Microsoft Word - Basic

by Andy Lanning

2h 46m

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Overview

Starting out in Microsoft Word or need a refresher? This online course is designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of Word.


Syllabus

The Ribbon and Word Screen4m 13s

An overview of the Word opening screen and Ribbon functionality.

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Quick Access Toolbar3m 51s

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

Navigating the Page3m 40s

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

Your First Document4m 32s

Learn how to enter text and save your first document.

Formatting Fonts5m 00s

Format text with colors and apply fonts.

Basic Letter Layout5m 19s

Learn how to format a basic letter layout.

Basic Cut, Copy, Paste4m 57s

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

Styles Gallery 4m 18s

Learn how and why to apply predesigned Styles to text.

Format Text with Fonts and Colors4m 34s

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

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Format Painter 4m 14s

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

Practice with the FONT Group 4m 58s

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

Basic Paragraph Formats3m 47s

Paragraph format and alignment is important to proper document layout.

Fun and Functional Paragraph Formats3m 25s

Apply background colors or borders to paragraphs.

Bullets and Numbering4m 33s

Learn how to apply and control bullets and numbering.

Indents5m 10s

Learn how and when to use specific indent types.

Line Spacing 4m 16s

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

The Find/Replace Function4m 06s

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

File, New4m 26s

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

File, Recent3m 17s

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

File, Share 3m 38s

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

File, Info and Security Considerations4m 58s

Password Protect a file or Recover an unsaved version.

Inserting Page Breaks and Blank Pages4m 16s

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

Add a Cover Page3m 26s

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

Working with Pages4m 25s

Quickly move from page-to-page and view pages side-by-side.

Inserting Pictures and Clip Art 5m 00s

Learn how to apply and control picture sizes and placement.

Basic Use of Shapes 3m 58s

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

Screenshots 3m 31s

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

Headers and Footers 3m 50s

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to a document.

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Page Numbers and File Location Notes 4m 38s

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

Word Art 3m 53s

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

Symbols3m 42s

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

Margins 3m 41s

Learn how to set margins to standard or custom settings.

Paper Orientation and Size3m 15s

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

Using Columns 2m 39s

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

Paragraph Spacing 4m 45s

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

Printing4m 05s

Explore the various options within the Print dialogue box.

Document Views5m 04s

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

Navigation Pane3m 26s

Learn how the Nav Pane assists with document management.      

Show and Zoom Controls3m 59s

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

Use Multiple Windows3m 30s

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


Description

In 40 engaging lessons you will learn how to format text with fonts and colors, use bullets and indents, customize the Quick Access Toolbar, insert pictures and screenshots, set up page layout for margins and printing and much more.

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 in Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016 for PC.

If you are looking for more advanced techniques, try our Advanced course. And if you'd like to know everything - from beginner to advanced lessons, why not take the Word Basic and Advanced course?

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


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Microsoft Office application

Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service.

Reviews131

I have been using Word for years, but I learned more in the few hours of taking this course than I did in all the years of actual usage. Excellent course, and I would highly recommend it to anyone using Word, either occasionally or constantly.

— Terry Horne

I found the course very informative and helpful! There were many tips that I never knew or used that would have saved me lots of time and frustration!!!

— Cathy Huebner

I enjoyed it. I especially like the mini lessons so you don't get overwhelmed with any one concept.

— KELLY AMBROISE

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