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Be more efficient in Microsoft Word - Top Tips

for MS Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365
3.6 (42 ratings)
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1,121 students enrolled
Created by Phillip Burton
Last updated 4/2016
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

This free course gives you my top tips for Microsoft Word.

You will find out about how to quickly and consistently format paragraphs, including using styles.

We'll also see how to customise your Word environment, putting the things you use most at your fingertips.

We'll have a look at what Microsoft wants you to learn, and how you can learn it.

You should have Microsoft Word already installed on your computer - either 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365.

Once you have finished the course, you will know some top tips for your Microsoft Word documents, and be eager in learning more.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for anyone who uses Microsoft Word.
  • We'll have a look at some of the hidden functions, which can save you time.
  • If you want to know how to use MS Word more efficiently, this course is for you.
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What Will I Learn?
Be more efficient in Microsoft Word.
Learn about applying font attributes quickly, and investigate existing fonts and paragraph.
Apply and modify styles, to provide a consistent layout and enable changes to be made quickly.
Identify menu items, and add to your Quick Access Toolbar.
Identify what Microsoft want you to learn, and find resources in how to learn it.
View Curriculum
  • You should have MS Word (or Office) 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 installed on your computer.
  • That's it - just a willingness to learn more about the word's favorite word processor.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 41:32
1 Lecture 02:16

Hello, and welcome to the course.

Top Tips
6 Lectures 37:56

You'll be able to format paragraphs identically with ease, and investigate existing formatting.

Format Painter and Reveal Formatting

We'll investigate how to use styles such as Heading 1 and Heading 2, how they can give you a consistent document, and how to modify your styles.


We'll see about how to use multi-level numbering, and how you can indent and outdent paragraphs. I'll also touch on how they can interact with styles.


We'll see how menus can appear and disappear, based on what you have selected, and see how you can get the functions that you use the most into the Quick Access Toolbar.

Menus and QAT

We'll have a look at Microsoft's official exams, such as 77-418, and see what things Microsoft wants you to learn, and the advantages of becoming certified.

What do you need to know?

We'll have a look at how you can learn the information that Microsoft recommend you learn, and which is needed to work towards an official Microsoft certification - and there's a voucher code as a thank you for watching this course.

BONUS LECTURE - How you can learn more
Thank you
1 Lecture 01:20

Hopefully you can take what you have learned, and put it into practice, saving you time and frustration.

You've completed this session.
About the Instructor
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Phillip is a Computing Consultant providing expert services in the development of computer systems and data analysis. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. He has also been certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert for Business Intelligence, Microsoft Office 2010 Master, and as a Microsoft Project 2013 Specialist.

He enjoys investigating data, which allows me to maintain up to date and pro-active systems to help control and monitor day-to-day activities. As part of the above, he also developed and maintained a Correspondence Database in Microsoft Access and SQL Server, for viewing job-related correspondence (110,000 pdfs in one job) by multiple consultants and solicitors.

He has also developed expertise and programmes to catalogue and process and control electronic data, large quantities of paper or electronic data for structured analysis and investigation.

He is one of 9 award winning Experts for Experts Exchange's 11th Annual Expert Awards and was one of Expert Exchange's top 10 experts for the first quarter of year 2015.

His interests are working with data, including Microsoft Excel, Access and SQL Server.

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