This course teaches some of the basic skills you need to know for Microsoft Word. They are required to undertake the Microsoft Certificate 77-418 "Microsoft Word", and will be useful if you wish to take the exam, or which to learn more about Microsoft Word.
At an intermediate level, this free course also 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 basics for creating and some top tips for developing your Microsoft Word documents, and be eager in learning more.
Hello, and welcome to the course. I'm Phillip Burton, and I'll be your instructor for this course.
Let's start! We'll start by creating a blank new document by going to File - New, and we'll use this method to create a document based on a template, such as a fax cover sheet.
Next we'll start navigating our way through your document. Let's start by finding text, by using the Navigation pane and by using the Find box.
We now turn to formatting a document. Let's look at all of the options we have for modifying how a page is set up (e.g. portrait or landscape).
We now turn to how you see your document. There is more than one way of looking at it, including the Reading view. Let's see the five different views you can use.
Now let's practice what you've just learned.
We'll look at printing and saving documents, together with the various options for password protecting documents.
We'll look at how to open a document, navigate around it and append text. We'll also look at shortcut keys for moving around your document.
We'll investigate what font attributes are (such as bold and double underlined), how to see this, and how to manipulate them, including through a dialog box.
Let's practice what you have learned.
We'll have a look at widow and orphan control, and why you need to know about it. We'll also look at Keep with Next and Keep Together, and why they are often used with headings.
We'll look at creating tables, and see how you can fit the column widths to the text. Then we'll look at using Quick Tables (predefined tables).
Previously we saw how to apply a style to a table. Let's learn how to customise the style.
We've seen lists throughout this course. Let's add numbering and custom bullets, modifying list indentation, and find out how to indent and outdent.
What's the difference between an endnote and a footnote? Let's insert them, work out what the shortcut keys are, and find out.
Objects can be captioned, so they can be referenced in the future. Let's find out how to add captions.
We've already had a look at quick parts. This time, now we have had a look at styles, let's find out how StyleRef can work for us really usefully.
Microsoft Word is not all about...words. Let's insert a few arrows and format them.
A picture may be worth a 1,000 words, but how do you get it in your document. Let's insert a picture from your computer, and then search for one on the Internet.
You'll be able to format paragraphs identically with ease, and investigate existing 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.
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.
Thank you for taking this course. If you want to learn some more, watch this lecture.
Hopefully you can take what you have learned, and put it into practice, saving you time and frustration.
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.