Course Description

Course Length:

8 Hours

Overview:

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 2013 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 2013 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents.

You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Word 2013.

Target Student:

This course is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2013 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.

Prerequisites:

To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
  • An introduction to PCs course

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word

Topic A: Identify the Components of the Word Interface

Topic B: Create a Word Document

Topic C: Help

 

Lesson 2: Editing a Document

Topic A: Navigate and Select Text

Topic B: Modify Text

Topic C: Find and Replace Text

 

Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Topic A: Apply Character Formatting

Topic B: Align Text Using Tabs

Topic C: Display Text as List Items

Topic D: Control Paragraph Layout

Topic E: Apply Borders and Shading

Topic F: Apply Styles

Topic G: Manage Formatting

 

Lesson 4: 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 5: Managing Lists

Topic A: Sort a List

Topic B: Renumber a List

Topic C: Customize a List

 

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 a Watermark

Topic C: Add Headers and Footers

Topic D: Control Page Layout

 

Lesson 8: Proofing a Document

Topic A: Check Spelling and Grammar

Topic B: Other Proofing Tools

Topic C: Check Accessibility

 

Lesson 9: Customizing the Word Environment

Topic A: Customize the Word Interface

Topic B: Additional Save Options