Who should attend
This class is for new MS Word users, as well as those who have some familiarity, but feel that they aren’t using it efficiently or “the right way.”
Need to get started with, or freshen up on, MS Word? As Microsoft’s flagship word processor has evolved over the years, it has changed so much that you can no longer just launch it and start typing up documents. Without understanding the right way to use MS Word, you are guaranteed to unnecessarily spend many hours reformatting and tweaking documents to get them to look right. Here’s what you need:
The Basics. The first step in learning MS Word is getting around the interface. If you’ve been using an older version, you’ll probably be surprised by the new “Ribbon’ interface – but don’t worry, we’ll show you how to navigate it. Within short order you’ll be able to create, preview, print, and save documents.
Formatting Text. Beyond changing fonts and colors, you’ll learn: how Word documents are structured into paragraphs with different formats; a tab stop system for aligning text; and borders and shading. We’ll cover two of the most useful text layouts: bullets and numbered lists. You will also learn the top keyboard shortcuts and how to instantly reapply formatting from one chunk of text to another.
Images. Adding an image to a Word document is straightforward. But getting it to align properly with the text can be tricky: there are no less than 7 alignment options, not to mention features for cropping, resizing and styling. We’ll show you the most important configurations to ensure your images beautifully complement the text.
Tables. Like images, tables are objects with widths, heights, backgrounds, and borders. They also have numerous options for alignment, text wrapping, internal paragraph styles, and even controlling how they conform to page breaks. We’ll show you the most common table layout options.
Document Prep. When you’ve finished writing your document, it’s time to get it ready for printing and distribution. To that end, we cover how to spell-check, set page margins, add headers/footers, and more.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word
Lesson 2: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Lesson 3: Working More Efficiently
Lesson 4: Managing Lists
Lesson 5: Adding Tables
Lesson 6: Adding Graphics
Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
Lesson 8: Preparing to Save a Document
“Learned how to format tabs, margins and use ruler. Lots of great information. Great instructor. Loved her enthusiasm! Took the time to make sure everyone was following and not lost!”
“The class was very informative.”
“Faz was extremely knowledgeable and I enjoyed the pace & warm atmosphere.”