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Microsoft Word - Basic
Word Screen Elements
The Ribbon and Word Screen
An overview of the Word opening screen and Ribbon functionality.
Set up the vital buttons you use most to make your work easier.
Learn how to control where you type and how to navigate within the page.
Learn how to enter text and save your first document.
Format text with colors and apply fonts.
Learn how to format a basic letter layout.
Cut, copy and paste is an essential skill to help minimize re-typing text.
Essential Formatting Knowledge – the Home Ribbon
Learn how and why to apply predesigned Styles to text.
Format Text with Fonts and Colors
Learn how to apply bold, italic, underline and Drop Caps styles to text.
Quickly copy and paste “formats” with this amazing button.
Practice with the FONT Group
Learn to apply various font styles and why they are used in professional documents.
Paragraph format and alignment is important to proper document layout.
Fun and Functional Paragraph Formats
Apply background colors or borders to paragraphs.
Learn how to apply and control bullets and numbering.
Learn how and when to use specific indent types.
Learn why you would want more space between the lines within paragraphs and how to apply the space.
The Find/Replace Function
Learn to quickly find a word or format and replace it with an alternative.
The File Ribbon
Explore the readily available document templates rather than creating a particular document from scratch.
Learn to quickly preserve files and easily access your most used documents.
View the various ways to collaborate with others on a document.
File, Info and Security Considerations
Password Protect a file or Recover an unsaved version.
Intermediate Formatting Knowledge – the Insert Ribbon
Inserting Page Breaks and Blank Pages
Quickly force a new page at the location you specify, and/or add a blank page as well.
Pre-designed cover pages to give a professional look to your report.
Quickly move from page-to-page and view pages side-by-side.
Inserting Pictures and Clip Art
Learn how to apply and control picture sizes and placement.
Learn to move and color shapes to draw attention to an area.
Learn how to capture a picture of your screen and use in a document.
Learn how to add Headers and Footers to a document.
Page Numbers and File Location Notes
Learn how to apply and control page numbers and insert file notes.
Learn this creative text format often found on flyers, and a clever “rubber stamp” to use on documents.
A necessary and interesting toolset if using creative accents, symbols, or displaying mathematical formulas.
Essential Page Layout Ribbon
Learn how to set margins to standard or custom settings.
Paper Orientation and Size
Learn how to change paper size and orientation depending on the document type.
Learn to divide text into long columns to make the best use of paper.
Learn how to control spaces between paragraphs all at one time and adjust spacing as needed.
Explore the various options within the Print dialogue box.
The View Ribbon
Learn how and why to use the different available document views.
Learn how the Nav Pane assists with document management.
How to quickly add the Navigation pane and quickly zoom in and out of the document.
Learn about using multiple windows to view the same or various documents side-by-side.
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