Course length:  1-day

Course Description

Microsoft Office Word is Microsoft’s popular word processing program that allows users to produce professional-looking documents. Word offers word processing, outlining, drawing, graphing, and document management tools.

The Essentials course is designed for students who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, present and print basic Word documents. This class covers beginner to intermediate tools in Word and is appropriate for students who have never used the program as well as students who are self-taught and want to explore more efficient ways of doing things.

Highlights of the course include a complete overview of the ribbon interface; information on getting started with Word and creating, editing and formatting documents as well as shortcuts and time saving tips that will help users cut their efforts in half.


Before attending this course, students must have:

Basic computer knowledge

Windows file management skills

Comfort using a mouse and keyboard

Course Outline

Getting Started

Navigating in a Document and Editing Text

Basic Text Formatting

Working with Paragraphs and Lists

Pictures and Shapes

Tables, Charts and Diagrams

Working with Sections

The Finishing Touches

Printing and Sharing Your Document

Customizing the Interface