Microsoft Word - Basic & Advanced

Testimonials (414 reviews)

Features

Premium video tutorials

Award-winning instructors

Personalized learning

Get certified

Learn at your own pace

Mobile (learn on-the-go)

Unlimited tests and quizzes

Regularly updated content


Overview

Looking for a Microsoft Word course for beginners to experts? This online course has something for everyone, covering beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in Word.

Highlights:

  • 62 lessons
  • Create, save and share documents.
  • Apply pre-designed Styles and format text with fonts and colors.
  • Work with bullets, indents and line spacing.
  • Insert pictures and screenshots.
  • Set up page layout for margins, columns and printing.
  • Create and update an automated Table of Contents.
  • Mail merge to envelopes, labels, emails and form letters.
  • Add comments, track changes and compare documents.

Whether you use Word for work, study or leisure, these tutorials will help you transform that blank page into a professional looking document!

Video tutorials are recorded for Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365), Word 2019, 2016 and 2013 for PC.

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.

Want to be a more efficient Word user? Start learning 99 of the best Word shortcuts for PC and Mac.

Depending on your existing skills, you may also be interested in our Word Basic course or our Word Advanced course.

Microsoft Word - Basic & Advanced
Focus video player for keyboard shortcuts
Auto
  • 720p
  • 540p
  • 360p
1.00x
  • 0.50x
  • 0.75x
  • 1.00x
  • 1.25x
  • 1.50x
  • 1.75x
  • 2.00x
cc

Summary

Skill level: Beginner
Certificate: Yes
Lessons: 64
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Versions supported: 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365
Video duration: 4h 42m
Estimated study time: 32h for all materials

Office app

Microsoft Office application

Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service.


Syllabus

1

The Ribbon and Word Screen

An overview of the Word opening screen and Ribbon functionality.

Video time: 04m 19s

2

Quick Access Toolbar

Set up the vital buttons you use most to make your work easier.

Video time: 04m 01s

3

Navigating the Page

Learn how to control where you type and how to navigate within the page.             

Video time: 03m 46s

4

Your First Document

Learn how to enter text and save your first document.

Video time: 04m 38s

5

Formatting Fonts

Format text with colors and apply fonts.

Video time: 05m 06s

6

Basic Letter Layout

Learn how to format a basic letter layout.

Video time: 05m 25s

7

Basic Cut, Copy, Paste

Cut, copy and paste is an essential skill to help minimize re-typing text.

Video time: 05m 03s

1

Styles Gallery

Learn how and why to apply predesigned Styles to text.

Video time: 04m 24s

2

Format Text with Fonts and Colors

Learn how to apply bold, italic, underline and Drop Caps styles to text.

Video time: 04m 40s

3

Format Painter

Quickly copy and paste “formats” with this amazing button.

Video time: 04m 20s

4

Practice with the FONT Group

Learn to apply various font styles and why they are used in professional documents.

Video time: 05m 04s

5

Basic Paragraph Formats

Paragraph format and alignment is important to proper document layout.

Video time: 03m 58s

6

Fun and Functional Paragraph Formats

Apply background colors or borders to paragraphs.

Video time: 03m 31s

7

Bullets and Numbering

Learn how to apply and control bullets and numbering.

Video time: 04m 39s

8

Indents

Learn how and when to use specific indent types.

Video time: 05m 16s

9

Line Spacing

Learn why you would want more space between the lines within paragraphs and how to apply the space.

Video time: 04m 22s

10

The Find/Replace Function

Learn to quickly find a word or format and replace it with an alternative.

Video time: 04m 12s

1

File, New

Explore the readily available document templates rather than creating a particular document from scratch.

Video time: 04m 32s

2

File, Recent

Learn to quickly preserve files and easily access your most used documents.

Video time: 03m 24s

3

File, Share

View the various ways to collaborate with others on a document.

Video time: 04m 00s

4

File, Info and Security Considerations

Password Protect a file or Recover an unsaved version.

Video time: 05m 04s

1

Document Views

Learn how and why to use the different available document views.

Video time: 05m 10s

2

Navigation Pane

Learn how the Nav Pane assists with document management.      

Video time: 03m 36s

3

Show and Zoom Controls

How to quickly add the Navigation pane and quickly zoom in and out of the document.

Video time: 04m 05s

4

Use Multiple Windows

Learn about using multiple windows to view the same or various documents side-by-side.

Video time: 03m 36s

1

Inserting Page Breaks and Blank Pages

Quickly force a new page at the location you specify, and/or add a blank page as well.

Video time: 04m 22s

2

Add a Cover Page

Pre-designed cover pages to give a professional look to your report.

Video time: 03m 32s

3

Creating Tables

Tables provide a structure of columns and rows to help the user line up data, similar to a spreadsheet layout, but within a Word document.

Video time: 03m 35s

4

Inserting Pictures and Clip Art

Learn how to apply and control picture sizes and placement.

Video time: 05m 06s

5

Online Pics and 3D Models

How to find Online Pictures and add 3D Models that are rotating pictures.

Video time: 03m 59s

6

Basic Use of Shapes

Learn to move and color shapes to draw attention to an area.

Video time: 04m 04s

7

Screenshots

Learn how to capture a picture of your screen and use in a document.

Video time: 03m 37s

8

Headers and Footers

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to a document.

Video time: 04m 25s

9

Page Numbers and File Location Notes

Learn how to apply and control page numbers and insert file notes.

Video time: 04m 44s

10

Word Art

Learn this creative text format often found on flyers, and a clever “rubber stamp” to use on documents.

Video time: 03m 59s

11

Symbols

A necessary and interesting toolset if using creative accents, symbols, or displaying mathematical formulas.

Video time: 03m 48s

1

Margins

Learn how to set margins to standard or custom settings.

Video time: 03m 47s

2

Paper Orientation and Size

Learn how to change paper size and orientation depending on the document type.

Video time: 03m 45s

3

Using Columns

Learn to divide text into long columns to make the best use of paper.

Video time: 04m 00s

4

Paragraph Spacing

Learn how to control spaces between paragraphs all at one time and adjust spacing as needed.

Video time: 04m 51s

5

Printing

Explore the various options within the Print dialogue box.

Video time: 04m 11s

1

Table of Contents

Learn to create an automated Table of Contents.

Video time: 04m 17s

2

Update the Table of Contents

Learn how to update the Table of Contents when changes are a made to a document.

Video time: 03m 54s

3

Mark Entry for Table of Contents

Learn to create an advanced level TOC using “Mark Entry”.

Video time: 05m 33s

4

Footnotes

Learn to place footnotes and endnotes which link to the document text.

Video time: 05m 05s

5

Citations and Bibliography

Learn to cite your sources for a college paper or report.

Video time: 04m 43s

6

Using Captions

Learn to create and link captions to images and text.

Video time: 05m 05s

7

Create an Index

Create an Index organized by topic or keyword.

Video time: 05m 20s

1

Create and Apply a Style

Learn to format text and then capture it inside the Style Gallery for future use.

Video time: 03m 56s

2

Rename, Modify and Remove Styles

After mastering styles, keep the Style Gallery tidy by editing or removing styles.

Video time: 05m 22s

3

Reveal Formatting

Learn to use the Reveal Formatting pane to look beyond surface formatting.

Video time: 03m 44s

4

Selection Tool and Format Pane

Learn to use this tool when working with graphics and styles.

Video time: 04m 11s

1

Envelopes and Labels

Learn how to quickly produce a printed envelope or label for postal mail.

Video time: 04m 25s

2

Mail Merge to Labels

Auto-populate a sheet of labels with text pulled from a list.

Video time: 06m 28s

3

Mail Merge to Envelopes

Merge mailing lists to print directly onto envelopes.

Video time: 05m 54s

4

Mail Merge to Form Letters

Auto-populate a form letter with various text pulled from a list.

Video time: 05m 28s

5

Mail Merge to Emails

Merge Outlook Contact lists into emails so each recipient gets a personal email.

Video time: 04m 16s

6

Mail Merge Tips from Experience

Learn tips for label margins and email merges.

Video time: 03m 22s

1

Proofing

Learn how to spellcheck, find a better word, or count the total words in a document.

Video time: 05m 01s

2

Language and Translation

Translate an existing document or set the Word program to use a different language.

Video time: 03m 56s

3

Comments

Learn to place notes in the margins of a document and control those notes.

Video time: 03m 36s

4

Track Changes

Track changes will show which person made which changes in a document.

Video time: 04m 51s

5

Compare Documents

Comparing documents takes two versions of a document and compares for changes.

Video time: 03m 28s

Download syllabus