate through a document

Level 1, Section 3: Format a document

Level 1, Section 4: Customise options and views for documents

Level 2 – Saving, inserting and formatting text and paragraphs

Level 2, Section 1: Configure documents to print or save

Level 2, Section 2: Insert text and paragraphs

Level 2, Section 3: Format text and paragraphs

Level 3 – Groups, tables, list, endnotes and captions

Level 3, Section 1: Order and group text and paragraphs

Level 3, Section 2: Create a table

Level 3, Section 3: Modify a table

Level 3, Section 4: Create and modify a list

Level 3, Section 5: Create endnotes, footnotes and citations

Level 3, Section 6: Create captions

Level 4 – Building blocks, shapes, SmartArt and images

Level 4, Section 1: Insert and format building blocks

Level 4, Section 2: Insert and format shapes and SmartArt

Level 4, Section 3: Insert and format images

What people are saying

“This course was incredibly informative. I took my time getting through each lesson and now feel like I have a much better understanding of the wonderful tools available. I am beyond grateful!”
“I’ve used Word for many years, but I’m learning so many little tips that I didn’t know about before. Wish I had taken this a long time ago!”
“I found his way of presenting easy to follow. Even though I was in a more recent version, I was able to pause and locate whatever we were working on. Keeps the language simple.”
“its good & helps with knowing the differences in newer versions of Word since I last used it professionally (over 10 years)”

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