The Beginning Guide to Microsoft Word 2013

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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

If you wish to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 77-418:Microsoft Office Word 2013 OR Microsoft Certification Exam 77-425 Part 1 and 77-426 Part 2: Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert, this course will help you build the skills and knowledge you need.

  • Step-by-step video demonstrations
  • Companion eBook with 245 pages of detailed instructions
  • Sample documents and images
  • Practice, Quizzes and Skill Test

With this comprehensive, performance-based certification preparation online program, you can build and validate your business computer skills using Microsoft Word 2013 software. You'll cover basic through advanced topics. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to earn your certification and gain an important edge in today's competitive job market.

In Beginning Microsoft Word, you will cover important topics, including how to:

  • Learn how to navigate online and submit assignments
  • Format Text and Paragraphs
  • Get skilled at working with Text and Pictures
  • Use the Quick Click options and the mini Toolbar to format Text
  • Gain experience editing images and shapes with the Picture Tools
  • Learn how to create and format SmartArt
  • Use Quick parts to create professional documents


The Microsoft Word 2013 Certification Training Program is part of the Microsoft Business Certification program: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). MOS certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2013 suite. Students who wish to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 77-418:Microsoft Office Word 2013 OR Microsoft Certification Exam 77-425 Part 1 and 77-426 Part 2: Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert will find beginning through advanced lessons that demonstrate these required MOS topics.


This course teaches the objectives for the following certification tests: Core Certification: Pass any 1 test: Word 2013 Core: Exam 77-418

Expert Certification: Pass either test: Word 2013 Expert Exam 77-425 Part 1 or 77-426 Part 2.


What are the requirements?

  • To enroll in the Microsoft Word 2013 program, you should have basic computer skills and should be comfortable using an Internet browser and selecting commands from a menu or toolbar. You should be able to manage files, including saving, updating, and backing up files.
  • This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not compatible with a Mac. It is compatible with Windows 7 and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. You need a high-speed Internet connection and an e-mail account. You should also have Microsoft Word 2013 already installed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to navigate online and submit assignments
  • Format Text and Paragraphs
  • Get skilled at working with Text and Pictures
  • Use the Quick Click options and the mini Toolbar to format Text
  • Gain experience editing images and shapes with the Picture Tools
  • Learn how to create and format SmartArt
  • Use Quick parts to create professional documents

What is the target audience?

  • This program is for you if you’re an office worker, manager, entrepreneur, or other professional who wants to start using Beginning Microsoft Word immediately. This program is also suitable for you if you’re looking to learn about this software and expand your job possibilities.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
03:12

An introduction to our course and the Computer Mama method of teaching

06:48

Project: A sample document that you do not need to save.

Beginning Word Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:
1. Open Microsoft Word
2. Align Text center, left, right, and justified
3. Format Font color, size, face, and case
4. Identify the Home Ribbon, Font Group & Paragraph Group
5. Identify and apply Line Spacing options


Section 2: Beginning Word: Working with Text
08:56

Project: A sample document that plays with text and pictures.

09:16

Project: A sample document that demonstrates the options for copy and paste.

Beginning Word Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:
1. Identify and use the Mini Toolbar.
2. Identify and use Paste Options.
3. Use Spelling and Grammar checking tools.
4. Use AutoText and AutoCorrect.
5. Save a document using Office 2007-2013 format.
6. Save a document using Office 2003 format.
7. Use Save As to create a copy of a document


Section 3: Beginning Word: Working with Graphics
08:45

Project: A sample document that introduces the Picture Tools for editing and enhancing images.

Beginning Word Objectives
In this lesson, you will learn how to:
1. Access the Picture Tools Ribbon.
2. Apply Pictures Styles and Effects.
3. Apply Borders to a Picture.
4. Use the Picture Corrections Tool.
5. Apply Artistic Effects to a Picture.
6. Compress a Picture for optimal size.
7. Remove the background of a Picture.
8. Crop a Picture and Crop to Shape.

09:21

Project: A marketing flyer using Shapes, Quick Styles, Picture Tools and SmartArt.

Beginning Word Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how to:
1. Insert a Shape
2. Apply Styles, Quick Styles and formatting to a Shape
3. Resize Shapes.
4. Add Text to and modify text in a Shape.
5. Insert SmartArt.
6. Add text to and modify text in SmartArt.
7. Access the SmartArt Tools Ribbon.
8. Format SmartArt shapes, layout, and colors.
9. Identify and Use different document views, including Reading, Split Screen and Side by Side.

09:42

Project: Create custom stationery using a template, Graphics, and Quick Parts.

Beginning Word
In this lesson, you will learn how to:
1. Use the Insert Date and Time options.
2. Insert a Text Box.
3. Format a Text Box: Shape, Quick Styles, Effects and Text Direction.
4. Create linked Text Boxes.
5. Use Quick Parts.
6. Create new Quick Parts

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Instructor Biography

Elizabeth Nofs, The Computer Mama

Expert in Instructional Technology and Online Learning

Incredible ability to teach technology

Developed a successful method for teaching visually that is based on observation, orientation and notation. The method is very effect for teaching concepts and skills.

I have taught Microsoft Office Certification Exam preparation course for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 programs. The books that I wrote for these course met the Microsoft Vendor of Approved Courseware for the Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007(MCAS).

There are over 60 Computer Mama courses available through ed2go and World Education.

During the summer, Alex and I participate in the High School Career Challenge. It is a program for students with Asperger's Syndrome (autism) that focuses on job skills and training. We developed a Flash animation course that teaches the students how to create banner ads.

I enjoy teaching Microsoft Office and look forward to working with you. eBeth

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