30 hour Microsoft Word Certificate

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Get the most out of your word processor

Most people believe that they know how to utilize Microsoft Word, but outside of typing a few sentences, the reality is that few really understand all that Word has to offer. Microsoft Word is a robust desktop publishing application that can be utilized to create simple or intricate print materials. Knowing how to effectively utilize Word 2013, the world’s most widely used word processor, can benefit anyone looking to be successful in business or just offer their creative services in volunteer capacities; with Microsoft Word the possibilities are endless. From resumes to reports, or flyers and invitations, knowing how to navigate Word 2013 is truly beneficial. Students of all computer skill levels are encouraged to learn how to successfully create documents they can be proud of.

Students participating in this Word 2013 course will be exposed to:

  • Navigating Word 2013 efficiently
  • Creating stylized and professional documents
  • Collaborating with others through documents
  • Utilizing Word for labels, research, signage, and even the web
  • Learning how word processing fits into a digital world

Course Modules:

Module 1: Word Basics and Interface
  • How to navigate the Word 2013 interface
  • How to create new documents and open existing documents
  • Review the toolbars
  • Explain keyboard shortcuts
  • How to find and use templates
Module 2: Working with Text
  • Overview of insertion point and cursor
  • Review selecting text
  • Review deleting text
  • Explain text justification, tab, and bullet point options
  • Explain line spacing, columns, and font
  • Explain text color and highlighting options
  • Overview of design styles
  • Inserting hyperlinks
Module 3: Formatting Documents
  • Overview of headers and footers
  • Explain section and page breaks
  • Format page orientation
  • Format page margins
  • Review page setup dialog
  • Modify page size
  • Using themes
Module 4: Working with Objects
  • Embedding objects from other Microsoft Office programs
  • Arranging objects
  • Working with tables and charts
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Using shapes
  • Utilizing text boxes and word art
Module 5: Working with References
  • Checking spelling and grammar
  • Utilizing the thesaurus
  • Inserting a table of contents
  • Inserting and customizing reference lists
Module 6: Working with Images
  • How to insert images, graphics, and video
  • Formatting images
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Copyright issues related to clip art
Module 7: Reviewing and Collaborating with Others
  • Tracking changes and adding comments
  • Saving documents
  • Printing documents
  • Finalizing and protecting documents
  • Turning documents into pdf files and editing pdf files
  • Creating a mail merge
Module 8: Popular Uses of Word
  • Resumes
  • Reports
  • Flyers
  • Letterhead
  • Invitations

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