Word 4 Busy People. Secrets 2 Manage Long Docs in Just 2 Hrs
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Word 4 Busy People. Secrets 2 Manage Long Docs in Just 2 Hrs

Quickly master tips & tricks 4 longer docs. 4 authors, paralegals, students, educators. FREE keyboard shortcut guide.
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Created by Brian Culp
Last updated 11/2018
English [Auto]
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll feel confident bypassing the tired defaults that Word hands you. (And you should.)
  • You'll be able to create professional documents with Headers, Sections, Bibliographies, etc.
  • Avoid amateur mistakes (Widows, Orphans, Tabs instead of Indents) that make revisions a living hell.
  • You'll work with Indexes and Tables of Contents
  • You'll learn why using a Master Docuement helps wrangle multi-chapter documents.
  • And many more quick secrets and tricks for longer documents.
  • You need basic conputer skills and a copy of Microsoft Word
  • Either the PC or Mac versions will work. The button clicking is almost entirely the same.

A novel manuscript. A legal filing. A term paper. All of these require digging beyond Word's default settings.

And if you want to focus on your content rather than figuring out these settings...

This is the course for you.

Join author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and bestselling Udemy instructor Brian Culp for a lightning-quick tour of just the Word features that'll help you gain confidence when creating documents that are 10 pages, 100 pages, or even 1000.

Brian has been teaching and writing for over 15 years for publishers like O'Reilly, McGraw Hill, and many others. Now, he brings that expertise to some of the highest-rated Office courses on Udemy.

There's a reason for the hundreds of  five-star reviews.

"Excellent content!  Just what I was looking for to enhance productivity at the office." -Paige Popejoy

"Great personality and explained things well. Felt like he was at my desk explaining it to me."  -William Potts

"I can't believe how much I learned. The instructor is great and the lessons were so easy to follow." Sherie L.

"Very precise, clear and constructive." -Forent Sidler

"Perfect."  -Yvonne Belo

Microsoft Word 4 Busy People is perfect for busy professionals like authors, educators, paralegals, and students who need to wrangle longer documents, and don't have a lot of time to spare.

In the course, you'll learn by doing. Whether you bring your own file or download the included lesson files. soon, you'll be building these essential Word skills:

  • Setting the default font and spacing

  • Eliminating Widows and Orphans

  • Adding sources and bibliographies

  • Using footnotes and endnotes

  • Inserting Page and Section breaks

  • Changing slide deck themes - for all slides on just a few

  • Plus many more tips and tricks learned from 15 years of experience

After completing Word 4 Busy People, you'll be able to use features like Sections, Paragraph Formatting, and Page Numbers with precision and purpose. And you'll do it all in about the time it takes to watch a movie.

Best of all, you get ongoing support (student questions are usually answered within in one business day). Plus, you're always covered by Udemy's refund policy.

Enroll now, and finally tame that long document you've been writing for months. See you in class!

Who this course is for:
  • This is a great course for busy professionals, with a special focus on longer docs.
  • This course is good for students or educators working on research or term papers.
  • Good for folks in the legal profession. (Someone's got to write up all those filings; Word's defaults are useless.)
  • Great for authors who are working on a book meant for e-publication. (Or submission to an agent. Have I mentioned that Word's defaults are useless?)
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 02:39:20
+ These Essential Word Skills Will Save Your Hair and Your Sanity
11 lectures 52:28

As you work through the Essential Skills, we can work with a blank document and then just use lorem ipsum (placeholder) text.

I'll show you how to add lorem ipsum placeholder text in this lesson.

P.S. In Lesson 11, you'll learn a second technique :)

Preview 05:32
Understand Spacing
Manage Tabs
Duplicate Formatting Choices
Remove Formatting
Find and Replace Formatting
Set the Default Font
Adjust Text Position
Widow and Orphan Control
+ Secrets and Hacks for Working with Long Documents
16 lectures 01:11:08
Use a Page Break
Use a Section Break

If you'd like to work with a premade longer document, I've made one available for download here.

Use an Instant Header
Use a Manual Header
Work with Page Numbers
Edit Page Numbers
Add Sources for a Bibliography
Add a Bibliography
Add an Index
Add a Table of Contents
Create a Manual TOC for eBooks

Certainly not required, but I've included the three chapter files. You can use just about any three Word files of your creation, or existing work, or watch and see what Master Docs are all about.

After all, there's no right way to learn!

Create Long Documents Using a Master Document
Edit the Master Document Subdocs
Unlink Docs From the Master Doc
+ Bonus Section. Freebies, Discounts, and Support Info
1 lecture 01:27

Don't forget to grab your FREE keyboard shortcut guide.

Interested in the Word masterclass? Search for Word Like a Boss, and use code BOSS_9 at checkout.

Give PowerPoint presentations? I've given thousands, and am passing along 2 hours of my best tips and tricks... Look for "PowerPoint 4 Busy People" and use code LAUNCH9 at checkout.

Happy writing!

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