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MS Word Introduction

This is an introduction to Microsoft Word for new users of the programme or for those who have been using it without official training and would like to learn some shortcuts and new tips and tricks.

Course details

Navigation and Screen Elements

  • Understanding the Ribbon
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar

Document Basics

  • Creating a New Document
  • Inserting and Deleting Text
  • Opening and saving a Document
  • Selecting and Replacing Text
  • Using Undo, Redo and Repeat
  • Navigating through a Document
  • Viewing Multiple Document Windows
  • Previewing and Printing a Document

Working with and Editing Text

  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using Word Count and the Thesaurus
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Formatting Characters and Paragraphs

  • Changing Font type, size and colour
  • Applying Font Styles and Effects
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Adding Paragraph Borders and Shading
  • Changing Line Spacing and Paragraph spacing
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Working with Indents and Tab Stops

Formatting the Page

  • Adjusting Margins
  • Changing Page Orientation and Size
  • Using Columns and Page/Section Breaks
  • Working with the Page Background
  • Adding a Cover Page and Page Numbers
  • Using Headers and Footers




1 day (but can be run as shorter sessions)

Course Requirements

No previous knowledge of Word required.


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