Word 2013 - Beginner

5 Hours, 45 Minutes


Delivery Method

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Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Microsoft Word 2013. In this course, students will learn the basics of saving and opening documents and review the interface. Students will practice text navigation, selection, entry, and various other text formatting and editing commands and features. Additionally, students will work with bulleted and numbered lists, tables, and their various features and options. Students will also work with graphics and the various tools available in Word 2013 to format and edit them. Lastly, this course will cover various options for viewing documents, proofing options for documents, and settings to prepare documents for distribution and publication.

Course Objectives

Introduction to Microsoft Word, Editing and Formatting a Word Document, Working with Lists and Tables, Enhancing Documents, Proofing and Viewing Documents, Preparing Documents for Publication

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Introduction to Microsoft Word

  • Touring the Word Interface
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Opening a Document
  • Navigating a Document
  • Viewing Documents
  • Creating a New Document
  • The Basics of Entering Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Saving a Document
  • Checking a Document for Compatibility with Previous Versions of Word
  • Using the Convert Option to Save Document to Updated File Formats
  • Saving as a Different File Format
  • Working with Document Properties
  • Locating Previous Versions and Accessing Unsaved Documents

3 - Editing and Formatting a Word Document

  • Inserting and Deleting Text
  • Moving and Copying Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Opening and Editing a PDF
  • Working with Character, Paragraph, and Section Formatting
  • How to Apply Character Formatting
  • Changing a Font Color
  • Applying Bold, Italics, or Underline Formatting
  • Changing Text Font
  • Changing the Font Size
  • Changing Text Case and Capitalization
  • Applying Special Text Effects
  • Highlighting Text
  • Applying Strikethrough, Subscript, or Superscript
  • Clearing Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting Overview
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Applying Borders or Shading to a Paragraph
  • Decreasing or Increasing Indentation
  • Adjusting Line and Paragraph Spacing
  • Showing or Hiding Hidden Characters
  • Applying Character or Paragraph Formatting to Multiple Items at Once
  • Copying and Applying Formatting Using Format Painter
  • Using Word Styles
  • Applying a Style Set
  • Applying a Theme

4 - Working with Lists and Tables

  • Creating a Bulleted List
  • Converting Existing Text to a Bulleted List
  • Creating a Custom Bullet
  • Creating a Numbered List
  • Converting Existing Text to a Numbered List
  • Creating a Multi-Level List
  • Sorting List or Text Selections
  • Creating a Table
  • Entering Text in Tables
  • Selecting and Formatting Text in a Table
  • Adding and Deleting Table Rows and Columns
  • Adjusting Row and Column Width and Height
  • Distributing Table Rows and Columns Evenly
  • Merging Table Cells
  • Splitting Tables and Table Cells
  • Sorting Table Items
  • Aligning Table Text
  • Changing Text Direction in a Table
  • Adjusting Table Cell Margins
  • Adding or Removing a Table Style
  • Applying or Removing Shading in a Table
  • Applying or Removing Borders in a Table
  • Creating a Table from Existing Text
  • Converting a Table to Text

5 - Enhancing Documents

  • Inserting a Blank Page
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Inserting or Removing a Page Break
  • Inserting a Line Break (Soft Return)
  • Applying Drop Caps
  • Inserting the Date and Time
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Positioning a Picture and Using Text Wrapping
  • Resizing or Rotating a Picture
  • Cropping a Picture
  • Removing a Picture Background
  • Adjusting Picture Sharpness or Brightness
  • Applying Artistic Effects to a Picture
  • Compressing a Picture for E-Mail or Online Viewing
  • Applying a Border to a Picture
  • Applying Picture Effects to an Image
  • Applying a Picture Style
  • Replacing a Picture with a Different Image
  • Removing Formatting from a Picture
  • Inserting or Removing a Watermark
  • Creating a Custom Watermark
  • Applying Color to a Page
  • Applying a Page Border
  • Printing Page Background Color

6 - Proofing and Viewing Documents

  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Using the Go To Function
  • Finding and Replacing Formatting
  • Finding and Replacing Special Characters
  • Using the Navigation Pane to Search a Document
  • Proofing with Spelling and Grammar Check
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Finding the Word Count
  • Translating Specific Text to Another Language
  • Changing the Proofing Language for a Document
  • Using Zoom Options and Viewing Multiple Pages
  • Viewing a Document in Read Mode
  • Creating a Split Window View of a Document
  • Viewing the Same Document in Multiple Windows
  • Viewing Multiple Documents at Once

7 - Preparing Documents for Publication

  • Adjusting Document Margins
  • Adding Headers
  • Adding Footers
  • Modifying and Navigating Headers and Footers
  • Adding Page Numbers to Headers or Footers
  • Adding Date and Time Information to Headers or Footers
  • Adding an Image to a Header or Footer
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Controlling Hyphenation
  • Creating a PDF or XPS File From a Document
  • Emailing a Document Directly from the Word Application
  • Printing Documents

8 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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