Course Outline

Word Processing Course

This Word Processing course covers the essential topics relating to using a word processing application for everyday use. It's suitable for complete beginners.

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course you will be able to create and edit documents, format them and insert tables and images. You will learn how to prepare a mail merge too. Checking spelling and printing is also covered.

Estimated Course duration is 2 - 3 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

Course Details

Using the Application

MS Word Environment
Opening/Closing MS Word
Opening/Closing Documents
Creating New Documents
Saving Documents
Creating Templates
File Formats
Switching Between Open Documents
Setting Basic Options/Preferences
Using Available Help Functions

Document Creation

Switching Between Page Views
Entering/Deleting Text
Special Characters and Symbols
Non-Printing Formatting Marks
Selecting Text
Searching/Replacing Text
Copying/Moving Text
Office Clipboard
Using Undo/Redo


Font Size and Types
Text Formatting
Case Changes
Automatic Hyphenation
Aligning Text
Indenting Paragraphs
Setting and Removing Tabs
Paragraph Spacing
Bullets and Numbering
Adding Borders
Adding Shading
Applying Styles
Copy Format Tool


Creating Tables
Inserting and Editing Data in Tables
Navigating Tables
Selecting Table Elements
Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
Modifying Column Width and Row Height
Modifying Cell Borders
Adding Shading to Cells
Inserting Pictures
Inserting Drawn Objects
Inserting Online Pictures
Inserting Charts
Copying and Deleting Objects
Resizing and Moving Objects

Mail Merge

Understanding Mail Merge
Creating Mailing Lists
Mail Merge
Merging to Produce Labels

Prepare Outputs

Page Size and Orientation
Page Margins
Page Breaks
Headers and Footers
Page Numbering
Spell Checking Documents
Built-in Dictionaries
Previewing and Printing Documents
Course Highlights
Introduction 2-3hrs
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