Word 365 - Beginner

4 Hours, 22 Minutes


Delivery Method

UT Pro from New Horizons

This class is part of a 12‑month UT Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Microsoft Word 365. 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 365 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 , Getting Started with Word , Editing and Formatting Documents , Enhancing Documents , Proofing and Viewing , Finalizing Documents , Conclusion

Course Prerequisites

Basic computer skills.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started with Word

  • Understanding the Interface
  • Using the Backstage View
  • Opening Documents
  • Navigating Documents
  • Viewing Documents
  • Creating Documents
  • Entering Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Saving Documents
  • Using the Accessibility Checker
  • Converting to Updated File Format
  • Understanding Document Properties
  • Sharing and Co-Authoring
  • Using Versions

3 - Editing and Formatting Documents

  • Using the Inking Tools
  • Moving and Copying Text
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Opening and Editing a PDF
  • Working with Formatting
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Showing Hidden Characters
  • Applying Formatting to Multiple Items
  • Using Format Painter
  • Using Word Styles
  • Applying a Style Set
  • Applying a Theme

4 - Enhancing Documents

  • Inserting Blank and Cover Pages
  • Inserting or Removing Breaks
  • Applying Drop Caps
  • Inserting the Date and Time
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Working with Icons
  • Using Text Wrapping and Positioning
  • Resizing, Rotating, and Cropping
  • Removing a Background
  • Adjusting Images
  • Applying Artistic Effects
  • Compressing a Picture
  • Applying Image Styles
  • Replacing an Image
  • Adding Watermarks
  • Applying Color and Page Borders

5 - Proofing and Viewing

  • Using Find and Replace and the Go To Function
  • Advanced Finding and Replacing
  • Proofing a Document
  • Using the Thesaurus and Smart Lookup
  • Translating and Proofing Languages
  • Using Read Mode
  • Using the Learning Tools
  • Viewing a Page Side by Side
  • Custom Viewing of Documents

6 - Finalizing Documents

  • Adjusting Document Margins
  • Working with Headers and Footers
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Controlling Hyphenation
  • Creating a PDF or XPS File
  • Emailing Documents
  • Printing Documents

7 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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