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Winning Documents with Word: Word for Writers


Most people have used Word to write letters or reports, but few people know all of the time-saving shortcuts that you will learn in this course. If you are a technical writer, novelist, or anyone responsible for creating or maintaining large documents like orientation manuals or policies and procedures, your job might get a lot easier. This course will teach you how to customize virtually every element of a Word document from the title page to the index and every header, footer, and photo in between.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Word who want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. It is not an introductory course and is meant for intermediate users.

Software: The material in this course will apply to Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 with a concentration on Word 2010/2013/2016. It is not designed to apply to Word for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Customize options in Word and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Increase productivity with shortcuts, tips, and tricks
  • Apply best practices for creating/maintaining large documents
  • Create and edit Word themes, colors, and fonts
  • Save time and typing with custom AutoCorrect and AutoText entries
  • Use Styles and headings to create the outline and structure of a large manual
  • Insert and modify a Title Page, Table of Contents, Index, Headers/Footers, and other elements

Section: MS-WORD-WRITER (09AUG18)
Dates: Aug 9, 2018 - Aug 9, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM
Tuition: $185.00 Instructor: Greg Creech Register

1: Word Options, Quick Access Toolbar & Shortcuts
  • Setting Word options for photos, copy/paste & return addresses
  • Customizing and using the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon
  • Navigating with ease in a large document with keyboard and mouse shortcuts
  • Best practices for large manuals and books
  • Using the Show/Hide and Reveal Formatting tools

2: Themes, Styles & Headings
  • Creating and editing a Theme
  • Designing your own styles and using the Styles gallery for text, quotes & headings
  • Using Headings 1, 2, 3 and so on to create a structure and outline

3: Title Page, Table of Contents, Watermarks & an Index
  • Designing, saving & reusing a Title or Cover Page
  • Inserting and modifying a Table of Contents
  • Marking entries and incorporating an Index at the end of the document
  • Adding custom Watermarks to a document

4: Paragraphs, Bullets & Numbering
  • Modifying paragraph line spacing and spacing between paragraphs
  • Creating custom bullets and using bullets
  • Incorporating numbering schemes

5: Headers & Footers
  • Adding and editing headers and footers
  • Inserting page numbers, logos, titles & other elements for each document’s pages

6: AutoCorrect, AutoText, Proofing & Spelling/Grammar
  • Creating, editing & incorporating AutoCorrect/AutoText entries
  • Proofreading your document with Speak
  • Using the Readability, Proofing and Spelling/Grammar tools
  • Help with a dictionary, synonyms & thesaurus

7: Inserting and Modifying Screenshots, Photos & Graphics
  • Adding screenshots and screen clippings to documents
  • Creating and editing SmartArt objects for diagrams and graphs
  • Inserting and enhancing photos

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
08/09/2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment: Aug 9, 2018
Clock Hours: 3.0