MS Word - Advanced

This Advanced course focuses on understanding how to use the more advanced features such as mail merge, linking and embedding objects and inserting charts. By the end of this course you will be able to

  • create a mail merge 
  • track changes in a document
  • customise Word 
  • insert text boxes 
  • view documents in outline view
  • apply and modify themes 
  • link and embed objects 
  • create and format charts

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

Document Information

Word Count
Smart Lookup

Document Outlines

Viewing Documents in Outline View
Creating Documents in Outline View
Using Outline View with Header Styles

Working with columns

Creating Column layouts
Column Formatting
Inserting and Deleting Column Breaks

Section Breaks

Creating Section Breaks
Viewing and Deleting Sections
Expanding and Collapsing Sections


Creating Paragraph Styles
Modifying Paragraph Styles
Applying Styles
Using the Navigation Pane


Applying Themes
Modifying Themes
Custom Themes
Applying Themes from Documents
Office Themes

Text Boxes

Inserting Text Boxes
Formatting Text Boxes
Copying and Pasting Text Boxes
Resizing, Moving and DeletingText Boxes
Text Wrapping Around Text Boxes
Linking Text Boxes


Inserting Charts
Basic Chart Formatting

Embedding and Linking

Embedding and Linking Excel Charts
Editing Embedded Charts
Formatting Embedded Charts
Embedding and Linking Objects
Watching Online Videos

Mail Merge

Understanding Mail Merge
Using the Mail Merge Wizard
Creating Mailing Lists
Creating a Directory Listing
Merging to produce Labels
Sending Out Emails using MS Outlook
Conditional Mail Merge

Customising MS Word

Modifying Word Options
Customising the Ribbon
Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
Hyphenation Options
Widow and Orphan Paragraphs