Microsoft Word

The written word is alive and strong, and no attendee wants to be without these crucial skills. Beginning with the basics, this series of classes will teach important formatting and communication skills all the way through to advanced features such as mail merge and macros.

Microsoft Word – From the Ground Up! (Level 1)

Microsoft Word is the world’s most popular word processing program, and this class will get you started on the path to becoming a power user. Learn secrets in this introductory class that professionals use to make the program jump. We’ll start at the beginning and give you a thorough grounding in the principles of using Microsoft Word.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What’s New in Word
  • Shortcuts for Beginners
  • Personalize Your Workspace
  • Creating New Documents
  • The Secrets to Document Templates
  • Saving Documents in Multiple File Formats
  • Creating your own Templates and Using Them
  • Make changes to the Global Normal Template
  • Printing Techniques
  • Text Selection Secrets
  • Text Formatting and Design
  • Paragraph Controls
  • The Power of Tabs
  • Clipboard group and Copy/Cut/Paste
  • Bullet, Numbered and Multi-Level Lists


Microsoft Word – Formatting Documents (Level 2)

Controlling how a document flows is crucial to its validity. Look like an amateur did it, and people will treat the information as amateurish. The power combo of Themes, Style Sets and Styles Sheets will catapult your document into the next dimension.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Headers & Footers
  • Page Margins and Paper Sizes
  • Columns
  • Page Breaks and Section Breaks
  • The Show/Hide Button
  • Paragraph Backgrounds and Borders
  • Using Styles
  • Creating Styles
  • Modifying Styles
  • Navigation Pane
  • Document Themes
  • Drop Caps and Symbols
  • Custom Auto Correct

Microsoft Word – Visual Communication (Level 3)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, why are you writing so much? New tools in Microsoft Word make it easier than ever to support your conclusions with thought-provoking images, clear charts, definitive tables and even video! Take your document to the future with these skills.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Adding Clip Art and Photographs
  • Online Photographs
  • Alt Text and Captions for Photographs
  • Photo Editing Tools
  • Text Wrapping and Image Positioning
  • Process Illustrations and Hierarchies with SmartArt
  • Creating Tables
  • Styling Tables
  • Screen Shots and Screen Captures
  • Creating Charts
  • Chart Layouts
  • Changing Chart Types
  • Using Chart Styles
  • Adding Video

Microsoft Word – Professional Documents (Level 4)

This class has one thing that all document need: the big picture. Learn the difference between content and structure, and how they both play an important part in your document creation. Learn the power of the Outline view and experience how easy it is to create advanced features like Tables of Content and Indexes when you start doing things “the right way.”

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Using the Outline View
  • Structure versus Content
  • Quickly rearrange your document
  • Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
  • Embed Excel Worksheets
  • Create Cross References
  • Add Comments and Track Changes in Collaborative Environments
  • Table of Content
  • Indexes
  • Updating Fields
  • Comparing Two Document Versions

Microsoft Word – Advanced (Level 5)

One of the reasons Microsoft Word is so powerful is that it can do so many different things, many of them unique to certain professions. Not everyone needs to know these skills, but when you do, you want to make sure you’ve got the basics down. This class is for the curious and those with a specific need.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Creating Forms
  • Form Fields and Controls
  • Protecting Documents
  • Macros
  • Templates
  • Mail Merge
  • Advanced Page Formatting