Practical Word 2013 Tips & Tricks
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You think you know Word. But these tips and tricks are such time savers you'll become super productive in no time!
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Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • New online capabilities including Office Accounts and OneDrive cloud storage
  • Interface changes with the ribbon and touch screens
  • How to proof for spelling, grammar and word context
  • Using the Navigation Pane for navigating & finding
  • Formatting with Office Themes and saving & reading PDF documents
  • How to compare two documents for differences
  • How to track comments shared between multiple users
  • How to remove personal information like comments and hidden text
  • Basics tips & tricks for editing a document
  • Review of oldies but goodies like Fined & Replace, Change Case and Word Count
  • How to recover an unsaved document
  • A basic review of Mail Merge for letters and labels with graphics
  • Multiple ways to share Word documents in the cloud and on Social networks
  • Layout basics for text wrap, drop caps and cover pages
  • How to create Fancy scrolling font effects with Stylistic Sets
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  • Microsoft Office 2013

This course covers Tips & Tricks on Microsoft Word 2013. It assumes you have used Word and are familiar with creating, editing & formatting documents. In a quick and lively manner this will cover what is new in this version of Word and also show you some tips to increase your productivity in Word and widen your skills.

The course begins a review of online account options followed by interface changes in the ribbon and the use of touch screens. Basics of proofing and navigation are covered on a document that is then redesigned with the new Design Tab and saved & read as a PDF document. Collaboration features for shared comments and comparing documents are covered and then removing personal information before sharing a document with the Document Inspector. Many basic editing tips are covered in a couple of quick sections followed by using Quick Parts and drawing tables. Finally you see several examples of how to share documents online and through social media sites. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you don't have 4 hours to spend on a course this will cover the highlights of what's new and a little bit more in about 90 minutes.


***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****

Microsoft Word is the dominant and most widely used word processor in the world. Yet many people get caught up in frustrating situations within Word where what should be a seemingly simple task turns into 20 minutes of exasperating head scratching. Eliminate those time wasters from your life and become highly productive by learning these very nifty tips and tricks.

You'll have lifetime online access to watch the videos whenever you like, and there's a Q&A forum right here on Udemy where you can post questions.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Busy Word users of any skill level who want a quick look at what is new and can save them time. You should have basic skills in editing, formatting and working with Word documents.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Practical Word 2013 Tips & Tricks
33 Lectures 01:40:06

Introduction to what will be in the course & using the sample files

Preview 01:27

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts

Switching Office accounts, Online Storage & Office theme & background

User Account

SkyDrive online storage, syncing, sharing, cross platform use, mobile

Sky Drive

Recent files, local & online templates, turning off the Start Screen

Start Screen

Touch to scroll, zoom. Touch mode on the Ribbon.

Preview 02:25

How to minimize and hide the ribbon

Preview 01:32

Spell checker, editing user dictionary, frequently confused words

Preview 04:18

Recently used lists and the Welcome Back marker on file open

Welcome Back

Collapsible headings, Navigation Pane, applying Headings, Find function

Preview 03:10

Color Palettes, Font Sets, Office Themes, Paragraph Spacing and set Default

Design Tab

Full screen Read Mode, background color options, object zoom

Read Mode

Saving and Editing PDF files.Caveats on complex files.

PDF Files

Online Pictures, Layout options, Alignment guides, Live layout

Picture Layout

Simple Markup, comments, mark comments done, lock tracking changes

Tracking Changes

Compare two documents to see the specific changes

Compare Documents

Document Inspector and Mark as Final to edit proof a document

Final Steps

Multiple editors, online editing in real time in Word Web App or Desktop Word

Shared Editing

Navigating, Selecting Text, Moving & Copying text, Keyboard shortcuts

Basic Editing I

Font sizing, Default font, line spacing, default line spacing, view ruler

Basic Editing II

Use of paste preview and the Format Painter

Paste Preview Format Painter

Creating & using AutoText and Quick Parts to call up blocks of text

AutoText Quick Parts

Drawing tables, painting borders, inserting rows and columns,Quick Tables


Use of the Change Case and Word Count features

Change Case Word Count

Find and Replace basic and all word forms

Find and Replace

How to recover an unsaved document


Text Box, Headers & Footers, Drop Cap and Cover Page

Special Tools I

Screen shots, Stylistic Sets for fancy font effects and Watermarks

Special Tools II

Three ways to add commands so they are one click away

Quick Access Toolbar

Mail merge to a letter and to mailing labels including graphics

Mail Merge Labels

Saving to the cloud, sharing & editing a document.Sharing to social network

Sharing Word I

Presenting online, saving to a blog, sharing in email as a PDF file

Sharing Word II
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