Word – Standard – Half Day

$ 140.00

Information Table
All Modules 3 hours
Breaks Prescribed by Instructor

Class Duration: 3 Hours

Class Agenda

Training Session 3 Hours
Breaks Prescribed by Instructor
Modules 1 & 2

Need to get started with, or freshen up on, MS Word? As Microsoft’s flagship word processor has evolved over the years, it has changed so much that you can no longer just launch it and start typing up documents. Without understanding the right way to use MS Word, you are guaranteed to unnecessarily spend many hours reformatting and tweaking documents to get them to look right. Here’s what you need:

The Basics. The first step in learning MS Word is getting around the interface. If you’ve been using an older version, you’ll probably be surprised by the new “Ribbon’ interface – but don’t worry, we’ll show you how to navigate it. Within short order you’ll be able to create, preview, print, and save documents.

Formatting Text. Beyond changing fonts and colors, you’ll learn: how Word documents are structured into paragraphs with different formats; a tab stop system for aligning text; and borders and shading. We’ll cover two of the most useful text layouts: bullets and numbered lists. You will also learn the top keyboard shortcuts and how to instantly reapply formatting from one chunk of text to another.

Images. Adding an image to a Word document is straightforward. But getting it to align properly with the text can be tricky: there are no less than 7 alignment options, not to mention features for cropping, resizing and styling. We’ll show you the most important configurations to ensure your images beautifully complement the text. 

Tables. Like images, tables are objects with widths, heights, backgrounds, and borders. They also have numerous options for alignment, text wrapping, internal paragraph styles, and even controlling how they conform to page breaks. We’ll show you the most common table layout options.

Document Prep. When you’ve finished writing your document, it’s time to get it ready for printing and distribution. To that end, we cover how to spell-check, set page margins, add headers/footers, and more.

Module 1

  • Navigate the “Ribbon” interface in MS Word.
  • Create, edit, print and save documents.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts and reformatting features.
  • Create bulleted and numbered lists.
  • Format document text.
  • Using Menus, Context Menus and the Ribbon Interface
  • Creating and Saving Word Documents
  • Managing your Workspace
  • Previewing and Printing Documents
  • Customizing the Word Environment 
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Controlling Paragraph Layout
  • Aligning Text Using Tabs
  • Displaying Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists
  • Applying Borders and Shading 
  • Making Repetitive Text Edits
  • Applying Repetitive Formatting
  • Using Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks 
  • Sorting Lists
  • Formatting Lists 

Module 2

  • Create or import tables within a document.
  • Insert images and special characters.
  • Apply document layout formatting options.
  • Perform final document prep techniques.
  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Converting Text to a Table 
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adding Images to a Document
  • Designating Text Wrap Options for Images
  • Applying a Page Border and Color
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Adding a Watermark 
  • Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Using Research Tools
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Saving a Document to Other Formats 

Sooner or later every user of MS Word encounters a document produced by a power user. When that happens, you may find yourself bewildered by an array of features that are impossible to edit unless you know how they work: tables of contents; multiple headers and footers; linked text boxes; and more. This class will demystify, and enable you to start working with, those kinds of sophisticated documents.

Tables and Charts. MS Word has a number of features borrowed from its software sibling, Excel. You can embed charts and mini-spreadsheets in your documents and keep the data within Word, or link to an external Excel data file. We’ll show you how to format tables in Word so they look clean and impactful; add formulas to them; and generate colorful charts from the data.

Reusable Items. Whether you find yourself frequently reapplying formatting in different places in the same document or generally struggling to maintain a consistent look and feel, MS Word offers a couple killer tools to make your life easier. With custom styles and document themes you can ensure your document looks great throughout. If you’re starting a new document, templates are another feature to save you from reinventing the wheel. Need a resume? A business plan? A report? One click and done! We’ll also show you how to create and manage reusable chunks of content and placeholders that you can sprinkle through your document and have Word update automatically – no more tedious search and replace sessions!

Document Flow. If you’ve used MS Publisher or Adobe InDesign, you’re familiar with the many options for controlling text overflow – but did you know MS Word has those features, too? Beyond simply letting text flow onto the next page, we’ll show you how to link text boxes to merge their content; how to divvy pages up into columns; and when to take use section breaks.

Crowd Pleasers. In your journey toward becoming a master of MS Word, it won’t be long before you encounter the need to add certain advanced features to your documents. We have you covered! We’ll show you how to implement these popular features: cover pages, tables of contents, indexes, and mail (and email) merges.

Module 3

  • Create or import tables within a document.
  • Insert images and special characters.
  • Apply document layout formatting options.
  • Perform final document prep techniques.
  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Converting Text to a Table 
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adding Images to a Document
  • Designating Text Wrap Options for Images
  • Applying a Page Border and Color
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Adding a Watermark 
  • Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Using Research Tools
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Saving a Document to Other Formats 

Module 4

  • Create or import tables within a document.
  • Insert images and special characters.
  • Apply document layout formatting options.
  • Perform final document prep techniques.
  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Converting Text to a Table 
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adding Images to a Document
  • Designating Text Wrap Options for Images
  • Applying a Page Border and Color
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Adding a Watermark 
  • Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Using Research Tools
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Saving a Document to Other Formats 

Once you’ve learned and worked with the standard features of MS Word, you’ll be ready for some of its more advanced functions. For this class, we’ve curated the most popular and useful advanced-level MS Word techniques and tools. Whether you need to enhance your document with multimedia; collaborate with other authors and editors; or even add fillable forms – this class will expand your word processing toolset.

Graphics. A common misconception is that Word only offers cropping, resizing, and alignment of images. Did you know that you can also add shadows, reflections, 3-D bevels, and apply artistic effects like blurs and texture transforms? We’ll show you how to add some flair to your images and even create new graphics with “SmartArt” and the “Draw Shapes” tool.

Collaboration. One of Word’s most powerful – and frequently used – features is tracking changes in a document and highlighting them for acceptance or rejection by other team members. We’ll show you how to set up, and participate in, this review process.

References. MS Word offers a number of academic reference features like footnotes, endnotes, citations, cross-references and bibliographies. You’ll learn how to use these and also incorporate hyperlinks in your documents.

Security and Forms. MS Word is a great tool for surveys, forms, or other types of documents used to collect data. We’ll show you how to create and distribute fillable forms you can email to others. You’ll also learn how to restrict edit permissions and digitally sign your document to prove its authenticity.

Macros. If you find yourself performing the same sequence of steps again and again in your documents, you might consider using a “macro” to automate the process. We’ll teach you how to memorize a set of actions in MS Word and replay them again with a single keystroke.

Module 5

  • Create or import tables within a document.
  • Insert images and special characters.
  • Apply document layout formatting options.
  • Perform final document prep techniques.
  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Converting Text to a Table 
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adding Images to a Document
  • Designating Text Wrap Options for Images
  • Applying a Page Border and Color
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Adding a Watermark 
  • Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Using Research Tools
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Saving a Document to Other Formats 

Module 6

  • Create or import tables within a document.
  • Insert images and special characters.
  • Apply document layout formatting options.
  • Perform final document prep techniques.
  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting a Table
  • Converting Text to a Table 
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Adding Images to a Document
  • Designating Text Wrap Options for Images
  • Applying a Page Border and Color
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Controlling Page Layout
  • Adding a Watermark 
  • Checking Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
  • Using Research Tools
  • Checking Accessibility
  • Saving a Document to Other Formats 

Event Details

Venue: Virtual

Phone: (602)252-3955

Email: registration@trainingtoyou.com

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