Word Training – Mastering Document Production

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Course description

Microsoft Word is so much more than just a simple word processing tool – it was designed with a number of powerful features that enable the production of eye-catching, professional documents.

We show you some of the key features this software has to offer – from styles and graphics to tables and formatting – showing you how to quickly and easily make impressive modifications to your Word documents.

Is it right for me?

 If you are competent in using a PC for general business use, and you want to know how to create professional-looking documents, this Word training course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to do that.

What will I get out of it?

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


  • Use the appropriate view for the task being undertaken in Word
  • Use line, paragraph and page breaks correctly
  • Identify the importance of section breaks and when to use them
  • Use styles for easy formatting
  • Insert pictures and illustrations
  • Insert and modify tables and spreadsheets
  • Create and sort lists using bullets and numbering
  • Set Autocorrect, Autoformat and Autotext options
  • Print all or part of a document

The trainer was Great! Really enjoyed my couple of days down at the Thales office! The facilities also deserve a mention, you do a great job making people feel comfortable in your offices, it's almost a holiday away from work.

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What does it cover?

  • When to use Draft and Print Layout views
  • Using Reading Layout (2013 and 2016)/Full Screen Reading (2010)
  • How to use the Document Map/Navigation Pane
  • Using find and replace
  • Using the ruler effectively
  • Using Show/Hide and Reveal Formatting
  • Selecting text
  • Inserting line breaks, paragraph breaks and page breaks
  • Setting the language
  • Using the status bar
  • When to use section breaks
  • Setting page orientation
  • Setting page margins
  • Displaying page borders
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Using columns
  • Creating, amending and applying Character Styles
  • Amending and applying Paragraph Styles
  • Using the Style Inspector
  • Inserting a picture
  • Inserting a drawing
  • Object text wrapping options
  • Inserting or drawing a table
  • Modifying table formatting
  • Sorting table data
  • Inserting spreadsheets
  • 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
  • Using Print Preview
  • Printing the current page
  • Printing specified pages
  • Saving a Word document as a PDF

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Donna Bridewell

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