This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed with Word quickly. We will cover different features of the interface, show users how to create a basic document, and introduce users to Word’s most important tools.
By the end of this course, students should be comfortable with creating, saving, and sharing a new document. Students will also become familiar with using and customizing the Microsoft Word interface.
Getting Started with Word
In the first lesson of this course, students will learn how to identify components of the Microsoft Word interface and create a document. They will learn different ways to view documents, and how to get help.
Editing a Document
Next, we introduce students to Microsoft Word’s basic navigation and editing tools.
Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Character formatting, aligning text using tabs, displaying text as list items and, controlling paragraph layout are covered in this lesson. In addition to these formatting tools, students will learn how to apply borders, shading, and styles to a document. The lesson wraps up with how to use the Reveal formatting task pane, clearing formatting from text and how to find and replace formatting.
Students will then learn how to insert, modify and form tables. Then, how to use the Converting Text to Table and Converting Table to Text dialog boxes are covered.
Next, students will learn how to manage lists to present text more effectively. Sorting lists, renumbering lists, and customizing list appearance are covered.
Students will then learn how to insert symbols and special characters to a document. How to add images and media to improve a document’s visual appeal is also taught.
Controlling Page Appearance
After this lesson, students should be able to add a watermark to a document, format a page using borders and colors, and add headers and footers to a document. They should also feel comfortable controlling page layout by modifying the margins, orientation, paper size, vertical alignment, and page breaks.
Proofing a Document
Next, students will learn about some of the tools on the Review tab, including spell check, the thesaurus, the translator, and word count. The Researcher, Smart Lookup, the Research Options dialog box and, how to use the Accessibility Checker are also looked at.
In this final lesson, students will learn a few different ways to customize the Microsoft Word interface, set save options, and how to manage other file types.