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Duration: 1-day

Location: inhouse, online or at our UK locations

What you will learn

This course gives participants a understanding of the fundamentals of Microsoft Word and its commands, with quick ways to enter text, control formatting and edit paragraphs.

It looks at creating paragraph lists and tables, and at printing options. There are time saving tips and tricks included to get a professional finish to your documents.

Because of the useful shortcuts, this course is also suitable for those who are self-taught.


No previous experience of using Word is required before attending this course.

Course outline

Creating documents

  • Getting help
  • Creating and saving documents
  • Accessing recently used documents
  • Managing files and folders

Entering and Editing Text

  • Inserting and editing paragraph text
  • Cut, copy and paste text
  • Using Tool Tips to manage content
  • Applying and removing text formatting
  • Correcting spelling and grammar

Creating Paragraph Lists

  • Creating bulleted paragraphs
  • Creating numbered paragraphs
  • Managing bulleted and numbered lists

Modifying Paragraphs

  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Indenting a paragraph
  • Adding borders and shading to paragraphs
  • Formatting paragraphs using Styles

Navigating Documents

  • Shortcuts for navigating documents
  • Using Go To to navigate documents
  • Finding and replacing text
  • Changing to Read view

Document Layout

  • Inserting page breaks
  • Changing page orientation
  • Adjusting page margins
  • Adding borders to pages

Page Headers and Footers

  • Inserting page Headers and Footers
  • Using Header and Footer commands
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Using Different First Page

Inserting Pictures and Diagrams

  • Inserting pictures from your computer
  • Inserting online pictures
  • Flowing text around a picture
  • Changing a picture
  • Inserting SmartArt diagrams
  • Entering text into SmartArt

Inserting Tables

  • Using Tabs to create tables
  • Resizing and repositioning tables
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Using a Table's commands
  • Changing a tables text direction
  • Formatting tables

Printing Documents

  • Previewing and printing documents
  • Using the printing tools
  • Printing parts of a document