Word Masterclass

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Course Description

Our Word Master Class shows you how Word was designed to be used and demonstrates the powerful tools available.

Is it right for me?

This course will enable you to originate professional documents with ease, ensuring that modifications are equally quick and uncomplicated. This course will also cover how to produce templates and use tools such as styles, cross references, document properties and fields that will enable you to focus on content, leaving Word to ensure the formatting and numbering is accurate.

 You should be competent in using a PC for general business use.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Use line, paragraph, section and page breaks correctly
  • Insert pictures and illustrations
  • Insert and modify tables and spreadsheets
  • Create and sort lists using bullets and numbering
  • Set Autocorrect, Autoformat and Autotext options
  • Use and manage styles and create custom styles for easy formatting
  • Create templates to include styles and content
  • Insert bookmarks, cross references, tables of contents / figures and footnotes / endnotes
  • Use existing document properties and create custom ones
  • Manage linked headers and footers
  • Use track changes and compare document content

What does it cover?

  • Using layouts effectively
  • How to use the Document Map / Navigation Pane
  • Using find and replace
  • Using the ruler effectively
  • Using Show / Hide and Reveal Formatting
  • Inserting line, paragraph and page breaks
  • Setting the language
  • Using the status bar
  • When to use Section breaks
  • Setting page orientation and margins
  • Using columns
  • Inserting a picture
  • Inserting a drawing
  • Object text wrapping options
  • Inserting and modifying table formatting
  • Sorting table data
  • Inserting spreadsheet
  • Creating and formatting simple numbered and bulleted lists
  • Sorting lists
  • Creating and formatting multi level lists
  • Using Autocorrect
  • Changing Autoformat options
  • Controlling Autoformat As You Type
  • Creating and using Auto text / Quick Parts
  • Creating, amending and applying Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Setting up Style numbering
  • Defining table of contents Styles
  • Transferring Styles to other documents
  • Linked Styles
  • Setting Theme Fonts
  • Creating a template
  • Creating a document from a template
  • Modifying a template
  • Saving Style changes to a template
  • Creating Bookmarks
  • Inserting cross references to Bookmarks and styles
  • Inserting and updating a table of contents
  • Inserting a table of figures
  • Creating footnotes and endnotes
  • Standard properties
  • Custom properties
  • Using properties and fields
  • Creating a watermark
  • Creating custom headers and footers
  • Inserting fields
  • Using Section breaks
  • Dynamic linking between Sections
  • Inserting page numbers and setting page numbering in Sections
  • Tracking options
  • Lock Tracking (not 2010)
  • Adding comments
  • Reviewing changes
  • Comparing documents
  • Using Print Preview
  • Printing the current page and specified pages and sections
  • Saving a Word document as a PDF

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Donna Bridewell

Technical & Digital Learning Consultant

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