Microsoft Word for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1
These days, most people take electronic word processing for granted. While we may still write out our grocery lists with pen and paper, we expect to use a computer to create the majority of our documents. It’s impossible to avoid word-processing software in many areas of the business world. Managers, lawyers, clerks, reporters, and editors rely on this software to do their jobs. Whether you are an executive secretary or a website designer, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of electronic word processing.
Microsoft® Word is designed to help you move smoothly through the task of creating professional-looking documents. Its rich features and powerful tools can make your work easy, and even fun. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Word on the desktop to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.
Note: Most Office 365 users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable you to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with your Office 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using Word for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert you to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.
This course may be a useful component in your preparation for the Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-100 and Microsoft Word Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-101 certification exams.
This course is the first part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of Word.
– Microsoft Word for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1 (this course)
– Microsoft Word for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 2
– Microsoft Word for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 3
Completion of this course will earn 0.6 CEUs.
In this course, you will learn fundamental Word skills.
– Navigate and perform common tasks in Word, such as opening, viewing, editing, saving, and printing documents, and configuring the application.
– Format text and paragraphs.
– Perform repetitive operations efficiently using tools such as Find and Replace, Format Painter, and Styles.
– Enhance lists by sorting, renumbering, and customizing list styles.
– Create and format tables.
– Insert graphic objects into a document, including symbols, special characters, illustrations, pictures, and clip art.
– Format the overall appearance of a page through page borders and colors, watermarks, headers and footers, and page layout.
– Use Word features to help identify and correct problems with spelling, grammar, readability, and accessibility.
This course is intended for those with a basic understanding of Microsoft® Windows® and who need to learn basic Word skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.
To ensure your success, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start and close applications, navigate basic file structures, manage files and folders, and access websites using a web browser.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word
- Topic A: Navigate in Microsoft Word
- Topic B: Create and Save Word Documents
- Topic C: Edit Documents
- Topic D: Work with Word for the Web
Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
- Topic A: Apply Character Formatting
- Topic B: Control Paragraph Layout
- Topic C: Align Text Using Tabs
- Topic D: Display Text in Bulleted or Numbered Lists
- Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading
Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently
- Topic A: Make Repetitive Edits
- Topic B: Apply Repetitive Formatting
- Topic C: Use Styles to Streamline Repetitive Formatting Tasks
- Topic D: Customize the Word Environment
Lesson 4: Managing Lists
- Topic A: Sort a List
- Topic B: Format a List
Lesson 5: Adding Tables
- Topic A: Insert a Table
- Topic B: Modify a Table
- Topic C: Format a Table
- Topic D: Convert Text to a Table
Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects
- Topic A: Insert Symbols and Special Characters
- Topic B: Add Images to a Document
Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
- Topic A: Apply a Page Border and Color
- Topic B: Add Headers and Footers
- Topic C: Control Page Layout
- Topic D: Add a Watermark
Lesson 8: Preparing to Publish a Document
- Topic A: Check Spelling, Grammar, and Readability
- Topic B: Preview and Print Documents
- Topic C: Use Research Tools
- Topic D: Check Accessibility
- Topic E: Dictate Text in a Document
- Topic F: Save a Document to Other Formats
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Word Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-100
Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to Word Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-101
Appendix C: Microsoft® Word Common Keyboard Shortcuts
**Indicates a course that is only a half day.