Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 (Intermediate)

Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 (Intermediate)

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This Microsoft Word course is an intermediate Word course that will expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Microsoft Word Course: Level 1 (Beginners)and will teach you how to create more advanced Word documents. This Microsoft Word course will enhance existing skills by covering more specific documentation creation aspects such as working with multiple documents, formatting tables, tabs, lists, merging, section breaks, templates and more. Completion of this Microsoft Word course provides sufficient knowledge for you to participate in Microsoft Word Course: Level 3 (Advanced).

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft Word course you should be able to:

  1. Work with multiple documents.
  2. Create and format columns.
  3. Use formatting techniques to position text and paragraphs.
  4. Modify Word options.
  5. Work with document properties.
  6. Create and apply styles.
  7. Manage styles in a document or template.
  8. Create and work effectively with themes.
  9. Create and use templates.
  10. Learn how to work with section breaks.
  11. Insert headers and footers into a document.
  12. Create and work with headers and footers in long and complex documents.
  13. Create and edit recipient lists.
  14. Perform a mail merge from scratch.
  15. Produce address labels from a mailing list.
  16. Customise mail merges.
  17. Draw and format shapes.
  18. Work extensively with shapes.
  19. Insert and work with text boxes.
  20. Manage and manipulate text boxes.
  21. Use table features to improve the layout and format of tables.
  22. Enhance and correct pictures.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft Word course:

Microsoft Word Columns

  • Understanding Columns.
  • Creating Columns of Text.
  • Specifying Column Widths and Spacing.
  • Inserting Column Breaks.

Formatting Techniques using Microsoft Word

  • Applying First Line Indents.
  • Applying Hanging Indents.
  • Applying Right Indents.
  • Understanding Pagination.
  • Controlling Widows and Orphans.
  • Keeping Paragraphs Together.
  • Keeping Lines Together.
  • Inserting a Page Break.
  • Understanding Returns.
  • Inserting Hard and Soft Returns.
  • Removing Returns.
  • Revealing Formatting.

Microsoft Word Styles

  • Understanding Styles.
  • Applying Paragraph Styles.
  • Applying Character Styles.
  • Creating a Quick Style.
  • Creating a Paragraph Style.
  • Creating a Character Style.
  • Applying Custom Styles.

Microsoft Word Style Techniques

  • Understanding the Modify Style Dialog Box.
  • Selecting and Updating Styles.
  • Renaming and Deleting Styles.

Microsoft Word Themes

  • Understanding Themes.
  • Applying a Theme.
  • Modifying Theme Colours.
  • Modifying Theme Fonts.
  • Creating a Custom Theme.
  • Applying a Theme to a Template.
  • Resetting a Theme.

Microsoft Word Templates

  • Understanding Templates.
  • Using a Sample Template.
  • Downloading an Online Template.
  • Creating a Template.
  • Modifying a Template.
  • Using a Custom Template.
  • Copying Styles Between Templates.
  • Creating a Template From a Template.
  • Tips for Developing Templates.

Section Breaks in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Section Breaks.
  • Inserting a Next Page Section Break.
  • Inserting a Continuous Section Break.
  • Inserting an Even Page Section Break.
  • Inserting an Odd Page Section Break.

Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Headers and Footers.
  • Inserting Headers and Footers.
  • Inserting a Blank Header.
  • Inserting a Blank Footer.
  • Switching Between Headers and Footers.
  • Editing Headers and Footers.
  • Inserting Page Numbering.
  • Inserting Date Information.

Microsoft Word Header and Footer Techniques

  • Headers and Footers in Long Documents.
  • Adjusting Header and Footer Positions.
  • Inserting First Page Headers and Footers.
  • Inserting Different Odd and Even Pages.
  • Creating Section Headers and Footers.
  • Unlinking Section Headers and Footers.

Merging From Scratch using Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Merging From Scratch.
  • Selecting the Document Type.
  • Selecting the Recipients.
  • Inserting the Date.
  • Inserting an Address Block.
  • Inserting the Greeting Line.
  • Typing the Letter.
  • Inserting Individual Merge Fields.
  • Previewing the Merge.
  • Completing the Merge.

Merging to Labels using Microsoft Word

  • Setting Up Mailing Labels.
  • Completing Mailing Labels.

Microsoft Word Mail Merge Techniques

  • Running a Saved Merge.
  • Excluding Recipients.
  • Filtering Recipients.
  • Sorting Recipients.
  • Selecting Another Data Source.
  • Applying an if Then Else Rule.
  • Applying a Fill in Rule.

Microsoft Word Text Boxes

  • Understanding Text Boxes.
  • Inserting a Preformatted Text Box.
  • Typing Text Into a Text Box.
  • Positioning a Text Box.
  • Resizing a Text Box.
  • Deleting a Text Box.
  • Drawing a Text Box.
  • Formatting a Text Box.

Text Box Techniques using Microsoft Word

  • Linking Text Boxes.
  • Modifying Text Box Margins.
  • Changing Text Direction.
  • Applying Effects to Text Boxes.

Microsoft Word Table Features

  • Creating a Table From Text.
  • Aligning Data in Cells.
  • Displaying Table Gridlines.
  • Inserting Formulas Into a Table.
  • Updating Formulas in a Table.
  • Sorting Table Data.
  • Merging Table Cells.
  • Splitting Table Cells.
  • Understanding Table Properties.
  • Aligning Tables.
  • Changing the Direction of Text.
  • Repeating Heading Rows.
  • Converting a Table to Text.

Enhancing Pictures in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Picture Enhancements
  • Removing a Picture Background
  • Correcting Pictures
  • Colouring Pictures
  • Applying Artistic Effects
  • Applying Shadows and Reflections
  • Applying a Glow Effect
  • Softening and Bevelling Edges
  • Applying Picture Styles to Images
  • Repositioning Pictures
  • The Format Picture Pane
  • Cropping Pictures Accurately
  • Changing the Picture Layout

Intended Audience

This Microsoft Word course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of the topics outlined above and builds on a basic prior knowledge of Microsoft Word. This Microsoft Word course is ideal for anyone who has completed Microsoft Word Course: Level 1 (Beginners) or for existing users seeking to expand their knowledge of Word.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft Word course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in a Microsoft Windows environment. In this Microsoft Word course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft Word course assumes that you have a thorough understanding of the topics covered in Microsoft Word Course: Level 1 (Beginners). You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

Bring Your Own Device Option

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Window or Mac devices. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.

About your instructor

Paul Neale

Paul Neale

Paul Neale has had vast experience teaching all Microsoft Office applications from basic to advanced levels. His qualifications include Microsoft Certified Professional, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, and Cert IV Small Business Management. He is an experienced Project Management and Team Leader. He is also an IT trouble-shooter, experienced in hardware assembly, network design, back-office apps and helpdesk support.


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