Microsoft Word for Mac - From Beginner to Expert in 5 Hours
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Microsoft Word for Mac - From Beginner to Expert in 5 Hours

This Microsoft Word class will make you a master of Microsoft Word. The training uses Word 2011 for an Apple Mac.
4.1 (70 ratings)
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2,141 students enrolled
Created by Todd McLeod
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the most current version of Microsoft Word for APPLE MAC
  • Learn from a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching individuals of all ability levels
  • From the fundamentals, to the most advanced features, this training covers everything you need to know about MS Word
  • Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will show you how to easily do everything in MS Word
  • Lifetime access to this MS Word class allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material
  • MS Word Project Files and Templates are included allowing for enhanced learning through hands-on activities
  • After taking this training, you will be an expert at Microsoft Word
  • Lifetime access to this training allows you to come back to review material or learn more about MS Word
  • Money Back Guarantee - Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back
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Requirements
  • In order to participate in the hands-on portions of this course, you will need to have Microsoft Word.
Description

This course is for the benefit of everyone. If financial constraints prevent you from enrolling, send me a message and I will give you access to all of my courses for free.

This training provides you everything you need to know about Microsoft Word. From the fundamentals, to the most advanced features, after taking this online class you will be able to use Microsoft Word at an expert level.

You can learn Microsoft Word easily and quickly if it is taught correctly. Developed by a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor, this course covers the most recent version of Microsoft Word for the Mac - Microsoft Word 2011. As tenured college faculty in computer information technology, and with over fifteen years of experience teaching individuals of all ability levels "how to use" Microsoft Word, Todd McLeod has designed, refined, and perfected a method for understanding Word which will allow you to learn what you need to know about Microsoft Word as quickly and efficiently as possible.

WIth over five hours of videos, you will learn all of the following about Microsoft Word:

  • Learn how to use styles
  • Learn how to automatically generate tables of content
  • Learn how to create references and automatically insert a bibliography
  • Learn how to use character, paragraph, section, and document level formatting
  • Learn how to use mail-merge to create form letters and personalized bulk emails
  • Learn the difference between content and form
  • Learn how to edit and format your content so that it is presented in the best form possible
  • Learn how to create title pages
  • Learn how to work with headers and footers
  • Learn how to automate Word tasks with time-saving macros
  • Learn how to integrate Microsoft Word with Microsoft Excel
  • Learn how to use passwords in Word to protect your work in multiple scenarios
  • Learn tips and tricks about Word, as well as Word secrets and shortcuts
  • Learn how to use printing and sharing in Word
  • Learn how to use templates to quickly create stunning documents
  • As a bonus, you can download all of the Word project files used in the videos so that you can get a “hands-on” approach to learning the material

This class is guaranteed to teach you Microsoft Word. Once enrolled, you will have access to this Word course for the rest of your life. You will always be able to come back to this Word class to review material or to learn new material about how to use Word. Described as “fun” and “amazing” and “life changing,” Todd McLeod’s Word training will forever transform the way you work with Microsoft Word. Try this course and see for yourself how quickly and easily you can learn Microsoft Word.

Who is the target audience?
  • From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Information
5 Lectures 19:44

Most people don't know this - you can receive great discounts on computers and software by searching for "academic discounts" or "student pricing." This video will show you how to get Microsoft Office at a great discount!

Academic Discounts & Student Pricing
03:45

What is the most current version of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel? This video will show you how to determine the most current versions. This video will also explain differences in versions.

MS Office Versions & MS Office 365
05:20

Both Google Drive and MS Office 365 have word processing software that runs on the Internet. In addition, there is the desktop version of MS Office that includes MS Word. This video details the differences between these versions and lets you know which version you should use and when.

Google Drive vs. MS Office 365
05:29

Adjusting settings on videos can improve the video quality and make the video clearer. Many video players allow you to not only adjust the video quality, but also the speed at which the video is playing. Learning about these settings will allow you to adjust videos so that you can watch them in the method that best suits your needs.

Video Settings
03:54

This video will show you how to locate and download the files used in the course.

Locating Files Used In Course
01:16

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 1 Review
3 questions
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Word By Example
15 Lectures 01:19:58

Take a look at the final product of what we’re going to create in this section: a beautifully formatted document with pictures, styles, references, headers and footers, automatically generated table of contents, an automatically generated bibliography, and a title page. You will also learn in this video how to zoom-in and zoom-out of your document so that you can get a bird’s eye-view of what your document looks like.

Preview 01:55

Even if you’re a Word expert, this is probably something you’ve never seen, and I guarantee you’re going to love it. We can generate random text on a page to work with by typing in rand(some_num, another num). In addition to seeing how that works in this video, we’ll also look at creating a new document, keyboard shortcuts, switching between open documents, and copying and pasting.

Preview 05:55

The are four essential formatting levels which you need to know about in MS Word: character level formatting, paragraph level formatting, section level formatting, and document level formatting. In addition to learning how section level formatting works, this video will also give you a quick preview of some of Word’s useful features: the format painter, page set up, section breaks, draft view, and print layout view.

Preview 07:24

We’re going to look at three things in this video: how to save a document, how to clean up a document, and how to apply a section break and vertical alignment to create a title page. In addition, this video will show you how to use “save as” to create versions of your document.

Creating A Title Page
10:09

Styles are super useful for two reasons: (1) they allow you to quickly format, and update the formatting, of your document and (2) they allow you to quickly generate a table of contents.

Using Styles
09:00

Styles allow you to automatically generate a table of contents – watch this video and watch the magic!

Creating A Table of Contents
04:49

This is where MS Word really shines – it allows you to easily manage your citations, easily generate a bibliography, and easily switch between any of the popular formatting methods (APA, MLA, Chicago).

Managing References
06:29

When you insert your citation references using “manage” references, creating a bibliography is easy – watch this video and watch the magic!

Creating A Bibliography
02:47

Page numbers are a little bit buggy in MS Word on the Mac. Take a look at how they don’t work, and then in the next video, I’ll show you another way you can get your document to have page numbers.

Inserting Page Numbers
03:35

Learn how to use Headers & Footers. One of the most important things about Headers & Footers is understanding how to use “link to previous” to remove the “save as previous” connection between headers and footers of different sections. You will also see in this video how to successfully insert page numbers.

Headers, Footers, & Page Numbers
09:59

When presenting information, it is important to know about content and form. Understanding content and form will allow you to more effectively communicate your message to your audience.

Content & Form
04:54

Learn how to insert a picture into a Word document. This video also talks about the intellectual property issues to consider when using images. You will also learn in this video sources from which you can get images.

Finding & Inserting A Picture
03:41

One of the most essential things you need to know about formatting a picture is text wrapping. Watch this video to learn how to use text wrapping along with other very cool picture formatting techniques.

Formatting A Picture
03:33

This is a really cool technique – being able to remove part of the background of an image, and then setting the transparency on an image so that the image is “transparent” which allows us to see through it some.

Remove An Image’s Background
02:35

We’ve finished our document and it looks very awesome. We’ve learned the foundations and fundamentals of using MS Word. With the skills we’ve learned, we’ll be able to make outstanding looking Word documents. There are still some other great things to look forward to learning: printing a document, mail merge, word art, and page background are just a few!

Finished Document
03:13

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 2 Review
5 questions
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Word Essentials
17 Lectures 58:13

We have some amazing things to cover still in this course. Here is an outline of what I want to show you through the rest of the course. In addition, look at how amazing this “dictation” feature is in MS Word. Dictation is a tool that you can use to have your computer type up whatever you speak to it. It’s pretty dang amazing and you absolutely need to check this out so that you know about it.

Preview & Dictation
03:22

This is an underestimated tool, but I’m going to show you the power of “Find & Replace” and how you can use it to really do some amazing things.

Find & Replace
10:06

The style switcheroo is fast. The style switcheroo is awesome. Like some crazy dance in the fifties that all the kids are doing, pretty soon you’ll be doing the style switcheroo, too.

Style Switcheroo
04:02

I really love installing fonts on my computer. Fonts can really change the look of your document and convey a certain feel to your audience. This video is going to show you how to find, download, and install fonts on your computer so that you can get the look you want in your document. In addition, this video will also give you more insight into my life and probably surprise you.

Installing Fonts
06:16

Tabs are a holdover from the days of typewriters, but they’re still super useful. Take a look at how tabs can help you format and layout your document.

Using Tabs
04:12

The format painter is your friend, and it’s going to bail you out of difficult situations on more than one occasion. This video is going to show you what the format painter can do for you!

Format Painter
01:27

Undo and Redo are also your friends, and they’re also going to get you out of a lot of difficult situations. While most people are probably already familiar with undo and redo, it’s good to be reminded of their power and what they can do for you.

Undo & Redo
01:45

Being able to use nonprinting characters well is essential to being able to use Microsoft Word well. While we’ve already covered nonprinting characters earlier, this video reiterates the importance of nonprinting characters and shows you how to use them.

Nonprinting Characters
02:07

Often we have to write a document of a certain length, and often this length is specified in words. This video shows you how to use “word count” to determine how many words you have written.

Word Count
00:47

Are you a good writer? Are people going to be able to read what you wrote? This is a little known feature of MS Word, but a fantastic feature: seeing readability statistics about your document. This feature will give you metrics on the readability of your document.

Readability
03:03

Why, oh why, do I even have to show this? Well, there are two reasons: (1) it seems there’s a large contingency of people in the world who don’t spell check their documents and (2) there are some features of the spell checker which you should know about if you want to use MS Word well.

Spelling & Grammar
04:27

Autocorrect is a very cool feature that automatically corrects common typos. You can also use autocorrect to leave a surprising message for somebody. Take a look!

Autocorrect
02:27

Here is my friendly dinosaur, the thesaurus. Doesn’t it sound like a dinosaur? Maybe it is, but regardless, it’s still a very useful tool for helping you find new words when you are repeating the same old words too many times.

Thesaurus
02:22

This is a great feature for documents that you print on a regular basis. By using “insert date and time” you are able to have the current date automatically show up on your document, every time you use your document.

Date & Time
01:24

Hyperlinks allow you to link portions of your document to something else: a webpage, another area within your document, or even to an email already addressed to a particular person. Take a look at how hyperlinks work and at how easy it is to use them.

Hyperlinks
03:48

The “Help” feature in Word is awful. I’m going to show you how awful it is, and then show you what you should do instead when you need help figuring out how to do something in Word.

Using Help
03:02

If you’re ever having technical issues with MS Word that aren’t making sense, sometimes you can fix these issues by restarting your computer. This is an age-old, time-tested method, widely known and used by the tech support community for fixing problems.

Restarting
03:36

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 3 Review
7 questions
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Printing a Document
1 Lecture 04:52

In Word on the Mac, you do not have as many options for configuring how you print as you do with Word on Windows. That said, there are some good things to know about when it comes to printing. This video will show you the different options available, and how to use them.

Printing
04:52
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Formatting Skills
7 Lectures 13:14

Watermarks are fun to add to documents and they give your document personality. This video will show you just how easy it is to add a watermark to your document.

Adding A Watermark
02:03

See how to make your document bright yellow, and how to also line it with a border of palm trees. These are some of my favorite features of MS Word just because they’re fun.

Borders & Backgrounds
01:41

Feel like being a lawyer? Feel like making your documents look like they came from a lawyer? Line numbers put, well, numbers next to all of your lines. This is something that’s used A LOT in the legal field, but it can also be useful for many other purposes. Take a look at what line numbers are, and how you can use them!

Line Numbers
01:38

Here’s a feature that I’m almost hesitant to show you about – because it’s just not that useful. It’s interesting, but not all that useful, and because it’s interesting, well, I’ve decided it’s good for you to know about.

Hyphenation
01:41

Want a fancy looking cover page? Here’s how you can automatically get a pre-built cover page and add it to your document.

Cover Page
01:45

If you’d like to text to stand out in your document, one thing you can do is use Word Art. Just like its name implies, word art gives you words that have an artistic quality to them. Here’s what they look like, and here’s how you use them.

Word Art
02:05

The equation editor lets you put mathematical equations into your document. This is obviously very helpful if you’re teaching math, or just want to express something mathematically. Take a look at how to use it.

Create Equations
02:21

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 5 Review
2 questions
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Home Ribbon
11 Lectures 33:19

Templates are super fantastic. Why recreate the wheel? If something has already been built, and if you can use it, then by all means, use it. I’m going to show you how you can download pre-built Word templates and then appropriate them to your own use.

Templates
03:18

There are many different areas within Word where you can select options that impact your document. This video shows you these different regions. It also shows you how to configure these different regions. In addition, as a bonus because you are my favorite customer, I’m going to show you a little known tick on the Mac – how to delete forward.

Ribbons, Toolbars, Menus, & Panels
05:58

Want you document to look like a newspaper: here’s the solution – insert columns. Columns are super-easy to use. I’m going to show you what they look like, and how to use them.

Columns
02:20

Let’s take “you” and increase you to the power of two. This video is going to show you how to had superscript and subscript characters to your text.

Powers & Subscripts
01:30

Bring order not to the universe, as Darth Vader wanted, but instead to a list of items. There is something strangely reassuring about having things in order. This video is going to show you how to use “sort” to order a list of items.

Sorting
03:32

In publishing, a “call out” is an excerpt that is somehow “set off” from the rest of the page. By using borders around paragraphs, we can create a simple call-out.

Paragraph Borders
04:33

Drop caps are cool. They’re old school. They make your text look like it belongs in a book. Take a look at this video to see what drop caps are, and how to use them.

Drop Caps
00:35

Creating lists in MS Word is super easy. You can also, very easily, customize your lists. Take a look at how to do it!

Lists
02:07

Text boxes allow you to make even better “call outs.” This video shows you how easy it is to create a call-out using a textbox, and how good they can look.

Textboxes
02:27

Do you want to point something out with an arrow? Do you want to add a “thought bubble” to illustrate a concept? Shapes are just the thing to help you do those tasks. In addition, there are many more shapes from which you can choose. Take a look at the power, and ease, of using shapes.

Shapes
04:41

Themes let you quickly apply a new look to your document. It’s super-easy to use themes, and it’s a super quick way to change how your document looks.

Themes
02:18

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 6 Review
6 questions
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Tables, Word, & Excel
3 Lectures 09:22

Here’s a quick overview of the “home,” “layout,” and “document elements” ribbons.

Overview
02:22

Tables are good for helping you organize information. Creating a table is super easy. Here’s how you do it.

Tables
04:19

Excel is really the best place to build tables. Taking a table from Excel and putting it into Word is easy. Watch this video to see how to do it!

Integrating Word & Excel
02:41
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Smart Art
1 Lecture 02:23

Smart art makes you look really smart. No kidding, and it’s super-easy to use. Take a look at the power of smart art, and how you can easily start integrating smart art into your documents.

Smart Art
02:23
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Document Reviewing
3 Lectures 07:55

These tools are really great for collaborating on a document with someone. Comments allow you to leave comments on a document. Pretty self-explanatory, but also pretty useful. Take a look at how to use them.

Comments
02:35

I love this feature. Basically what this feature does is automatically insert comments for you based upon whatever changes you make to the document. It also, however, keeps track of all of the changes you make to a document. Take a look to see just how cool this “tracking changes” feature is.

Tracking Changes
03:25

Once someone has made changes to a document using “track changes,” you can go in and review all of their changes and either accept or reject them. Again, these feature within Word are some of my favorite. These videos on comments, tracking changes, and reviewing changes are absolutely must-see videos.

Reviewing Changes
01:55

This quiz will help you to review what you have learned in this section.

Section 9 Review
2 questions
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Protecting Your Document
1 Lecture 04:03

There are a variety of ways to protect your document: password to open, password to modify, plus a few more. If you need to protect a document, take a look at this video to see how to do it!

Protecting Your Document
04:03
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About the Instructor
Todd McLeod
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I am passionate about helping others learn and improve their lives. The courses offered under my account are courses taught by myself, along with courses I helped friends create. As for my credentials, I am tenured faculty in Computer Information Technology at Fresno City College. I have also served as adjunct faculty in Computer Science at California State University, Fresno. I began programming in 1996. I began teaching programming in 2001. My area of expertise is web programming, the Go programming language, and online education. I have taught over 560,000 students online how to build websites and use the Go programming language. Follow me on Twitter to stay current @Todd_McLeod