Microsoft Word Training - Level 1

Learning Outcomes:      The Word Level 1 course focuses on basic document production using MS Word and is designed to give the user a sound understanding of how documents are created, formatted and printed. The learner will create a new document  before moving onto features such as text manipulation and enhancement, creating and using tabs and tables, embellishing documents with clip art and pictures, creating multiple documents through merging and printing documents.


Course Pre-Requisites:   This course assumes little knowledge of Microsoft Word. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the operating system environment, especially in regard to working with files and folders.




Your First Document

Creating Documents in Word

Typing Text

The Save As Place

The Save As Dialog Box

Saving a New Document on Your Computer

Typing Numbers

Inserting a Date

Document Proofing

Checking Spelling and Grammar

Making Basic Changes

Saving an Existing Document

Printing a Document

Safely Closing a Document


Working With a Document

The Open Place

The Open Dialog Box

Opening an Existing Document

Navigating With the Keyboard

Scrolling Through a Document

Page Zooming

Viewing the Ruler

Showing Paragraph Marks

Counting Words


Viewing Documents

Viewing Multiple Pages

Splitting the Window

Opening a New Window

Understanding Document Views

Changing Document Views

Understanding Read Mode

Viewing a Document in Read Mode

Viewing Gridlines


Working With Text

Techniques for Selecting Text

Selecting Text Using the Mouse

Selecting Text Using the Keyboard

Editing Text in Overtype Mode

Editing Text in Insert Mode

Deleting Text

Using Undo & Redo

Understanding Find and Replace

Finding Words

Replacing Words

Using Go To


Cutting and Copying

Cutting and Pasting

Copying and Pasting

Drag and Drop Cutting

Drag and Drop Copying

Using the Clipboard Task Pane


Text Appearance

Understanding Font Formatting

Understanding Font Formatting Tools

Working With Live Preview

Changing Fonts

Changing Font Size

Increasing and Decreasing Font Size

Making Text Bold

Italicising Text

Underlining Text

Highlighting Text

Changing Case

Changing Text Colour

Using the Format Painter

Using the Font Dialog Box

Clearing Font Formatting


Working With Paragraphs

Understanding Paragraph Formatting

Understanding Text Alignment

Changing Text Alignments

Changing Line Spacing

Changing Paragraph Spacing

Indenting Paragraphs

Outdenting Paragraphs

Starting a Bulleted List

Removing Existing Bullets

Adding Bullets to Existing Paragraphs


Starting a Numbered List

Numbering Existing Paragraphs

Creating a Multilevel List

Removing Existing Numbers

Borders and Shading Dialog Box

Shading Paragraphs

Applying Borders to Paragraphs

The Paragraph Dialog Box Indents and Spacing

The Paragraph Dialog Box Line and Page Breaks  Using the Paragraph Dialog Box


Working With Pages

Changing Page Margins

Setting Custom Margins

Changing Page Orientation

Changing Paper Sizing

Setting Custom Paper Sizes

Inserting Page Breaks

Removing Page Breaks

Inserting Page Numbers

Formatting Page Numbers

Removing Page Numbers



Using Default Tabs

Setting Tabs on the Ruler

Modifying Tabs on the Ruler

Setting Tabs in the Tabs Dialog Box

Setting Tab Leaders

Setting Bar Tabs

Setting Mixed Tabs

Removing Tabs



Creating a Table

Adding Data to a Table

Selecting in Tables Using the Ribbon

Selecting in Tables Using the Mouse

Inserting Columns and Rows

Changing Column Widths

Changing Row Heights

Autofitting Columns

Shading Cells

Modifying Borders

Adding Custom Borders

Choosing a Table Style

Deleting Columns and Rows




Understanding Pictures

Understanding Online Pictures

Inserting a Picture

Inserting an Online Picture

Selecting Pictures

Positioning Pictures

Applying Text Wrapping Styles

Resizing a Picture

Applying Picture Styles to Pictures

Resetting Pictures

Changing the Picture

Cropping a Picture

Deleting Pictures


Performing a Mail Merge

Understanding Mail Merge

Understanding the Mail Merge Process

Creating a Recipient List

Creating the Starting Document

Starting the Mail Merge Wizard

Selecting a Recipient List

Inserting Mail Merge Fields

Previewing the Merged Documents

Completing the Merge


Printing Your Documents

Understanding Printing

Previewing Your Document

Quick Printing

Selecting a Printer

Printing the Current Page

Specifying a Range of Pages

Specifying the Number of Copies


Getting Help

Understanding How Help Works

Using Tell Me

Accessing the Help Window

Navigating the Help Window

Using Google to Get Help

Printing a Help Topic


A Guide to Brilliant Documents

The Four Pillars of Great Design

Perfect Page Layouts

Make It Readable

Pictures Tell a Story

The Tips and Traps of Writing


training dates available for

– MS Project

– MS Visio

– Excel Level 3