Microsoft Word Course: Level 3 (Advanced)

Microsoft Word Course: Level 3 (Advanced)

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Microsoft Word allows you to create, edit, and share work quickly and easily. Learn Microsoft Word with our Microsoft Word courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Microsoft Word course is an advanced Word course that is designed to further expand your knowledge beyond the content covered in Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 (Intermediate) and enable you to create and work with features such as SmartArt, indexes, master documents, interactive fields and much more. This Microsoft Word course will enhance existing skills by covering more specific documentation creation aspects available in Microsoft Word. Completion of this Microsoft Word course provides sufficient knowledge for you to be considered an advanced user of Microsoft Word.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Create and work with SmartArt.
  2. Create and work with a table of contents.
  3. Create and work with an index in a document.
  4. Create and work with master documents.
  5. Insert and edit footnotes and endnotes.
  6. Create, use and delete bookmarks.
  7. Create and delete cross references.
  8. Use AutoCorrect to automatically correct words and phrases.
  9. Create and use building blocks.
  10. Use a range of document proofing features.
  11. Work with custom dictionaries.
  12. Use the features of Word to work collaboratively with others.
  13. Use reviewing and commenting tools when editing documents.
  14. Understand and use the tracking feature in Word.
  15. Compare multiple versions of the same document.
  16. Create and remove protection for your document.
  17. Work with a PDF document.
  18. Understand, insert and work with fields in a document.
  19. Create and use interactive fields.
  20. Create and work with electronic forms in Word.
  21. Create and work with macros.

Course Content

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

Microsoft Word SmartArt

  • Understanding SmartArt.
  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic.
  • Inserting Text.
  • Indenting Text.
  • Changing the SmartArt Style.
  • Changing SmartArt Colours.
  • Changing a SmartArt Layout.
  • Adding More Shapes to SmartArt.
  • Resizing SmartArt.

Microsoft Word Table of Contents

  • Understanding Tables of Contents.
  • Inserting a Table of Contents.
  • Navigating With a Table of Contents.
  • Updating Page Numbers.
  • Updating a Table of Contents.
  • Customising a Table of Contents.
  • Formatting a Table of Contents.

Microsoft Word Indexing

  • Understanding Indexing.
  • Marking Index Entries.
  • Creating an AutoMark File.
  • Marking Index Entries With an AutoMark File.
  • Removing Marked Entries.
  • Generating an Index.
  • Modifying the Index Format.
  • Updating an Index.

Master Documents in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Master Documents.
  • Understanding Subdocuments.
  • Creating a Master Document.
  • Creating Subdocuments.
  • Working With Master Document Views.
  • Inserting Subdocuments.
  • Formatting a Master Document.
  • Editing Subdocuments.
  • Merging Subdocuments.
  • Splitting Subdocuments.
  • Deleting Subdocuments.
  • Building a Table of Contents.
  • Printing a Master Document.

Footnotes and Endnotes in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Footnotes and Endnotes.
  • Inserting Footnotes.
  • Inserting Endnotes.
  • Locating Footnotes and Endnotes.
  • The Footnote and Endnote Dialog Box.
  • Changing the Number Format.
  • Converting Footnotes and Endnotes.
  • Deleting Footnotes and Endnotes.

Microsoft Word Bookmarks

  • Creating Bookmarks.
  • Navigating With Bookmarks.
  • Deleting Bookmarks.

Cross Referencing using Microsoft Word

  • Creating Cross-References.
  • Deleting Cross-References.

Microsoft Word AutoCorrect

  • Understanding AutoCorrect.
  • Using AutoCorrect.
  • Adding AutoCorrect Entries.
  • Using Math AutoCorrect.
  • Understanding AutoFormat.
  • Using AutoFormat.
  • Using AutoFormat as You Type.

Building Blocks

  • Understanding Building Blocks.
  • AutoText Versus Quick Parts.
  • Inserting a Building Block.
  • Creating Quick Parts.
  • Saving Building Blocks.
  • Inserting Quick Parts.
  • Editing Building Blocks.
  • Deleting Building Blocks.

Microsoft Word Document Proofing Features

  • Proofreading Your Document.
  • Using Proofreading Marks.
  • Disabling the Spelling and Grammar Checker.
  • Customising the Spelling Checker.
  • Customising the Grammar Checker.
  • Using the Thesaurus.
  • Setting a Different Proofing Language.
  • Translating Selected Text.
  • Setting the Default Language.

Microsoft Word Custom Dictionaries

  • Understanding Custom Dictionaries.
  • Adding Words to the Custom Dictionary.
  • Adding Words to the Custom Dictionary File.
  • Deleting Words From the Custom Dictionary.
  • Creating a Custom Dictionary.
  • Changing the Default Custom Dictionary.
  • Disabling and Enabling a Custom Dictionary.
  • Removing a Custom Dictionary.

Working Collaboratively using Microsoft Word

  • Co-Authoring Documents.
  • Saving to OneDrive.
  • Sharing Documents.
  • Opening Shared Documents.

Microsoft Word Document Commenting

  • Inserting Comments.
  • Working With Comments.
  • Printing Comments.

Tracking Changes using Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Tracking Changes.
  • Enabling and Disabling Tracked Changes.
  • Switching Between Simple Markup and All Markup.
  • Using Comments in Tracked Changes.
  • Showing and Hiding Markup.
  • Showing Revisions Inline and in Balloons.
  • Advanced Tracking Options.
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes.

Comparing Microsoft Word Documents

  • Understanding Document Comparisons.
  • Selecting Documents to Compare.
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes.
  • Saving the Revised Document.

Protecting Microsoft Word Documents

  • Understanding Document Protection.
  • Making a Document Read Only.
  • Working With a Read Only Document.
  • Restricting Formatting.
  • Working With Formatting Restrictions.
  • Restricting Editing.
  • Making Exceptions.
  • Stopping Document Protection.
  • Applying an Open Document Password.
  • Applying a Modify Document Password.

Working With PDF Documents in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding PDF Documents.
  • Saving a Document as a PDF.
  • Viewing a PDF File in Reader.
  • Opening and Editing a PDF in Word.

Microsoft Word Fields

  • Understanding Fields.
  • The Field Dialog Box.
  • Inserting a Document Information Field.
  • Setting Field Properties.
  • Showing and Hiding Field Codes.
  • Showing and Hiding Field Shading.
  • Inserting Formula Fields.
  • Inserting a Date and Time Field.
  • Updating Fields Automatically When Printing.
  • Locking and Unlocking Fields.
  • Applying a Number Format.

Interactive Fields in Microsoft Word

  • Understanding Interactive Fields.
  • Inserting a FILLIN Field.
  • Typing Field Codes Into a Document.
  • Activating Interactive Fields.
  • Inserting an ASK Field.
  • Using REF to Display Bookmarks.
  • Activating Fields Automatically.

Microsoft Word Electronic Forms

  • Understanding Electronic Forms in Word.
  • Creating the Form Layout.
  • Understanding Content Controls.
  • Displaying the Developer Tab.
  • Inserting Text Controls.
  • Setting Content Control Properties.
  • Inserting the Date Picker Control.
  • Inserting Prompt Text.
  • Inserting Formulas.
  • Inserting a Combo Box Control.
  • Inserting a Drop Down List Control.
  • Protecting and Saving the Form.
  • Using an Electronic Form.
  • Editing a Protected Form.

Microsoft Word Macros

  • Understanding Macros in Word.
  • Setting Macro Security.
  • Saving a Document as Macro-Enabled.
  • Recording a Macro.
  • Running a Macro.
  • Assigning a Macro to the Toolbar.
  • Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut to a Macro.
  • Editing a Macro.
  • Creating a MacroButton Field.
  • Copying a Macro.
  • Deleting a Macro.
  • Tips for Developing Macros.

Intended Audience

This Microsoft Word course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of the topics outlined above and is ideal for anyone who is looking to become an advanced user of Word. This Microsoft Word course is ideal for anyone who has completed Microsoft Word Course: Level 2 (Intermediate) 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 2 (Intermediate). 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 Windows 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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