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Learn Introductory through Advanced material with this complete Word course. Video lessons & manuals included.
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Last updated 1/2014
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  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Video Lessons
  • Includes Three Classroom Instruction Manuals
  • Editing Skills
  • Formatting Skills
  • Printing Documents
  • Using Clip Art
  • Creating and Modifying Tables
  • Form Templates
  • Macros
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Requirements
  • Word software recommended for practice.
Description

Learn Microsoft Word 2013 with this comprehensive course from TeachUcomp, Inc. Mastering Word Made Easy features 126 video lessons with over 7 hours of introductory through advanced instruction. Watch, listen and learn as your expert instructor guides you through each lesson step-by-step. During this media-rich learning experience, you will see each function performed just as if your instructor were there with you. Reinforce your learning with the text of our three printable classroom instruction manuals (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced), additional images and practice exercises.  You will learn how to create basic documents, format text and images, create and use tables, templates, mail merges, macros and much more.

Whether you are completely new to Word or upgrading from an older version, this course will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a proficient user. We have incorporated years of classroom training experience and teaching techniques to develop an easy-to-use course that you can customize to meet your personal learning needs. Simply launch a video lesson or open one of the manuals and you’re on your way to mastering Word.

This course includes bonus lessons for versions prior to version 2013.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn Microsoft Word.
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Curriculum For This Course
129 Lectures
11:31:21
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Getting Acquainted with Word
16 Lectures 32:06
Microsoft Word is a word processing program that you can use to create various types of documents. You can create standard letters, memos, faxes, envelopes, labels, and many other types of documents. You can also create your own custom documents, as you have complete control over the appearance of your documents. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 02:08

If you are an experienced Word user, you will notice that the interface in Word 2013 is similar to the interface used in Word 2010. For new users of the program, as with any program, you should begin by familiarizing yourself with your working environment. You should start by learning the names and locations of the tools you will need to create Word documents. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 02:57

If you are an experienced Word user, you will notice that the interface in Word 2007 is vastly different than the interface in previous releases. So this time, unlike recent previous releases of this program, even veteran Word users will need to take some time to reacquaint themselves with the interface and the objects within it. For new users of the program, as with any program, you should begin by familiarizing yourself with your working environment. This is where we will begin exploring Word 2007. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Word Environment- 2007
03:55

The Title Bar is the bar that runs across the top of the application window. The name of the document that you are working on will be displayed in the center of this bar. At the right end of the Title Bar is a button group. There are five buttons in this group in Word 2013 and three in Word 2010 and 2007. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Title Bar
01:56

The primary tool that is available for you to use in Word is the Ribbon. This object allows you to perform all of the commands available in the program. The Ribbon is divided into tabs. Within these tabs are different groups of commands. The commands in each group can be accessed either through the use of buttons, boxes, or menus that are available within the group. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Ribbon
02:16

Starting in Word 2010, the “File” tab within the Ribbon replaces the functionality of the older “Microsoft Office” button that appeared in Word 2007. You can click the “File” tab in the Ribbon to open a view of the file called the “Backstage View.” In this view, you can perform all of your file management. This includes performing functions such as saving your file, opening an existing file, or creating a new file. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The “File” Tab and Backstage View- 2013:2010
01:17

The Microsoft Office button gives you access to your basic file management functions within Word 2007. For upgrading users, you will find that this button replaces the functionality previously found under the “File” command in the old Menu Bar. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Microsoft Office Button- 2007 Only
01:55

The Quick Access toolbar is located above the Ribbon, by default. However, you can also place it below the Ribbon, if desired, by clicking the “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” button at the right end of the toolbar and then selecting the “Show Below the Ribbon” command. You can reset it to its default location by clicking the same “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” button and then choosing the “Show Above the Ribbon” command. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Quick Access Toolbar
03:04

Because of the increased use of tablets, Word 2013 has been redesigned with a new mode to allow for easier access to the buttons and other commands within the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar. This mode is called touch mode. When you enter touch mode within the Word 2013 interface, the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar are enlarged and extra space is added around the buttons and commands within the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar so that you can more easily access them on your touch-based tablet. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Touch Mode- 2013
01:34

Microsoft Word provides you with a ruler that you can use to set tabs within a document and assist in the placement and positioning of document text and document objects. Depending upon which document view you are using, the ruler may appear differently. The ruler appears both horizontally and vertically in the “Print Layout” view, but only appears horizontally in the “Draft” view. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Ruler
01:07

The scroll bars can appear both vertically and horizontally along the right and bottom sides of your document window. They have arrows at the each end that point in the direction in which they will scroll the document when you click them. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Scroll Bars
00:54

The document view buttons are a group of buttons located in the lower right corner of the application. They are also located in the Ribbon under the “View” tab. You can click these buttons to change the working view of your document. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Document View Buttons
02:19

In the lower right corner of the application window, you can see the Zoom slider. You can use this to change the magnification level of the document. This does not modify the document in any way, but rather changes your perception of how close or far away the document appears onscreen. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Zoom Slider
02:08

At the bottom of the application window is a long, thin, horizontal bar in which you find objects such as the “Zoom Slider” and the “Document Views” buttons. The bar within which these tools appear is called the Status Bar. Here you can see various statuses that are capable of being monitored in Word. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Status Bar
01:00

Another feature in Microsoft Word is the Mini toolbar. When you select text within the document and hold your mouse pointer over it, you will see a small dimmed-out toolbar appear next to the selection. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Mini Toolbar
00:31

The changes to the visual interface that were implemented in Word 2007 changed the use of keyboard shortcuts within the application. First off, you should know that all of the “Ctrl” key keyboard shortcuts remain intact. So, for example, you can still enter shortcuts like “Ctrl” plus the “S” key to quickly save changes as you type. The major change has occurred in using the “Alt” key keyboard shortcuts. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Keyboard Shortcuts
03:05
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Creating Basic Documents
16 Lectures 32:12
To open a document, you must first know where the document you want to open is located. When you initially open Word, you can see a listing of recently opened documents shown in the panel at the left side of the startup screen, under the “Recent” section. You can open one of these listed documents by clicking on its name within the panel to reopen it. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 04:09

In this lecture, we will explore the fundamental skills that you must acquire to create basic documents within the Word program. You will learn to create new documents, open previously created documents, save document changes, and then close those documents. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Opening Documents- 2010 Only
02:37

In this lecture, we will explore the fundamental skills that you must acquire to create basic documents within the Word program. You will learn to create new documents, open previously created documents, save document changes, and then close those documents. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Opening Documents- 2007 Only
02:30

If you have multiple documents open, then to close a document you can just click the “x” in the upper right corner of the application window to close the current document. Clicking the “x” is equivalent to executing the “Close” command. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 00:43

When you first open Word 2013, you will see a startup screen that allows you to create a new document. Simply click the type of document that you want to create within the listing of available templates that appears at the right side of the startup screen. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Creating New Documents- 2013:2010
01:04

To create a new document, click the Microsoft Office button and then select the “New” command. This will launch the “New Document” window. Here you can choose to start a new document from one of the many templates available, or you can choose to simply create a new blank document. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Creating New Documents- 2007 Only
00:49

When you save a document for the first time, you must use the “Save As” command so that you can choose where to save the file and what to name it. To do this, click the “File” tab within the Ribbon. Then click the “Save As” command in the command panel shown at the left side of the backstage view. To the right of the command panel, under the “Places” section, you will see the places that are available for you to save the file. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Saving Documents- 2013 Only
03:37

After you have made any change to a document that you want to keep, you should save the document. Learning to save your work frequently is one of the most important computer skills you can have. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Saving Documents- 2010 Only
01:47

After you have made any change to a document that you want to keep, you should save the document. Learning to save your work frequently is one of the most important computer skills you can have. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Saving Documents- 2007 Only
01:41

A new feature in Word 2013 allows you to attempt to recover unsaved document files. If you want to see if Word has automatically saved a copy of an unsaved document that you were working on, then select the “File” tab within the Ribbon and click the “Open” command at the left side of the backstage view. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Recovering Unsaved Documents- 2013 Only
01:10

When you open a new document, the insertion point cursor appears in the upper left corner of the document. This insertion point cursor identifies where any text that you type with your keyboard will appear. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Entering Text
01:08

To move the insertion point cursor you must have characters on the page, even if they are non-printing (invisible) characters like the ones that the “Spacebar,” “Tab,” and “Enter” keys create when you press them. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Moving through Text
00:52

After you have learned how to enter text, you will next need to learn how to select it. When you select text, changes that you then make will only affect the selected text. This includes formatting, replacing, or deleting the selected text. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Selecting Text
02:09

In Word, the “Spacebar,” “Tab,” and “Enter” keys all create characters within your document- just like any other key on your keyboard does. Normally you cannot see these characters, but they can sometimes be problematic when they are accidentally selected. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Non-Printing Characters
01:02

Word provides you with tools that assist you in managing your workspace when you have multiple documents open. In Word, you can have many documents open at a time in order to perform functions like copying and pasting text between them, for example. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Managing Multiple Documents
02:41

Word 2013:2007 save their documents using a new file format that provides a smaller file size and better security than the format used in prior versions of Word. However, you should be aware of the file format issue if you will be sharing your document collaboratively with others who may need to use and edit the document with an older version of Word. Some features of Word 2013:2007 aren’t supported by older versions of Word. Also, if you save a Word 2013:2007 document using the new Word file format, it will not be able to be opened in previous versions of Word by default. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Working with Word File Formats
04:13
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Basic Editing Skills
4 Lectures 11:00
In Word, you can delete characters, words, paragraphs, or all of the text in your document quickly and easily. You can use the “Backspace” and “Delete” keys on your keyboard to remove text while typing. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 01:07

When working with documents, you will often want to move or copy text, or other selected document elements, from one place to another. Word makes this frequent occurrence easy to manage through the use of the Clipboard feature. If you click the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, you will see the “Clipboard” group at the left end. In this group, you will see the “Cut,” “Copy,” and “Paste” command buttons that allow you to move or copy text in your document. Note that these same buttons are also used to move or copy other selectable document elements, like Clip Art, for example. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 03:42

The “Undo” command, located in the Quick Access toolbar by default, is one of the most useful functions ever created. It allows you to reverse the last command, or last few commands, that you performed. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Undoing and Redoing Actions
01:33

You can use the commands in the “Editing” group on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon to execute several commands that can assist you in editing Word documents. You can use the functions in this section to quickly find and replace document content. This can be extremely useful for quickly revising standard documents that need minor, repetitive changes to the text. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Finding and Replacing Text
04:38
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Basic Proofing Tools
2 Lectures 07:20
Word provides you with a tool that helps you to quickly identify and correct misspelled words and grammatical errors in your documents. It is the “Spelling & Grammar” tool. As its name clearly states, this tool identifies and corrects both spelling and grammar errors in your document. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 03:09

You can customize many features of the “Spelling & Grammar” tool. You can view the “Proofing” options for Microsoft Word by clicking the “Options…” button when using the “Spelling & Grammar” dialog box. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Setting Default Proofing Options
04:11
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Font Formatting
3 Lectures 05:31
Formatting the font (or “text”) within your document can give your document a finished and polished appearance. You can add bolding or italics to emphasize selected text, change the color of the text, or add many other stylistic options. It is very easy to apply font formatting. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Preview 02:11

Advanced font formatting options are available through use of the “Font” dialog box. You can access this dialog box by clicking the “Font” dialog box button in the lower right corner of the “Font” group in the “Home” tab of the Ribbon. In this dialog box there are two tabs- the “Font” tab and the “Advanced” tab. On the “Font” tab you can access many lesser-used text effects available. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Font Dialog Box
01:44

When you are formatting text, you may want to simply copy the formatting from one text selection and then paste only the formatting onto other text selections. This can save you a lot of time when formatting documents that have a standard appearance for many sections. Word provides you with the “Format Painter” button in the “Clipboard” group of the “Home” tab in the Ribbon. This button allows you to copy and paste the formatting, but not the content, from one selection of text to multiple other selections. Learn this and more during this lecture.
The Format Painter
01:36
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Formatting Paragraphs
3 Lectures 06:35
In Word, you have several choices on how you would like to align your paragraphs. Alignment refers to the appearance of the left and right sides of the paragraph. By default, Word aligns paragraphs to the left. You can change this alignment so that the right sides are symmetrical (right alignment), or that the lines are centered with even space on both sides (center alignment), or justified (both left and right sides are aligned). Learn this and more during this lecture.
Aligning Paragraphs
01:55

With Word, you have many choices as to how you would like to add indentation to your documents. Hitting the “Tab” key on your keyboard will add a tab of a half-inch. You can also increase or decrease the indentation of the entire left side of your paragraphs by using the “Increase Indent” or “Decrease Indent” buttons located in the “Paragraph” group on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Indenting Paragraphs
02:37

Like most word processing programs, you can modify the line and paragraph spacing in your document. Line spacing is the amount of space allotted to go between each line in your paragraph. Paragraph spacing is the amount of space to be inserted before and after the paragraphs in your document. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Line Spacing and Paragraph Spacing
02:03
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Setting Page Layout
3 Lectures 11:49
When you create a document, you set a paper size such as 8.5” by 11.” When you reach the end of the specified page size in Word, it will insert an automatic page break. Sometimes these automatic page breaks occur in places where you would rather not have them occur. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Setting Page and Section Breaks
03:08

All documents based on the “Normal” template contain space for header and footer information. In order to view and edit the content of the headers and footers while working in the document, however, you will need to be using the “Print Layout” view of the document. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Headers and Footers
05:35

The “Page Setup” group on the “Page Layout” tab of the Ribbon contains buttons that allow you to make changes to the fundamental setup of the document. In addition to these buttons, you can also click the “Page Setup” dialog box button in the lower right corner of the “Page Setup” group to open the “Page Setup” dialog box. Here you can change any aspect of the document setup that you choose. This dialog box consists of three tabs: “Margins,” “Paper," and “Layout.” Let’s examine the aspects that you can set in this dialog box. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Page Setup
03:06
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Using Templates
2 Lectures 05:55
A template is a “master” document, from which you create the copies of the documents that you actually work on. For example, when you create a new blank document in Word, it is actually a copy of the “Normal” template that is created anytime that you create a new standard document. Word provides you access to hundreds of document templates through Office Online. These are helpful to create quick forms that contain a different fundamental format than that of a standard blank document. There are templates for various styles of agendas, calendars, faxes, memos, blog postings, resumes, reports, and many other types of specialized documents. All you have to do is customize the template by editing the default content in order to quickly have a very professional-looking document! Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Templates- 2013:2010
03:46

A template is a “master” document, from which you create the copies of the documents that you actually work on. For example, when you create a new blank document in Word, it is actually a copy of the “Normal” template that is created anytime that you create a new standard document. Word provides you access to hundreds of document templates through Office Online. These are helpful to create quick forms that contain a different fundamental format than that of a standard blank document. There are templates for various styles of agendas, calendars, faxes, memos, blog postings, resumes, reports, and many other types of specialized documents. All you have to do is customize the template by editing the default content in order to quickly have a very professional-looking document! Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Templates- 2007 Only
02:09
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Printing Documents
3 Lectures 06:18
Before you print your documents, make sure that you have the document properly setup using the “Page Setup” dialog box. Once this is accomplished, you will want to check the way that your document will print without having to waste paper by actually printing several copies until it is correct. Word provides another view of your document called “Print Preview” to assist you in this. In print preview, you can see how your document will actually print on paper, according to the specifications that you’ve set in the “Page Setup” dialog box. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Previewing and Printing Documents- 2013:2010
03:42

Before you print your documents, you need to make sure that you have the document properly setup using the “Page Setup” dialog box. You will then want to review how your document will print without having to waste the paper by actually printing several copies until it is correct. Word provides another view of your document called “print preview” to assist you in this. Using print preview, you can see how your document will actually look when printed on paper, according to the specifications that you have set in the “Page Setup” dialog box. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Print Preview- 2007 Only
01:43

If you want to quickly print one copy of your entire document as is, click the Microsoft Office button, roll over the “Print” command, and then select the “Quick Print” option to the right. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Printing Documents- 2007 Only
00:53
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Helping Yourself
1 Lecture 01:26
You can access the help in Word by clicking the “Microsoft Word Help” button. This will open the “Word Help” window. Notice that this window can be closed by simply clicking the “x” in the upper right corner of the window when you are finished using the help files. Learn this and more during this lecture.
Using Word Help
01:26
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