MS Word - Introduction

This introductory MS Word course is for anyone who needs to understand how Word works.  Suitable for beginners. We assume learners will already be familiar with using a keyboard, mouse, computer and assistive technology. By the end of this course you will be able to

  • understand about backstage view
  • work with the Ribbon, create
  • open, print and save documents
  • format and manipulate text
  • create and edit paragraphs and documents
  • switch between open documents 
  • proof and print documents.

Estimated Course duration is 3 - 4 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

You can also access our Quick Tip Videos, that only last a few minutes, under Tips and Tricks.

Course Content

Getting Started

The Word Environment
The Ribbon
Mini Toolbar
Quick Access Toolbar
Status Bar
Backstage Features
Understanding Different Views
Read Mode
Getting Help
Opening and Closing Documents
Resume Reading
Creating New Documents
Saving Documents
File Formats

Page Setup

Page Size and Orientation
Page Margins

Text Editing

Inserting and deleting Text
Using Undo and Redo
Drag and Drop
Cut, Copy and Paste
Office Clipboard

Text Formatting

Live Preview
Selecting Text
Font Type and Size
Applying Text Effects
Format Painter
Clearing Formatting
Changing Case
Highlighting Text
Inserting Drop Caps
Changing the Default Font

Paragraph Formatting

Aligning Text
Line Spacing
Indenting Paragraphs
Applying Bullets and Numbering

Working with Graphics

Inserting SmartArt
Copying and Deleting Graphics
Inserting Pictures
Inserting Online Pictures
Inserting Shapes
Inserting ScreenShots
Alignment Guides
Resizing and Moving Graphics
Object Zoom

Working with Multiple Documents

Switching Between Open Documents
Arranging Documents
Comparing Documents Side By Side

Proofing and Printing

Spell Checking Documents
Using Built in Dictionaries
Previewing and Printing Documents