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Microsoft Word: Learn Tips & Tricks of the World's Most Popular Word Processing Application
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Created by IsáBel Harrison
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 23 Articles
  • 44 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Quickly SELECT TEXT with Keyboard Shortcuts, and Simple Mouse Clicks
  • Learn the NAVIGATION TOOLS and SHORTCUTS to Keep You Working, Not Scrolling
  • FORMAT Fast!
  • Use STYLES to Stay Consistent
  • Learn TIPS & TRICKS for TABLES and LISTS
  • Create FILLABLE USER FORMS for Better Information Gathering
  • CUSTOMIZE the Microsoft Word User Interface to Meet Your Needs
  • Quickly COMPARE Two Documents
  • and Extra Microsoft Word Tips to Boost Your Productivity
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  • Install Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016


I know how to type.  Why would I spend time learning Microsoft Word?

↳ This course is designed, not to make you a better typist, but to help you become a better Microsoft Word user.   To work faster, with less stress, and better results.

But all I do is type, how will this course help me?

↳ Just by learning a handful of keyboard shortcuts, and tricks of the mouse, you can cut the time it takes to type your document. Also, you might find a few dozen lectures that you never knew you needed to know.
With today's changing business environment, it's always better to know more than less.

I have been using Microsoft Word for a long time.  What could I possibly learn?

↳ When I train courses to a live group, at least twice an hour I hear, "Oh, I've been doing it the long way this whole time.", or "I didn't know you could do that.".Will that be your experience? I do not know, but take a look at the course lectures to see what topics are covered.  You also have 30 days to see if the course is right for you.

Can I use this course with my version of Microsoft Word?

↳ As long as it is not Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier, yes.
Just note that this course was created on a PC using Microsoft Word 2016.


By the end of this course you will be able to quickly make selections in your document by using both keyboard shortcuts and the mouse.

Working with long documents? Learn how to NAVIGATE QUICKLY, how to CREATE A TABLE OF CONTENTS in 4 seconds or less, and the wonders of the NAVIGATION PANE.

You will learn time saving tips on FORMATTING, and you will see how to CREATE, MODIFY, AND RESTRICT THE USE OF STYLES in your Microsoft Word documents.

You'll learn some tricks with TABLES and LISTS.


How to CUSTOMIZE WORDS USER INTERFACE, and CREATE YOUR OWN KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS, and a few other tips and tricks that will boost your productivity.


Become a better Microsoft Word user, and enroll today.

With Udemy's 30-day guarantee, you have nothing to lose and only new Word skills to gain.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Microsoft Word course is for anyone who has been using Word for at least three months.
  • The Microsoft Word user who wants to get more done, in less time.
  • The Microsoft Word user who wants to improve their skill set.
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Curriculum For This Course
69 Lectures
Welcome to 64 Word Time Saving Tips That Will Boost Your Productivity
2 Lectures 02:02

Welcome to this Word 2016 Time Saving Tips course on

Preview 01:33

You can download the exercise files from this lecture, or in the lecture where the exercise is performed.

Preview 00:29
Making Selections and Navigating in Microsoft Word
8 Lectures 27:04

Learn how to use clicks of the mouse, instead of dragging, to quickly select the text in your Word documents.

Preview 02:12

Learn the keyboard shortcuts that will help you quickly extend the selection of your text in your Word documents.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Extending a Selection

Two quick ways to select your entire document, no matter the size.

Selecting an Entire Word Document Two Ways

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate around your Microsoft Word documents.  Save time, don't scroll.

Preview 02:26

A list of the keyboard shortcuts that will help you quickly navigate around your Microsoft Word documents.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Your Word Documents

The Navigation Pane is an amazing tool in Microsoft Word.  Learn how to use it to navigate, of course, and structure your document.

Preview 09:53

Table of Contents are so important, especially to long documents, and they are sooooo easy to create.  Learn how.

You Can Create a Table of Contents in Less Than 4 Seconds If...

When you want to use the Ribbon, but not use your mouse to get there, turn on the Ribbon's Access Keys, called KeyTips.

Making Use of KeyTips, The Ribbon's Access Keys
Formatting Tips That Will Save You Time in Microsoft Word
11 Lectures 17:04

Learn what to do when you would like to change the default font used every time you open a Microsoft Word document.

Changing the Default Font of Your Word Documents

Learn to use keyboard shortcuts to format the line spacing in your Microsoft Word documents.

Changing the Line Spacing of Your Documents

Save a few clicks of the mouse.

Learn the Keyboard shortcuts to turn your text into Sub, or super script.

Super Fast Subscript and Superscript Formatting

Use the Format Painter to quickly apply the same formatting, to multiple pieces of text or graphics

The Format Painter: What it is, and Keeping it Active

Learn the keyboard shortcuts to repeat the last action that you took in Microsoft Word.

Repeating Simple Actions

There are buttons you can press on the keyboard that will adjust the size of your font.

Adjust the Font Size Without Using the Ribbon

You don't have to start typing on the left of your Word document, then change the alignment in the Ribbon.You can start typing at Left, Center, or Right alignment.

Start Typing at Any Alignment Setting with the I Bar

Learn the keyboard shortcut to turn your text into a bulleted list, as well as the shortcut to turn a bulleted list into text.

Creating Bulleted Lists with the Keyboard

It is really easy to change the case of text in Microsoft Word.

Learn how in this lecture.

Changing the CASE of words

Page breaks - you need them, they can be created, and removed in multiple ways.

Learn what those are in this lecture.

The Ins and Outs of Page Breaks

A list of keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly format you Microsoft Word documents.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Formatting Your Word Documents
Understanding Text Styles in Microsoft Word
5 Lectures 37:46

Learn just how important Heading styles are to your Microsoft Word documents.

The Overwhelming Importance of Headings

The Styles Pane can be your best friend when it comes to keeping a consistent look and feel of your document.

Getting Familiar with the Styles Pane

Learn how to stay consistent, and create custom text styles.

Creating Custom Text Styles

Don't let other users change the formatting of your Microsoft Word documents.

Restrict Others From Formatting Your Word Document

When you create your styles, just know that you are not stuck with them, you can always modify them as needed.

Modifying Text Styles
Tips & Tricks for Tables and Lists
6 Lectures 17:48

Learn how to create a table in Microsoft Word with just a few key strokes.

Creating a Table with Just Your Keyboard

Learn how to take text in your Word documents, and convert them into tables, or turn your tables into text.

Converting Text or Lists to Tables

Learn how to create new table styles in Microsoft Word, as well as to turn it into the default style for all of your tables.

Creating Table Styles

A list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Through Tables in Your Word Document

Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Through Tables in Your Word Document

Don't just use common lists, when you can turn those lists into beautiful SmartArt.

Turning a Plain List into Beautiful SmartArt

Learn how to create your own multi-level list styles.

Creating Multi-Level List Styles
Creating Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word
13 Lectures 41:50

An Overview of User Forms in Microsoft Word, and what you will be learning in this section.

Overview of Forms

Adding Text Labels to User Forms in Microsoft Word

Adding Labels to Forms

Adding Text Controls to User Forms in Microsoft Word, and Modifying Their Properties.

Adding Text Controls to Forms

Adding Picture Controls to User Forms in Microsoft Word, and Modifying Their Properties.

Adding Pictures Controls to Forms

Adding Drop-Down Lists, also called Combo Boxes, to User Forms in Microsoft Word.

Adding Combo Box (Drop-Down) Controls to Forms

Adding a Drop-Down Date Picker Control to User Forms in Microsoft Word, and Modifying Their Properties.

Adding Date Controls to Forms

Adding Check Boxes to User Forms in Microsoft Word, and Modifying Their Properties.

Adding Check Boxes to Forms

Adding Radio Buttons, also called Option Buttons, to User Forms in Microsoft Word, and Modifying Their Properties.

Adding Option (Radio Buttons) Controls to Forms

Once You Have Created Your Form, Make Sure You Test a Copy of that Form.

User Testing the Form

Make Sure Other Users Can Only Fill In The Form, and Not Change Your Labels, or Layout.

Protecting the Form

Allow Certain Users to Modify Specific Portions of Your Microsoft Word Form.

Editing Form Permissions

Learn How To E-mail the Microsoft Word Form, as an Attachment, Through Microsoft Outlook.

Creating a Submit Button to E-mail Forms Using Outlook

Test Your Skills By Inserting Into a Microsoft Word Form Different Form Controls, and Modify Their Properties.

Exercise: Create Hiring Information Form
Tips to Know About the Microsoft Word Environment
10 Lectures 25:03

Customizing the Ribbon is one of the best things that you can do for yourself when using Microsoft Office.

Customizing the Ribbon to Meet YOUR Needs

Sometimes the Ribbon is just in the way.  learn how to hide the Ribbon until you need it again.

Getting the Ribbon Out of the Way When it Takes Up Too Much Space

A new feature of Office 2016 is the Tell Me What You Want To Do text box.

See how helpful it can be.

Tell Me What You Want To Do... (2016)

Learn how to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word.

Creating Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn how to remove keyboard shortcuts.

Removing Keyboard Shortcuts

Need to change a keyboard shortcut?

Learn how to do so in this lecture.

Reassigning Keyboard Shortcuts

Need to make sure that essay, or report is 500 words?

Just check the Stats window.

Viewing Your Word Document's Statistics (Character, Word, Paragraph,Line Count)

AutoCorrect can be used for more than just smiley faces.

Find out how you can create you own entries, and make text entry easier!

Making Your Own AutoCorrect Entries

Did you close Microsoft Word without saving the changes?
Did the power go out?

Learn  how to recover unsaved Microsoft Word documents.

Recovering Unsaved Documents

When you hit Save, where do your documents go?

If it is not to the folder that you want, learn how to change the default save location.

Changing the Default Save Location of Your Word Documents
Extra Tips to Boost Your Productivity
11 Lectures 31:44

Master documents are a great tool when working on long documents, or creating documents with teams.

Creating Master Documents

A cover page can make any Microsoft Word document look more professional.

Creating a Cover Page for Your Reports and Long Documents

Learn how easy it is to create text, or image watermarks on your Microsoft Word documents.

Adding Watermarks to Your Word Documents

When you need to insert placeholder text into your Microsoft Word document, all you have to do is...

Inserting Placeholder Text Into Your Word Documents

Have Microsoft Word Compare the differences between two documents for you.

Comparing Two Documents for Differences

Learn how to link, and display, Microsoft Excel charts in Microsoft Word.

Linking a Microsoft Excel Chart to Word

You can turn your Microsoft Word documents, that are styled with Headings, into a PowerPoint presentations.

Follow theses steps to do so.

Sending a Microsoft Word Document to PowerPoint

Use the Undo History to undo multiple steps at a time.

Making Good Use of the Undo History

To quickly calculate anywhere on your Word documents, use the hidden Calculate button.

Using Word's Calculator (Yes Word Has a Calculator)

If you do not need to print your entire Microsoft Word document - don't.

Printing a Portion of the Page

Learn how to create a password to open your documents, edit them , or both.

Password Protecting You Microsoft Word Documents
Thank You
3 Lectures 01:24

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