Microsoft Word (Level 1)

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About this Course

This 1 day instructor-led course covers the basic skills and concepts students need to use Microsoft Word 2013 productively and efficiently. After an introduction to Word's window components, students will learn how to create and save documents and how to navigate documents. Then they will edit, copy and paste, and find and replace text. They will also learn how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. In addition, they will create tables, adjust page layout, work with graphics, use styles and outlines, and proof and print documents.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2013 skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the appearance and accuracy of document content.


To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
  • An introduction to PCs course

Course Outline

Unit 1:  Getting Started

  • Topic A: The Word window
  • Topic B: New documents
  • Topic C: Document navigation

Unit 2: Editing text

  • Topic A: Working with text
  • Topic B: The Undo and Redo commands
  • Topic C: Cut, copy, and paste
  • Topic D: Find and replace

Unit 3: Formatting text

  • Topic A: Character formatting
  • Topic B: Tab settings
  • Topic C: Paragraph formatting
  • Topic D: Paragraph spacing and indents

Unit 4: Tables

  • Topic A: Creating tables
  • Topic B: Working with table content
  • Topic C: Changing the table structure
  • Topic D: Table design options
  • Topic E: Table data

Unit 5: Page layout

  • Topic A: Headers and footers
  • Topic B: Page setup

Unit 6: Graphics

  • Topic A: Adding graphics and clip art
  • Topic B: Working with graphics

Unit 7: Styles and outlines

  • Topic A: Examining formatting
  • Topic B: Working with styles
  • Topic C: Working with outlines

Unit 8: Proofing, printing, and exporting

  • Topic A: Spelling and grammar
  • Topic B: AutoCorrect
  • Topic C: Printing and exporting documents