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Getting Started

The course begins with a look at how to start Word, create a basic document, and then close Word. Then, participants will learn how to sign into Office with a Microsoft account. The module concludes with information on saving and opening documents.

  • Signing In
  • Saving a Document
  • Opening a Document
  • Creating a New Document

Your First Document

This module is all about basic document tasks. First, typing, deleting, and selecting text are covered. Then, editing tools (including cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo) are covered. Finally, find and replace tools are covered.

  • Typing and Deleting Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Searching a Document
  • Using Find and Replace

Formatting Text, Part One

One of Word’s most important features is its wide array of document formatting tools. Participants will learn about the basic tools in this module, including changing font face, size, and color; applying text effects; and using the Font dialog.

  • Changing the Font Face
  • Changing the Font Size
  • Changing the Font Color
  • Applying Basic Text Effects
  • Applying Advanced Text Effects
  • Working with the Font Dialog

Formatting Text, Part Two

Next, participants will learn about advanced text formatting tools, including styles, themes, document formatting sets, and the Format Painter. The Clear Formatting command will also be covered.

  • Applying Styles
  • Changing the Theme
  • Changing Document Formatting
  • Choosing a New Color, Font, or Effects Scheme
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Clearing Formatting

Working with Paragraphs

In this module, participants will learn how to move text, create bulleted and numbered lists, change line spacing, align and justify text, and use the Paragraph dialog.

  • Moving Text
  • Applying Bullets and Numbers
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Aligning and Justifying Text
  • Working with the Paragraph Dialog

Formatting the Page

Participants will learn how to add a cover page to a document, format text as columns, add a watermark, change the page color, and apply a page border.

  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Formatting Text as Columns
  • Adding Watermarks
  • Changing the Page Color
  • Adding a Page Border

Inserting Art and Objects, Part One

This module covers inserting tables, charts, SmartArt, equations, and screenshots into a document.

  • Inserting Tables
  • Inserting Charts
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Inserting Equations
  • Inserting Screenshots

Inserting Art and Objects, Part Two

This module covers inserting local and online images, videos, shapes, and text boxes into a document.

  • Inserting Local Pictures
  • Inserting Online Pictures
  • Inserting Videos
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Inserting Text Boxes

The Finishing Touches

Now that participants understand all the essentials of working with Word, this module will cover techniques for polishing a document. Topics include running a spell check, inserting page numbers, adding headers and footers, creating a table of contents, and creating an index.

  • Checking Spelling
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Creating an Index

Viewing Your Document

This module explores the different viewing tools offered by Word 2013, including zoom commands and the new Read mode.

  • Using Views
  • Using Zoom
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Viewing Documents Side-by-Side

Printing and Sharing Your Document

Next, participants will learn how to print, e-mail, and share documents. They will also learn how to open, edit, and save PDF files with Word 2013.

  • Saving a Document as PDF or XPS
  • Editing PDF Documents
  • Printing a Document
  • E-Mailing a Document
  • Sharing Your Document on SkyDrive

Customizing the Interface

The final module of this course will show participants how to change ribbon display options, customize the Quick Access toolbar, customize and create ribbon tabs, and reset interface changes.

  • Changing Ribbon Display Options
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
  • Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
  • Resetting Interface Changes

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