Word 2016 - Beginner

4 Hours, 33 Minutes


Delivery Method

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This class is part of a 12‑month Educate 360 Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Microsoft Word 2016. 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 2016 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

Getting Started with 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

The recommended pre-requisite for this course is basic computer skills.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started with Microsoft Word

  • Understanding the Word Interface
  • Using the Backstage View
  • Opening Documents
  • Navigating Documents
  • Viewing Documents
  • Creating Documents
  • Entering Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Saving Documents
  • Checking Document Compatibility
  • Converting to an Updated File Format
  • Saving As a Different File Format
  • Understanding Document Properties
  • Using Versions

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
  • Working with Basic Character Formatting
  • Using Specialized Character Formatting
  • Applying Text Effects and Clearing Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting Overview
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Applying Borders and Shading
  • Setting Indentations
  • Adjusting Line and Paragraph Spacing
  • Showing Hidden Characters
  • Applying Formatting to Multiple Items
  • Using Format Painter
  • Using Word Styles
  • Applying Style Sets and Themes

4 - Working with Lists and Tables

  • Creating a Bulleted List
  • Creating a Custom Bullet
  • Creating a Numbered List
  • Creating a Multilevel List
  • Sorting a List or Text Selection
  • Creating a Table
  • Selecting Text in a Table
  • Adding and Deleting Table Rows and Columns
  • Adjusting Row and Column Width and Height
  • Merging Cells and Splitting Cells in Tables
  • Sorting Table Items
  • Aligning Table Text
  • Adjusting Table Margins
  • Adjusting Table Cell Margins
  • Adding Styles, Borders, and Shading
  • Converting Text to a Table or a Table to Text

5 - Enhancing Documents

  • Inserting Blank and Cover Pages
  • Inserting or Removing a Page or Line Break
  • Applying Drop Caps
  • Inserting the Date and Time
  • Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Positioning a Picture and Using Text Wrapping
  • Resizing, Rotating, and Cropping a Picture
  • Removing a Picture's Background
  • Adjusting Picture Brightness, Sharpness, and Color
  • Applying Artistic Effects, Borders, and Styles to a Picture
  • Compressing a Picture for Email or Online Viewing
  • Replacing a Picture with a Different Image
  • Adding Watermarks
  • Applying Page Colors and Borders

6 - Proofing and Viewing Documents

  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Using the Go To Function
  • Finding and Replacing Formatting and Special Characters
  • Proofing a Document
  • Using Thesaurus and Smart LookUp
  • Working with Translating and Proofing Languages
  • Viewing a Document in Read Mode
  • Customizing Document Views

7 - Preparing Documents for Publication

  • Adjusting Document Margins
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Modifying and Navigating Headers and Footers
  • Adding Page Numbers, Dates, and Images to Headers and Footers
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Controlling Hyphenation
  • Creating a PDF or XPS File
  • Emailing Documents from Word
  • Printing Documents

8 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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