Microsoft Word 2010: Pathway to Certification

Students will gain a complete understanding of Word 2010 and be able to create professional documents for home and work.
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  • Lectures 83
  • Length 9 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

In Microsoft Word 2010: Pathway to Certification, students will explore all the tabs and groups on the ribbon.  At the end of each chapter, students are provided with an opportunity to practice their new skills.  An instructor video is also offered so students can make sure they are following the correct steps.  Students are able to complete this course at their own pace.  After completing this course, students will be able to quickly and confidentially to navigate Word 2010 and be ready to take the official Microsoft Word 2010 Certification exam.  

What are the requirements?

  • A copy of Word 2010

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Utilize all the tabs, groups and dialog navigation options to create professional looking documents.
  • Merge addresses and a letter to complete mail merge.
  • Create and format various tables
  • Learn how to make comments to a document
  • Change the page layout of a document
  • Use spell and grammar check to ensure your document is free of errors
  • Effectively set up multiple columns in a document.
  • Quickly locate text and replace if necessary
  • Inserting and formatting pictures/clip art into a document
  • Applying captions to pictures
  • Inserting text boxes in a document
  • Learn short cut commands to perform operations

Who is the target audience?

  • Students
  • Small business owers
  • Teachers
  • The Curious

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
This lesson introduces you to how Word 2010 looks and how to move around in the Ribbon which is new to 2010.  It also provides you with a clear understanding of the groups and how to minimize the Ribbon which allows you to have a larger screen to view text.  
Learn how to use the title bar, status bar and quick access toolbar (QAT) to help you with productivity. 
Word offers several ways or options to complete the same tasks.  In this lesson, you will learn how to change the views of a Word 2010 document.  
This lesson provides the user with some basic and cool short cuts that Microsoft calls Hot Keys.  These are great to know because they can really save you a lot of time so you can work smarter and not harder.
Section 2: File/Backstage Options
This is an introduction into the File Tab or Backstage View in Word 2010.  
An overview of the options in the Backstage View or File Tab and how to see and change the document properties.
Learn how to save a document and how to change the file extensions.  
This lesson goes over how to open and/or close an existing Word 2010 document.  The Info options are also explored so that you will learn how to password protect a document, mark as final, restrict editing and restrict permission by people.  
Learn how to check a current document for issues such as inspecting the document, checking accessibility and compatibility.  
Learn how to manage Word 2010 documents.  Explore options like how to recover unsaved documents and delete all unsaved documents.  
This lesson teaches you how to look up recent Word 2010 documents. Also, the New Tab in the Backstage View allows you to create a document using the various templates that Microsoft has designed.  You can also apply a sample template to your current document to save formatting time.  
Learn how to print a Word 2010 document as well as selecting what pages to print, the page orientation, size paper and margins.  
The Save and Send Tab options in the Backstage View allows you to send using email, save to the Web, save to sharepoint and publish as a blog post.  
This lesson covers the Help button in the Backstage View.  Learn that this option can also be launched by clicking on the white question mark in the blue circle in the upper right-hand side of the Windows screen.  Also learn how to launch help with a shortcut or hotkey. 
Explore more of the Backstage View Options with the General Tab that shows the user interface options and how you can personalize your copy of MSOffice.  Also, learn about why your document looks the way on your screen and how to change these options. 
Learn about the Proofing Options in the Backstage View.  Explore the AutoCorrect Options and how to turn off or on the spelling corrections when using a Word 2010 document.  
Learn how to add a word to the Microsoft Word 2010 custom dictionary so that it will not continue to underline the word in red.  
This lesson teaches you how to save a document by saving the type of file.  For example, if you want to "dummy" a Word 2010 document down so that others who have Word 2007 can open the file.  Also, learn how to change the AutoRecover time and location.  
Explore the Advanced Tab option in the Backstage View which allows you to change editing options and how you cut, copy and past.  
Learn how to customize your Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar via the Backstage View so you have quick access to frequently used commands.  
This lesson teaches you how to change the file properties in the Backstage View.  Learn that some basic properties are available on the Info Tab but also learn how to show all properties and how to change document properties.  
Learn how to turn on/off the show hide button on the Home Tab in the Paragraph Group.  Explore why and when you would want to turn this option on/off.  Learn how to change what appears when you turn on/off this button by using the Backstage View.  
This short lesson goes over what you should have learned so far in this course.  It helps to prepare you for the Test Yourself hands-on activity that follows.  
This is an instructor walk through of the activity from the previous lessons.  Ultimately, you should have opened the data and the directions and completed the steps given.  This walk through goes over each step to make sure you completed the tasks correctly.  
Section 3: Home Tab
This lesson gives you an overview of this new chapter which will be learning all about the commands and options on the Home Tab.  The Home Tab is where the most commonly used commands are located.  
The Clipboard Group allows the user to learn how to use the cut, copy, and paste commands.  Also, learn about the powerful tool called the format painter that allows you to copy formatting options as a single use or multiple times.  
In this lesson, learn about the Clipboard Task Pane and understand where items actually go when you cut, copy/paste.  There is a limited number of tasks that this pane can hold.  
Create more professional looking documents by changing the types of fonts, size of fonts, and text effects.  Learn about the commands that are available on the group before you have to launch the dialog launcher box.  
Learn about additional options that you have access to when you open the dialog launcher box on the Font Group.  See what options are available on the Font sub tab and the Advanced sub tab.  
This lesson covers the bulleted lists available in the Paragraph Group and how you can customize the bullets to give you more options. 
Learn how to create a sequential ordered list in your document.  There are different numbering libraries in Microsoft Word 2010 and change the list level (promote/demote).  
By default, text is left aligned in Word 2010.  However, learn more about how you can change your test to be right aligned, center and justified.  
Learn how to increase and/or decrease the indentation of your text by using the GUIs (graphical user interfaces) on the Paragraph Group.  
Once you type in all your information, you can easily sort the information that you entered.  Learn how to sort by paragraphs or fields in either ascending or descending order.  
Learn about the powerful show/hide button options in the Paragraph Group.  
This lesson goes over how the use the line and paragraph spacing to allow you to change the spacing between lines of text.   You can also change the amount of space added above or below the paragraphs in your document.  
Learn how to create borders around text or groups of text to make this information stand out in your document.  Once you create a border around text, learn how you can shade in the text to make it look more appealing.  
This lesson teaches you about the Paragraph Group Dialog Launcher Box so that you can change the indents and spacing in your document, see a live preview of how your text will appear and change the line and page breaks.  
Learn how to create easy styles to text in your document rather than create from scratch.  These styles will come in handy once you want to create an outline, bibliography or table of contents.  
The editing group allows you to quickly find and/or find and replace text quickly.  This tool helps you to save valuable time so that you do not have to search your entire document looking for text.  
This instructor walk through makes sure that you have performed the proper steps with the supplemental material.  
Section 4: Insert Tab
The Pages Group on the Insert Tab will allow you to quickly insert a cover page, blank page or create a page break.  Also, other hotkey options are discussed.  
Learn how to quickly insert a table by having a live preview as well as to insert a table where you input the number of columns and rows.  The Table Tools Contextual Tab is introduced and you learn how to create preset table styles, shade, add borders and change the table information into text separated by various symbols.  
This lesson teaches you how to insert a picture and utilize the Picture Tools Contextual Tab to enhance and change the pictures you use in Word 2010.  
Learn how to insert clipart into your document.  Also, learn how to search for and change the types of media files.  
This lesson covers how to insert various shapes into a document and how to change the shapes with the contextual tab.  
Learn how to quickly insert SmartArt Graphics and how they are organized.  Once SmartArt has been inserted, learn about the contextual tab options and how to change the graphic to better suit your needs.  
Charts allow you to express yourself with visually captivating charts that are organized into types.  Learn how to change the information to make it more visually appealing and how to edit the data.  
Learn how to not only insert screenshots but how to use the powerful tool of screen clippings just to focus on a specific part of a screen.  
Learn how to include hyperlinks to a location within your document as well as to a web page.  You can change what text will be displayed in your document.  
You will learn how to insert a header and footer in your document.  Microsoft offers built-in templates or you can learn how to use the online options.  Also, learn about the contextual tab options that are available once you insert a header/footer.  Learn how to change the position of the header/footer on your pages.  
Word 2010 offers built-in text boxes that you can use in your document or you can draw your own text box.  Learn that once you insert a text box it becomes an object and you have contextual commands to help enhance each box.  
Word Art has been around in Word for a long time.  Learn more about the options and how they are named in Word 2010.  
Learn what drop cap is, how it can enhance your documents, and how to create a drop cap. 
This lesson teaches you what symbols are and how you can use symbols to not only make your document more appealing but also accurate when using copyrighted information.  
Watch this instructor walk through video to view the proper steps of the student example.
Section 5: Page Layout Tab
Learn how to apply Microsoft predefined themes to your document.  Once you apply themes, you can easily change the colors, fonts and effects.  
Often, it is necessary to change the page margins in a Word 2010 document.  Learn how to change all margins, change the page orientation and adjust the size of paper you use.  
Learning how to insert columns in a Word 2010 document is easy if you follow some basic rules.  Learn how many columns are set by default in Word 2010 and how to change the number of columns for the entire document or just parts of the document.  This comes in handy when creating newsletters. Learn how to insert page, column and continuous breaks in your document.  
This lesson teaches you how to use the preset watermarks from Microsoft as well as how to insert a customized watermark.  Also learn how to easily change the page color and create page borders to create appealing documents.  
Learn about a different way to change the indentations and spacing in a document. 
Instructor video created to make sure you are performing correct steps in your practice document. 
Section 6: Reference Tab
The Table of Contents group allows you to quickly and effortlessly insert a professional looking Table of Contents into your Word 2010 document.  Learn how you can add text and update the table all with a click of a button.
Learn what a footnote is and what the difference is between a footnote and endnote.  See what changes appear in your document when you opt to insert a footnote.  
Citing citations are an important part of creating a document that reflects your sources.  Learn how to insert a citation, manage sources and types of styles.  
Pictures and graphics are best understood when you have captions that tell what they are or what they represent.  Learn how to quickly and easily insert captions in your document.  
Watch this instructor walk through after you have attempted to complete the supplementary material.  This video shows you how to correctly perform each step.  
Section 7: Mailings Tab
Mailmerge is a very powerful tool that allows you to use a document (like a letter) and merge this one document with an address book of your choice.  It is a fantastic way to send out a mass mailing to a variety of people without having to go into your Word document and change the mailing address, salutation, etc. for each individual letter.  Learn how to complete the mailmerge on your own or use the built in mailmerge wizard to give you a helping hand. 
Watch the instructor walk through showing you how to complete a mail merge.  
Watch the instructor walk through showing you how to complete a mail merge using the mail merge wizard.  l
Section 8: Review Tab
Learn about the spelling and grammar check as well as the Thesaurus options to help you edit a document.  
Word 2010 can translate words or entire documents into a different language.  Learn more about how to perform this operation in this video.  
This lesson shows you how to insert new comments into a document.  Also, learn how to delete comments  in a document.  This comes in very handy when you are sharing a document with others and you want to make comments to the document and share with others.  
Once you insert comments to a document, you can track changes.  Learn how to change your user initials, change the colors and markup of your comments, and only view comments made from a specific person.  
You can accept changes that someone makes to your document or reject the suggestion.  
Compare Group
You can restrict who can edit your document and how they can edit your document.  Learn that you can enforce the protection with or without a password.  
Watch this instructor walk through to verify that you are performing the proper steps.  
Section 9: View Tab
This lesson exposes you to the different document views that are available in Word 2010.  Learn what each view looks like and the advantages of each view.  
Learn how to turn on/off a variety of tools in the Show Group.  Learning how to turn on the ruler, gridlines and navigation pane and why you would want them on/off. 
This lesson will show you how to zoom in on a document to allow you to see small details better.  You can also customize a view and zoom into two pages at one time.  
The window group allows you to view a document side by side and have synchronous scrolling.  Learn how to use these tools.  
Watch this instructor video after you have had a chance to go through the steps in the supplemental material.  

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Instructor Biography

Ludic Learning, Ludic Learning

I represent a group of professional teachers under the startup name "Ludic Learning".  We aim to bring a high level of knowledge from a variety of subjects to the average consumer with an emphasis on personal delivery in the form of short but engaging videos.

My experience in media involves starting a successful, professional audio company that delivered high grade content to partners all across the web. 

We are very passionate in bringing accessible learning to everyone and consistantly strive to make the most complicated subjects easy to understand. 

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