Microsoft Word Introduction


Date(s) - 10/11/2021
All Day

Edinburgh Training Centre


Audience: This course is designed for either beginners or those with limited experience of Microsoft Word. In our Introduction course you learn how to easily manipulate and format document text. We then cover creating tables, proofing documents and avoiding repetitive typing by using AutoText. The course caters for all levels of ability.

Course Duration: 1 day

Module 1: Explore the Word Environment

  • Screen overview
  • Explore the Ribbon
  • Working with Backstage view
  • Customise the Word environment
  • Open a document
  • Navigate in a document
  • Create a Microsoft account
  • Connect to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business
  • Use Help
  • Turn on the Reading View
  • Tell me what you want to do (new)

Module 2: Creating a Document

  • Enter text
  • Save a document
  • Viewing the document version history (new)
  • Creating folders
  • Preview a document
  • Modify a document in Print Preview
  • Print a document
  • Change Print Options

Module 3: Editing a Document

  • Open and navigate in a document
  • Selecting text
  • Insert additional text
  • Rearranging blocks of text
  • Deleting blocks of text
  • Undo/Redo changes
  • Find and Replace text
  • Open and edit PDF documents

Module 4: Formatting Text

  • Change Font Type and Size
  • Emphasise text using Font Styles and Effects
  • Text Colour and Highlighting
  • Copy formatting
  • Apply formatting to other text
  • Clear formatting
  • Find and Replace text formatting

Module 5: Formatting Paragraphs

  • Change paragraph alignment
  • Use and set Tabs
  • Indent paragraphs
  • Simple Bullets and Numbering of paragraphs
  • Add borders and shading
  • Change spacing between lines and paragraphs
  • Apply Styles
  • Document Navigation Pane
  • Dragging and dropping paragraphs in the Navigation Pane

Module 6: Creating Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Enter data into a Table
  • Moving around a Table
  • Selecting the different parts of the Table
  • Modify the Table structure
  • Format a Table
  • Using the Border Painter tool
  • Convert Text to Table
  • Convert Table to Text

Module 7: Proofing a Document

  • Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Smart Lookup (new)
  • Using the Thesaurus to find alternative words
  • Using the Mini-Translator for foreign languages
  • Creating AutoText Entries
  • Editing AutoText Entries
  • Customise AutoCorrect Options
  • Using AutoComplete


Bookings are now closed for this event.