Microsoft Word - Essentials

Face-to-face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform some of the essential tasks in Microsoft Word 2010.

Participants will learn how to open and close Word, explore the Word interface, including the new Backstage view, as well as learn to create a blank document and close Word.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Open, create, save and edit word document.
  2. Print a document.
  3. Use features in Word
  4. Work with styles and templates
  5. Customise Word


  • People who want to learn the essentials of Microsoft Word 2010 to create professional correspondence and documents.


  • Become more productive in creating and updating document
  • Check and review document prior to printing
  • Increase level of confidence in working with Word


  • Editing and formatting text and paragraphs.
  • Advanced formatting techniques.
  • Working with styles.
  • Adding pictures and SmartArt.
  • Inserting special objects.
  • Adding tables.
  • Adding in document references - table of contents, bibliography, indexes.
  • Advanced research tasks.
  • Reviewing a document.

Program Outline

Day One

  • Open and close Word
  • Understand the Word 2010 interface
  • Use the backstage view to create a new blank document or a document from a template
  • Use the backstage view to open files and use the recent list
  • Save documents
  • Type, select, and edit text
  • Use page breaks to start a new page
  • Use cut, copy, and paste, as well as the Office Clipboard Task pane
  • Set default paste options
  • Undo and redo tasks
  • Find and replace text

Day Two

  • Use the Selection pane to select pictures or objects
  • Format fonts and paragraphs with a variety of features
  • Use bullets and numbering
  • Use borders and shading
  • Understand, create and use styles
  • Use themes
  • Add headers and footers
  • Format text as columns
  • Change page orientation
  • Add a page border or colour
  • Use the page setup dialog
  • Check spelling
  • Preview, print, or email a document


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