Master Microsoft Word - excerpts from Levels 1 and 2 + more
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Learn some of the skills needed to take your skills from Basic to Intermediate level and the 77-418 exam
4.6 (121 ratings)
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Created by Phillip Burton
Last updated 8/2016
Price: Free
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to create new documents, search for text, and modify the page setup.
  • Know how to change the view, configure documents for printing, adding and format text.
  • Find out about paragraph orphans, and create tables, lists, endnotes, captions, shapes and images.
  • Understand what quick parts are, and when you should use them.
  • One of the easiest underused items is the Format Painter. You will know how to use it and the Reveal Formatting pane.
  • You'll also know more about styles (an under-used but powerful feature), numbering and the QAT.
  • You'll also know what more you need to know, and how to find out about it.
View Curriculum
  • Before beginning, you will need to know how to use a Windows computer, including a mouse.
  • It would be good if you have used Microsoft Word before, but this is not essential.
  • You should have MS Word (or Office) 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 installed on your computer.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you if you want to develop your Microsoft Word skills.
  • This course will use the latest version of Word, but is ideal for you if you use any modern version - Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365.
  • This course is also for you if you use an older version of Microsoft Word, but want to learn the newer versions.
  • This course is for you if you want to become certified in Microsoft Word, as we will be using the skills requirements of the Official Microsoft Exam 77-418.
  • This course will also help towards the Word 2010 exam (77-881) or Word 2007 exam (77-601).
  • This course is not for you if you want to learn Microsoft Word for Macintosh computers.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:16

Hello, and welcome to the course. I'm Phillip Burton, and I'll be your instructor for this course.

Level 1
9 Lectures 32:49

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.

1a. Creating new blank documents and 1b. Creating new documents using templates

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.

2a. Searching for text within document

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).

3a. Modifying page setup

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.

4a. Changing document views

Now let's practice what you've just learned.

Practice Activity Number 1

We'll look at printing and saving documents, together with the various options for password protecting documents.

5a. Configuring documents to print, 5c. Printing document sections and 5f.

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.

6a. Appending text to documents

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.

7a. Changing font attributes

Let's practice what you have learned.

Practice Activity Number 2
Level 2
9 Lectures 01:01:27

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.

8a. Preventing paragraph orphans

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).

9e. Using quick tables and 9d. Setting autofit options

Previously we saw how to apply a style to a table. Let's learn how to customise the style.

10a. Applying styles to tables

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.

11a, 11b, 11c, 11e. Creating and modifying lists

What's the difference between an endnote and a footnote? Let's insert them, work out what the shortcut keys are, and find out.

12a. Inserting endnotes

Objects can be captioned, so they can be referenced in the future. Let's find out how to add captions.

13a. Inserting and deleting 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.

14a. Inserting quick parts

Microsoft Word is not all about...words. Let's insert a few arrows and format them.

15a. Inserting simple shapes

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.

16a. Inserting images
Top Tips
5 Lectures 33:37

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?
Thank you
2 Lectures 05:39

Thank you for taking this course. If you want to learn some more, watch this lecture.

BONUS LECTURE - How you can learn more

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

Thank you, and see you later.
About the Instructor
Phillip Burton
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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.