How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Microsoft Word 2013 Introduction Training course students will learn how to create 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.

Course Prerequisites

Students should possess basic computer skills.

Course Audience

This course is intended for individuals who want to gain basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Word. Individuals who want to pursue Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Microsoft Word 2013 can also take this course.

What You'll Learn

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the various components of the Word interface, create a new Word document, enter text into a document, save a document, preview and print a document, and search Help.
  • Navigate through a document to find and select text, modify selected text, and find and replace text.
  • Apply character formatting to text, align paragraphs using tab stops, display text as list items, control paragraph layout, apply borders and shading to paragraphs, apply text styles, and manage formatting in documents.
  • Insert a table into a document, modify the structure of a table, format a table, and convert text to a table.
  • Sort a list, renumber a list, and customize a list.
  • Insert symbols and special characters, and add images to a document.
  • Apply page borders and colors, apply a watermark, add a header and footer to a document, and control page layout.
  • Check spelling and grammar and use other proofing tools.
  • Customize the Word interface and use additional options for saving.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started with Word
    • Identify the Components of the Word Interface
    • Create a Word Document
    • Help
  2. Editing a Document
    • Navigate and Select Text
    • Modify Text
    • Find and Replace Text
  3. Formatting Text and Paragraphs
    • Apply Character Formatting
    • Align Text Using Tabs
    • Display Text as List Items
    • Control Paragraph Layout
    • Apply Borders and Shading
    • Apply Styles
    • Manage Formatting
  4. Adding Tables
    • Insert a Table
    • Modify a Table
    • Format a Table
    • Convert Text to a Table
  5. Managing Lists
    • Sort a List
    • Renumber a List
    • Customize a List
  6. Inserting Graphic Objects
    • Insert Symbols and Special Characters
    • Add Images to a Document
  7. Controlling Page Appearance
    • Apply a Page Border and Color
    • Add a Watermark
    • Add Headers and Footers
    • Control Page Layout
  8. Proofing a Document
    • Check Spelling and Grammar
    • Other Proofing Tools
    • Check Accessibility
  9. Customizing the Word Environment
    • Customize the Word Interface
    • Additional Save Options

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class.
  • Access to a searchable, electronic version of the courseware manual for reference after class (available for 12 months after class.)
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft Word 2013 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Word 2013 Training course
  • Six months of post-class live, online chat support from a Microsoft Word Instructor