Microsoft Word 2016 - Bootcamp - Zero to Hero training
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Microsoft Word 2016 - Bootcamp - Zero to Hero training

Become proficient in Microsoft Word 2016 so you can create beautiful, professional documents, easily!
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 47 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to work with your specific company fonts & colours.
  • Work with various images, styles and implementations.
  • Format text like a professional.
  • How to make an interactive form.
  • How to install new fonts.
  • Work with multiple column layouts.
  • Work with really long text documents.
  • How to create a table of contents automatically.
  • Create beautiful graphics & diagrams.
  • How to master tabs.
  • How to make an infographic.
  • How to work closely with Microsoft Excel.
  • How to work with comments & changes.
  • How to build your own company templates.
  • How to work with tables.
  • How to add videos to you documents.
  • You’ll get a cheat sheet, shortcuts and much, much more…
Requirements
  • This course is for absolute beginners
  • You'll need a copy of Microsoft Word 2016.
  • No previous Word or desktop publishing skills are necessary.
Description

Hi there, in this Word tutorial course we’re going to learn Microsoft Word together. This is a project based course.

We’ll work through real world documents such as a formal business letter, monthly newsletter, a really long business report, a timetable and a visually exciting interactive PDF product document.

Projects in the course:

  • Creating a formal business letter

  • Creating a monthly company newsletter

  • Formatting a long business report, adding charts & graphs from Excel

  • Creating a timetable schedule using tables

  • Creating a company template using corporate fonts, colours & images

  • Creating a product overview PDF with basic interactivity

  • Creating a business form

  • Printing personalised letterheads & envelopes for client lists

This course is for beginners. You don’t need any previous knowledge of Word or any desktop publishing experience. We will start right at the basics but quickly get into working with up to date modern features.

You’ll work with images, logos & specific company colours. You’ll create corporate templates and reusable styles - automatically personalizing them using Mail Merge.

You’ll learn to make a monthly newsletter with links & videos ready for sharing & commenting. You’ll learn how to take charge of long documents; cleaning them up and adding professional graphs, infographics, tables and much more including exercise files. We will give you a printable 'cheat sheet'.

I will be around to help.If you get lost you can drop a comment on the video 'Questions and Answers' section that is below every video & I'll be sure to get back to you.

So my friend, now is your time to go from Word Zero, to Word Hero and for you to become the Microsoft Word professional in your office.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who need to learn Microsoft Word for work.
  • This course is perfect for people who need to upgrade their skills for their CV and job applications.
  • This course is for complete beginners and for people who know the basics of Word already.
  • This course is NOT for people who have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • This is for PC version of Word 2016. (While 90% of this course will work on a Mac and in early versions of Word no guarantees can be made.)
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 03:18:35
+ Overview
2 lectures 03:10

Hi there, my name is Dan, and you and I are going to learn Microsoft Word together.

Now, this is a project based course, so we'll start with a formal business letter, look at a company newsletter, and then move on to a longer business report document, as well as some fancy features where they interact with PDFs and videos.

Preview 01:36

Hi there, let's talk about the resources that you're going to need for this course. There is some exercise files, so there'll be a link on the page here somewhere, where you can download the files that we're going to use in this course, so go do that.

Preview 01:34
+ Creating a formal business letter
7 lectures 27:15

Hi there, in the next couple of videos we're going to be building this formal business letter here, in Microsoft Word 2016, so, let's get started.

So first things first, let's open up Word, and I'm using Windows 10, and Microsoft Word 2016. To open it up, click on the little windows icon, I find it's just easier where it says, at the bottom it says, "Ask me anything". I'm going to click 'Word', there he is there. Open him up.

Preview 03:40

In this video we're going to look to change the measurements, from inches to centimeters, or centimeters to inches, it's up to you.

Now, I'm based in Dublin, and everything here is kind of metric sizes, so I need to change mine to inches, because that's where most of my audiences are, you might be doing it the other way round. 

Preview 02:00

Hi there, in this video we're going to make this letter, we're going to look at the text formatting that makes it happen, especially looking at the things like ‘space after’, the gaps that appear between these lines, so ‘space after’, and ‘line spacing’, also, we'll cover basics like graph, fonts, and font sizes. All right, let's get into it.

Preview 06:58

Hi there, in this video we're going to make this letter, we're going to look at the text formatting that makes it happen, especially looking at the things like ‘space after’, the gaps that appear between these lines, so ‘space after’, and ‘line spacing’, also, we'll cover basics like graph, fonts, and font sizes. All right, let's get into it.

How to put text next to each other in word using a text box
06:29

In this video we're going to look at inserting images into Word. We'll also look at some slightly more advanced stuff, so we'll look at just putting in a nice basic logo in here. We'll also look at, say an image like this, where he has the ability to move around wherever he likes, and not be kind of stuck down into the text. So let's go and do that in Microsoft Word.

How to add images to Microsoft Word 2016
03:49

So we've got a little bit of formatting left to do. Now, instead of covering every single formatting option, we're in 'Home', and not going through every single one of these features. You'll probably cry if I go through them all. 

Final formatting for business letterhead in Word 2016
01:36

Hey, in this video it's going to be nice and easy one. We're going to look at saving for an older version of Word. We're going to look at saving as a PDF, and printing. 

Saving for older versions of word and saving PDF files and Printing
02:43
+ Monthly company newsletter
16 lectures 59:55

Hi, in this video we're going to look at getting started with a monthly newsletter for a company. Now it's going to be a lot more tools that we're going to learn, but also there's a lot more creativity that goes into it. So if you are maybe new to design, or at least, like me, get a bit stuck, doing the same old stuff, you need inspiration, probably the quickest and easiest way is to look to people that are already making beautiful stuff, see what they do, and-- We're not going to copy, but we're going to kind of use it as inspiration for our own stuff.

Beautiful design inspiration for your next Word doc
02:45

Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to start creating our monthly company newsletter. It's going to be about 3-4 pages, and it's going to look something like this. It's going to be, I guess, less of a traditional Word document, but things all over the place, more of a design piece. So we're going to learn these features to make something like this. All right, let's go ahead and do it.

Creating a monthly company newsletter
06:04


Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to look at cropping an image in Microsoft Word. We're going to be doing something like this, we'll bring in a large image, then crop it down to look something like this. All right, let's go do it.

Adding and cropping images in Microsoft Word 2016
02:29

Hey there, in this video we're going to look at creating a custom color, a corporate color, and then we're going to add it as the defaults, for Word's every document has it in there. Let's go do it.

Adding your corporate colors to Word as default
02:28

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at correcting your images, making it look nicer, fixing the brightness and contrast, and we're also going to do something like this, where we kind of make it black and white, add our corporate color to it, and fade it out, so it's kind of nice big block image thing. All right, let's go and do that.

Fixing and coloring images in Microsoft Word 2016
02:59

Hi, in this video we're going to look at downloading and installing a new font to use. It's just going to be this guy at the top here we're using for our brand heading. So, let's go and look at where we can download them, and how to install them.

Installing new fonts into Word 2016 from Google Fonts
06:37

Hi there, wonderful Word learners. In this tutorial we're going to look setting the default font for your body copy whenever you open up a new document. By default it's Calibri, the size is either 11 or 12, depending on what version you have, so we're going to go and reset that now.

How to set your default fonts in Microsoft Word 2016
01:33

In this tutorial we're going to look at adjusting your line height, and something called the space after. We're going to transform it from this, from the last tutorial where there's a big giant gap underneath there, and the type is a bit too close together, to-- Ready? Where that tucks up underneath, there's a bit more space in between the paragraphs. So, line height, space after, let's go and learn that.

How to change line height, lines spacing and space after in Microsoft Word 2016
03:00

In this tutorial we're going to put a giant letter at the beginning of a paragraph. They're called a drop cap, and we're going to go make it, and we're actually going to pick a different font style to make it look fancy. All right, let's go and do it now.

Add a Drop Cap or big first letter in Microsoft Word 2016
01:47

Hello, lovely people, in this tutorial we're going to look at making this red box column thing that sits over here, with a bunch of text, width fill. Let's go and make this, it's called a text box.

Adding a colored column or text box in Microsoft Word 2016
08:54

Hi there, in this video, we're going to look at splitting our document into two columns, but not just-- that's easy enough, but we don't want to do it just on the first page, and all the pages, we want it to start later on, so we want to do this, where I've got my first page, and it's very different from my second, which is now two columns, so I want to do that. So, let's go and create two columns, but on the second page first.

reating a 2 column layout on the second page in Word
03:32

In this video tutorial we're going to look at how to create a heading style 1, and you can see up here I've made it to be my default, so I get to select things, and apply it easily. Let's go and do that now.

How to change heading 1 style Word 2016
02:19

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at creating our own custom style, not one of the ones that already appear at the top, we're going to make our own; see in there? It's called first paragraph. And we're going to be able to select the stuff, and apply it really quickly. All right, let's go and do it.

How to make our own custom style in Word 2016
01:53

Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to look at putting in images that kind of fix to the page and don't move along. So this guy here, he's fixed, watch this, I can type in anything and it all stays there, he doesn't move around with the type. So let's go and look at how to do that.

Adding images that don’t move along with the text in Word 2016
03:48

Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to look at putting in images that kind of fix to the page and don't move along. So this guy here, he's fixed, watch this, I can type in anything and it all stays there, he doesn't move around with the type. So let's go and look at how to do that.

Adding a pull quote in Microsoft Word 2016
05:28

Hello there, wonderful Word people, we're going to look at doing this, where it's type on a path or that 'Benjamin Franklin' there, it's going to wrap around the outside of this circle. So let's go and look at how to do that in Word.

How to put text around the edge of a circle - type on a path Word 2016
04:19
+ Formatting a long business report
15 lectures 58:26

Hi, in this video we're going to look at formatting a really long document, and we're going to start by bringing in all the text, and playing around with things like, what to do with the existing formatting, and your current formatting, and how do I strip it out, those types of things. So let's go and do that now in this video.

Formatting a long business report in Microsoft Word 2016
04:52

In this video what I want to do is to be able to paste something, it comes through with the wrong formatting from the existing document, but we have to click on it anywhere and say, "Bam, you're the right font, you're the right size, you're the right colors." So, let's go and do that, and we're going to set something called a style set.

Creating a company template in Word 2016 using Style Sets
04:47

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at removing all these double returns, there's one after this paragraph, and then there's another one to get down to this one, so it's going to look like this when we finish. Let's go and do it.

Remove double returns, double line spacing, double line breaks in Word 2016
02:45

In this video we're going to look at starting our page numbering at something other than page 1, could be page 2, page 3. Now, an example here, we've got our first page, with no page number, we've got our empty page, this is going to be our contents page, our table of contents, that we'll make a little while later, and then our third page has page 1 on it. Let's go and learn how to do that.

Start page numbers on page 2 or page 3 in MIcrosoft Word
02:27

In this video we're going to look at starting our page numbering at something other than page 1, could be page 2, page 3. Now, an example here, we've got our first page, with no page number, we've got our empty page, this is going to be our contents page, our table of contents, that we'll make a little while later, and then our third page has page 1 on it. Let's go and learn how to do that.

How to add a page break and column break in Microsoft Word 2016
06:59

In this video we're going to look at starting our page numbering at something other than page 1, could be page 2, page 3. Now, an example here, we've got our first page, with no page number, we've got our empty page, this is going to be our contents page, our table of contents, that we'll make a little while later, and then our third page has page 1 on it. Let's go and learn how to do that.

Adding header to certain pages only in Microsoft Word
04:55

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at creating a Table of Contents, then we're going to look at updating the Table of Contents, and what happens, creating some styles, making it bullet proof. Let's go and do that.

Word 2016 table of contents tutorial
03:57

In this video we're going to look at creating a list, we'll both look at numbered lists and bulleted lists, and how to do the adjustments to the space between the edges here, and the space between the numbers, and the content. Let's go and do that.

How to create bullet list and numbered lists in Microsoft Word 2016
02:29

Hello wonderful Word people, in this tutorial we're going to look at doing our first line indent for our paragraph, we're even going to make it fancier, and look italics, fancier still, we're going to turn it into a style so we can reuse it through a really long document, over and over again. Let's go and do it.

Create first paragraph indents in Word 2016
02:31

Hi there, Word people, in this tutorial we're going to look at tabs, we're going to do something looking like this, and we're going to learn all the ins and outs, and we're going to learn why they are a bit of a pain in the neck, and how to get around that. Let's go and do it.

How to use tabs in Microsoft Word 2016
04:50

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at making this pretty little graph, and inserting it into a Word document. So let's go and do that now.

Adding a graph in Microsoft Word 2016
04:35

Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to look at how to bring in Excel documents into your Word document. We'll look at how to bring it through so it's just kind of living in Word. We'll also show you how to connect a text so it updates when Excel updates. We'll also show you how to bring it in just as a pure old image. All right, let's go and do that.

inking an Excel spreadsheet with Word 2016
05:15

Hello wonderful people, in this video we're going to look at creating diagrams and flow charts, and any sort of info-graphic style thing you might want to make. Now Word calls this Smart Art, and Smart Art is awesome, and we're going to go off and learn it now. Let's go do it.

Creating an infographic or flowchart or diagram in Word 2016 - Smart Art
03:56

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at selecting a chunk of either text, or-- it can be anything actually, and saving it so that we can reuse it, rather than styles. It's actually a block and chunk of text, and it's called quick parts. So let's go and look at that now.

How to save and reuse snippets of text in Microsoft Word 2016 - Quick parts
01:51

Hello wonderful Word learners, in this tutorial we're going to look at adding comments to documents, and replying to them, and deleting them, and adjusting them, changing their names, all that lovely stuff. All right, let's go and do that.

How to add and adjust comments in Word 2016
02:17
+ How to create a company template
1 lecture 02:20

Hi there, in this video tutorial we're going to look at creating a company template. We've gone through them, we've styled this report in previous tutorials, we like it, what we want to do is make sure that we can save a version of it that the next person can use, or say you're designing it as a designer for a company, you want to give it to them, but you don't want them to be able to override the original.

How to create a company template in Word 2016
02:20
+ Creating a timetable schedule using tables
2 lectures 10:17

Hi there, in this tutorial we're going to look at making a good looking table like this one from scratch. We'll also look at starting with some of the templates, because they can be really handy too. All right, let's get going.

Creating a timetable schedule using tables in Word 2016
07:23

Hello wonderful people, in this tutorial we're going to look at doing track changes, where you get these crazy lines, where things have been deleted, and other things have been added, so we're going to tidy this up, make it look really easy to use, and track our changes. 

How to use track changes in Microsoft Word 2016
02:54
+ Product overview PDF with interactivity
5 lectures 17:52

Hey there, Word lovers. In this tutorial we're going to make text over the top of an image. This one's going to be movable, the image is going to be in the background, it's not going to be washed out, we're going to do this gray box, kind of washed out boxes, well it's part of it. So let's go and do that now in Microsoft Word.

Adding text on top of an image in Microsoft Word 2016
05:48

Hi there, in this video we're going to show you how to make links that will jump out to website, and how to style them so they're not blue and underlined, but also work through how to add links when they jump out to an email address, like this one, and also, the lovely thing, we're going to turn off when you hit bringyourownlaptop.com, and hit return, it's not going to automatically convert it into a hyperlink, we're going to disable that. Let's go and do that in this tutorial.

Adding Hyperlinks and turning off automatic Hyperlink in Word 2016
04:03

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at how to bring in a YouTube video, like this one, or Vimeo, or any other kind of hosted video service that you might want to play straight within Word. Happy days! Let's go do that.

How to add Youtube or Vimeo video to Word
02:47

In this tutorial we're going to create an interactive PDF, it means I can send somebody a PDF, they can download it from a website, and there's some interaction, and in our case, it's going to be videos which we installed in our last tutorial, and hyperlinks, so let's go and do that now.

Creating an Interactive PDF with Microsoft Word 2016
01:52

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at sharing our Word document. Now, let's say the situation is, I've finished this Word document, I need to send it to somebody, either for amends, or just to send it to them just because I'm finished, and there's a couple of ways of doing it. 

Sharing Word 2016 documents with others
03:22
+ How to make an interactive form
1 lecture 10:12

Hi there, in this video we're going to look at making a form that can be filled out in Word, and be emailed to us. So, couple of things that make this form cool before you go and make it, is that you can't click on the word 'Name', so you can't go and adjust things and wreck your lines and stuff, but they can fill in here, that says 'Click or tap here to enter text'.

How to make an interactive form in Microsoft Word 2016
10:12
+ Creating personalized letters using Mail merge
1 lecture 04:33

Hi there, in this video we're going to take this list from Excel, and merge it into Word using Mail Merge, and what it's going to do is it's going to automatically create pages in terms of our letter head, and it's going to put, all personalize, there's Daniel, there's Craig, there's Malcolm, all pulled from that database, and automatically make this long document for us, so we can print it off, super easy, using Mail Merge. Let's go do that now.

Creating personalized letters in Word using an Excel spreadsheet - Mail merge
04:33
+ Next Steps
1 lecture 01:12

So, what do we do next? Next thing you could do is, I'd love to see some of the projects you're working on. So, screenshots, leave that in the comments, post it in the project section, depending on where you're watching this video. 

The other thing is, if you liked it, leave a review, they really help me out. 

What’s next after learning Microsoft Word 2016
01:12